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Housing

From dashed hopes to ‘a home that feels right’

Minneapolis mom hurdles final homebuying barrier with a hand from a determined mortgage consultant and a closing cost credit.


Small Business

Women entrepreneurs ‘Connect to More’ through Milestone Circles

Hundreds of women entrepreneurs are building powerful peer networks as part of Wells Fargo’s relationship with the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center.


Financial Health

Fans will meet rising tailgating costs this football season

The prices of gasoline, airfare, propane, and food are all up double-digits from 2021.


Housing

Developer adds luxury to D.C.’s affordable housing

After feeling the crunch of sky-high rental rates, Buwa Binitie founded Dantes Partners to bring “luxury affordable” housing to Washington, D.C.


Financial Health

What to expect when you’re expecting a recession

Watch as Wells Fargo experts discuss what’s happening in the economy, what this may mean for your portfolio, and how to stay focused on your financial goals.


Financial Health

4 tips from experts for raising financially healthy, wealthy, and wise children

Wealth advisors share real-world strategies, plus mistakes to avoid, based on new survey data.


Financial Health

How to recognize scams targeting older adults

Financial fraud and scams targeting older adults are on the rise. Preventing these fraud schemes starts with knowing how they work and what to look out for.


Small Business

Long-term commitment helps small businesses thrive

Where We Live helps small businesses take the next step in Washington, D.C.


Small Business

Priya Vasan’s golden opportunity

Launching one of the country’s only woman-owned Indian jewelry stores wasn’t easy. But Priya Vasan knew she could do it.


Innovation

Wells Fargo’s Innovation Challenge seeks to find game-changing ideas and technologies

The Wells Fargo Innovation Challenge invites companies to develop innovative solutions for the next big shift in the financial ecosystem.


Small Business

‘Wouldn’t it be incredible if pay inequity for women entrepreneurs was no longer a problem?’

Viewpoints: An early-stage entrepreneur has a unique opportunity to set up her business with fair pay and compensation practices from the start in order to build the strong, fair, equitable, and resilient company of her dreams, writes Nicola Corzine, founding executive director of Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center.


Financial Health

5 steps to healthier finances

Sitting down once a year to complete a financial health checkup can keep you on track. Use these tips to assess your credit score, spending habits, budget, savings plan, and health insurance coverage.


Small Business

Meaningful investments and support keep small business doors open

Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund is helping thousands of small business owners navigate the pandemic and plan for the future.


Small Business

Dr. Tee fills her community’s prescriptions and health education needs, one person at a time

Dr. TaQuina Warren — a pharmacist known as Dr. Tee — fulfilled her dream of opening a pharmacy where she can not only fill prescriptions, but guide others toward better health.


Financial Health

What does 2022 have in store for you?

Wells Fargo experts discuss how inflation, the economy, and the stock market might play out this year.


Financial Health

Program helps Native Americans buy a home, enhance financial acumen

Nika Saunders, a U.S. National Guardsman and mother of three, purchased her first home in Anchorage, Alaska, thanks to support from the Cook Inlet Lending Center and Wells Fargo.


Innovation

Using blockchain to settle foreign exchange transactions

Wells Fargo is collaborating with HSBC to optimize settlement of foreign exchange transactions and reduce settlement risk.


Small Business

Faith in Philadelphia small businesses brings ‘Hope’ to 52nd Street corridor

Wells Fargo’s Hope, USA is a nationwide initiative investing in beautifying business districts in more than a dozen cities across the country this holiday season.


Small Business

‘A dope vision’ comes to life in a West Philly food desert

Imperial Caribbean & Seafood restaurant, which opened during the pandemic, is now a community staple, thanks to the community revitalization efforts of the People’s Emergency Center and Wells Fargo.


Financial Health

How teens manage their money — and how parents can guide them

A new Wells Fargo survey about teens and money shows that although teens have more life experience than younger children, they still need adult guidance as they learn to manage money.


Financial Health

Don’t wait – start your holiday shopping today

Hiring shortages, fuel spikes, and supply chain disruptions will make buying the perfect gift difficult this holiday season, Wells Fargo economists report.


Financial Health

Don’t leave your disaster readiness to chance

Wells Fargo Home Lending survey finds that while 70% of Americans have been affected by natural disasters during their lifetime, only 29% have a detailed emergency plan.


Small Business

Boosting business with ‘mucho’ gusto

After more than a full year, the Open for Business Fund enters its third phase: focusing on grants to nonprofits for sustaining small businesses like LA’s Los Taquero Mucho for the long term.


Financial Health

How to tell if your sweet talker is a scam artist

Romance scams are on the rise, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Here’s how a Wells Fargo team spotted red flags — and how you can, too.


Small Business

Wells Fargo initiative brings hope to small businesses this holiday season

Hope, USA invests in small business revitalization efforts and encourages shoppers to support small and local businesses.


Innovation

‘All-in’ on Agile

A new Wells Fargo program helps early-career professionals stretch into in-demand, leading-edge roles, while supporting increased use of the customer-centric framework.


Financial Health

What’s in Chef Marcela’s ‘secret sauce’?

Celebrated chef, author, and the Food Network’s first Latina star shares elements of her recipe for success, including how her Mexican culture and heritage are infused in everything she dishes up.


Small Business

With hope and effort a jewelry business emerges from the flames

A Phoenix business survives a fire, and the pandemic, with the help of a grant through the Open for Business fund.


Housing

With a LIFT from Wells Fargo, Warren Fikes bought a brand new home

Wells Fargo and NeighborhoodLIFT® partner Avenue have committed nearly $15 million to boosting homeownership in Houston.


Financial Health

Lights, Camera, Active Cash

Showcasing her many talents, Academy Award-winning actress Regina King helps launch a new credit card and spurs the latest action in Wells Fargo’s long-standing commitment to equity.


Financial Health

The big rethink: Globalization in the age of coronavirus

Learn what technology and the coronavirus pandemic may mean for globalization over the next decade.


Business to Business

Shattering the wine glass ceiling

Wells Fargo helps Riboli Family Wines ‘always move forward.’


Business to Business

‘Wells Fargo stands with us’

Integrity Staffing Solutions finds the perfect fit of shared values and financial expertise with Wells Fargo to help navigate business challenges, including the pandemic, and place more than 1 million people in jobs.


Financial Health

For women entrepreneurs, a way to Connect to More

The new Connect to MoreSM initiative links women business owners to mentoring, networks, and other support, encouraging them to invest in themselves.


Small Business

Hands-on help is on the way for small businesses in a recovering economy

New grants supported by Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund offer technical assistance — connecting small businesses to critical resources in some of the communities hardest hit by the pandemic.


Small Business

Forget-Me-Not: Despite the pandemic, Seattle ice cream sandwich maker remains resilient

Helped by Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund, a small ice cream sandwich business has been able to stay open during the pandemic — and continue to share a sweet family recipe.


Financial Health

It’s time to declutter your wallet

Wells Fargo teamed up with personal finance and organizational experts Marsha Barnes and Jen Robin to bring the joy of simplicity to your finances with a wallet edit.


Financial Health

How to break the money talk taboo

In Wells Fargo’s “About Money” podcast, host Michael Liersch helps families have honest discussions that can have positive impacts on their financial health for generations to come.


Small Business

Helping Minneapolis small business owners make a way during the pandemic

Through its Open for Business Fund and the Paycheck Protection Program, Wells Fargo is continuing to support small businesses in Minneapolis with the capital and resources they need to make a way to stay open, day after day.


Financial Health

Investment club helps teens get an ‘A’ in financial readiness

Most teens and parents give themselves a failing grade for their investment knowledge, according to a Wells Fargo survey. But programs such as Junior Investment Club are helping kids hone their investment acumen.


Housing

Making homeownership accessible to all Americans

For National Homeownership Month, a discussion with the head of Wells Fargo Home Lending Kristy Fercho.


Small Business

Helping Washington, D.C., small business owners make a way during the pandemic

Through its Open for Business Fund and participation in the Paycheck Protection Program, Wells Fargo is continuing to support small businesses in Washington, D.C., with the capital and resources they need to make a way to stay open, day after day.


Housing

Helping District of Columbia residents purchase a home of their own

Nonprofits MANNA and Building Bridges Across the River/11th Street Bridge Park are preparing Washington, D.C., residents for homeownership and providing access to affordable homes through the Ward 8 Homebuyers Club, thanks to support from Wells Fargo.


Financial Health

From Bad Bunny to smart money

The new SUMA Wealth platform uses culturally relevant financial health entertainment to educate and empower young Latinos.


Financial Health

A clearer picture of life without LIBOR

With preparations well in hand, the head of Wells Fargo’s LIBOR Transition Office says the industrywide shift away from LIBOR should be fairly uneventful.


Small Business

‘Asian American small businesses continue to reel from the weight of the battles they face on two fronts’

Viewpoints: It is essential that we all draw on the lessons of the past year and see them as opportunities for advancement in the future, writes Susan Au Allen, national president and CEO of US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation.


Small Business

A symbol for the small businesses that have ‘made a way’ during the pandemic

Wells Fargo commissioned artists to design commemorative “Open” signs inspired by small businesses the company has supported.


Small Business

Virginia bus company takes a nonstop route through the pandemic

In troubled times for transportation and travel, banking partners helped the storied James River Transportation company keep rolling.


Small Business

A game changer for small businesses

Small business owners like Zhe Scott have received $1,000 grants, technical assistance, and business coaching from the Long Beach Economic Partnership’s Small Business Resiliency Microgrant Program with support from Wells Fargo.


Business to Business

As video technology use surges, Qumu helps businesses navigate the new way of work

Qumu Corporation, a major player in enterprise video technology, has seen demand soar during the pandemic; Wells Fargo to support efforts for continued growth.


Small Business

Helping California small business owners make a way during the pandemic

Through its Open for Business Fund and the Paycheck Protection Program, Wells Fargo is continuing to support small businesses in California with the capital and resources they need to make a way to stay open, day after day.


Innovation

600-acre solar farm to power Wells Fargo buildings in North Carolina

A recently announced collaboration with Duke Energy and NextEra Energy Resources represents another step in Wells Fargo’s goal to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.


Small Business

Helping Pennsylvania small business owners make a way during the pandemic

Through its Open for Business Fund and the Paycheck Protection Program, Wells Fargo is continuing to support small businesses in Pennsylvania with the capital and resources they need to make a way to stay open, day after day.


Financial Health

Five steps to a financial reset after COVID-19

@InspiredBudget creator and former teacher Allison Baggerly shares money moves that may help you emerge from the pandemic in better financial health.


