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United States Sen. Elizabeth Warren questions Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf, foreground, during congressional hearings into allegations that bank employees opened millions of unauthorized accounts to meet aggressive sales targets.
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Unethical corporate behaviour isn't just embarrassing from a PR standpoint, it can also be unprofitable for firms and their investors.
Trust is hard to win back once lost.
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Wells Fargo and United Airlines have both been facing an onslaught of negative publicity and will have a tough time restoring trust with their customers. Here's a good place to start.
Who you gonna listen to?
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Higher-ups at Wells Fargo, Volkswagen and Uber all failed to stop unethical practices that had significant repercussions. New research offers some clues on why.
At least someone gets a microphone.
The bank's recent scandal probably would never have happened had senior management only listened to Wells Fargo's whistleblowers.
A crack in the culture?
The thousands of Wells Fargo low-wage employees who defrauded customers likely knew how it felt to face unfair overdraft fees or a deteriorating credit rating. So why did they do it?
US bank Wells Fargo was hit with a record fine after sales-driven staff opened thousands of accounts customers never asked for.
Sales incentives must change to ensure service is rewarded over targets.
In Wells Fargo’s case, a discussion often wasn’t required.
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Regulators fined Wells Fargo US$185 million for fraudulently opening up more than two million fake deposit and credit card accounts. Will the victims get their pound of flesh from those responsible?