Wells Fargo is New CatCard Banking Partner

Dec. 16, 2002

When students and faculty return to the campus for the spring semester, they will soon find it easier to do their financial business with their CatCard through enhanced banking services provided by Wells Fargo.

These services include a new Web-based Wells Fargo "cyber" banking store located in the Student Union Memorial Center. (Wells Fargo will have an official opening of their Student Union location on Monday, Feb. 17.)

Individuals will be able to access their accounts at the cyber store's six on-line terminals to transfer funds; pay bills; apply for mortgage, home equity and student loans; learn about finances; open accounts; get investment advice; make trades; conduct business banking; and obtain insurance—among many other services. Store hours will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the ATM will be available to customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Two Wells Fargo personal bankers will be available to serve customers, and cash deposits and withdrawals may be made around the clock at the Wells Fargo ATM site. The new location will also feature a free link to Wells Fargo's Phone Bank. "This new store design is in response to the needs of computer-savvy UA students, faculty and staff," said store manager Paula Madden.

Suellyn Hull, director for the University of Arizona CatCard, says "With a national bank of Wells Fargo's caliber, we now have a partner that is committed to offering streamlined service delivery, and increased employee and staff convenience through the use of the CatCard and the opening of the new cyber store."

"The UA and Wells Fargo have a longstanding partnership, and we're excited to have this opportunity to provide on-campus services to students, faculty and staff," said Larry Finuf, Wells Fargo community banking president for Tucson.

The CatCard is the official University of Arizona identification card. It is a comprehensive single identification and access card, including smart card technology, for some 34,000 students, 12,500 faculty and staff, and 5,000 other affiliates. The CatCard can be used to access a variety of services, including but not limited to: affiliate identification, point of sale/debit services, parking control, vending machines, event sales, laundry machines, telephone services, printing services, library services, access control, food services, meal plans, stadium concessions, copier machines, personal banking services, and off-campus merchants.