Financial Health

Creating financial victories on the homefront

Wells Fargo and Military Warriors Support Foundation help veterans build financial stability with mortgage-free homes and mentorship.


Financial Health

‘To fight poverty, we must have civil legal aid’

Viewpoints: For people experiencing poverty and facing challenges like eviction, paying for legal services is often difficult without the necessary resources and support, writes Steve Gottlieb, executive director of Atlanta Legal Aid Society.


Small Business

‘I was able to focus on the big picture again’

Small business owners like Roxanne Best have been able to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to low-interest loans from Northwest Native Development Fund and a grant from Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund.


Small Business

For this small business owner, loyalty is best

After 30 years of running his company Best Glass, Bob Hittenberger knows that navigating the challenges of business ownership often comes down to who you can count on — and who can count on you.


Business to Business

‘It’s all about the mission’

With Wells Fargo’s help, Carmen Nazario keeps building ELYON International — a multimillion dollar, veteran- and woman-owned IT services company with a global outlook.


Small Business

Providing ‘a ramp back to success’ for small businesses

The nonprofit MoFi is providing working capital to small businesses through its new Thrive loan program, thanks to a $2.1 million grant from Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund.


Financial Health

‘Financial health is foundational to everything we do’ with HBCUs

Wells Fargo’s support of the Society for Financial Education & Professional Development’s Student Ambassador Program increases career opportunities and financial education for students at historically Black colleges and universities.


Financial Health

Housing nonprofits mobilize to help renters in crisis

During the pandemic, many renters in a financial crunch have received help from housing nonprofits supported by the Wells Fargo Foundation and other philanthropic groups.


Business to Business

At Guittard, making chocolate is a sweet family affair

Through earthquakes, fires, and the Great Depression, five generations have continued to craft premium chocolate.


Financial Health

Tips for embracing love and finance during COVID-19

A look at how couples are navigating financial, relationship, and family pressures during the pandemic.


Small Business

Latino craft brewery puts down roots in Denver

From business plan to brewery man — Jose Beteta’s Raíces Brewing Co. is crafting a new take on Latino beer.


Small Business

A tailor-made grant helps continue a family legacy

JC Lofton Tailors is continuing a family legacy that has been around for almost a century, with the help of a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo through Local Initiatives Support Corporation.


Financial Health

Taming the screen scraping problem

Millions of customers who use third-party finance apps are embracing Wells Fargo’s data exchange technology to ensure more control and security for their personal banking information.


Financial Health

New investments to back Black-owned banking

Wells Fargo is working with minority depository institutions to help financially empower Black communities.


Small Business

Turning scraps into treasures in Lake City

With their upcycled fabric creations, refugee artisans are supporting their families, protecting the environment and public health, and putting a Seattle neighborhood’s revitalization plan into action.


Housing

‘The benefits of affordable homeownership are too tremendous to ignore’

Viewpoints: As housing costs continue to rise, low-income families of color need more access to affordable housing and a pathway to homeownership, writes Donald Gilmore, executive director of Community Housing Development Corporation.


Housing

Through adversity, a homeowner’s resolve pays off

Out of work, hospitalized, and separated from family, Feliton Gauthier was able to get back on his feet financially, with help from a nonprofit housing agency and Wells Fargo.


Small Business

Providing relief for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Through the Open for Business Fund, Wells Fargo is supporting nonprofits that provide needed capital, technical support, and long-term resiliency programs for small businesses.


Business to Business

Producing a soft, yet strong, defense in the fight against the pandemic

Major players in the cotton industry pivot to manufacture testing swabs and personal protective equipment, with help from Wells Fargo.


Financial Health

Keeping people housed during COVID-19

Wells Fargo donated nearly $1.3 million for rental assistance relief and financial coaching for low-income renters in Los Angeles and San Francisco affected economically by COVID-19.


Innovation

Digital skills play key role in online holiday shopping

With many consumers shifting to online shopping in lieu of visiting stores amid the pandemic, digital financial awareness is more important than ever for safe and successful shopping on the web.


Small Business

Supporting small businesses during the holidays

Wells Fargo is encouraging everyone to shop local this holiday season and is deploying more than $50 million from its Open for Business Fund to help small businesses.


Financial Health

‘Everything starts with place’

Banking support has given Wells Fargo a role in successful Native American and Alaska Native community-building efforts.


Financial Health

The quest for a familiar Thanksgiving meal

Many food suppliers have overcome pandemic challenges as they prepare for Thanksgiving. Consumers can expect to see familiar items on the shelves, but with some price hikes and delivery delays.


Housing

Taking on the challenges for Hispanic homebuying amid COVID-19

Hispanics led the U.S. out of the Great Recession, but may face stronger headwinds in the COVID-19 crisis. Wells Fargo advances its commitment to Hispanic homeownership.


Innovation

A mobile app refresh whose time has arrived

The new navigation feature of Wells Fargo’s mobile banking app simplifies access to the most common transactions for customers — many who became new adopters during the pandemic.


Small Business

Food makers find a business lifeline amid COVID-19

From food truck owners to salsa makers, many culinary entrepreneurs are tapping the commercial kitchens of PREP Atlanta, boosting its expansion plan financed by Wells Fargo.


Financial Health

Growth and prosperity through changing times

Over 15 years, a Wells Fargo client serves a growing Spanish-speaking population and broader community through its church and school in Annapolis, Maryland.


Housing

Restoring Black homeownership in gentrified north Portland

City leaders and nonprofits in Portland, Oregon, are boosting Black homeownership through down payment aid and other incentives, supported in part by Wells Fargo’s NeighborhoodLIFT.


Financial Health

Tips for safeguarding against cyberthreats

Cybersecurity awareness is key to protecting customers from social engineering scams.


Housing

‘The noblest human concern is concern for others’

In honor of National Good Neighbor Day on Sept. 28, read stories of how Wells Fargo has helped bring neighbors and their communities together.


Small Business

Extra! Extra! PPP funding helps save California’s oldest newspaper

As its advertising revenue cratered from COVID-19, the publisher of the 169-year-old Mountain Democrat turned to Wells Fargo for help securing a PPP loan.


Small Business

Los 3 Pollos keeps pleasing palates amid the pandemic

A Wells Fargo banker helps Latino-owned Los 3 Pollos restaurant group grow a family business in greater Los Angeles.


Housing

Meet the winners of our Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge

Six housing innovators received $2.5 million awards to create housing affordability solutions across the U.S.


Financial Health

Creating a ‘virtual dance world’ during a crisis

When classes and programs were halted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Debbie Allen Dance Academy pivoted and is now virtually influencing people from around the world, thanks to a Paycheck Protection Program loan from Wells Fargo.


Financial Health

Cultivating kidpreneurs for success

Amid the agricultural region of Central Valley, Leonor Hipólito and Wells Fargo are teaching children the skills to become small business owners.


Housing

A coalition on a mission to eliminate persistent poverty in the U.S.

Wells Fargo Foundation donates $1.8 million to support housing initiatives led by six CDFIs in the country’s poorest communities.


Financial Health

Ford Foundation forges a new path for philanthropic financing

First-of-its-kind bond sale increases grants to social justice organizations and other nonprofits.


Financial Health

Real estate developer earns $30 million before the age of 30

Meet Patrick Jeune, a real estate developer who got his start as an entrepreneur when he was in college, with the help of Wells Fargo.


Financial Health

Clear Access Banking: Peace of mind, no checkbook

Bank On-certified by the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, Wells Fargo’s new Clear Access BankingSM broadens access to mainstream banking and digital convenience.


Financial Health

‘The people we serve are in effect financially invisible’

Viewpoints: For the 63 million unbanked and underbanked people in the U.S., the cost of living in the financial shadows is tremendous and further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, writes José A. Quiñonez, founder of Mission Asset Fund.


Housing

Episode 1: Breaking through the challenges of housing affordability

The crisis of housing affordability in the United States is much more than a problem of demand exceeding supply. The Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge will help close the affordable housing gap by elevating and transforming housing affordability innovations into real solutions. Judges who are experts in the industry will choose top competitors who bring standout affordable housing innovations promising new ways to meet the urgent need for affordable housing in communities across the United States.


Housing

Episode 3: Financing solutions for the housing affordability crisis

Without financing, good ideas to address housing affordability often never get off the ground. Because of a number of complexities, it can sometimes be more expensive to build affordable housing than it is to build market rate properties. In this episode, judges and administrators of the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge discuss problems and opportunities associated with financing.


Housing

Episode 2: Constructing solutions for the housing affordability crisis

With land scarcity, zoning challenges, and ever increasing costs, the building of new affordable housing is a complex undertaking. In this episode, judges and administrators of the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge discuss the complexities and opportunities present in the construction of safe, clean, affordable housing, as well as the potential of green building as a factor in affordability solutions.


Housing

Episode 4: Building communities of opportunity through resident support services

Helping people sustain safe, affordable housing that they can utilize as a fundamental building block for health and economic well-being is key to closing opportunity gaps and eradicating generations of systemic racial disparity. Resident support services are an area of focus for the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge because they help provide infrastructure for resident well-being and economic mobility, and they contribute to healthy communities. In this episode, judges and administrators of the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge discuss problems and opportunities.


Housing

Our panel of judges and experts

The need for affordable, well-designed homes continues to exceed supply in the United States. Wells Fargo has launched the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge in collaboration with Enterprise Community Partners to close the affordable housing gap by elevating and transforming housing affordability innovations into real solutions. The Challenge will award six grants of more than $2 million each to innovators across the U.S. in the areas of construction, finance, and resident support services to bring their ideas to reality. In this special series, Wells Fargo brings together the Challenge’s judges and administrators — thought leaders from across the industry — to discuss the housing affordability quagmire, the priorities of the competition, and the areas of opportunity for innovation in creating impactful solutions.


Business to Business

Finding a ‘bright spot’ outdoors during COVID-19

With many people taking to the outdoors to explore socially distant tracks and trails, powersports companies are experiencing a surprising sales boom.


Financial Health

Fast-tracking stimulus payments to students

After COVID-19 upended life on campus, Stillman College worked quickly to distribute funds to its scattered student population.


Housing

Payoff parade celebrates homeowner’s big moment

Despite the pandemic, Anne Fenkner celebrates completing her final mortgage payment six years early with a COVID-19-compliant parade.


Small Business

With the aid of PPP funding, a STEM education camp moves its curriculum online

After schools closed and GES International Education’s marquee summer camps shuttered because of COVID-19, owner Jenny Li shifted to an online model to help students “find their genius.”


