Wells Fargo issuing refunds to some FHA mortgage customers

Thousands of Wells Fargo & Co. home loan customers recently received a surprise in the mail: refund checks from the big bank, along with letters saying they had paid unnecessary fees for their mortgages.

The unsolicited offers of thousands of dollars arrived with a catch — if the borrowers cash the checks, they can’t later sue the No. 1 U.S. home lender. The San Francisco bank, which is Minnesota’s largest by deposit market share, said in the letters that borrowers were put into more expensive loans when they could have qualified for cheaper ones.

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