at Wells Fargo,

Member, FDIC

Pros

13,000 free ATMs and about 5,800 branches in 39 states

Cons

0.01% APY on standard savings account; better rates available elsewhere
$35 overdraft fee can be charged three times daily

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Overall

3.0

Megabank and mortgage giant Wells Fargo offers a huge variety of financial products under one brand — checking and savings accounts, investments, credit cards, auto loans and more. If you have a Wells Fargo mortgage or investment account — or a high enough bank balance — you could receive certain upgrades on interest rates and fees for checking and savings accounts.

 

Ratings methodology | Updated June 20, 2018.

Checking

4.0

Wells Fargo’s Everyday Checking has a $10 monthly fee. You can avoid the fee by making 10 debit payments or $500 in direct deposits or by keeping a minimum daily balance of $1,500 each month. There’s no interest rate, so you won’t see your money grow.

 

With 13,000 ATMs, Wells Fargo’s network is fairly large; it only slightly trails Chase’s and Bank of America’s 16,000-ATM networks.

Way2Save Savings
APY
0.01%
Min. balance for APY
$1

at Wells Fargo,

Member, FDIC

Certificate of Deposit
APY
0.80%
Min. balance for APY
$10,000
Length of term
5 years

at Wells Fargo,

Member, FDIC

Everyday Checking
APY
Monthly fee
$10
Balance to waive monthly fee
$1,500

at Wells Fargo,

Member, FDIC

How does Wells Fargo compare?

Wells Fargo

Way2Save Savings

NerdWallet Rating

APY

0.01%

Monthly Fees

$5

Bonus features

2,000+ branches

Live help 24/7

Goldman Sachs Bank USA

Online Savings

NerdWallet Rating

at Goldman Sachs Bank USA,

Member, FDIC

APY

1.90%

Monthly Fees

$0

Bonus features

No Monthly Fee

Competitive APY

Synchrony Bank

High Yield Savings Account

NerdWallet Rating

at Synchrony Bank,

Member, FDIC

APY

1.85%

Monthly Fees

$0

Bonus features

No Monthly Fee

Competitive APY

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Customer service
Poor
Website / app
Fair
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High
Con artist
A banker convinced me my cd would double in 4 years. I was a young 20 year old who dealt with the death of my parents. I recieve an Insurance policy . Broken and left to figure out how to a lot my fund, I asked the banker. She convinced me my yield would be best if I locked my money in for 4 years. I trusted her she made it seam like I would make so much. Seriously a heartless person just getting a climb up the corporate ladder. Disgusting. I had decided not to judge the whole company by one persons actions. Now I am recovering and moved away from the area that was affected by the biggest fire in California’s modern history , the Thomas fire. They charged a triple over draft while I was arriving home from my business trip. This is such an inconvenience as I’m just now finishing my move. I literally pour so much money into them . Well no more ! I’m moving to Bank of America for my business account and a local credit union for my personal.
Overall
Customer service
Poor
Website / app
Poor
Rates
Poor
Fees
High
Worst customer service ever!!
You try to call to report a lost card, they want the card number. Clearly I don’t have it!!!! It’s lost! 20 security questions, and they still didn’t shut my card off. Now I’m stranded and can’t get money to buy gas cause of poor customer service
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