Small Business

Helping entrepreneurs stay ‘Open for Business’

Wells Fargo is donating approximately $400 million in Paycheck Protection Program processing fees through a new program to support small businesses owned by people who have been hit hardest by COVID-19.


Small Business

Helping small businesses navigate COVID-19

The nonprofit Interise and Wells Fargo are helping small businesses survive during the COVID-19 crisis.


Housing

Homebuying tips amid the COVID-19 crisis

One couple’s story shows the resilience of homebuyers as the housing market adjusts to new ways of buying.  


Financial Health

‘During difficult times, you’re supposed to use your gifts and services’

Nonprofits are providing free financial coaching and counseling to help people amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with support from Wells Fargo.


Financial Health

LIBOR transition update: In flight

The head of Wells Fargo’s LIBOR Transition Office discusses the status of the industrywide effort to replace one of the most widely used financial benchmarks.


Housing

Bringing resolve to meet a homeownership commitment

From the COVID-19 pandemic to soaring unemployment, African Americans face a number of challenges to homebuying this year. Cerita Battles of Wells Fargo discusses the commitment to boost African American homeownership amid adversity.


Financial Health

Wells Fargo supports Washington, D.C., small businesses with $1 million in COVID-19 relief funding

The donation will address needs in communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 by helping small businesses in Washington’s diverse and underserved communities obtain funding and support.


Financial Health

‘It gives us real comfort and insurance’

With a Paycheck Protection Program loan from Wells Fargo, the nonprofit Hispanic Scholarship Fund can cover two months of payroll for its 51 employees.


Housing

How housing nonprofits are supporting families during COVID-19

Housing nonprofits like Beyond Housing in St. Louis and LA Family Housing in Los Angeles are continuing to support their clients during the COVID-19 pandemic — while also pivoting their focuses to meet the immediate needs.


Financial Health

Providing virtual financial education for families and educators

As families and educators are adjusting to school closures and using virtual education amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many are turning to Hands on Banking®, Wells Fargo’s free, noncommercial online learning program.


Innovation

Digital banking soars in the COVID-19 pandemic

With digital banking usage rising at a near historic pace, Wells Fargo and other banks have geared up to handle the growing customer demand during the coronavirus crisis.


Business to Business

How to protect your business from COVID-19 fraud threats

Learn to recognize increasingly common scams and how to avoid them.


Housing

How one couple navigated buying their first home during a pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, first-time homeowners D’Arcy and Mallory Furniss joined hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. who have bought homes this year despite the public health emergency and economic fallout.


Small Business

Building on a legacy of lifting up small businesses

As the world copes with the economic impact of COVID-19, Wells Fargo continues to invest in community organizations that offer U.S. small businesses access to capital and financial education.


Housing

Finding payment relief when work comes to a halt

The COVID-19 crisis has left many people unemployed and others uncertain about their jobs. An Arizona couple received badly needed help from their Wells Fargo banker.


Housing

From homeless to hope: Door opens to a better future

A new approach in Los Angeles may offer a solution to housing affordability nationwide. Abode Communities talks about their model and supporting residents during the COVID-19 crisis.


Business to Business

Wells Fargo finds hand sanitizer in unlikely places

With its usual hand sanitizer supplier depleted by COVID-19 demand, Wells Fargo turns to a longtime skin care manufacturer customer and other nontraditional sources to help keep employees and customers safe.


Financial Health

Wells Fargo helps recipients access COVID-19 stimulus payments

The company shares how to deposit and access the money quickly as the U.S. begins making Economic Impact Payments under the CARES Act.


Financial Health

‘If everyone does their part, we’ll get through this’

A Los Angeles dentist gets mortgage payment relief from Wells Fargo to help his business survive amid COVID-19.


Small Business

Adaptive payment solutions help businesses keep their doors open during COVID-19

Colleen Taylor, head of Wells Fargo Merchant Services, discusses how payment technology can meet the needs of customers in this unprecedented time — and in the future.


Housing

Steady voices help customers during crisis

Customers are seeking help with many issues, from refinancing to getting mortgage relief during the COVID-19 crisis. Two mortgage consultants talk about being there for customers during tough times.


Financial Health

Aid announced for customers and communities impacted by COVID-19

Commitments include suspending residential foreclosure sales, waiving fees, and donating $175 million to help communities.


Financial Health

Beware of coronavirus phishing scams

Protect your personal information from cybercriminals.


Financial Health

Wells Fargo announces it is seeking to commit up to $50 million in capital for Minority Depository Institutions

The investment furthers the company’s commitment to help African American communities succeed financially.


Housing

Helping to save a home and Carter

Amanda St. Clair took a leave from work to care for her son Carter, who has leukemia. She feared the family would lose their home, but a life-changing bond with Cindy Hunting of Wells Fargo made all the difference.


Small Business

Showing respect for where they come from

Coastal Enterprises, Inc., exemplifies how support from Wells Fargo’s Diverse Community Capital program can bring economic opportunity to underserved populations.


Innovation

Wells Fargo helps Hudson Yards ‘expand the possible’

The company played a key role in turning the industrial remnants that comprised Hudson Yards into one of the most valuable properties in New York City.


Business to Business

A sweet tradition for Lunar New Year

With three million pieces of Almond Roca® produced daily leading up to Lunar New Year, the holidays aren’t over yet for candymaker Brown & Haley.


Financial Health

2020 economic outlook: uncertainty amid a record expansion

Wells Fargo Securities experts note potential upside and downside risks to the economy in the year ahead.


Housing

Homeowners’ lights burn bright in Baltimore

With help from an award-winning nonprofit and a LIFT down payment grant, two homeowners turn a troubled past into a bright future in urban Baltimore.


Small Business

A passion for fashion in the digital marketplace

Alison Grooms has turned her lifelong interest in clothing and design into a flourishing retail company using a business roadmap built on the information highway.


Housing

Enjoying holidays, affordable homes amid the towers

Residents of Natalie Gubb Commons have found community and affordability in San Francisco’s downtown district of high-rise towers and luxury condos.


Financial Health

Consumers hold the cards to rewarding holidays

Using rewards credit cards smartly can help you save during the holidays, as long as you budget and pay off your balance in full each month.


Small Business

Fashion with a purpose

A Wells Fargo-sponsored fashion show and pop-up boutique in Los Angeles increases economic opportunities for female small business owners.


Financial Health

Retirees: Don’t forget to budget this holiday season

Tips for holiday spending to help retirees spread holiday cheer for many more years.


Financial Health

Giving back: How to pick a charity and donate with confidence

Follow these tips for choosing and securely donating to a charitable organization.


Innovation

Customers find ways to use Zelle in the holiday season

More consumers are using Zelle to send money as a gift to friends and family members during the holidays.


Financial Health

8 tips for savvy holiday spending

With the holiday season in full swing, Wells Fargo offers tips on how to use mobile and online banking features to track spending and help protect account information.


Financial Health

The importance of good credit in achieving financial stability

Credit Builders Alliance is an innovative, nonprofit social enterprise that empowers hundreds of CDFIs and other nonprofit lenders to help low- and moderate-income individuals and families build strong credit and other financial assets.


Small Business

Episode 3: The importance of relationships

It’s not enough for entrepreneurs to have a strong business plan, targeted advertising, and an identified need. Cultivating strategic relationships can be essential for survival. Top experts discuss the importance of connecting with local chambers of commerce, interest groups, and fellow small business owners.


Small Business

Episode 4: The struggle for sustainability

Small businesses employ almost half of the U.S. workforce, and their sustainability is a critical factor in the U.S. economy. Top experts discuss the rigid business plans, aggressive growth goals, struggle for capital, and other obstacles that often threaten small businesses’ survival.


Small Business

Episode 1: Access to capital

For many of the more than 30 million U.S. small businesses, access to capital is a major concern. Whether it comes from banks, investors, personal credit, or another avenue, there is no one right solution for accessing capital or credit. Top experts discuss the pros and cons of each, as well as other factors entrepreneurs should consider.


Small Business

Episode 2: The burden of growth

It’s easy for startups to grow themselves out of business, experts caution. Small business owners would be wise to develop their growth strategy at the onset, and brace for changes along the way. Top experts discuss the pitfalls of growth for small businesses.


Small Business

Episode 5: The role of technology

Is technology a small business friend or foe? Small businesses are experiencing rapid growth, thanks to technology, but they are also at greater risk for a rapid decline in business, thanks to hacking. Top experts discuss serving tech-savvy customers while maintaining cybersecurity.


Small Business

Meet the experts

In this special five-part series on small business challenges and insights, Wells Fargo brings together a panel of experts to discuss the common obstacles most small business owners encounter.


Financial Health

Tearing down barriers to employment for America’s military and their families

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative is connecting veterans, service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities.


Housing

Medal of Honor recipient finally comes home

Years after returning from war, veteran Clint Romesha finally feels truly at home. He is the first Medal of Honor recipient to receive a mortgage-free home from Wells Fargo and Military Warriors Support Foundation.


Housing

Addressing housing affordability in the nation’s capital

As housing prices in Washington, D.C., have skyrocketed, many residents have turned to nearby suburbs to find affordable housing. NeighborhoodLIFT is helping boost their hopes of homeownership.


Small Business

Helping hurricane victims from Puerto Rico find jobs in the Midwest

Integrated Staffing Solutions is bringing together people in need of work after Hurricane Maria with Midwestern companies seeking employees, thanks to a Wells Fargo program for diverse small businesses.


Innovation

CEO Mobile app brings business within arm’s reach

From fraud alerts to account balances, businesses get near real-time information through Wells Fargo’s CEO Mobile app for Apple Watch.


Financial Health

How and when to talk to kids about money

Darlene Goins, head of Wells Fargo’s free, noncommercial financial education Hands on Banking® program, shares information about a new youth digital learning center and how to teach kids about credit. 


Financial Health

‘I have a background in cybersecurity … and I still got scammed’

Raising awareness of ‘smishing’ and other social engineering scams is critical as cybertheft evolves.


Business to Business

In Sioux Falls, a second chance for homeless youth

For Volunteers of America, Dakotas, to accomplish its mission to uplift its community’s most vulnerable residents, the organization often relies on its 30-year relationship with Wells Fargo for guidance and support.


Housing

‘No state in the Union has enough affordable housing’

Jon Campbell, EVP of Wells Fargo Corporate Philanthropy and Community Relations, and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity CEO Chris Coleman discuss America’s housing affordability crisis.


Housing

Hope, adversity, and triumph lead to increased Hispanic homeownership

Hispanics have become a leading engine for the U.S. housing market in recent years, many of them overcoming adversity through determination and hope.


