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0.95%5-year CD58 Month CD Special
0.05%1-year CD1 Year CD
0.01%SavingsPlatinum Savings - Standard Interest Rate

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101 N. Phillips Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Wells Fargo Bank is a publicly traded bank that operates as a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company, one of the largest financial holding companies in the world. The bank is one of the largest in the United States as measured by assets as well as deposits. With tens of millions of customers, thousands of retail branches and tens of thousands of ATMs, the bank’s presence is recognized in every state. It offers personal, small business, and commercial banking products and services, in addition to wealth management and investing advising.

On its personal banking side, Wells Fargo offers checking, savings, Money Market, Certificate of Deposit (CD) and IRA accounts, in addition to mortgage and consumer loans. One of its most popular checking account options comes with a debit card, as well as a monthly service fee unless minimum balance requirements are met. The bank pushes its student checking account in a combo package with its savings account to encourage saving, and Wells Fargo partners with colleges to provide students the ability to use its debit card for both on and off campus transactions. Savings account options come with minimal interest rates on basic savings, retirement savings, and even retirement savings accounts. Money Market accounts offered by the bank have a minimum daily balance requirement and come with very low interest rates. CDs are available in term lengths ranging from 3 to 58 months and a step up CD provides a way to increase the rate on a 24-month CD every 6 months for the life of the product.

A private bank is also available to provide customers wealth planning and trust solutions that are tailored to specific investor needs and goals. On its small business side, Wells Fargo offers loans and credit, business insurance, and merchant services like payment processing and tax help.

Wells Fargo Bank online banking is a secure banking platform on which customers can open and manage their accounts. The web-based system provides the ability to complete tasks like Bill Pay, money transfers, online brokerage, account activity viewing, direct deposit, and check image viewing. A mobile website (wf.com) provides an optimized Internet solution for customers to access their accounts from a web browser on any capable device. Mobile banking apps are also available and provide a more sophisticated way to bank on the run from various smartphone and tablet devices.

Wells Fargo Bank was originally established as the Crocker-Citizens National Bank in 1870, before transitioning to its current name in 1986. Since that time, the bank has rapidly acquired many financial institutions and divisions to become one of the largest companies in the world. Wells Fargo corporate headquarters are located in San Francisco, California, while Wells Fargo Bank is headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The bank operates through thousands of branches located through the United States.

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$150 Wells Fargo Checking Bonus - Select Cities - 5/19/2017

If you missed the previous $250 bonus and you live in an eligible city, you may want to give this a try. To get a $150 bonus, open an Everyday Checking account online from this page or bring an offer code to a participating Wells Fargo branch. Within 60 days of account opening: - 10 purchases/payments with your Wells Fargo Debit Card AND - 2 purchases that total at least $10 using the Wells Fargo Debit Card loaded to your mobile wallet A few of the select cities - Philadelphia, Phoenix, Atlanta and Austin. https://bonusoffer.wf.com/get150/

Wells Fargo Long Term 3.00% Callable Step-Up CD Via TD Ameritrade - 5/10/2017

I frequently get notices of new issue callable CDs from TD Ameritrade. This one looks like a rate leader. My calculations indicate the blended rate over the entire term is ~ 3.211%. If you do not currently have an account at TD Ameritade, you may also be eligible for an account opening bonus of up to $ 2500 (for a $1,000,000 account). Issuer: Wells Fargo Bank Rating: FDIC Insured* Order Period: until May 25, 2017 Coupons: 3.00% until 05/31/2022; 3.25% until 05/31/2027; 3.50% until 05/31/2030 Maturity: May 31, 2030 Payment Frequency: Semi annual Call Status: Callable 05/31/2022@100 and quarterly thereafter Survivor's Option: Yes Price: $100

Wells Fargo Offers Easy $250 Checking Bonus - 3/8/2017

Wells Fargo is offering a $250 bonus to new checking customers now through 3/24/17. Applying for the bonus and a new Everyday Checking account must be done online.

