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* A group of senators are questioning Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan and National General Holdings CEO Barry Karfunkel over the improper charging of insurance premiums to Wells' auto loan customers.

* Goldman Sachs is planning to use a personality test to assess applicants for its banking, trading and finance, and risk divisions, according to Reuters.

* S&P Global Ratings placed all of Vantiv's ratings on CreditWatch with negative implications, after the company finalized its bid to acquire U.K.'s payment processor Worldpay Group.

* MetLife now projects third-quarter realized net investment losses of about $1.4 billion, net of income tax, up from its previous projection of about $900 million, net of income tax, in relation to the Brighthouse Financial spinoff.

* Planet Payment lowered its full-year 2017 net revenue guidance to $57.0 million to $59.0 million, compared to the previous guidance of $60.1 million to $61.5 million.

* The SEC once again delayed a decision on China-based Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group's $22.0 million bid to acquire Chicago Stock Exchange.

* The U.S. Labor Department plans to delay the full implementation of its Conflict of Interest Rule to July 1, 2019, from Jan. 1, 2018.

* Verisk Analytics' Property Claim Services reported that insured losses in the U.S. during the first half increased 10% compared to the first half of 2016 and exceeded $15 billion.

* In Canada, the Ontario Securities Commission approved the proposed C$12 million settlement with Home Capital Group over allegations of misleading disclosures.

* Also, the Canadian securities regulator has received at least four individual whistleblower complaints alleging fraud at Catalyst Capital Group and its publicly traded lending arm, Callidus Capital, sources told The Wall Street Journal. However, the companies said they believe the whistleblowers are filing "deliberately misleading" reports with the OSC.

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