Small Business

Coming to America with only ‘your mind and a backpack full of dreams’

At 19 years old, Gregoria Miranda left her home in Nicaragua to chase her dreams of employment and a better life in the U.S. At 32 years old, she’s achieved both and become a small business owner along the way.


Financial Health

8 financial tips for weathering disaster

Take it from a man who lost it all in Hurricane Katrina: Preparation pays off. Wells Fargo offers tips for those impacted by a natural disaster.


Small Business

Philadelphia’s funky, eclectic, making-old-things-cool-again shop

With five locations across Philadelphia and more than 60,000 Instagram followers, Mike Supermodel’s variety store Jinxed has cornered the nostalgia market in a modern way.


Business to Business

Playing the right cards to build a kingdom

Brothers John and Damon Morris built Card Kingdom into one of the world’s largest online retailers and authorized sellers of Magic: The GatheringTM card games. Now they’re expanding their network of board game cafés where gamers can play and meet.


Financial Health

What LIBOR’s end means for you

As the financial industry prepares to move away from a widely used benchmark, Brian Grabenstein, head of Wells Fargo’s LIBOR Transition Office, explains the tremendous effort that lies ahead.


Housing

Millennial couple crosses finish line of homeownership

Despite facing years of obstacles, more millennials are beginning to find a clearer path to buying a home.


Small Business

A source for affordable capital to aid small business growth

California Capital and other Community Development Financial Institutions in low-income communities across the U.S. serve as an economic lifeline for local residents and small businesses in need of financing.


Financial Health

A moving experience: Tips to make a less stressful, smoother move

Whether it’s 5 miles or 500 miles, the experience of moving all that you own to a new place can be stressful and fraught with potential hazards. Here are some tips on how to make it go as smoothly as possible.


Housing

Improving the path to homeownership for America’s diverse communities

Since 1994, HomeFree-USA has worked to educate and empower African American and other diverse communities with the guidance they need to achieve and sustain homeownership.


Housing

Housing affordability: An American crisis

The lack of affordable housing in the U.S. is putting millions of people at the edge of crisis. Too many Americans are spending more than 50% of their income to keep a roof over their heads, experts say, and the crisis is costing the U.S. economy billions each year.


Housing

Episode 1: America’s housing affordability problem

What makes housing affordability a looming crisis? Top experts discuss a legacy of the housing bust that is impacting millions of Americans across income levels and the U.S. economy at large. 


Housing

Episode 2: Contributing factors

How did this happen? Housing affordability experts discuss “one of the most confounding aspects” of the U.S. economic recovery from the Great Recession.


Housing

Episode 3: Turning the tide

How do we fix this? Experts identify actions policymakers, communities, and banks can take now to spark systemic change and solve the housing affordability crisis.


Housing

Episode 4: Driving toward solutions

What happens next? Experts suggest local successes, like mixed-income neighborhoods, could prove key ingredients for the systemic change required to fix the housing affordability crisis in America.


Housing

Meet the experts

In this special series, Wells Fargo brings together problem solvers to discuss the U.S. housing affordability crisis, its root causes, and potential solutions.


Business to Business

Completing a father’s mission

With Wells Fargo’s support, Doug Mellum’s delivery company keeps growing and creating more opportunities to help veterans and honor his dad’s WWII legacy.


Housing

Survey: Many Americans willing ‘to do what it takes’ to be homeowners

A new Wells Fargo survey finds Americans are willing to cut expenses, take side jobs, and otherwise go the extra mile to make their homeownership goals a reality.


Housing

For homebuyers, pets matter

National Association of Realtors and other research shows more homebuyers than ever are seeking properties that meet the needs of their pets, and the number is continuing to rise.


Business to Business

The light at the ‘Center’ of LA’s LGBTQ community

For 50 years, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has championed and advocated for the city’s LGBTQ community by providing critical housing, health, and social services.


Housing

‘America can’t afford unaffordable housing’

Wells Fargo leads a national panel on housing affordability and homelessness; author Antwone Fisher’s story puts a personal face on the growing crisis.


Housing

There’s no place like the home next door

When they were kids, siblings Kenneth and Leah Martinez loved their elderly next-door neighbors like extended family. Years later, they are now the proud owners of the house next door, with help from Wells Fargo’s NeighborhoodLIFT® program.


Small Business

Inspiring small business owners to dream

Kavir Ramos and other Iowa residents from more than 35 countries are using skills they learned at the Wells Fargo-supported Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit conference to grow their small businesses.


Small Business

From hair brushing to car crushing

After 30 years, Mickey Coffino made the leap from hair salon owner to recycling center CEO, but the loan that made that move possible almost became her undoing until she found Wells Fargo banker Chris Underwood.


Innovation

‘Tap-to-pay’ cards deliver speed and convenience

With the rollout of contactless payment cards, analysts report Wells Fargo is among the U.S. industry leaders in bringing the speed and convenience of tap-to-pay cards to customers.


Financial Health

6 tips to avoid another tax surprise in 2020

Whether you received a smaller refund or a larger tax bill than expected, now’s the time to help prevent a repeat result in 2020, say Wells Fargo wealth planners.


Housing

Survivors find a calm voice after the storm

Rescued from their flooded home, Andy Cordova and his family survived and recovered from Hurricane Harvey, thanks to inspiring help from disaster specialist Bridgette Fletcher of Wells Fargo.


Business to Business

Helping translate military skills to business

As a Naval helicopter pilot, Ray Hufnagel was responsible for transporting his fellow service members during military missions. Today, his company Plastic Express safely moves billions of pounds of plastic resin across the U.S. every year, with support from Wells Fargo banker and fellow veteran Jay Hong.


Financial Health

Addressing the needs of unbanked and underbanked communities

Yvonne Green is one of five Bank On fellows working in communities around the country to help people in underserved neighborhoods achieve financial empowerment, thanks to Wells Fargo’s $1 million commitment.


Housing

A housing lift for those who protect and serve

From firefighters and police officers to veterans, hundreds of first responders across the U.S. have become homeowners with help from Wells Fargo’s NeighborhoodLIFT® program.


Innovation

Propel Card team: Priority on listening to the consumer

By consulting with consumers at every turn, this Wells Fargo credit card team developed an offering with the best value proposition for customers.


Business to Business

Hudson Yards a ‘big bet’ on New York’s future, says Wells Fargo CEO

Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan joined celebrations for the opening of retail and public spaces at Hudson Yards, a historic redevelopment effort the company is helping lead on New York’s West Side.


Business to Business

A love story written in frosting

From working together in a supermarket to owning 10 Party Cake Bakery locations throughout Miami, the chronicle of Olga and Juan Montano has always been about dedication and devotion.


Housing

How a conversation with a banker led to a new home

Darlene Ahmed thought she may have to put her homeownership plans on hold until a series of Wells Fargo financial health conversations cleared the way.


Housing

Reaching homebuyers in the age of digital

Erik Gruber spends most of his life in cyberspace, whether editing video or ordering pizza. When it came to buying a house, it was only natural for him to use an online mortgage application.


Small Business

Vegan soul food: Improving health “one chew at a time”

Chef GW Chew’s plant-based meat substitutes are going from restaurant to supermarket with support from a Wells  Fargo diverse small business program.


Financial Health

National Urban League: Dedicated to economic empowerment

In recognition of Black History Month, Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, reflects on the state of economic justice in the U.S.


Housing

Unlocking the ‘secrets’ of becoming a homeowner

A new Wells Fargo-NAACP homebuying class aims to boost the African American homeownership rate, homebuyer by homebuyer.


Financial Health

Love’s milestones: travel, money, and meeting the family

A new Wells Fargo survey shows how millennial couples bond over travel, family, spending habits, and credit card points.


Financial Health

From survivor to mentor: Veteran shares her journey

Purple Heart recipient Marlene Rodriguez overcame trauma and despair by embracing sports, fitness, and faith. Now she mentors and brings hope to other veterans.


Housing

Nearly 20,000 homeowners created through LIFT programs since 2012

Wells Fargo has invested more than $442 million in 67 NeighborhoodLIFT® program launches in support of sustainable housing, making it the single largest corporate philanthropic effort of its kind in the company’s history.


Financial Health

Responding to the shutdown, one customer at a time

As a growing number of customers find themselves in a financial jam amid the partial government shutdown, Wells Fargo has mobilized to help meet their financial needs.


Business to Business

For the love of wine and family

Over the course of 100 years and four generations, the family behind San Antonio Winery has built a legacy of overcoming obstacles and embracing innovation to become one of the wine industry’s most awarded brands.


Financial Health

Questions loom for an aging economic cycle

As the current economic expansion approaches the longest on record, Wells Fargo economists provide their domestic and global outlooks for 2019.


Financial Health

5 tips for maximizing your credit card rewards this holiday season

From earning welcome bonuses to redeeming your points for charitable donations, credit card users have a variety of ways to get the most from their card rewards during the holidays.


Small Business

Turning $50 into a small business owner’s dream come true

When Celeste Phillips wanted to start her own business, she turned to Bridgeway Capital, which provided her with funding and resources, thanks to support from Wells Fargo.


Housing

‘Last chance’ turns to hope

Maria Sanchez’s story of saving her home and regaining her financial health reflects Wells Fargo’s commitment to support homeownership in the Hispanic community.


Financial Health

Ready for college? These webinars can help

Wells Fargo’s free webinar series, Preparing and Paying for College, returns with insights about the college admissions process.


Financial Health

Looking for a scholarship? This site can help

TFS Scholarships gives students free access, thanks to Wells Fargo’s exclusive sponsorship, to more than 7 million scholarships totaling more than $41 billion.


Housing

The path to affordable homeownership

Find out how a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., is revitalizing local neighborhoods and saving residents from displacement, thanks to support from Wells Fargo.


Housing

How two women fought to save their former home

When Parkway Overlook Apartments closed in 2008, its residents were forced to relocate. Ten years later, the apartments will be redeveloped, thanks to the city, Wells Fargo, and two former residents willing to fight for the community they loved.


Small Business

Sewing the seats with love

Jose Jovet has mastered the craft of upholstery over the past four decades, but it took a visit to his local Wells Fargo branch to help turn his passion into a business.


Housing

Helping Iowans become homeowners

Leaders from Wells Fargo and an Iowa lending organization share why Wells Fargo’s recent $4.7 million commitment to Des Moines is so important.


Innovation

Simplify your digital footprint: Control Tower now available nationwide

Buoyed by positive feedback from test users, Wells Fargo expands the availability of its Control TowerSM personal finance management tool to all U.S. mobile and online banking customers.


