Wells Fargo for Windows Phone
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Official Wells Fargo banking app for Windows Phone 8 is now available

Looks like it's not just those Bing apps that are getting released today as the Wells Fargo banking app is now finally available for Windows Phone 8. Ever since Bank of America, Chase and numerous other financial institutions released their apps over the last two years, we’ve been hearing requests for Wells Fargo—now those wishes have been answered.

The Wells Fargo app is everything you’d expect from a modern banking institution -  it allows you to check account balances, pay bills, send money, make balance transfers, deposit checks, and track investments.

Overall, there’s not too much to say except that we’re excited for the legions of Windows Phone users who have been yearning for this app.

Head to the Windows Phone Store now to grab it by clicking here, swiping to the right in our app or scanning the QR code below.

Via: Windows Phone Blog; Thanks, everyone, for the tips!

QR: Wells Fargo

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BroMarduk says:

Glad to list it amongst our assets, but the Chase app looks a lot more like a Windows Phone app

poddie says:

The Chase app is awesome. I've been really impressed with their service too since switching from Citibank several months ago.

myrandex says:

Yea the chase app is sweet, I use is daily.

Haters got one more app off their list lol

SleepyTheDon says:

Tell me about it

vitaliano says:

Oh, just wait, they will find something else to complain about.

Still waiting for CapitalOne, HSBC, and TDBank. I'm not a hater:)

SleepyTheDon says:

Yes the Chase app is nice

Chase is my favorite bank and the chase app is icing on the cake

ChrisPS3 says:

I like Chase's attitude and service and proliferation of ATMs and branches in my region. I just wish they'd pay a little higher interest rates to little guys like me. This is why I still keep some money with Ally...

I think I'm gonna start trading stocks again. Can anyone recommend a good WP8 brokerage app?

ChrisPS3 says:

Yes the Chase app is very well designed, and the first out of the gate. The WF app is not bad for a first version, and it seems robust. 

tbonenga says:

Not available in my region..... I'm in southeast USA

afripino says:

Works for me and I'm in North Carolina

larspassic says:

Probably a time / replication thing. Try later.

Mr. Tofu says:

Never used a banking app. Is it generally safe to use this as opposed to just logging in online? Does using the app essentially keep me logged in and thus those who gain access to my phone have access to my accounts?

No banking apps log you out automatically once you come out of the app even if you forget to log out.

Nataku4ca says:

im guessing its "No, banking apps logs you out..." ?  or is it really "No banking apps log you out"?

Courtney S says:

The comma is supposed to be there. You are logged out. Just double checked: after navigating away, and coming back to the app, I had to log in again.

aschettler says:

I know the Chase mobile banking app will ask you to log out when you close the app. Can't say much about other banking apps because I simply don't know. But, from what I understand, that's pretty much standard for the industry, so I'd say it's pretty safe. Sometimes even safer than using the website. Just don't do banking (in app or on website) over public or unsecured WiFi. I only ever do it at home on my WiFi network or over cellular data since they're both encrypted (at least over the air).

psreloaded says:

The HDFC Bank app also logs you out if you try to exit. If you just keep in the background, it logs out after a few minutes...

myrandex says:

Just as secure as using the website. I actually work in Mobile Banking and yes they are generally designed extremely securely.

cckgz4 says:

Bank Of America logs you out after a certain time period

Z10YkakPES says:

I guess I'll keep holding my breath for citizensbank app :(

myrandex says:

I left them for Chase due to their apps and ATMs

luimende says:

Now I just need...

L2nak says:

HOLY SHIT YES.

IN5TIGATOR says:

Mobile site wrapper...

