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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9/23/14 - Wells Fargo Arm Fined $5 Million Over Broker’s Insider Trading
3/17/14 - Wells Fargo’s $100 Checking Account Bonus - May Be Targeted
2/14/14 - Wells Fargo Edges Back Into Subprime As U.S. Mortgage Market Thaws
12/22/13 - Well Fargo Accused Of Pressure-Cooker Sales, Costing Unwary Customers
12/9/13 - Wells Fargo Tests Google Glass App: 5 Things To Know For The Week
11/26/13 - Wells Fargo Tests New Checking Account In Three States
10/17/13 - Wells Fargo’s Checking Account Bonus - Limited Areas
10/17/13 - History of Wells Fargo Bonus Payouts
10/3/13 - Wells Fargo Fires Workers Accused Of Cheating On Sales Goals
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4/16/13 - Wells Fargo Mini-Branches And The Shrinking Retail Footprint
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10/24/12 - Wells Fargo's Free Credit Score Promo & Other Free Credit Score Options
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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
7/3/12 - Wells Fargo's Roll Out Of Checking Fees Hits D.C. Area
5/16/12 - Wells Fargo To End Free Checking In Carolinas
4/30/12 - Wells Fargo Won't Let Man Access His Safe Deposit Box, He Misses His Mother's Funeral
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3/8/12 - Wells Fargo To Charge $7 Fee On More Checking Accounts
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
1/17/12 - Wells Fargo Q4 Earnings Report & My Review For Future Deposit Rate Insights
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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7/27/11 - Wells Fargo Target Of Justice Department Probe; Agency Alleges Discriminatory Lending
6/17/11 - Wells Fargo To Stop Making Reverse Mortgages
5/18/11 - 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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3/9/10 - Wells Fargo $50 Checking Account Bonus in a Few States
2/1/10 - Wells Fargo's New ATMs That Allow Cash and Check Deposits without Envelopes
1/25/10 - Update on Wells Fargo's New Way2Save Program
10/12/09 - Details of Wells Fargo's New Way2Save Program - Big Changes from Wachovia's Way2Save
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3/12/06 - $25 Gift Card for Wells Fargo Checking or Savings Account
1/22/06 - 4.75% 12-Month CD at a Dallas Bank
10/20/05 - Wells Fargo $25 Checking/Savings Deal
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Reviews (327)


Wells Fargo is a great bank !! If I overdraft and have a direct deposit coming the next day from my check they NEVER charge me an overdraft fee and if they do they reverse it automatically and send me an email. I also bank with Chase Bank and there is no Chase Bank in MN so if I overdraft for $3.00 they will still charge me for $35.00. They will only credit you once per year (as a customer courtesy !!). In the interim, if you overdraft with Chase Bank they will keep charging you -- their customer service is terrible !!!! Wells Fargo is the best bank around !!!!

Great account with great sign up bonus

I signed up for a Wells Fargo online checking account around fifth teen months ago and I have loved this account. First off they gave me a two hundred and fifty dollar sign up bonus. There is no fees if you meet easy monthly minimums. Overall this account fits my needs plus there are plenty of atms that a free to get money at. I would highly recommend this bank to anyone.

Hard To Believe

Posted by: Marksettle | Nov 7, 2019

I've been an active customer, on every Wednesday, of every week, for more than 10 years. And today I had a small problem, but between the 3 managers (men standing around in suits), and the 3 or 4 tellers, (only one of which was helping the ONLY customer in the bank), no one was willing to help me, or let alone just give me some advice or assistance to resolve my problem. All I got was shrugged shoulders, and multiple, "Sorry, we can't help you", over and over. I'm a ten year customer, with commercial accounts, whom they see in person every week, and these half-dozen bank 'Professionals', all stood around and offered no help or useful suggestions or answers. No help or ideas of a professional nature, human nature, or decency nature. Pathetic.