Financial Health

Cybersecurity tips for all generations

From malicious software to phishing emails, the prevalence of cyberattacks on the internet has created an urgent need for people of all ages to increase their cybersecurity awareness.


Housing

Supporting the Hispanic community in ‘the new mainstream economy’

Speaking at a national Hispanic leadership event, Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan highlighted the company’s commitment to boosting Hispanic homeownership, entrepreneurs, and financial education.


Financial Health

Wells Fargo sheds checking fees for young adults

The company will no longer charge customers ages 17-24 a monthly service fee on select checking accounts.


Innovation

The eyes have it: Empowering business customers with biometrics

Amid growing demand for the latest mobile banking technologies, Wells Fargo is providing its business customers biometric tools such as eyeprint recognition.


Business to Business

Making the machines that glue the world together

Tony Hynes started the international company Precision Valve and Automation in his basement in 1992 because he recognized a gap in the durability and design of how products were assembled.


Financial Health

6 smart money tips for college-bound students

Most young adults say they’re anxious about money. These financial tips and resources could help you lighten the load.


Business to Business

Josie Natori knows what women want

After chasing her career dreams halfway around the world, Josie Natori traded in her job on Wall Street to launch her own clothing company. Now, 40 years later, she’s built a fashion empire.


Innovation

Sloan: Re-establishing and moving forward

At an executive conference in New York City, Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan discussed the economy, resiliency, and leading Wells Fargo into the future.


Innovation

New Propel Card to offer enhanced, industry-leading rewards, no annual fee

Wells Fargo is enriching the rewards of its no-annual-fee Propel Card, providing more value for customers’ everyday purchases.


Financial Health

‘Second chance’ banking helps customer bounce back

Nakiya Bonny’s Opportunity Checking account helped her overcome past challenges and become a comeback customer at Wells Fargo — one of few banks that offer “second chance” banking.


Housing

Preparing to buy a house in six steps

Shopping for a house can be stressful for anyone, but these tips from Wells Fargo Home Lending can help ensure a successful homebuying experience.


Small Business

An appetite for business

When Sadaf Salout isn’t busy running her Persian restaurant or buying a franchise, you’ll likely find her in the classroom, where she most recently earned her doctorate degree.


Financial Health

5 financial tips for smooth summer travel

Big trip coming up? Better notify your bank. Here are some financial tips to ensure a smooth summer travel season.


Housing

Opening the door to homeownership

Athena Emerson, who became a first-time homeowner late in life, is “the perfect example” of Wells Fargo’s efforts to boost African American homeownership.


Innovation

Taking mobile banking to the next level

Wells Fargo’s newest mobile experience is designed to make it more convenient for customers to make payments on-the-go and digitally manage their accounts.


Housing

The 50-year fight for affordable housing in Manhattan

Unlike many real estate investments, in which a developer’s primary focus is on creating value, the $1.5 billion Essex Crossing urban renewal project in Manhattan was designed with a community-based approach.


Innovation

Startup Accelerator program helps technology startups grow

Now in its fourth year, Wells Fargo’s Startup Accelerator has tapped into emerging technologies by working with startups and helping them grow.


Innovation

Modjtabai: The future of banking — it’s personal

Wells Fargo technology leader Avid Modjtabai explored the past, present, and future of banking during her talk at the annual LendIt Fintech USA conference.


Housing

Providing a ‘home base’ for a wounded veteran

U.S. Army veteran Bobby Henline was awarded a mortgage-free home in Sanford, North Carolina, thanks to financial support and volunteer efforts from Wells Fargo and Military Warriors Support Foundation. 


Innovation

Banking in the age of data and AI

Wells Fargo Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry shares his thoughts on the emerging use of artificial intelligence and data in financial services.


Business to Business

Tackling football helmet safety head-on

When a father’s proficiency in science and a mother’s passion for safety intersected with their son’s love of the game, a “Guardian” was born.


Business to Business

For UK dairy farmers, ‘cooperation’ is a key ingredient

With four creameries and more than 1,000 dairy farms, First Milk — the U.K.’s only 100 percent farmer-owned co-op — is proving there’s strength in numbers.


Housing

NeighborWorks America — Advancing opportunity for all

The organization is celebrating 40 years of helping millions with affordable housing and making homeownership a reality for Americans with low and moderate incomes.


Housing

Helper of lost animals finds her first home

In her job at Denver’s largest nonprofit animal shelter, Anna Johnson helps find homes for lost animals. Now, as a first-time homebuyer, she finally has a home of her own with her rescued pets.


Small Business

A $3.5 million commitment to increase financial capability

Wells Fargo’s new Financial Capability Grant program will help two nonprofits provide financial empowerment programs to the residents in several communities.


Small Business

Making a candymaker’s dream come true

In California, potential entrepreneurs start with a passion and look to Mission Community Services Corporation to help them start their businesses.


Small Business

At Odyssey Preschool, ‘It’s all about the journey’

With the help of Wells Fargo, Prabha Sanjay has taken Odyssey Preschool from a small, in-home day care facility to an inclusive preschool with 130 students, and she continues to grow to meet the needs of her community.


Business to Business

‘The great Goya family’

Since its humble beginnings in 1936, Goya Foods has expanded worldwide while keeping family values at its core.


Financial Health

‘Money coach’ loves helping customers win

Adrian Simmons and other financial health bankers have helped more than 26,000 customers since Wells Fargo began its Financial Health Conversations program in 2015.


Business to Business

The clothing boutique that took on the fashion world

Over the past 30 years, Matchesfashion.com has transformed from a small, London-based brick-and-mortar clothing shop to one of the world’s premier online merchandisers of luxury fashion.


Business to Business

From Pulitzer to packaging

Although today’s Atlantic Packaging Corp. stands as a national leader in shipping and packaging solutions, it remains, at its core, a family-owned company that traces its roots back to the 1940s, when its strong-willed founder stood up against the tyranny of hatred and fear.


Small Business

Celebrating black entrepreneurs

Celebrity chef Roblé Ali joins Wells Fargo in a salute to African American small business owners who are working to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.


Innovation

Seeing your financial future with AI

Mobile banking customer Revelda Law-Settles said predictive banking — a new feature driven by artificial intelligence — helped her see her financial future.


Financial Health

A dream fulfilled, one deposit at a time

A meaningful conversation with her banker in Palm Harbor, Florida, helped Alexandra Wilkinson achieve her dream of traveling to Europe — and demonstrated the power of changes underway at Wells Fargo’s banks.


Small Business

Physical movement equals mental improvement

Ed Pinney started his company KidsFit on the notion that doing something good was as important as being successful — and achieved both by creating kinesthetic learning activities for schools.


Housing

Working together to save a ‘magical’ home

Anne and John Macpherson feared they were on the verge of losing their log cabin home in New York’s Hudson Valley, but an email to Wells Fargo changed everything.


Small Business

Rebuilding Together – Neighbors helping neighbors

As Rebuilding Together marks its 45th year of bringing volunteers together to improve their communities, it is working with Wells Fargo to extend the revitalization effort to small businesses across the country.


Financial Health

2018 economic outlook: A cautiously optimistic tale

Wells Fargo economists share their 2018 economic outlook for the U.S. and global economies.


Financial Health

3 steps to charitable giving

Beth Renner of Wells Fargo Private Bank’s Philanthropic Services group outlines three simple steps anyone can follow to build a charitable giving legacy.


Innovation

Fighter pilot takes on new terrain: cyberspace

Former Air Force fighter pilot William Hutchison navigates cybersecurity as head of SimSpace, a veteran-owned business in Wells Fargo’s Startup Accelerator.


Financial Health

The CFE Fund: Helping cities help their residents find financial stability

Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund is implementing programs and training leaders to help expand access to financial services and education for unbanked and underbanked individuals.


Small Business

Order up! Red Willow Café builds community through entrepreneurial success

Theresa Desautel’s restaurant on the Colville Reservation is demonstrating how support of entrepreneurism can change both palates and futures.


Housing

From public housing to homeownership

Natasha Jones is one of more than 15,000 people who have become homeowners thanks to Wells Fargo’s LIFT programs.


Financial Health

From the barracks to the backyard: Helping our veterans find their way home

Veterans are receiving financial mentoring through a home donation program from Military Warriors Support Foundation with help from Wells Fargo.


Financial Health

FICO Credit Score access, financial health insights give customers ‘new hope’

Wells Fargo has expanded its free access to FICO® Scores to all consumer account holders who use online banking.


Innovation

How banks will flourish in an increasingly digital age

Steve Ellis foresees a bright future for banks in the digital age as they create a culture of innovation. In an Oct. 23 debate, he gave his perspective.


Innovation

With biometrics, you are the password

Biometrics is emerging as the most cybersecure, convenient way for bank customers to authenticate their identities and access their accounts


Financial Health

4 questions to ask in every retirement plan

The newly released 2017 Wells Fargo Retirement Study confirms the importance of having a retirement plan to ensure future financial security.


Small Business

Without a rope: How an Idaho small business is climbing to new heights

With its two businesses growing, the owners of Idaho-based Asana Climbing financed a custom build-out to accommodate their gym and production facility.


Financial Health

Soccer star Marco Fabián on money: Nothing is more important than ‘good advice’

Mexico national team soccer star Marco Fabián reflects on the sport he loves and his thoughts on managing money.


Innovation

New card-free ATM features make banking even easier

Wells Fargo has equipped many ATMs with card-free technology, allowing customers to conduct transactions using only their smartphone, mobile wallet and PIN.


Innovation

Banking researchers offer fresh business insights

A team of Wells Fargo business researchers used ethnography to study the culture of a San Diego apartment management company.


Small Business

Turning dreams into reality, one small-business owner at a time

Small-business owners share how support from financial institutions — and Wells Fargo’s Diverse Community Capital program — changed their lives.


Innovation

From farm worker to farm owner

Wells Fargo supports ALBA, a nonprofit that provides incubator support to organic farmers in the Salinas Valley of California.


Business to Business

How a seating manufacturer is getting its employees off their butts

Chicago-based Freedman Seating used Wells Fargo financing to renovate and expand its manufacturing facility, adding a gym for its employees.


Housing

Former homeowners boomerang to second act

After losing their home during the recession, an Atlanta couple persevered and became “comeback homeowners” earlier this year.


Business to Business

Making products today for tomorrow’s travelers

Employees of Travelon, a Chicago-based company that designs and distributes travel accessories, receive financial education through Wells Fargo at Work.


Financial Health

From fast food worker to Los Angeles banker: One man’s journey

A Wells Fargo service manager in Los Angeles shares how BankWork$®, a free training program for financial services careers, changed his life.


