Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), the nation’s largest home mortgage lender, today announced plans to host nine Home Preservation Workshops for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Wells Fargo Financial, and Wells Fargo Home Equity customers facing financial hardships. Wells Fargo will invite thousands of customers who may be experiencing mortgage payment challenges to the free workshops. Parking is free. Upcoming Wells Fargo Home Preservation Workshops Wells Fargo will host workshops in the following cities:
- Portland, Ore. (January 17)
- Las Vegas (January 25)
- Oakland (February, 13)
- Sacramento (February 22)
- Los Angeles (March 7; registration opens January 28)
- San Diego (March 21; registration opens February 11)
- Ontario, Calif. (April 10, registration opens March 4)
- Phoenix (April 23, registration opens March 19)
- Stockton, Calif. (May 16, registration opens April 8)
Options include Wells Fargo’s own loan modification program and the federal government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). About 75 Wells Fargo home preservation specialist team members, including bilingual specialists, will be on hand at the upcoming workshops to assist customers.Customers facing mortgage payment difficulties also can call 1-800-678-7986 for more information about potential options to avoid foreclosure. About Wells Fargo Home Loans
- Wells Fargo originates one in every three home loans in the country, and services one of every six.
- As of the fourth quarter of 2012, nearly 93 percent of Wells Fargo’s mortgage customers nationwide remained current on their loan payments.
- From January 2009 through November 2012, Wells Fargo has modified 832,626 mortgage loans. Of those modifications, 84 percent were done through Wells Fargo’s own modification programs and 16 percent were through the federal government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).
- As of the third quarter in 2012, Wells Fargo’s delinquency and foreclosure rates remain significantly below the industry average.
- Less than 2 percent of the loans secured by owner-occupied homes and serviced by Wells Fargo resulted in a foreclosure sale in the last 12 months.
- Just 7.32 percent of the first mortgage and home equity loans Wells Fargo services were past due or in foreclosure in the third quarter of 2012 compared to an industry average of 11.42 percent. Wells Fargo’s totals are down from a peak of 8.96 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009.