Wells Fargo is a US bank holding company, which occupies a leading position in the financial market of the world, carrying out activities in the provision of banking and insurance services, a large segment of mortgage lending, as the company developed online banking to sell various financial products, which serve as an information consultant for the entire planet. Conglomerate headquarters is located in San Francisco, USA. Headquartered banking division is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Wells Fargo is one of the first banks that provide their customers access to bank accounts over the Internet. Since 1995, customers can check the status of accounts, pay bills, buy or sell securities.
Wells Fargo provides a diverse range of financial services to its customers, more than 23 million people. The company employs more than 150 000 people in more than 6,000 locations across the country.The company provides banking and insurance services, mortgage and consumer finance through more than 9000 offices and 12 ATMs.
Wells Fargo & Company is known for the fact that it combines the bank and the postal business. This is no accident. History Wells Fargo began in March 1852. Wells Fargo & Company was founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo. The company was founded during the gold rush and its main activity was the provision of postal and financial services to miners. In order to finance the activities of Wells Fargo & Company was to attract investors.
Wells Fargo & Company was one of the main US postal system. The reliability of the postal service Wells Fargo has been at a high level. In addition, Wells Fargo & Company was trying to do everything possible to ensure that mail delivered as quickly as possible. To this end, the company has used all available means fast delivery, railways and steamships.
Among the gold miners the company Wells Fargo quickly earned the trust and respect. The company sent money and goods quickly, never give light weight of its customers when buying gold, and her banknotes began to be appreciated at the level of real gold.
US bank Wells Fargo is now widely known in the field of banking and postal services. His story is remarkable, first of all, the fact that it opened by two young men did not had nothing to do with banking. It all began in 1841. Henry Wells – MTA New York, decided to open the postal company and hired young William Fargo, who at the time worked as an assistant in the trade shop Syracuse. The company was opened in 1844, it was called – Well & CO, by the time an honest and hardworking Fargo Wells won the trust so much that he was offered a small percentage in the newly minted company, whose services had delivery of gold and other valuables.
Naturally, as in any endeavor is not without problems and falls. So in 1849, at the Well & CO appeared tough competitor in the face of Wasson & Company, but the conflict was resolved quite peacefully, through diplomatic abilities wise Henry Wells and this is despite the fact that in those days everything was solved by force. Wells was able to negotiate such a brilliant way that ended up combining of competing firms into one company under the name AmericanExpress, which is known to this day as a symbol of international fast shipping.
Wells Fargo business accelerated using stagecoaches, steamers, ponies and telegraph, working efficiently, reliably and quickly. In 1866, Wells Fargo combines all the main western lines of communications. Mail stagecoaches takes the name «Wells, Fargo & Co», covering more than 3,000 miles of territory, from California to Nebraska, and from Colorado to the regions gold mining in Montana and Idaho.
After the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, Wells Fargo increases the specific part of the rail. In 1888, after the expansion of the steel posts of the north-east of New York, Wells Fargo became the country’s first postal company, covering the entire country.
Over time, the company began to develop in the future, was won a state contract. Later it was created the famous United States Postal Service “Pony Express”, whose motto was saying: “Mail to be delivered under any circumstances.” And whose work was completed in 1861 in connection with the development of the telegraph lines. And only when the state has strengthened the US Postal Service, Wells Fargo began only engage in banking activities.
In an era of prosperity of the 1960s, Wells Fargo became the Northern California regional bank with a large network of offices.
In 1989, Wells Fargo Bank first to introduce electronic services, providing access to personal accounts through online services Prodigy. Shortly afterwards, Wells Fargo has developed its own system of working in the DOS operating system. However, only 20 000 customers by the end of 1994 used the two services.
Chief Operating Company branch located in the United States is the Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., which is legally registered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Wells Fargo in its present form is a result of the acquisition in 1992 by the California Wells Fargo & Co company Norwest Corporation, located in Minneapolis. Although Northwest was technically the existing legal entity, the new company was renamed to Wells Fargo, capitalizing the entire 150-year history of the nationally-recognized name and brand.
After the acquisition, the company transferred its headquarters at the disposal of Wells Fargo in San Francisco, and merged its operating subsidiaries with affiliates Wells Fargo to Sioux Falls.
By 1998, Wells Fargo has implemented an online service, available at www.wellsfargo.com address through which clients can operationally perform many banking transactions, such as: checking the current account and credit card balances, pay bills, transfer funds, spending the sale of shares and bonds, order checks and to get information about the services. Previously, Web-site Wells Fargo has already received widespread approval among industry observers, Smart Money magazine named Wells Fargo «The best online-bank” in 1996.
Operative Banking Association considered site Wells Fargo «The best site in the US financial industry” in 1996, and the Financial Net News honored him with the title of “Best bank” in 1997. By the beginning of 1998 more than 450 000 customers used the Wells Fargo of online banking services, and the company estimates that this figure in two years is expected to increase to 1 million. By early 1998, the Internet service Wells Fargo used 350,000 online-customers; It predicted that the major increase in the number of consumers will provide exactly this channel, so the bank has registered about 1,000 customers a day, with more than 80% accessed through the Internet.
Subdivision Wells Fargo Insurance is one of the largest and most respected insurance brokerage firms in the world. Their brokers work together with your business to help you get more compensation from the insurance policy, strategically manage their impacts, and ultimately to achieve strong competitive position.
Company have experience around the world in the provision of services to help customers increase revenue, manage risk and develop opportunities in the global market. They offer services to customers in more than 40 offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India and Asia Pacific.
All questions you can address to the following contact numbers Wells Fargo customer service:
General Banking (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Internet and mobile banking (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Persons with hearing impairments
TDD / TTY: 1-800-877-4833
In an emergency, the last thing you want to do is worry about your finances. Wells Fargo can help with your immediate financial needs and if your home or business bills were damaged or destroyed, the company will help you start rebuilding.
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1-800-869-3557 / 1-800-225-5935
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