Wells Fargo to open banking store inside Safeway in Des Moines on Nov. 3
DES MOINES — October 22, 1999
Wells Fargo is expanding the number of locations it offers its customers in Des Moines by opening a second banking store there on Wednesday, Nov. 3, inside the Safeway Food & Drug at 27035 Pacific Hwy. S.
The new Des Moines 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 (Wells Fargo also has a traditional banking store located at 22037 Seventh Ave. S. in Des Moines).
As part of the festivities, Wells Fargo is planning daily promotions and give-aways, such as $50 in free groceries and book marks, balloons and hand stamps.
"We want to make banking relly 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 Lucy Garza, Wells Fargo's manager of the new Des Moines banking store. "I'm looking forward to meeting the people in this community and can't think of a better place than at their Safeway."
Open Seven Days A Week
The Wells Fargo location inside the Des Moines Safeway will be staffed longer hours than a traditional banking store, including evenings, weekends and most holidays. Operating hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
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 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 Safeway is open. Safeway Inc. is one of the world's largest food retailers, operating 1,368 stores in the United States and Canada. The company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Pacific Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY. Established in 1852, Wells Fargo & Company is a $207 billion diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through almost 6,000 stores and other distribution channels across North America, including all 50 states, and elsewhere internationally.