Excellent Bank

I have been with wells fargo since 2008 and have never really had anuy issues any time i have any issues they are quick to help me out too



Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #3511
Year Established1870
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.42%
Return on Equity - YTD14.31%
Annual Interest Income$31.06B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$1,699.8B$1,675.2B
LoansQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$919.9B$922.4B
DepositsQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$1,346.2B$1,322.3B
Equity CapitalQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$168.8B$164.1B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$9.42B$9.86B
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$6.40B$7.76B
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$372.0MM$502.0MM
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Wells Fargo Bank Savings Account Rates

0.10%--Business Platinum Savings - Standard Interest Rate
0.10%--Platinum Savings - Standard Interest Rate Bonus
0.05%*$100k*-Wells Fargo Retirement High Yield Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.03% Up to $100k
0.05%--Platinum Savings - Standard Interest Rate
0.03%--Wells Fargo Retirement Way2Save Savings
0.01%--Wells Fargo Way2Save Savings

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%$500-Wells Fargo Preferred Checking

Wells Fargo Bank CD Rates

1.55%$5k-9 Month CD Special - Bonus
1.50%$5k-Business 9 Month CD Special
1.50%$5k-9 Month CD Special
1.21%$2.5k-24 Month Step Rate CD - Bonus
1.20%$5k-39 Month CD Special - Bonus
1.20%$5k-29 Month CD Special - Bonus
1.16%$2.5k-24 Month Step Rate CD
1.16%$1k-Business 24 Month Step Rate CD
1.15%$5k-Business 39 Month CD Special
1.15%$5k-39 Month CD Special
1.15%$5k-29 Month CD Special
1.15%$5k-Business 29 Month CD Special
0.40%$2.5k-6 Month CD - Bonus
0.35%$2.5k-6 Month CD
0.35%$2.5k-Business 6 - 11 Month CD
0.35%$2.5k-Business 60 - 71 Month CD
0.35%$2.5k-Business 72 - 144 Month CD
0.30%$2.5k-Business 48 - 59 Month CD
0.25%$2.5k-Business 36 - 47 Month CD
0.20%$2.5k-Business 24 - 35 Month CD
0.20%$2.5k-1 Year CD - Bonus
0.15%$2.5k-1 Year CD
0.15%$2.5k-Business 12 - 23 Month CD
0.10%$2.5k-3 Month CD - Bonus
0.05%$2.5k-3 Month CD
0.05%$2.5k-Business 3 - 5 Month CD
0.01%$2.5k-Business 1 - 2 Month CD

Wells Fargo Bank IRA Rates

1.55%$2.5k-9 Month IRA Special - Bonus
1.50%$2.5k-9 Month IRA Special
1.20%$2.5k-39 Month IRA Special - Bonus
1.20%$2.5k-29 Month IRA Special - Bonus
1.15%$2.5k-39 Month IRA Special
1.15%$2.5k-29 Month IRA Special
0.40%$1k-6 - 11 Month IRA - Bonus
0.40%$1k-60 - 71 Month IRA - Bonus
0.40%$1k-72 - 144 Month IRA - Bonus
0.35%$1k-6 - 11 Month IRA
0.35%$1k-60 - 71 Month IRA
0.35%$1k-72 - 144 Month IRA
0.35%$1k-48 - 59 Month IRA - Bonus
0.30%$1k-48 - 59 Month IRA
0.30%$1k-36 - 47 Month IRA - Bonus
0.25%$1k-36 - 47 Month IRA
0.25%$1k-24 - 35 Month IRA - Bonus
0.20%$1k-24 - 35 Month IRA
0.20%$1k-12 - 23 Month IRA - Bonus
0.15%$1k-12 - 23 Month IRA
0.10%$1k-3 - 5 Month IRA - Bonus
0.06%$1k-1 - 2 Month IRA - Bonus
0.05%$1k-3 - 5 Month IRA
0.01%$1k-1 - 2 Month IRA


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