Tuesday, December 10, 2013

It's 'Pony Week' at Wells Fargo (and other news)

That's right, it's "Pony Week" again at Wells Fargo. The San Francisco bank has a tradition of turning one of its legendary stagecoach pullers into a plush toy every year. Wells wants to hear from you on social media on whether El Toro, Mike or Strawberry should make the cut in 2014. You can learn more about these noble steeds on the bank's YouTube page.

ONE IN THREE PEOPLE SAY BANK NEVER FIXED THEIR PROBLEM: So says Charlotte-based consulting firm Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group in a new report released Monday. The worst offending product? The simple checking account.

MERRILL SAYS GENDER DOESN'T REALLY MATTER IN INVESTING: Sure, there are some differences between how men and women invest their money, but the gap is a lot narrower than most people have thought, Merrill Lynch says in a new report. Other social and demographic differences matter more.

CAROLINAS CREDIT UNION LEAGUES UNVEILING BRANDING: As they get set for their Jan. 1 merger, the industry groups representing credit unions in North and South Carolina have begun unveiling their new branding.

WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS ON SALE: Grounds passes for the signature golf tournament that's been held in Charlotte since the Wachovia days are now up for grabs at SouthPark Mall. This could be the last event of its kind in the city for a while. Wells Fargo's contract expires after 2014, and as far as I know a deal has not been reached to extend the tournament's run at Hollow Club. It definitely won't be here in 2017 since the PGA Championship will be in town.

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