Wells Fargo launches card-free ATMs across the nation

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Wells Fargo launches card-free ATMs (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

In a rush and left your debit card at home?

Effective immediately, Wells Fargo customers will be able to withdraw funds from the bank's ATMs without having to use a debit card. The card-free access is available at all of the 13,000 ATMs across the country.

In order to use the feature, customers must first log into the Wells Fargo mobile app, select card-free ATM access under Account Services and request a one-time-use access code.

After arriving at the ATM, customers then enter the code and their debit or ATM card PIN.

"Every time a customer walks up to an ATM or into a branch, chances are they're carrying a phone, and we believe the real power of mobile is the ability to enhance the customer experience at our ATMs and branches," said Jonathan Velline, head of branch and ATM banking in a statement. "We're excited to provide our customers with more ways to conveniently and securely make ATM transactions."

Wells Fargo also expects to add "tap and pay" technology to its ATMs later this year. Customers will be able to use a mobile wallet -- such as Wells Fargo Wallet, Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay -- and their phone to initiate a transaction.

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