WASHINGTON — The Latest on the testimony of Wells Fargo’s CEO before the Senate Banking Committee (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

A top federal regulator says the case of Wells Fargo employees having opened millions of accounts without customers’ permission shows “overall weaknesses in (the bank’s) management,” especially in the area of compliance with laws and regulations.

Thomas Curry, the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, spoke at the hearing after Wells Fargo’s CEO had testified. Curry called the Wells Fargo practices “outrageous.”

Regulators fined San Francisco-based Wells Fargo $185 million earlier this month, saying employees had opened the millions of accounts to meet aggressive sales targets. Some 5,300 Wells Fargo employees have been fired and the bank has said it will end all product sales targets for all retail banking employees.

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11:30 a.m.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says Wells Fargo’s CEO should be criminally investigated by the Justice Department and securities regulators over allegations that bank employees opened accounts without customer permission to meet sales quotas.

The Massachusetts Democrat, one of the fiercest critics of Wall Street, challenged John Stumpf about what he has done regarding his repeated claim of being accountable. She asked whether he had returned “one nickel” of what he was paid while the conduct went on or had fired any senior executives. She said, “It’s gutless leadership.”

She told Stumpf he should resign and “give back the money you took while the scam was going on.”

Regulators fined San Francisco-based Wells Fargo $185 million earlier this month.


11 a.m.

The Wells Fargo CEO is promising action to assist any customers who were hurt by having accounts opened without their permission to meet sales quotas.

John Stumpf told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday the bank will contact all deposit customers in the U.S., including those who already had fees refunded, to invite them to review their accounts with their banker.

Regulators fined San Francisco-based Wells Fargo $185 million earlier this month. Some 5,300 Wells Fargo employees have been fired and the bank has said it will end all product sales targets for all retail banking employees.


10:45 a.m.

A Republican senator says it would be “malpractice” if Wells Fargo doesn’t institute any compensation clawbacks after allegations that employees opened millions of unauthorized accounts to meet aggressive sales targets.

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee spoke at a Banking Committee hearing on Tuesday where Wells Fargo Chief Executive John Stumpf is testifying.

Wells Fargo has in place executive compensation clawback provisions that the board could implement.

Stumpf has said the company’s board “has the tools to hold senior leadership accountable,” including himself and Carrie Tolstedt, the former head of the retail banking business.

Tolstedt announced in July her retirement from the bank this year. Tolstedt is expected to leave with as much as $125 million in salary, stock options and other compensation.


10:30 a.m.

The CEO of Wells Fargo says he committed to addressing “unethical sales practices” at the bank as he speaks before a congressional panel about allegations that employees opened millions of unauthorized accounts to meet aggressive sales targets.

Chief Executive John Stumpf said Tuesday the Wells Fargo board is “actively engaged” on the issue and that the board “has the tools to hold senior leadership accountable, including me and Carrie Tolstedt, the former head of our retail banking business.”

Wells Fargo has in place executive compensation clawback provisions that the board could implement.

Tolstedt announced in July her retirement from the bank this year. Tolstedt is expected to leave with as much as $125 million in salary, stock options and other compensation.


10:15 a.m.

The CEO of Wells Fargo says he is “deeply sorry” as he speaks before a congressional panel about allegations that employees opened millions of unauthorized accounts to meet aggressive sales targets.

Chief Executive John Stumpf said Tuesday he accepts full responsibility for what occurred and the bank should have done more sooner to address any misconduct.

Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said as the hearing began that there are many unanswered questions, including when the misconduct started, how much top executives knew about it and why did federal regulators wait until this year to crack down.

Regulators fined San Francisco-based Wells Fargo $185 million earlier this month. Some 5,300 Wells Fargo employees have been fired.


10 a.m.

The CEO of embattled Wells Fargo has appeared to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on the scandal over allegations that employees opened millions of unauthorized accounts to meet aggressive sales targets.

According to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press, Chief Executive John Stumpf plans to say he is “deeply sorry” the bank failed to meet its responsibility to customers and didn’t act sooner to stem “this unacceptable activity.”

Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., says there are many unanswered questions, including when the misconduct started, how much top executives knew about it and why did federal regulators wait until this year to crack down.

He says, “If there ever were a textbook case of consumers needing protection, this was it.”


1 a.m.

The CEO of Wells Fargo plans to apologize before a congressional panel for betraying customers’ trust in a scandal over allegations that employees opened millions of unauthorized accounts to meet aggressive sales targets.

In prepared testimony obtained by The Associated Press, Chief Executive John Stumpf says he is “deeply sorry” the bank failed to meet its responsibility to customers and didn’t act sooner to stem what he called “this unacceptable activity.”

He testifies Tuesday before the Senate Banking Committee.

Regulators fined San Francisco-based Wells Fargo $185 million earlier this month. Some 5,300 Wells Fargo employees have been fired.