Innovation


Innovation

Breeder’s Choice owner Joey Herrick: ‘I wanted to make animals’ lives better through nutrition’

In 1985, a television show you’ve never heard of changed the way we feed our pets. Today, Wells Fargo is helping Joey Herrick revolutionize the pet food industry once again.


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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.


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Using blockchain to settle foreign exchange transactions

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


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‘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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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‘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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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”


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Startups find mentors and more

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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).


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Fostering innovation with new tech startups

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


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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.


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‘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.