Financial Health

Sandwiched between parents and children? Here are some tips to help

For National Sandwich Generation Month, a Wells Fargo 401(k) plan professional offers ways to balance retirement savings with care for children and parents.


Innovation

The most helpful ‘banking assistant’ on Facebook

Wells Fargo has received industrywide attention as the first U.S. bank to pilot an artificial intelligence Facebook Messenger chatbot.


Innovation

Innovative banking hub puts customers in the ‘control tower’

Wells Fargo announced plans for “Control Tower” — a mobile banking feature that allows customers to manage their financial lives from one digital location.


Innovation

From combat to home front, voice-as-password makes banking simple

Thousands of customers — including many in the military — are discovering the ease of banking with voiceprint technology.


Business to Business

Heartbreak to hope: A new twist on peanut butter pretzel production

After a fire destroyed Pretzels, Inc.’s Pennsylvania factory last June, the company worked with Wells Fargo to help finance and purchase a new facility, allowing it to resume production less than a year later.


Business to Business

Aspiring to be ‘Made in America’

When Kent International opened a production facility in South Carolina in 2014, it not only brought bicycle manufacturing back to the U.S., it also helped revitalize a community.


Financial Health

‘I can feel that I’m making an impact’

More than 2,600 Wells Fargo team members provided financial education for American Banker Association®’s Teach Children to Save program.


Business to Business

Keeping up with the Canadians’ hospitality

A Canadian hotel empire turned to Wells Fargo, a relative newcomer in Vancouver, British Columbia, to help with financing to keep its luxury downtown hotel running smoothly.


Small Business

Harnessing the ‘power of plants’ for healthier living

After the stress of his previous job left Scott Harris worn down, he turned to raw juice. Today, he’s promoting the benefits of juicing — which he says is a healthy option for consuming more fruits and vegetables — through his company, Viva Raw.


Housing

After 20 years of renting, they’re home at last

A California couple recently became first-time homebuyers after two decades as renters. Their experience highlights the values of National Homeownership Month.


Business to Business

Wells Fargo No. 1 in equity research

The Equity Research Team at Wells Fargo Securities has taken over the top spot in Thomson Reuters’ annual analyst awards.


Innovation

Zelle digital pay network expands, replaces WF SurePay

The debut of the Zelle P2P payment service will replace services like Wells Fargo SurePay and connect millions of additional U.S. banking customers with fast, secure digital payments.


Small Business

For growing small businesses, hiring remains a top challenge

Small business owners remain optimistic about the future, according to a recent Small Business Index survey, but they continue to face challenges when it comes to hiring and retaining qualified employees.


Financial Health

10 ways for college graduates to build a financial future

Preparing for life after college? Consider these tips for getting started on the right foot financially.


Small Business

When a banking relationship ‘feels like family’

Small business owner Leatora J. Morse says the trust she has in her Wells Fargo banker “means everything.”


Housing

Payment-free homes and autos for military veterans

Wells Fargo donated mortgage-free homes to two veterans and payment-free vehicles to two others at events during two PGA golf tournaments.


Innovation

Debit card ‘on/off’ switch helps keep security intact

Convenience and security are driving consumer interest in a digital on/off feature for misplaced debit cards. Wells Fargo is the latest to introduce the feature.


Financial Health

Shifting from financial education to financial capability

Darlene Goins, head of Wells Fargo Hands on Banking®, answers questions about the financial education program’s newly released enhancements and focus.


Financial Health

Nine travel tips for planning your first solo trip

If you’re getting ready for your very first solo vacation, here are some financial tips to help you make the most of your trip.


Financial Health

Money talk puts trucker on the road to financial health

A new team of specially trained Wells Fargo Financial Health Bankers is helping thousands of customers who want to save more or strengthen their credit.


Housing

Life-changing homeowner program reaches milestone

Wells Fargo LIFT programs have held 50 outreach events and created more than 13,250 homeowners since they began five years ago.


Housing

Veteran enjoys his new ‘home today, home tomorrow’

The winners of a national design competition saw their ideas come to life in a Memphis, Tennessee, home that was renovated to include accommodations to ensure livability for a local veteran.


Innovation

Taking ATMs to the next level with card-free access

Wells Fargo now allows customers to use any of its ATMs by entering a one-time access code obtained from the bank’s smartphone app.


Financial Health

New study: Planners have the edge in retirement saving

With the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index at a 16-year-high, a Wells Fargo leader underscores a key finding from that research: planning matters


Housing

Couple finds joy as first-time homeowners

A Minnesota couple never thought they could own a home in the U.S. until they discovered yourFirst MortgageSM, a new Wells Fargo program designed for first-time homeowners.


Financial Health

A bank for life

A retiree in Greenwich, Connecticut, said Wells Fargo was there for her in times of need — and remains a part of her life 35 years later.


Innovation

Video banking brings bankers to the kitchen table

Thanks to technology, the idea of video banking has moved from futuristic concept to everyday reality — for customers and bankers alike.


Small Business

A prescription for caring

A pediatrician in Central Florida has made children’s health her life’s work since immigrating to the U.S. 20 years ago. But if you ask her, she’s just getting started.


Financial Health

How to detect IRS imposter scams

IRS imposters use many tactics to target potential victims. Here are some tips to help recognize and avoid common scams.


Innovation

Wells Fargo, Intuit reach milestone in secure data sharing

A new tech deal between Wells Fargo and Intuit is being welcomed as a big step forward for consumers and the financial services industry.


Housing

Leading the effort to invest in affordable housing

In the past five years, Wells Fargo has invested more than $9 billion and created 180,000 affordable housing units — making it the No. 1 investor in affordable, multifamily housing in the U.S.


Business to Business

Taking ‘pride’ in a job well done

PRIDE Industries is expanding employment opportunities for people with disabilities and changing lives one job at a time.


Housing

$60 billion plan aims to boost African American homeownership

Wells Fargo’s commitment to increase African American homebuying aims to create 250,000 new homeowners by 2027 and boost diversity in its mortgage sales team.


Business to Business

Making an impact ‘in ways people would never realize’

Wells Fargo customer Satellite Industries is best known for its portable restrooms, but its products also protect the environment and promote public health around the world.


Small Business

Small businesses: Lessons on how to build business credit

Experience is a great teacher, as these two small business owners discovered when faced with questions about credit.


Business to Business

Expanding the ‘Vanderbilt’ experience at an iconic chateau

At Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, a long-standing banking relationship leads to a second hotel on the grounds.


Innovation

New savings app seen as game changer

Daily Change, Wells Fargo’s first stand-alone personal finance app, made its debut last month and is one of the latest in a number of innovations by the company.


Financial Health

Small businesses most optimistic since 2008, index reports

The latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted in November after the presidential election, highlights small business owners’ priorities for president-elect Donald Trump and Congress.


Innovation

The Future of Financial Services

CEO Tim Sloan delivered the following remarks at the inaugural FinTech Ideas Festival in San Francisco on Jan. 9, 2017. The event was sponsored by the Financial Services Roundtable.


Innovation

Sloan on tech: Customer’s voice leads us into the future

From voice recognition to artificial intelligence, a handful of new technologies will shape the future of banking, but the ultimate focus must be on what the customers really need, not just producing the 'coolest' technology, said CEO Tim Sloan.


Financial Health

2017 economic outlook: Risk and reward in an aging business cycle

Wells Fargo economists share their thoughts on the 2017 U.S. and global economies.


Innovation

Lab with a virtual view: High-tech banking gets new showcase

Wells Fargo Digital Labs has helped create some of the latest in financial innovations. Now it has a bigger stage to showcase the company’s technology.


Financial Health

Mobile holiday shoppers take note: 10 tips to keep your data safe

With one in three shoppers expected to use mobile devices this year for holiday purchases, Wells Fargo offers fraud-fighting tips.


Small Business

Life lessons from a millennial entrepreneur

Growing up, Harrison Rogers watched as his family found less-than-ideal education options for his sister with autism. As a small business owner, he’s working to change that for hundreds of families in Arizona.


Financial Health

‘Another good holiday shopping season’ in 2016, economist says

Economist Michael Brown answers questions about the recently released Wells Fargo Securities 2016 Holiday Sales Outlook.


Small Business

Inspiration brews — at the Equator

The way the owners of Equator Coffees & Teas choose to conduct their business is as important to them as how many pounds of coffee they sell.


Housing

Restoring a veteran’s Purple Heart — at home

Years after his Purple Heart was stolen, an Iraq War veteran gets a replacement medal — thanks in part to a nonprofit that had worked with Wells Fargo to provide him a home in 2015.


Innovation

Clear the ground, plant the seed — and innovation can thrive

Intense, 48-hour “hackathon” events give tech teams the freedom to find innovative solutions to real-world problems.


Financial Health

Mobile Response Unit speeds relief for flood victims

Wells Fargo dispatched financial first responders — a mobile ATM and a “mortgage office on wheels” — to help Louisiana flood victims quickly access cash and process loan payoffs so they could begin the process of repairing or rebuilding their homes.


Innovation

Keep safe on the ‘new frontiers’ of cybersecurity

The head of information security at Wells Fargo advocates using the same caution with mobile apps and the cloud as you do with your personal computer.


Small Business

Young entrepreneur builds coffee buzz, and a legacy

For one millennial, finding the right business opportunity meant returning home to run a coffee and tea distribution business.


Small Business

A tip of the hat to small business renovations

A hat store and two other small businesses get a fresh new look — thanks to collaboration between the National Urban League and Wells Fargo.


Housing

Smoothing out the bumps of homebuying

The desire for homeownership is strong, and so is the perception that making it happen is a hassle. Now that is changing — thanks to a responsive mortgage team and convenient technology.


Innovation

Video Call gives customers more than a voice

A pilot program lets customers use a video connection to reach Wells Fargo — and see “a team member’s face on the other end”


Small Business

Millennial small business owners: Using credit to grow

For this event planner (and millennial), business debt is not a weight to be avoided but “an investment in the future.”


Financial Health

More than one winning hand in Nevada’s economy

New USA Today/Wells Fargo research finds Nevadans confident about the state’s business climate and the success of efforts to diversify the economy.


Financial Health

More than a number, FICO scores put customers in control

Two million customers have viewed their FICO score (and related credit tips) since Wells Fargo began offering the free program in March.


Financial Health

Eye-opener: The cost of waiting to save for retirement

Most millennials know that preparing for retirement someday is important, but when to start? A Wells Fargo leader shows the difference just nine years can make.