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4/16/13 - Wells Fargo Mini-Branches And The Shrinking Retail Footprint
3/26/13 - Wells Fargo Says Cyber Attack Disrupting Website
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1/11/13 - Wells Fargo's Q4 Earnings Report - Insights For Depositors
12/19/12 - Problems At Wells Fargo Website May Indicate New Cyber Attack
11/26/12 - Insights into Deposit Growth and Low Rates from Wells Fargo's CEO
10/26/12 - Wells Fargo Sending Out Refunds To Some Mortgage Customers -- In Step To Block Lawsuits
10/24/12 - Wells Fargo's Free Credit Score Promo & Other Free Credit Score Options
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8/15/12 - Wells Fargo To Pay More Than $6.5 Million To Settle SEC Charges
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7/24/12 - Wells Fargo Rolling Out New Mobile Banking Services
7/3/12 - Wells Fargo Fee Disclosures: Bank Joins Chase, TD Bank With Shorter Forms
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3/3/12 - Transactions On Closed Checking Account- Not Subject To Wells Fargo Only**
1/21/12 - Phoenix Woman Blames Wells Fargo For $5,200 Loss
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12/22/11 - Correcting An ACH Transfer That Goes To The Wrong Account
12/7/11 - Wells Fargo Changes Consumer Agreement, Banning You From Suing Them
11/18/11 - Resolution on My Wells Fargo CD Beneficiary Problem
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10/31/11 - Wells Fargo Backs Off Plans On Debit Card Fees
10/20/11 - Wells Fargo Mails Customers The Wrong Bank Statements
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8/16/11 - Wells Fargo To Begin Charging Debit Card Fees In Certain States
7/27/11 - Wells Fargo Target Of Justice Department Probe; Agency Alleges Discriminatory Lending
6/17/11 - Wells Fargo To Stop Making Reverse Mortgages
5/26/11 - New Person-to-Person Payment Venture Launched by Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo
5/18/11 - Update On Wachovia-To-Wells Fargo Conversions
4/14/11 - Wells Fargo Is Testing Visa Smart Cards
3/28/11 - Wells Fargo Joins Chase In Cutting Back On Debit-Card Rewards Programs
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10/25/10 - Wachovia To Wells Fargo Georgia Conversion
8/17/10 - Excessive Withdrawal Fees from Bank of America, Citi, Wells Fargo and Ally
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6/20/10 - TX & KS Wachovia Branches & Accounts Converting To Wells Fargo On July 24
3/9/10 - Wells Fargo $50 Checking Account Bonus in a Few States
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1/25/10 - Update on Wells Fargo's New Way2Save Program
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10/3/08 - Wachovia to Merge with Wells Fargo Instead of Citigroup
9/3/08 - Update on Wells Fargo $50 Checking Account Bonus
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Reviews (294)

Wellsfargo on th go!

I can say that my experience with the online features of this bank was very smooth and hassle free. This is where my company deposits their pay to me, my businesses too and other form of transactions so it's a hassle for me if I have to go to the bank physically and update my account for any deposits made. All I have to do is log on to their website and have my account summary just like that, it's very convenient and easy to use. I also have tried contacting there customer service for some questions regarding my account and they replied quickly on that same day, it took them at least 4 hours to respond to me but that's okay, that's a lot better than physically going to there banks.

Good overall bank

I have used Wells Fargo for about 3 years now. I have used them for a checking account and a mortgage. Their mortgage was easy to pay using a transfer from my checking account onto the mortgage balance. There checking account does have maintenance fees which is a negative, but they can be waived it you reach certain requirements within your checking account each month such as debit card transactions or direct deposit. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a local bank.


When banking with Wells Fargo, be extremely careful to keep all your receipts. I deposited a cash amount of one thousand dollars, I forgot to get my receipt. i went to buy something and there was no money in my account. I quickly went to the bank and it took five days to get my deposit situated. and I had to go with out my money or any money until they resolved the issue. On top of that , I had to wait an additional seven to ten days to get my money back into my account. I closed my account and will never go there again. I would actually consider maybe the old time "money in a sock" method.

Wells Fargo's Disgustingly Immoral Business Practices

I work for a small business that had been with Wells Fargo for years. We never really had an issue with them until the last few months. In light of the scandal it seems they are doing anything in their power to prey on customers. Being that we were with them for awhile, they knew the flow of our financials all to well. Every month we have a few hundred thousand coming in an a few going out. Around the 20th when sales tax is due and a few other large expenses they knew our account would reach just under $10,000. We recieve funding checks from other financial institutions on customer vehicle purchases. A few months ago I went to the local branch to do my routine deposit on the 22nd. My deposit consisted of a check for close to $9,000 from PFS Financial and a check for $4000 from Nicholas Financial. Now mind you these are the same checks that I have deposited for years. All of a sudden a 7 day hold was placed on my deposit. I was confused and seriously upset. They knew our flow of income and expenses. They knew that placing a hold during that time of the month would wreak havoc. Needless to say they were complete assholes and wouldn't release the hold even after 4 appointments with the business banker. I kept getting dodged by the bank manager and the customer service bankers were even being cold towards me. They ended up collecting their overdraft fees, I felt really let down and pissed off. We went and opened an account at another bank but I didn't close the Wells account. We had been there so long and so many transactions would take time to transition to a new bank. We overcame that but then they did it again. They held more deposits. These deposits are not checks from individual people, they are checks from other banks!!!! But being that they created the overdrafts on the first hold they had an excuse to hold again. They had no right or reason to hold my deposit the first time and had they let the deposit go through like they have been for years no overdrafts would've occured. I don't understand what is going on with Wells but I feel bullied by them and it's not right. Small businesses are what makes this country the greatest nation on the planet. The American dream choked by an asshole entity named Wells Fargo. They didn't destroy us but they sure as hell lost our business for life.



Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #3511
Year Established1870
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.18%
Return on Equity - YTD12.89%
Annual Interest Income$26.64B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$1,731.9B$1,699.4B
LoansQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$938.5B$921.4B
DepositsQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$1,359.8B$1,293.5B
Equity CapitalQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$163B$158.1B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$10.28B$10.65B
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$9.92B$13.23B
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$765.0MM$1.04B
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Wells Fargo Bank Savings Account Rates

0.06%*$25k*-Business Platinum Savings - Standard Interest Rate
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% Up to $25k
0.06%--Platinum Savings - Standard Interest Rate Bonus
0.05%*$100k*-Wells Fargo Retirement High Yield Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.03% Up to $100k
0.03%--Wells Fargo Retirement Way2Save Savings
0.01%--Wells Fargo Way2Save Savings
0.01%--Platinum Savings - Standard Interest Rate

Wells Fargo Bank Money Market Rates

0.03%--Business Market Rate Savings

Wells Fargo Bank Checking Account Rates

0.05%*$5k*-Portfolio by Wells Fargo
OTHER TIERS: 0.01% Up to $5k
0.01%--Preferred Checking

Wells Fargo Bank CD Rates

1.01%$5k-58 Month CD Special - Bonus
0.95%$5k-58 Month CD Special
0.95%$5k-Business 58 Month CD Special
0.80%$5k-39 Month CD Special - Bonus
0.75%$5k-Business 39 Month CD Special
0.75%$5k-39 Month CD Special
0.70%$5k-19 Month CD Special - Bonus
0.65%$5k-19 Month CD Special
0.65%$5k-Business 19 Month CD Special
0.35%--Business 60 - 71 Month CD
0.35%--Business 72 - 144 Month CD
0.30%$5k-9 Month CD Special - Bonus
0.25%--Business 48 - 59 Month CD
0.25%$5k-Business 9 Month CD Special
0.25%$5k-9 Month CD Special
0.21%$2,500-24 Month Step Rate Bonus CD
0.20%--Business 36 - 47 Month CD
0.16%$2,500-24 Month Step Rate CD
0.16%$1k-Business 24 Month Step Rate CD
0.15%--Business 24 - 35 Month CD
0.10%--1 Year CD - Bonus
0.06%--3 Month CD - Bonus
0.06%--6 Month CD - Bonus
0.05%--1 Year CD
0.05%--Business 12 - 23 Month CD
0.01%--3 Month CD
0.01%--6 Month CD
0.01%--Business 3 - 5 Month CD
0.01%--Business 6 - 11 Month CD
0.01%--Business 1 - 2 Month CD

Wells Fargo Bank IRA Rates

1.01%$2,500-58 Month IRA Special - Bonus
0.95%$2,500-58 Month IRA Special
0.80%$2,500-39 Month IRA Special - Bonus
0.75%$2,500-39 Month IRA Special
0.70%$2,500-19 Month IRA Special - Bonus
0.65%$2,500-19 Month IRA Special
0.40%--60 - 71 Month IRA - Bonus
0.40%--72 - 144 Month IRA - Bonus
0.35%--60 - 71 Month IRA
0.35%--72 - 144 Month IRA
0.30%$2,500-9 Month IRA Special - Bonus
0.30%--48 - 59 Month IRA - Bonus
0.25%--48 - 59 Month IRA
0.25%$2,500-9 Month IRA Special
0.25%--36 - 47 Month IRA - Bonus
0.20%--36 - 47 Month IRA
0.20%--24 - 35 Month IRA - Bonus
0.15%--24 - 35 Month IRA
0.10%--12 - 23 Month IRA - Bonus
0.06%--3 - 5 Month IRA - Bonus
0.06%--6 - 11 Month IRA - Bonus
0.05%--12 - 23 Month IRA
0.01%--3 - 5 Month IRA
0.01%--6 - 11 Month IRA


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