Wells Fargo, the second-biggest mortgage servicer in the US, has become the latest leading lender to acknowledge problems with its foreclosure procedures.

The San Francisco-based bank said on Wednesday it planned to submit additional paperwork on 55,000 foreclosures before the courts in the 23 US states that require a judge’s approval before houses can be reclaimed. Wells said it expected to complete the additional filings by the middle of November.

The bank said it had no plans to institute a moratorium on the sale of foreclosed properties as other lenders had done, including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and GMAC.

Wells ranks behind only BofA as a mortgage servicer in the US.

“The issues the company has identified do not relate in any way to the quality of the customer and loan data; nor does the company believe that any of these instances led to foreclosures which should not have otherwise occurred,” Wells said.

Wells said it had identified instances where foreclosure procedures “did not strictly adhere to the required procedures”.

Wells declined to elaborate on the lapses beyond saying that they involved notarisations and final reviews of some documents.

Lenders have become the target of government investigations, including a joint probe by the attorneys-general of all 50 states, after it emerged that employees had signed thousands of foreclosure documents without checking their accuracy, as required by law.

Wells has insisted it did not use such “robo-signers”. The FT previously reported that a Wells loan officer said in a sworn deposition that she signed hundreds of documents without checking important information, such as how much borrowers owed and how behind they were on payments.

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