We recognized small businesses' need for online banking simplicity, timeliness and convenience, so we tailored our offering to meet their needs. This is another example of powerful and affordable tools Wells Fargo offers that help small businesses boost productivity and profits.
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) February 25, 2008
"Wells Fargo's Foreign Exchange Online service combines the advantages of Wells Fargo's competitive foreign exchange rates with the convenience of sending payments throughout the world from an internet browser," said Adam Vancini, senior vice president, Wells Fargo Internet Services Group. "Customers can execute real-time foreign exchange transactions at their desk, eliminating phone calls or trips to the bank."
"As foreign trade continues to grow, small businesses are increasingly doing business with overseas partners, including both suppliers and customers," said Gregg Napoli, head of Foreign Exchange Services for Wells Fargo. "These businesses need a banking partner that can make it easier for them to manage foreign currency transactions, ensure rapid receipt of payments and provide accurate, secure and integrated recordkeeping."
Foreign Exchange Online is accessed through the International Business Services section on the Wells Fargo Business Online Banking site. In addition to Foreign Exchange Online, a number of other international business services are available, including:
-- Ability to Order Foreign Currency Online - Customers traveling outside the United States can save time and money by ordering foreign currency cash and foreign denominated travelers cheques online. This service is also available by phone or in person over the counter at over 300 designated International Teller Sites in more than 200 hundred cities nationwide (http://www.foreignexchangeservices.com/cfx/search).
-- Insights from a New International Money Tips Database - The online database includes currency information and travel tips for 60 countries. For each country, the database lists major banks, currency, commonly accepted methods of payment, guidance around ATM availability and credit and debit card use, and a link to the Visa ATM locator.
-- Access to a New Foreign Trade Glossary - The glossary contains information to help small business owners understand commonly used international trading terms.
"We saw a need for centrally-located international business banking resources with 24/7 access to help small businesses navigate the complex global marketplace," said Melanie Donaghy, vice president of Wells Fargo's Business Internet Services. "We recognized small businesses' need for online banking simplicity, timeliness and convenience, so we tailored our offering to meet their needs. This is another example of powerful and affordable tools Wells Fargo offers that help small businesses boost productivity and profits."
About Wells Fargo & Company
Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $575 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through almost 6,000 stores and the internet (wellsfargo.com) across North America and internationally. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is the only bank in the U.S., and one of only two banks worldwide, to have the highest credit rating from both Moody's Investors Service, "Aaa," and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, "AAA."
Wells Fargo is America's #1 small business lender in total dollar volume according to the most recent Community Reinvestment Act data (2006) and the #1 SBA 7a bank lender in total dollar volume. Wells Fargo has loaned close to $35 billion to women, African American, Latino and Asian business owners since 1995. For more information, speak with a Wells Fargo banker, visit wellsfargo.com/biz or call the National Business Banking Center at 1-800-CALL-WELLS.