SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK - December 12, 2013
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) and Isis®, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless, today announced the first phase of an agreement that allows Wells Fargo Visa consumer credit card holders to load their cards into the Isis Mobile Wallet®. This launch enables cardholders to securely pay, redeem coupons and present loyalty credentials, all with the tap of their phone.
“We are committed to helping our customers succeed financially. Helping them make payments when, where and how they want is part of that promise,” said Peter Ho, manager of digital payments for Wells Fargo’s Consumer Financial Services group. “Our customers lead mobile lives and their ability to pay for things should reflect that fact. During this pilot phase with Isis, we will test and learn with customers who want to be on the leading edge of this technology.”
Customers with one of the more than 50 Isis Ready® smartphones available from AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless can receive an enhanced SIM card from their wireless carrier and download the Isis Mobile Wallet for free from Google Play. Customers who visit their carrier’s retail store to activate the Isis Mobile Wallet will receive hands-on support and education from store associates. Cardholders can use the Isis Mobile Wallet at any of the hundreds of thousands of merchant locations nationwide that accept contactless payments. Customers can explore local merchants at www.paywithisis.com/where.html.
“Wells Fargo is among the most innovative brands in the country and we are pleased to introduce Isis Mobile Wallet to their credit card customers,” said Ryan Hughes, chief marketing officer, Isis. “We look forward to our work together as we deliver new payment features to consumers.”
Purchases made using the Isis Mobile Wallet are protected by Wells Fargo’s Zero Liability program, which provides cardholders with zero liability if their Wells Fargo Credit Card is lost, stolen or used without authorization and cardholders promptly notify Wells Fargo. Cardholders can remotely freeze the Isis Mobile Wallet with a single call to their mobile carrier.
First Data Corporation will serve as Wells Fargo’s Trusted Service Manager to deliver card information safely and securely onto the mobile device.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.
The joint venture is between AT&T Mobility LLC, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless and is based in New York City. The venture is chartered with building Isis, a national mobile commerce venture that will fundamentally transform how people shop, pay and save. The Isis Mobile Commerce PlatformTM is available to all merchants, banks, payment networks and mobile carriers. Isis, Isis Mobile Wallet, Isis Ready, Isis Mobile Commerce Platform and the associated logos are trademarks of JVL Ventures, LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos, product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information visit www.paywithisis.com.
About First Data
First Data is the global leader in payments processing and electronic commerce solutions. Around the world, every second of every day, First Data makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial institutions and their customers. First Data leverages its vast product portfolio and expertise to drive client revenue and profitability. Whether the choice of payment is by debit or credit card, gift card, check or mobile phone, online or at the checkout counter, First Data takes every opportunity to go beyond the transaction. More information about the company is available on FirstData.com as well as on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.