Insurer That Benefited From Wells Fargo Abuses Defends Practices

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National General Holdings Corp., the auto insurer that picked up business from Wells Fargo & Co. customers who didn’t realize they were buying the coverage, said it acted appropriately.

“We believe that our practices in this highly regulated industry are compliant,” National General Chief Executive Officer Barry Karfunkel said in a conference call Tuesday discussing quarterly results.

Customers have sued Wells Fargo for forcing them to pay for unnecessary insurance that drove some of them into default on their car loans. They have alleged that National General was also involved in the scheme.

“We are reviewing the recently filed litigation,” Karfunkel said.

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