[CA] Wells Fargo - Canada - Retail, Wholesale


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Wells Fargo has ceased both its retail and wholesale mortgage lending operations in Canada as of 2009-07-31. Bloomberg had the following:

"Wells Fargo continuously reviews its operations and makes appropriate changes to its business model," spokeswoman Erin Downs said in a statement. "In response to recent analysis of our operations and the current market environment, at this time, we made the decision to stop originating consumer real-estate loans products in Canada."

The company also issued a statement to brokers on its web site (view cached). Wells Fargo Financial Corporation Canada is a $5.5 billion (Cdn dollars) corporation and has 130 branches with locations in all ten provinces.

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