Wells Fargo to open banking store inside new Whole Foods store in Seattle on May 25
Seattle — May 17, 2000
Wells Fargo is expanding the number of locations it offers its customers in Seattle by opening a banking store there on Thursday, May 25, inside the new Whole Foods store at 1026 64th St. N.E. (near the University, Ravenna and Greenlake districts).
The new banking store will be fully staffed with bank officers who can provide personal, on-the-spot service, augmented by user-friendly, state-of-the-art technology. The phone number there will be (206) 526-7593.
As part of the festivities, Wells Fargo is planning daily promotions and give-aways, including drawings for prizes throughout the store's first 30 days of operation.
"We want to make banking really convenient for our customers. Since people shop at supermarkets at least twice a week, this brings banking to a place they are already going," said Wayne McIntosh, Wells Fargo's manager of the new banking store. "I'm looking forward to meeting the people in this community and can't think of a better place than at this beautiful new grocery store."
Open six days a week
The Wells Fargo location inside the Whole Foods store will be staffed longer hours than a traditional banking store, including evenings, Saturdays and some holidays . Operating hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The in-store location will offer a full array of products and services. Wells Fargo officers will be available during bank hours to assist customers with such transactions as making deposits, opening new accounts, getting cash, applying for consumer and mortgage loans, purchasing certificates of deposit and all other deposit and loan products typically sold at traditional banking stores.
Wells Fargo customers will be able to use the banking store's Express ATM at no charge at any time the Whole Foods store is open.
Whole Foods is a retail chain of natural foods stores that specialize in products without pesticides, synthetic hormones, artificial flavors or colors. The publicly held company operates more than 100 stores across the country.
Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo & Company is a $222 billion diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through almost 6,000 stores, the Internet (http://www.wellsfargo.com/ ) and other distribution channels across North America, including all 50 states, and elsewhere internationally.