By Erin Sherbert
By Howard Cole
By Erin Sherbert
By Erin Sherbert
By Leif Haven
By Erin Sherbert
By Chris Roberts
By Kate Conger
April 1, 1996
Dear Valued Customer,
You may have already heard about Wells Fargo Bank's recent acquisition of First Interstate and our proposed merger with Bank of America and Great Western Bank to form a new entity, Monolithic Bank N.A. As a valued customer of the new Monolithic Bank, you may be wondering how this change will affect you.
Let me take this opportunity to assure you that this merger was undertaken solely with you, our valued customer, in mind. As one of the largest financial institutions in the world, Monolithic Bank is now in a position to serve you better than ever. Here's how:
Absolutely Positively Totally Free Checking
Enjoy the convenience of Absolutely Positively Totally Free Checking, a Monolithic Bank exclusive. Just keep a minimum of $10,000 in a savings, money market, and time deposit account (or $30,000 in any one of them), and your first three checks each month are absolutely, positively, totally free! Choose from a wide range of designer check colors, including White, Cream, Lily of the Valley, Vanilla, Ivory, and Albino. And each check is distinctively personalized with your signature at the bottom.
You can also avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment of bounced checks by signing up for Automatic Overdraft Protection. Qualified customers who keep $5,000 in an easy-to-open Overdraft Protection Account are completely covered against bounced checks -- up to $5,000! Automatically. We'll even waive the annual membership fee if you sign up now.
Best of all, your Absolutely Positively Totally Free Checking account comes with unlimited check-writing privileges. No one will ever come to your door and tell you to stop writing checks. You're free to write as many checks as you want, until the accumulated service charges exceed your balance. That's a Monolithic Bank promise.
Your money should work as hard as you do. At Monolithic Bank, it works even harder. Simply open a Money-Maker Savings Account and your money goes to work for you 365 days a year -- no vacations, no sick days, and no maternity leave. Make additional deposits and watch your account balance go up, up, up. The sky's the limit.
We've also got savings plans designed for special needs, like our Christmas Club account. Just transfer funds from your Money-Maker Savings into a Christmas Club account and your money will still be there when the holidays roll around -- guaranteed!
Say goodbye to frustrating drives around town looking for a bank branch. Our new Branch Consolidation Plan makes banking easier by significantly reducing the number of bank outlets, making the remaining branches much easier to locate. You'll soon settle on one location as your "home" branch -- and feel better about it.
And in case you're wondering, most branch closings will be in "bad" neighborhoods, places where you and your loved ones probably wouldn't want to be walking in the first place. We're glad to be doing our part to make banking safe -- and fun -- once again. Welcome home!
Zero Human Error
You have better things to do than worry whether the bank has made an error. Our rapidly expanding ATM network is bringing us closer to our goal of Zero Human Error -- another Monolithic Bank exclusive. Each teller we replace with an ATM reduces the number of human mistakes, making your banking experience more efficient and pleasurable.
But don't worry -- we haven't forgotten the value of friendly service. Our ATMs always greet you with a neighborly "Welcome" screen, never tire of asking whether you'd like another transaction, and thoughtfully "beep" when you leave your card in the machine. And you'll always get a warm "Thank You" and "Have a Nice Day" printed right on your receipt, which you can take home and cherish.
Most important, our ATM network is designed with your safety in mind. Each machine comes equipped with a state-of-the-art parabolic mirror -- simply look straight into the mirror and you'll actually be able to see "behind" you. In the unlikely event of a mishap, our new Crime-Stoppers Hot Line makes filling out a robbery report a snap. Just call during regular business hours and follow the easy instructions (Touch-Tone phones only). And don't worry about paying for the call -- you'll be billed automatically.
Sound Investment Advice
Whether you're looking for long-term financial gain or short-term windfall profits, Monolithic has a flexible investment plan to suit your needs. While every investment involves some risk, the real danger these days is being left behind in the greatest bull market ever. Our investment specialists target companies that are aggressively downsizing or shedding unnecessary salary and pension costs, assuring you of a maximized rate of return. At Monolithic, our money managers never forget the time-honored investment maxim: Main Street's pain is Wall Street's gain.
We don't stop at the border, either. Our financial specialists search the globe for investment opportunities that will work harder for you. Ask about our Third World Growth and Income Fund, which seeks emerging companies in China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Albania, and Mexico that boast dramatically lowered worker costs. You'll soon become a "slave" to high earnings.
Of course, money doesn't grow on trees. But if it did, there'd be a tree growing beside every Monolithic Bank investment specialist!