Kadcidxa says:

Then cant they make it also for WP7 as well?

paulxxwall says:

Nope I used the Webb apps version and the official one is much cleaner and it has mobile check deposit which on mobile site you cant

Witness says:

That's what I thought at first, but then there's that ability to deposit a check. Checks out.

pirarre says:

Even though I use Chase, its good to see another great app for Windows :)

lancguy says:

Omg...about time! First Comcast gave us the remote AP, now we got the official wells Fargo AP. Now all that I'm missing is a share builder AP and a capital one 360 (formerly ing direct) AP and I'll be in heaven!

sepatown says:

Citibank, release a Windows Phone app damn it!
 By the way, this app looks like crap.

Clavitox says:

Its the mobile website in an app wrapper, with ability to direct deposit. No complains here

omagic82 says:

It's definitaly not a website wrapper. It's an app, but it's designed like a website. I used the WF mobile site all the time on my WP before this app. The app is great. I've already tested out the check deposit feature and it worked like a charm. I just wish the design looked more like a WP app.

guesttt999 says:

You need to let them know on their twitter customer service account: https://twitter.com/AskCiti

rmichael75 says:

something is better than nothing.. they have the same app in Ipad with all the same features which i use sometimes.. Sounds good to me. I can now use it all the time.

poddie says:

I gave up waiting on them and went to Chase.  Couldn't be happier.
 
Of course, the other reason I left is that they closed the barch that was 3 minutes from my house... which was bizzarre because I live in a very populated Chicago suburb. 
 
Have to say, the servcie from Chase has been light years beyond CB.  The website is worlds better.  I can see my business accounts and personal accounts with one login!  The payment system is way better too... make's Citibank's look like it was written in 1995.  And their WP app is glorious.

superriz says:

Design Sucks!

kamikaze80 says:

Agree. There's no excuse for anything to be so ugly in this day and age.

Looks very close to their mobile version. Not bad for Version 1.0

MSFTisMIA says:

The design sucks because it is the SAME look on the Android and iOS version. Ugly as hell but it works.

explosive0 says:

Lol. I wouldn't call this an app. Pretty much a wrapper for the mobile site. There's a reason why it's

EBynum says:

Awesome! Installing now!

blessthejon says:

Finally! Now the only problem is that I'm moving out of town and there is no Wells Fargo in that area. :(

Microsis says:

Yeah, it kind of sucks to be honest. But hey, we have one now! Maybe they will take the time to get some native WP UI in the next update..

leadpoizon says:

Very disappointing. It's simply a webapp, not really a legitimate app. I hope they actually put effort into this and update to make it a real app.

eric12341 says:

Lead rom maker from PPCG? Is that you?

leadpoizon says:

Yup, that's me. :)

paulxxwall says:

Its not I have the Webb app version this one has mobile deposit and looks a bit cleaner

Nik Rolls says:

It is a web app, clearly. Maybe not the same as the mobile website, but it's still something like PhoneGap. Never as good as native.

leadpoizon says:

I agree. It's not really a true web app, and not a true WP app either. It's like a hybrid. Even still, I used the Android app, and it's better than this. Maybe its tougher to implement their security into a WP "native" app.

paulxxwall says:

No maybe not a metro ui app but im lookin at my fiancee iPhone wells Fargo app it looks the same as well as the android app so at least its not worst and now I just deposited a check using the app ...worked perfect no complains here

d4emend says:

OMG! How much time do you spend using your mobile banking app? do you have millions of dollars of transactions to work with? You guys are so funny, it's here, it works. spend 2 minutes to transfer between account, done. 

Brandon619 says:

About time... Nice to see mobile deposit make it as well.

lubbalots says:

Been waiting a long time for this. Sad part, there is nothing metro or modern about it. Its an exact duplicate of Android app.

I don't think Wells Fargo cares too much about METRO but more about filling a gap. Hopefully as the updates come they can differentiate themselves from Android and iOS

d4emend says:

Sad part is Wells was paid a million dollars by microsoft to deliver this. Or was it Chase that got the money so they were first to come out with an app? Not sure.