Housing

A conversation on homeownership and credit

An expert panel focuses on how to boost sustainable homeownership for first-time homebuyers, diverse communities, and others.


Innovation

Startups find mentors and more

Two high-tech startups in Singapore are the newest participants in a Wells Fargo program for emerging entrepreneurial companies.


Financial Health

It’s personal: Taking aim at identity theft

A woman had just bought a new PC and fell for an online tech support scam. Her first call was to a friend at Wells Fargo, who walked her through the steps to avoid identity theft.


Financial Health

A ‘bridge’ for small businesses in California

When small businesses (like this farm) are ready to grow but can’t easily get a loan, a nonprofit supported by Wells Fargo can help with funding and mentoring.


Financial Health

Hoosiers: Economic acceleration slow but steady in Indiana

‘Our goal is to make this a place people want to come and work and be successful’


Housing

New mortgage program aims to fulfill more American dreams

Streamlined, flexible, potentially more affordable: yourFirst Mortgage aims to bring the American dream of homeownership to generations now and in the future.


Small Business

Online loan tool: ‘Tailor made’ for small businesses

Wells Fargo’s new FastFlex Small Business Loan provides a quick approval process and rapid funding — aimed at speeding needed cash into the hands of small business owners.


Housing

A family wins in one city’s drive for affordable housing

A renter in Denver discovered new affordable housing with a crucial amenity: access to rapid transit that takes her to her job at the airport.


Housing

Homeowner gets a move on – literally

An Indiana customer found a hundred-year-old home that needed moving — a hurdle she cleared with the help of Wells Fargo.


Small Business

Small businesses thrive dollar by dollar, dream by dream

Fifteen financial institutions that support small businesses will receive grants and loans as part of Wells Fargo’s Diverse Community Capital program.


Financial Health

South Dakotans: Bullish on present and future

‘I came back and started my new business here because I believe that the economic environment is one of the best in the country.’


Financial Health

Six tips to teach your children how to save

Want to help your kids develop lifelong savings habits? Here are suggestions to get started.


Financial Health

Americans: Economy is greener on my side of the fence

New USA Today/Wells Fargo research suggests U.S. residents are feeling better about their own finances and local economies than the U.S. economy overall.


Business to Business

Cuban immigrants craft their own success story

The largest Hispanic-owned furniture company in the U.S. started nearly 50 years ago with a hardworking family — and a dream.


Small Business

Why every small business ‘needs a plan’

Lisa Stevens of Wells Fargo explains the value of small businesses having formal business plans to ensure they have the foundation for long-term success.


Financial Health

Credit card rewards that fill a gas tank — and a wallet

A 19-year-old customer is among those discovering innovation and convenience in Wells Fargo’s enhanced credit card program — Go Far Rewards.


Financial Health

Millions of eligible customers to receive free access to their FICO Credit Score

Wells Fargo has begun introducing free, ongoing access to FICO® Credit Scores for all of its eligible consumer credit customers.


Housing

Breathing life — and hope — into distressed communities

From the homeless in North Carolina to the unemployed in Alaska, individuals and families are better off thanks to a Priority Markets effort aimed at neighborhood revitalization.


Business to Business

From hollow pursuits spring sweet rewards

R.M. Palmer Company has created holiday candies — like those chocolate bunnies you recall so fondly from childhood — since 1948.


Financial Health

Building confidence when ‘it isn’t easy to talk about money’

In Oregon, a retired couple found the advice — and technical expertise — they need to manage their spending after visiting the local Wells Fargo banking store.


Housing

House hunters find THE one — with a big assist

A family in New Jersey found the home of their dreams with help from the Wells Fargo Home Lending team — and an online tool.


Business to Business

From seed to sparkling success

S. Martinelli & Company has made apple juice and sparkling cider since the 1860s — and grown over the past century with support from Wells Fargo.


Business to Business

Banking relationship and business grow in tandem

Wells Fargo expertise played a key role in helping the owner of a New Mexico remodeling company continue to expand his business.


Housing

Sounds now fill the home — and touch the heart

Amanda Nash of Phoenix is one of thousands since 2012 who have been able to buy a home through the efforts of Wells Fargo and housing nonprofits across the U.S.


Business to Business

Setting a dream into motion in Seattle

A Ferris wheel on Pier 57 seemed like a long shot — until the right family found the right time and the right financing.


Business to Business

Italian tradition flavors this family business

Volpi Foods, a St. Louis artisan cured meats company, continues to build on its 110-year tradition — and a three-generation family heritage.


Business to Business

A windowsill hobby becomes big business

A California couple grew their business from a single cactus to a collection in their backyard — and then on to be the largest distributor of succulents in the U.S.


Small Business

History comes to life with the technology of ‘touch’

A company called Ideum creates high-tech, interactive “touch tables” that are being used in several exhibits at the Smithsonian Institution and other museums.


Financial Health

Dispelling myths: ‘Millennials aren’t so different from past generations’

Two Wells Fargo economists discuss the Wells Fargo Securities Economics Group’s series of reports about millennials and “what the data actually says about this generation.”


Housing

No place like (their first) home for the holidays

With help from Home Lending, a millennial couple in Seattle completed the trek to home ownership in time to celebrate the 2015 holidays together — from their new home.


Business to Business

Blanketed in tradition, pointed to the future

Woolrich, an iconic American outdoor clothing and accessories company, is growing through branded retail stores and a thriving online business.


Business to Business

Father gives son a solid foundation, and flooring company thrives

Atlanta-based Redi-Floors has taken all the right steps to expand into markets across the Southeast — with help from Wells Fargo


Financial Health

Narrowing the ‘wealth gap’ for Hispanic households

Representatives from Wells Fargo and a national association for Hispanic real estate professionals discuss an effort to help families save, start businesses, and send their kids to college.


Financial Health

Holiday sales: ‘A little more purchasing power for the consumer’

Economist Michael Brown answers questions about the recently released Wells Fargo Securities 2015 Holiday Sales Outlook.


Housing

Veterans ‘have paid for these homes with their service’

Two veterans injured in Afghanistan recently stood together at a Veterans Day Parade in San Francisco to celebrate their new homes donated by Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Support Foundation.


Housing

Veteran relishes a home of his own amid sounds of the surf

A surfer in San Diego is among the veterans who have found homes in recent years, with the help of Wells Fargo.


Business to Business

Five generations of bringing shellfish from tide to table

Oysters, clams, mussels, and geoduck are harvested daily at family-owned Taylor Shellfish Farms — and then shipped to Asia and across the U.S. (including to their own restaurants in Seattle).


Small Business

Helping small businesses ‘start, stabilize, and grow’

Hope Enterprise Corporation, a nonprofit in Jackson, Mississippi, will use a $2 million grant from Wells Fargo to support commercial lending, outreach, and more for minority- and women-owned small businesses.


Innovation

Innovation across banking channels focuses on customer

The head of ATM Banking and Store Strategy discusses how Wells Fargo serves customers in evolving ways — including mobile, biometrics, and smaller bank branches.


Innovation

Driving ideas with a valuable commodity: data

Prahalad Thota, head of Enterprise Analytics, discusses Wells Fargo’s focus on data and an upcoming college challenge in which students use social media data to solve problems.


Small Business

How sweet the sound: Music school keeps kids rockin’

A New Jersey couple won assistance from Wells Fargo to advance its Little Rockers small business — a band and school focused on music education.


Small Business

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: ‘Changing the lives of Hispanic entrepreneurs’

Javier Palomarez, president of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, discusses his organization’s work and the challenges facing Hispanic entrepreneurs.


Innovation

New style of store offers customers more choices

Wells Fargo is digitizing stores to give customers an omni-channel experience — the ability to move seamlessly within and between channels — when they visit.


Small Business

Grant helps bat maker stay in the game

Grady Phelan redesigned the knob on a baseball bat — an innovation for a product that hasn't changed much in 130 years. He was one of five grand prize winners in a Wells Fargo Works Project contest.


Housing

Hispanic homeowner finally hears ‘Yes’

Latinos who wish to become homeowners have a new path — made possible by a $125 billion home lending commitment (and other support) from Wells Fargo over the next 10 years.


Business to Business

Suh-weeet! Time was ripe for peach farm to grow its business

Titan Farms in South Carolina updates its packing operation to bring tastier peaches — and more of them — to its customers.


Financial Health

10 things you can do to manage credit

For national Get Smart About Credit month, Wells Fargo’s Gary Korotzer shares his tips on how you can manage credit.


Business to Business

Brewery found its recipe for success early on — and stuck with it

Gary Fish started Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon, in 1988 as a brewpub. Today, the beer his national craft brewery produces is garnering awards and fans.


Small Business

Entrepreneur’s business teaches life lessons through football

A former high school coach in Arizona founded Authority Football, a small business that helps athletes with football (and life) fundamentals.


Innovation

Incubator finds right recipe for Hispanic entrepreneurs

Tamales and other tasty entrees are available at Mixteca PDX, a mobile eatery at Portland Mercado (a successful Latin microbusiness center in Oregon).


Housing

Six disaster response lessons from Katrina and other storms

Wells Fargo's Perry Hilzendeger highlights the disaster response lessons the company has learned from Hurricane Katrina and more over the past decade.


Financial Health

Two common social media scams and how to avoid them

Card cracking and clickjacking – among the latest social media scams – use hyperlinks or promises of financial windfalls to defraud you or steal your identity.


Business to Business

Food supplier recalibrates its business post-recession

After the recession, a Pennsylvania food distributor chose to sharpen its focus on service — and found new ways to grow.


Housing

‘A dream come true’ for millennial homebuyers

Home buyers in their 20s and early 30s — like Tim and Reina Robinson — are beginning to make their presence known in a housing market that eagerly anticipates their arrival.


Business to Business

Moving to the front of the class — with school uniforms

A third-generation family business in Portland, Oregon, takes pride in making uniforms for schools (and kids!) all across the U.S.


Innovation

One step from an accident leads to a Wells Fargo hit: Mobile banking

Steve Ellis, head of Innovation at Wells Fargo, remembers when he realized mobile banking would take off, and talks about the importance of innovation in banking.


Financial Health

Putting college freshmen on solid financial footing

Freshmen at Florida Gulf Coast University learn the basics of money management in Budgeting 101, an orientation session taught by Wells Fargo.


Financial Health

Panel: Keeping the faith in higher education despite rising costs, debt

In a program sponsored by Wells Fargo, a trio of education-finance experts offer an analysis of rising student-loan debt and make a case for still believing in the value of a college education.


