It’s true that we’re not being fair to one of the largest banks in the US with that headline. After all, you can put your Wells Fargo cards onto both Android Pay and Apple Pay. But for a bank to launch its own mobile payments app that boasts exclusive compatibility with its own ATMs doesn’t seem fair to us.
Wells Fargo Wallet will be integrated into the Wells Fargo Android app and can tap into NFC terminals and Wells Fargo ATMs. The bank stated that more than 40 percent of its ATMs will be NFC-enabled by the end of the year. Wallet purchases will also be Zero Liability-protected in case something looks wrong.
Of course, Wells Fargo can just as well come to the table with Google and Apple and we may hear something else soon involving their mobile payments systems. The feature’s out “later this summer”.