Wells Fargo Bank

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420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

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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Wells Fargo Bank Has $300 Bonus For New Checking Customers - 2/11/2022

Wells Fargo Bank is offering a $300 bonus for new checking customers now through March 31, 2022. Available nationwide through online and in-branch applications.

$300 Checking Bonus - 11/8/2021

Wells Fargo has a new $300 checking bonus, which is targeted. (I received it in the mail today.) Can be done online or in-branch. 1. You must use your bonus offer code below at account opening when you apply for a new eligible Wells Fargo checking account with a minimum opening deposit of $25 by December 10, 2021. 2. Receive a total of $1,000 or more in qualifying direct deposits to the new checking account within 90 calendars days from account opening (the "qualification period"). Once the 90-day qualification period has elapsed, we will determine if you have met the offer requirements, and will deposit any earned bonus into your new checking account within 30 days. Your new checking account must remain open throughout the qualification period and at the time we attempt to deposit any earned bonus payment.

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Awesome Bank!

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Online looking for a financial institution to use for a balance transfer. My other half spends well whether she has it or not. Don't have available credit? No problem she has me to get it for her. So she was looking for a balance transfer deal to payoff the previous one on which she came up short. Plus needed more credit to make repairs in an overpriced house that should have never been bought.
With that being said I find what appears to be a great deal from Wells Fargo(WF). I did business with this "financial dog & pony show" once back in 2004. It was for a bridge loan on a house purchase. Per usual the woman working for WF "lied, lied, & denied." At the end of the day I pulled money out of one of my bank accounts and paid off the bridge loan and the woman went back to being a teller. So I see this offer for 0% interest on upwards of 21 months on a balance transfer. With my 834 FICO score I figured I was a lock for the lowest interest rate post transfer at 12.99%. Filled out application and got immediate approval for $16k or so. Had to wait about 7 business days for payoff of other financer's monies. When we received our cards I see that I am not getting 12.99% but 16.99% interest rate post transfer time. I contact them immediately as I am looking at the paperwork they sent indicating my FICO score was 834 (of 850). I was livid but per usual even when I got further up the corporate finance pole they were not adjusting the interest rate. I should have known better as one thing WF excels at is the old fashioned "bait & switch" moves. My lady will have the cards (I'd just as soon shred my card) as I WILL NEVER do business with Wells Fargo again. As long as she pays on time and more than a minimal amount monthly there shouldn't be any problems. I plan to keep a close eye on things as WF can not be trusted. They are the worst bank/credit union I have EVER done business with as they are less than truthful. Should you contemplate using them for a balance transfer unless your FICO score is 850 of 850 you aren't getting the lowest interest rate. What bothered me even more was the fact that I had a 834 of 850 credit score not only did I NOT GET THEIR LOWEST, ADVERTISED RATE but got one 4% higher!! Do yourself a favor if you see an offer that seems good from Wells Fargo (WF) IGNORE IT!! They will find a way to change "not ONLY the RULES, but the WHOLE GAME!" They are the worst.

Great Service, Nice App

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I needed a branch close to my house, as I closed Alaska FCU checking account, after 10 years, website was bad, out of date, no linking accounts, app doesnt let you deposit checks, it just didnt work anymore, and nearest branch is 40 minute drive from my house on a good day no traffic, as they closed the one nearest to me, so I decided to try Wells Fargo since most of my family banks there for years and have great comments to say about them. Wow, i am impressed, customer service is great, i called twice and super helpful and nice, mobile app is superb, on line UI nice. No issues so far, WF ATM about 5 min away so i never pay ATM fees. I can deposit cash, and use the app to deposit checks. I linked Ally Bank & WF and no issues (checking account at both). I also linked my HYSA (Marcus & Capital One) no issues. WF is very convenient for me. Alot of people are negative about WF, but so far so good.



Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #3511
Year Established1870
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.99%
Return on Equity - YTD10.25%
Annual Interest Income$37.07B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$1,779.5B$1,767.8B
LoansQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$858.8B$872B
DepositsQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$1,524.5B$1,479.5B
Equity CapitalQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$171.1B$170.9B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$12.32B$18.22B
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$7.44B$9.11B
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$130.0MM$173.0MM
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Wells Fargo Bank Savings Account Rates

0.02%--Platinum Savings - Standard Interest Rate Bonus
0.01%--Wells Fargo Retirement Way2Save Savings
0.01%--Wells Fargo Retirement High Yield Savings
0.01%--Wells Fargo Way2Save Savings
0.01%--Business Platinum Savings - Standard Interest Rate
0.01%--Platinum Savings - Standard Interest Rate

Wells Fargo Bank Money Market Rates

0.01%--Business Market Rate Savings

Wells Fargo Bank Checking Account Rates

0.01%--Wells Fargo Prime Checking
0.01%--Wells Fargo Premier Checking

Wells Fargo Bank CD Rates

0.02%$2.5k-3 Month CD - Bonus
0.02%$2.5k-6 Month CD - Bonus
0.02%$2.5k-1 Year CD - Bonus
0.01%$2.5k-3 Month CD
0.01%$2.5k-6 Month CD
0.01%$2.5k-1 Year CD
0.01%$2.5k-Business 3 - 5 Month CD
0.01%$2.5k-Business 6 - 11 Month CD
0.01%$2.5k-Business 12 - 23 Month CD
0.01%$2.5k-Business 24 - 35 Month CD
0.01%$2.5k-Business 36 - 47 Month CD
0.01%$2.5k-Business 48 - 59 Month CD
0.01%$2.5k-Business 60 - 71 Month CD
0.01%$2.5k-Business 72 - 144 Month CD
0.01%$2.5k-Business 1 - 2 Month CD

Wells Fargo Bank IRA Rates

0.02%$1k-3 - 5 Month IRA - Bonus
0.02%$1k-6 - 11 Month IRA - Bonus
0.02%$1k-12 - 23 Month IRA - Bonus
0.02%$1k-24 - 35 Month IRA - Bonus
0.02%$1k-36 - 47 Month IRA - Bonus
0.02%$1k-48 - 59 Month IRA - Bonus
0.02%$1k-60 - 71 Month IRA - Bonus
0.02%$1k-72 - 144 Month IRA - Bonus
0.02%$1k-1 - 2 Month IRA - Bonus
0.01%$1k-3 - 5 Month IRA
0.01%$1k-6 - 11 Month IRA
0.01%$1k-12 - 23 Month IRA
0.01%$1k-24 - 35 Month IRA
0.01%$1k-36 - 47 Month IRA
0.01%$1k-48 - 59 Month IRA
0.01%$1k-60 - 71 Month IRA
0.01%$1k-72 - 144 Month IRA
0.01%$1k-1 - 2 Month IRA


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