Wells Fargo offers an Opportunity Checking account. This account is for those who do not qualify for a regular checking account. It offers checks, a debit card, bill pay, and mobile banking. With the Opportunity account, there is a $10 monthly fee. There are options to waive the fee.
Many business accounts are available through Wells Fargo. Business savings and checking accounts are available. They offer CDs, loans, and credit cards. Commercial finance options are available. Wells Fargo offers retirement and investment options for businesses, along with payroll options.
Wells Fargo offers a checking account specifically for kids 13-17 years old. A parent must open the account with the child. There are no monthly fees and it offers a debit card and mobile banking. Parents can set limits on the number of purchases and withdrawals made from the account.
To open a Wells Fargo checking and savings requires a low opening deposit. The savings and checking accounts only need $25 to open. The accounts may require more money to earn interest, but to open the account only requires $25.
The interest rates for Wells Fargo accounts are low. They are not competitive with other online-only accounts. Even the highest interest rates offered are low compared to other online accounts.
Most Wells Fargo accounts have a monthly fee. The fees range from $10-30, depending on the account. Ways to waive the fees include:
Wells Fargo does not offer many CD term lengths. There are only four CDs with an opening amount of $2,500. Those terms are three-month, six-month, and one-year CDs. The 9, 29, and 39-month CDs require $5,000 to open. The Step Rate CD is a 24-month term. To open requires $2,500 and must be done in a branch location.
Wells Fargo does not offer a money market account. They offer a basic and a Platinum savings account. Neither account offers interest rates competitive to online accounts.
Wells Fargo offers a mobile app. Through the app, you can:
The Wells Fargo website offers a section on financial education. This area has a variety of financial articles. You can learn the basics of finance or how to build and keep good credit. You can learn about homeownership or retirement. There is also a section to learn more about small businesses.
This card is a reloadable prepaid card to help gain control of your spending. You can make withdrawals at an ATM or make purchases as a debit card would. With this card, you have access to online and mobile banking. The opening deposit is $25. There is a monthly fee of $5. You can deposit money onto the card through the app.
Henry Wells and William Fargo opened Wells Fargo in 1852. This bank served those living in the West during the gold rush. Offices opened in the different mining camps of the West. The stagecoach became the bank's symbol in the 1860s.
By 1910, the stagecoach traveled across the country to over 6,000 locations. But, because of World War I, Wells Fargo only had one branch location in San Francisco. That branch survived due to good management and the growing businesses of the West.
By the 1980s, Wells Fargo had rebuilt and expanded with branches across the United States. It became the seventh-largest bank in the nation. They also launched online services.
Today Wells Fargo has around $2 trillion in assets. They employ 263,000 employees in 8,300 locations. They have over 70 million customers.
In 2017, Wells Fargo contributed over $286 million to more than 14,000 nonprofits. They support nonprofits focused on clean technology and environmental education. Money was also donated to support financial education and sustainable housing.
In 2016, Wells Fargo donated $1.9 million to the American Red Cross and other nonprofits. This money helped areas affected by wildfires, earthquakes, floods, and additional natural disasters. The money helped those in the United States as well as outside the United States.
Since 2012, Wells Fargo has donated over $75 million to veterans, service members, and their families. They offer programs to help individuals find a career. They help with financial education and finding sustainable housing. They have also donated 300 homes to wounded veterans across the 50 states.
Yes. Wells Fargo is FDIC insured. The FDIC is an agency of the United States government. They protect funds deposited in banks, up to $250,000 per customer, per bank. The money is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.
With debit cards, checks, online transfers, ATMs, or by visiting a local branch.
Yes, at a local branch.
Transfers between Wells Fargo accounts are instant. Transfers from Wells Fargo to another bank take two business days. Transfers from another bank to Wells Fargo take three business days.
Yes. Signing up for direct deposits is one way to have the monthly fee waived for most accounts.
Transactions made at Wells Fargo ATMs are free. Other transactions can have a fee up to $5 plus 3% of the transaction amount.
No. Wells Fargo does not refund ATM fees.
Yes. With the app, you can deposit checks and transfer money. You can pay bills and see account balances. You can set up account alerts and reminders. You can also receive a code to get cash from an ATM if you forgot your ATM or debit card.
Yes. The Wells Fargo checking accounts offer free bill pay.
No. The interest rates are not competitive with other online-only accounts. They are similar to typical bank rates.
Yes. Two of the three Wells Fargo checking accounts earn interest. The interest rates for all the checking accounts are low.
The Everyday checking account is popular. The nine-month CD offers the most competitive interest rates.
The fees range from $10-30, depending on the account. Most accounts have a monthly fee. The ways to waive fees varies between accounts.
The amounts required to open Wells Fargo accounts are low. There are branch locations across the United States. Wells Fargo accounts have low-interest rates. They don't offer a wide variety of accounts.
Wells Fargo uses software to encrypt personal data. Your account will automatically log out after a period of inactivity. They monitor accounts for behaviors that don't look like your usual activities. Wells Fargo reimburses money from unauthorized transactions.
Yes. Savings and checking accounts are available. CDs, credit cards, and loans are also available for businesses.
You can open accounts online or in a branch.
By phone, email, or visiting a branch location. You can follow Wells Fargo on Facebook and Twitter.
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