Wells Fargo is now the only major U.S. bank not charging a foreign transaction fee on all of its small business credit cards. The bank removed its foreign transaction fees on all business credit card and business line of credit access card transactions made outside the U.S,. effective October 1st.
Purchase volume at merchants for general purpose-type consumer and commercial credit, debit, and prepaid cards issued in the U.S. totaled $4.910 trillion, up 8.4% over 2013.
Wells Fargo reported an impressive 15.6% year-on-year (Y/Y) increase in bank credit card outstandings for the fourth quarter (Q4/14). Credit card penetration in retail banking households rose to 41.5%, up from 37% in prior year.
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Wells Fargo’s text banking service is now available in Spanish, giving Spanish-speaking customers a safe and easy way to manage their personal and small business finances. The Wells Fargo Mobile Text Banking service is safe. Customer accounts are referred to only by nicknames, therefore account numbers, passwords or other personal information are not needed.
Wells Fargo takes its Commercial Card Expenses Reporting service to a new level with a new app. The new Wells Fargo CEO Mobile app enables users to upload paper receipts for processing and reimbursement by simply snapping their photos.
Wells Fargo & Company and American Express today launched the new Propel 365 and Propel World credit cards, which will be available for Wells Fargo customers and accepted on the American Express network. The new cards, issued by Wells Fargo, offer customers the ability to maximize everyday spending to earn rewards faster, enjoy rich and competitive offers, benefit from enhanced protections while shopping and traveling, and receive advance access to entertainment, merchant discounts and a dedicated concierge service.
Responding to the needs of its growing multinational customer base, Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) announced it has expanded its commercial card portfolio to Europe by offering the European Commercial Card, where commercial card transactions in pound sterling or euros will now be easier to process, track, and report. Supported by MasterCard, one of Wells Fargo’s longtime credit card partners in the United States, the Wells Fargo European Commercial Card can be used in 37 million outlets worldwide. The European Commercial Card solution balances enhanced controls and local, regional, and global management oversight with international traveler convenience through a global card expense reporting tool via Wells Fargo’s Commercial Electronic Office® (CEO®) portal. This tool permits company financial officers and their employees the ability to monitor commercial card transactions, such as travel expenditures (e.g. airfare, hotel, rail), use data for local, regional or global strategic sourcing opportunities, and maintain visibility over expenses.
Wells Fargo & Company and Dillard’s, Inc. announced that the two companies have entered into an agreement for Wells Fargo to fund, issue and service Dillard’s-branded private label and co-brand credit cards. Wells Fargo will also manage the cardholder loyalty program for Dillard’s. The program agreement has a 10-year term and is anticipated to become operational in the fourth quarter of 2014, following the scheduled expiration of Dillard’s current program agreement. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Dillard’s management believes its earnings from the new program exclusive of startup costs will be comparable to its historical earnings from the Dillard’s branded credit card products and believes that earnings will increase with future program growth.
Wells Fargo & Company and Isis®, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless, announced the first phase of an agreement that allows Wells Fargo Visa consumer credit card holders to load their cards into the Isis Mobile Wallet®. This launch enables cardholders to securely pay, redeem coupons and present loyalty credentials, all with the tap of their phone. Customers with one of the more than 50 Isis Ready® smartphones available from AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless can receive an enhanced SIM card from their wireless carrier and download the Isis Mobile Wallet for free from Google Play.
Wells Fargo announced Wells Fargo customers completed more than one billion paperless transactions at its ATMs since 2009 and now have the option to conclude a transaction without an ATM receipt or to select a receipt to be sent to an Online Banking inbox, a designated personal e-mail account, or a mobile phone number. Customers have avoided using more than 300 million feet of receipt paper which could circle the earth’s circumference more than two times – approximately 63,000 miles. To increase the choices available to customers and further reduce paper waste, a text receipt option was offered to customers at Wells Fargo ATMs nationwide in June 2013. Wells Fargo was the first bank to offer email and text receipt options to its customers.
clearXchange, a joint venture among Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase, named Michael Kennedy CEO. Kennedy co-founded and served as chairman of clearXchange while working as executive vice president and head of Innovation and Payments Strategy for Wells Fargo Bank. As CEO, Kennedy will devote 100 percent of his time to leading clearXchange. He will be based in San Francisco. As executive vice president and head of Wells Fargo’s Innovation and Payments Strategy, Kennedy drove mobile and emerging payments, strategy across all payment products, and technology research and development. Prior to this role, Kennedy led strategy and implementation for Wells Fargo’s Wealth Management group, which he joined in 2004. He earned his Bachelor of Science with distinction and Masters of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and his MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.