Banks Testing New Tech To Speed Up Transactions

Banks are experimenting with a tool that could shorten your wait times in the teller line or at the ATM: your smartphone. The technology, called “pre-staging,” would let you start a transaction on your phone and complete it at a teller line or an ATM. “It’s one of the next innovations from a banking perspective,” said Miranda Hill, the Seattle-based manager for Wells Fargo’s digital innovation lab. Earlier this year, the San...

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Just-in-Time Delivery: After Frantic Start, Rymes-Fuller Oil Merger Going Smoothly
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Just-in-Time Delivery: After Frantic Start, Rymes-Fuller Oil Merger Going Smoothly

It was late November, and oil delivery crews from Rymes Propane and Oil started showing up to fill the tanks of Fred Fuller Oil and Propane customers after the two companies merged. For some customers, it was a little confusing. “The first couple of weeks, drivers would show up wearing Rymes shirts and people would come out and be like, ‘No, no, no. I buy from Fuller, not Rymes,’ ” said Rymes co-owner John Rymes. “That was actually...

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