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Wells Fargo Savings Account Interest Rate: How It Compares

Nov. 14, 2019
Banking, Banks & Credit Unions
Wells Fargo
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The Wells Fargo savings account interest rate is 0.01% for its Way2Save product. That’s lower than the national average of 0.07%, and significantly worse than annual percentage yields, or APYs, on online savings accounts. (Those can be close to 2%.) While Wells Fargo’s overall star rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars, the Way2Save Savings Account earns 2.5 out of 5 stars.

» Skip ahead to see how Wells Fargo compares with two other banks.

Wells Fargo interest rate, fees

Interest rate on balances0.01%.
How it comparesThe average national rate for savings accounts is 0.07% APY.
Monthly fees$5.
How to avoid monthly fees
  • Maintain minimum daily balance of at least $300, or

  • Set up an automatic transfer from a Wells Fargo checking account, or

  • Be under age 18 (19 in Alabama).

  • Minimum opening deposit$25.
    Interest on balances for premium savings accountsUp to 0.10% APY. (APYs may vary depending on where you live.)

    » Check out high-interest rate options with NerdWallet’s best high-yield online savings accounts

    How Wells Fargo compares to online banks

    Megabanks like Wells Fargo often have savings accounts with low interest rates. If you are looking for higher rates on your savings accounts, you will probably find better options at online banks. In addition to having accounts with higher yields, many have no monthly fees or minimum balance requirements.

    Here’s a comparison of Wells Fargo savings rates with accounts at top online institutions:

    NerdWallet bank rating:
    3.5 NerdWallet rating
    Marcus by Goldman Sachs

    at Marcus by Goldman Sachs,

    Member, FDIC

    NerdWallet bank rating:
    4.0 NerdWallet rating
    NerdWallet bank rating:
    4.0 NerdWallet rating

    APY

    0.01%





    Monthly fees

    $5





    Bonus features

    Large ATM network

    APY

    1.70%





    Monthly fees

    $0





    Bonus features

    Excellent CD options



    APY

    1.50%





    Monthly fees

    $0





    Bonus features

    Large ATM network



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    Wells Fargo CDs and other savings options

    In addition to its basic savings account, Wells Fargo offers a Platinum savings account that earns slightly higher rates. The bank also has a selection of CDs, including options with rates of up to 1.55% APY with a $5,000 minimum deposit and term length of 9 months. There are also standard options with a minimum balance of $2,500, including a one-year CD with an APY of 0.15%.

    » Dive deeper: Read NerdWallet’s Wells Fargo review

    Find out how much interest you could be earning with the calculator below. The higher the rate, the faster your money can grow.

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