Wells Fargo Eliminates Subprime Mortgage Lending

Getting a subprime, or non-conforming mortgage, just got a lot harder. Wells Fargo, the third-largest bank in the U.S., announced it is closing a division devoted to issuing what they call "non-prime" mortgages, car loans, and credit-card loans. The bank will no longer issue subprime loans and is eliminating 3,800 related jobs. Wells Fargo was one of the leading mortgage lenders during the last housing boom.

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