PG2G says:

I suggest anyone complaining about this app do an image search for the iOS version.

thetuxmask says:

Yes it looks just like this and at least it has check deposit which can't do online....and at least they are supporting windows phone

rmichael75 says:

+521.. I am very happy. I dont need to use the Ipad anymore.

RyanAMG says:

World is almost complete :)

sdreamer says:

Yeah, it looks crummy. But darn, finally got it. Now I can deposite checks in style, but crud wish I didn't have to log in all the time.

Their desktop version and mobile version is the same way. There's no "remember this computer" option

MikeSo says:

I don't understand why people clamor for bank apps. The mobile sites usually work just as well, in my experience. But it's good to check it off the list of missing apps (even if it sucks).

Shantek says:

My bank website doesn't work on my phone, so without an app I couldn't use it. And my bank also offers passcode login. So that's 2 reasons right there why to go with an app

MDak280 says:

Cool, can PNC release an app now? :)

tribexx says:

+928...
This and US Bank!

pankaj981 says:

Yeah lazy a#%# US bank

This. That's the one I'm waiting on as well...

rdubmu says:

ABOUT TIME!!!!! SWEET JESUS!!! :)

aliahad says:

I want my BMO Harris bank to create the app....I heard CITI is in works of making one....

SleepyTheDon says:

This is actually a pretty big deal

Even though it doesn't help me in Canada, I still welcome any good apps to the marketplace! Would love a TD Canada trust app though! Emailed them from multiple emails trying to quicken things up

Kreblon says:

Wells Fargo sucks. Switched to a local credit union earlier this year and I wish I'd done it sooner.

And this app is just a lousy wrapper for their mobile site.

Good luck with that.
Go Wells!

maghedo says:

Been waiting for this app the last two years.

Damn right!!! This was pretty much the last app I was waiting for!!!

kwajr says:

Joe tweeted this an hr before you put it up

OSean says:

I'll reserve my happiness for when they release an app for my bank...

riffraffy says:

A little weak, but at least it has mobile deposit---certainly a step in  the right direction.

I work for Wells so it feels good to have an official app

HansTj says:

I can't believe there are so still so many complainers.. Really? This ungratefulness is really nauseating.
If I remember correctly, the mobile site got revamped just a few months ago. Do you guys even remember how the mobile site looked like before the revamp? Now, THAT was garbage. I am just glad the they didn't develop the app based on the old mobile site, that they actually would take time to completely revamp the mobile site, and then create an app out of it.

I'm just happy it's up & running. The updates will come and fix any bugs & UI issues.

Still waiting for Citi to take a look at WP...

guesttt999 says:

You need to let them know at their Twitter AskCiti customer service account!

Berrynice87 says:

And the wait continues for Navy federal...

Holy schnitzels, what a day

willied says:

I'm still waiting for a SunTrust app.

DaveGx says:

I wish the market share would grow faster in the US to compel USAA to bring their app back and Navy Federal to bring an app.

jMawl says:

I agree. USA(A)! USA(A)! USA(A)!

rebinoh says:

I think it's great that this app has finally been added. It's been requested for so long and people still complain.
I don't know of many web wrappers that allow you to take a photo of your check to deposit it.
Maybe they'll tweak it down the line, but it's good to have it.

jcrus says:

Wells Fargo really wants my business. Branches everywhere and now this.
USAA take note, after all you were one of if not the first on windows phone. Bring the app back.
/rant

Castanedaa99 says:

I get an error code. I'll check back later but finally.

syang87 says:

Thank the baby Jesus!! It's about time.

deloa84 says:

Awesome. Looks quite similar to the mobile site. Overall glad they got on board and another app I can scratch off my list.

Manny C says:

Wow! Awesome news! This is pretty great.

rdubmu says:

It is the exact same as the web apps version. The only difference is mobile deposit.

MortalSins says:

Yay! I've been waiting for the Wells Fargo app since I first bought my Focus in early 2011! @_@

mrdeezus says:

Now all I need os the square up app and reader and i can sell my htc one and get a 1020....come on man when?????