Housing

Good news: Misconceptions, not credit, keep homebuyers out of market

Wells Fargo’s Franklin Codel recaps its latest homeownership survey and how myths about down payments and credit scores keep some qualified home buyers sidelined.


Business to Business

Family-owned steel processor is forging its own competitive advantage

The owners of Owen Industries in Carter Lake, Iowa, are using their new warehouse (and innovative machinery) to continue growing the company’s reputation as a steel processor.


Housing

For this mother and son, home is where the stairway is

Buying a home seemed out of reach for this single mom in Virginia — until she chose to work one-on-one with Wells Fargo.


Business to Business

Healthcare services ‘within walking distance’ in remote areas of the world

Logistical challenges are only part of what World Health Partners faces in providing health services in person and via cell phone in rural parts of India and Kenya.


Business to Business

Expanded medical facility reaches more patients

New Horizon Family Health Services in the Upstate of South Carolina serves patients in need of a medical home — and a new, larger facility can serve up to 10,000 more patients.


Small Business

Nail it! 9 ways to hone your startup’s pitch to a prospect

From his work with tech startups, Manoj Govindan of Wells Fargo offers dos and don'ts for pitching big companies.


Innovation

Zooming ahead! Startups see business accelerate

Whether designing software for persons with hearing impairments or predicting how people use mobile apps, companies that are part of Wells Fargo’s Startup Accelerator are seeing results.


Innovation

Wow! Two decades of banking online

Years after Wells Fargo became the first bank to offer customers online access to their accounts, 26 million customers can’t imagine their financial lives without the convenience of online banking.


Small Business

These are not your grandma’s compression socks!

Michelle Huie’s aching legs sparked an idea that became Vim & Vigr — a business that brings fashion flair to compression socks.


Small Business

A business plan: An essential part of small business success

Wells Fargo small business segment manager Doug Case explains why a business plan is a must-have for every small business to guide growth.


Business to Business

Helping an agriculture company find its sweet spot

Wells Fargo helps the largest producer of cane sugar in the U.S. successfully manage its seasonal business demands.


Innovation

Revolutionizing passwords, one selfie at a time

The startup company EyeVerify wants to “get rid of the password” for logging in to devices, and it has help from Wells Fargo’s Startup Accelerator program.


Business to Business

‘Peace of mind’ for aging loved ones

Changing demographics are one reason Wells Fargo’s Senior Housing Finance team focuses on companies like Aegis Living — an operator of assisted living and memory care facilities.


Financial Health

Parents, it’s also time for us to get college ready

With tuition on the rise, the head of Wells Fargo’s private student loan business outlines ways to get college ready financially and improve your ability to manage expenses.


Small Business

A party rental business moves out of the garage and into the community

A husband and wife team in San Francisco turned to the nonprofit Opportunity Fund to help get their small business off the ground.


Housing

What to do if you have trouble paying your mortgage

Wells Fargo’s Joe Ohayon recaps three must-do steps if you’re having trouble paying your mortgage, and are worried about keeping your home.


Small Business

La Caja China: A decades-old business that’s suddenly muy caliente!

A twist on the backyard grill brings families together for a pig roast (or beef and chicken) — and is the singular product behind a bustling small business for three generations of a Florida family.


Business to Business

‘A better way’ starts with long-term relationships

A Wells Fargo customer since 1950, Vermeer Corporation is a global manufacturer that aims to improve infrastructure, manage natural resources, and assist working farms and ranches.


Innovation

Putting innovation to the test

One day you may be able to bank using a smart watch or connected car. At its Digital Innovation Lab, Wells Fargo is testing these ideas and more.


Financial Health

Banking guidance sparks teacher’s financial recovery

Teacher Richard Leistiko embarked on a financial transformation that helped him pay off debt, improve his credit score, and build up an emergency fund.


Small Business

Small business trucker trusts his team

Entrepreneur and trucker Frank Guzman has learned to overcome challenges in navigating the highway and operating a small business. After repeated attempts, he started his own company last year.


Financial Health

Banking support for service members away from home

Wells Fargo’s Military Banking call center focuses solely on helping members of the military with their unique financial needs.


Housing

Taking care of his credit helps veteran fulfill lifelong dream

Vietnam War veteran Isaac Walters turned his life around a decade ago and late last year fulfilled a lifelong dream of home ownership — thanks in part to Wells Fargo’s NeighborhoodLIFT® down payment assistance program.


Small Business

At 91, condiment entrepreneur still has spice for life

Earl Fultz is taking on ketchup and other condiments with cHarissa ― a cumin-based condiment he wants to make famous in honor of his late wife, Gloria.


Small Business

Every day is ‘Love your pet day’ at Grooming by Em

Emily Mansilla opened Grooming by Em to help keep dogs and cats healthy. But she also specializes in glitz, glam, and anything else to pamper them.


Small Business

Radford Theatre revival keeps movie magic on Main Street

Opened in 1935, Virginia’s Radford Theatre nearly went dark in 2013. But Paul Pallante revived it by making the show much more than the movie.


Housing

Memphis neighborhood getting a lift

Memphis's uptown neighborhood is being revitalized through a new approach from Habitat of Greater Memphis and grants from Wells Fargo.


Housing

Grants rebuild lives and neighborhoods across U.S.

Neighborhoods across the U.S. are being revitalized through work done by housing nonprofits — funded in part by grants from Wells Fargo Housing Foundation’s Priority Markets program.


Housing

Contest winners pay it forward with winnings

For the winners of Wells Fargo’s “What Makes a Home” contest, winning meant more than just being able to pay down their mortgage. All of them used some of their winnings to give back to their communities.


Small Business

Boot camp for businesses helps them pop up — and stay up

The highlands community of Marion, Virginia, has a thriving downtown again because of the “Pop Up” Marion Boot camp that’s launched 19 small businesses.


Housing

Rose Parade inspiration: Veteran receives new home

Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Support Foundation donated a mortgage-free home to veteran Dominic Perrotte at a Rose Parade ceremony.


Business to Business

Technology bankers’ expertise helps propel solar company

With the help of Wells Fargo’s Technology Banking group, Strata Solar in North Carolina has moved from small installations to utility-scale solar “farms.”


Small Business

Perfecting a common construction tool leads to a thriving business

An Idaho entrepreneur turned his innovation into Franklin Sensors, a company that employs 45 people and delivers stud finders across the world.


Business to Business

‘A special place’ for patients to rebuild their lives

A newly renovated and expanded space at Craig Hospital near Denver means even more room for patients with spinal cord and brain injuries to work toward rehabilitation.


Financial Health

Millennials create remedies for improving their financial health

College students competed in Wells Fargo’s first Campus Protothon to come up with new ideas for how millennials can become more fiscally fit.


Small Business

Stimulating small business growth where it’s needed the most

In Washington, D.C., a local investment fund works with small businesses to provide the capital they need to grow and succeed.


Housing

‘Never to be homeless again’: A hands-on approach

In one North Carolina community, people are finding stable jobs and affordable homes with the assistance of an organization devoted to helping low- and moderate-income residents.


Housing

Wounded veteran thrives in mortgage-free home

A U.S. Navy SEAL veteran and his family are enjoying their California home, donated by Wells Fargo, thanks in part to mentoring designed to ensure his success as a homeowner.


Business to Business

Risky business now less risky: Software provides safe shipment of valuables

Wells Fargo Insurance works with a company called TransGuardian to insure high-value packages — and ensure they are delivered safely.


Housing

New homeowner: ‘This is a good feeling’

Down payment assistance grants from Wells Fargo have helped more than 8,000 people achieve a goal many thought was unattainable: owning a home.


Business to Business

LUSH: Growth of bath and body care bubbling over

When it needed help with financing in Canada, the bath and body products company LUSH — which sells “fresh and natural” soaps, lotions, and more — turned to Wells Fargo.


Business to Business

Reviving a fishing dock for the Makah tribe

The Makah tribe's fishing dock in northwest Washington is ready for business — and spurring economic development in the region.


Financial Health

Campus Countdown sweepstakes winner ready to go back to class

California student Michael Ramirez can afford to head back to college now, thanks to Wells Fargo’s Campus Countdown sweepstakes.


Small Business

The American Dream coming to life

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs provides loans to Georgia residents like Aysha Cooper to start small businesses.


Innovation

Fostering innovation with new tech startups

The new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator provides funding, workshops and coaching for innovative tech firms in financial services.


Innovation

Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator stokes innovation in finance

More than 200 startups in the U.S. and 10 other countries have applied for the chance to work with the new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator.


Business to Business

Foreign exchange services keep Rick Steves’ Europe globetrotting

Rick Steves’ Europe needed a way to quickly purchase tickets and make reservations — and found it after turning to Wells Fargo.


Housing

Personal attention helps family keep their dream home

When the Taylor family of Ocean Springs, Miss., fell into financial difficulty, they turned to Wells Fargo for guidance and one-on-one assistance with a mortgage modification.


Small Business

Nonprofit dental practice brightens Minnesota smiles

Apple Tree Dental worked with Wells Fargo to finance much-needed care for elderly and low-income patients in the Minneapolis area.


Business to Business

Lending expertise, forward-thinking yield juicy results for grower

Innovative produce growers like California’s Fowler Packing find success in teaming with Wells Fargo’s experienced agriculture team.


Business to Business

Locally owned wind farm provides clean energy to rural Oregon

An entrepreneur is providing clean energy to his rural community through a wind farm he built with his sons.


Business to Business

Innovative companies seek out technology banking

The Seattle-based company PitchBook turned to Wells Fargo when it needed a financial services provider that excels at technology banking.


Business to Business

Wine industry relies on agricultural financing for right finish

Berghold Vineyards and Vino Farms in California rely on agricultural financing and other Wells Fargo services to bring you the perfect glass of wine.


Small Business

Growing a small business with Wells Fargo Works for Small Business

Business is growing at James and Deundra Hundon’s Universal Martial Arts Academy after their Wells Fargo Works for Small Business experience.


Innovation

‘Anniversary’ message at a Wells Fargo ATM evokes happy memories

When a long-time customer receives a “happy anniversary” message at a Wells Fargo ATM, memories come flooding back.


Small Business

Microloans help low-income women start small, then keep growing

One “microloan” can have a ripple effect, which is the idea behind Grameen America — a nonprofit that helps low-income women build small businesses.


Business to Business

Prime upgrade helps Omaha Steaks customers

After working with Wells Fargo on its credit card payment processing system, Omaha Steaks finds the business runs more efficiently.


Small Business

La Cocina serves up success for food entrepreneurs

A small business incubator in San Francisco is helping entrepreneurs aim for financial independence.