Ticomfreak says:

You can use Credit Card Terminal. It has a reader and it's on Windows Phone but it's more expensive. However, it's more of a traditional credit service and is more secure and accepted than Square.

ProFilmLA says:

I have waited so long for this app...finally!

wpnokia920 says:

I agree it is a little webappish, and dosent fit WP theme, but couldn't we say that every android app looks like a mobile wrapper then?

rmichael75 says:

Guys stop complaining.. some thing is better than nothing. This is exactly what IOS has. Anyway, One more app down.. many more to go before the haters can take rest.

oddom says:

This is massive for me! Now I need pulse news reader and the ability to download larger podcasts over the network and my 8x can be full time! I just hope the live tile isn't spinning and showing my balance 

frett says:

LOL That would be hilarious.

Martinio32 says:

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.Thomas Jefferson, (Attributed) Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Ticomfreak says:

I've read that quote before, very true. It's funny, I started reading in a normal voice and then when it hit the "first by inflation, then by deflation" part I started reading it in a cartoon Jefferson voice lol

cybermoose89 says:

Still no hsbc app

m0unds says:

Still waiting for US Bank :/

frett says:

I know it doesn't have the Metro look, but it's clean and fast and has MOBILE CHECK DEPOSIT!!!
So happy!

did you noticed that ING spain also released banking app to windows phone on monday ?

L0gic Bom8 says:

Navy Federal Credit Union? Are you listening?

Blkacesvf41 says:

The Chase app is really nice. I have no complaints. I'd also love to see Navy Federal Credit Union come to WP8.

omullins says:

I'd love to see Capital One 360 next, or even better, Mint! I currently use Chase mainly and that's a great looking app - for some reason though, I can't get check deposit to work for me which is a real bummer as I loved that feature back on my Android phones.

Shad0wguy says:

We already know there is a mint app in the works, and I can't wait for it.  Also wish Capital One would make an app.

gevabar says:

Well now I am happy all three of my bank accounts have an app for windows phone!!!!

B T C says:

Cool.  I have some accounts with Wells Fargo.

Very good. I moved from Wells Fargo to Chase in January for a variety of reasons and have been more than happy with that decision. The beautiful Chase app for WP8 contributed to that decision.
This has been a good week! People can't afford to ignore Windows Phone anymore! Only a few more of the big players like Southwest, Instagram, etc... and no one will be able to say jack about "not enough apps!"

Shad0wguy says:

Fingers crossed for Capital One in the near future.

THE_Lawnboy says:

Capital One, where are you? Better hurry...

Shad0wguy says:

I don't know how much faith you can put in this, but here is a reply I got on Capital One's facebook...
 
"Good question! We're working on a Windows Phone app - stay tuned ^GB"

ChrisPS3 says:

Funny I didn't see this news item on WPCentral yesterday...  But I did find out another way so after work I rushed to a nearby WF branch and opened a checking/savings combo account in 40 minutes!  I closed my Citibank account last month (after years of bankign with them), after I lost patience exchanging e-mails with their customer service re a WP8 app. They don't even have a goddamn Win8 app! Stupid Citibank morons.  Anyway, kudos to WF for giving us an app.  I'm gonna try out the deposit feature tomorrow when I receive my pension check.
Now I'm just going to wait a bit longer to see if Ally Bank will release an app for us or not.  If not by Halloween, I'm gonna take my $4000+ out and put it in WF.

maxknux says:

Yeah, just in time right after I got the Lumina 925 so its good

Witness says:

As simplisitic as this app is, I'm thankful for it even being available. Yes, it's a web wrapper with the ability to deposit a check, and it works for me. I have a frickin' WF app, and will give me one less reason to use the iPod Touch. If Safeway can make their Rewards app, I will never need to "touch" the iPod again.

adrock107 says:

Yaaaaaaayyyyyyyy