I have had Wachovia bank since I was 17(a very long time ago). For years I didn't have problems until about 2 or 3 years after wells fargo bought them out. They started charging outragous fees for each account which I luckily bi-passed by having direct deposit and a good job ! Well one day I deposited a check that had evidentally been a bad check .... Ok no big deal except for the fact that they withheld ALL of my funds until they were able to close my account (this process took about 10 days). Not only did this upset me but they were not going to call me and let me know what was going on !!!! They said they were just going to send me a check with my funds and send me a letter saying my account had been closed. So I was irate about that. I had asked them if I could retreive my funds from a branch in cash because I really could not wait for a check in the mail , my kids were hungry , I needed diapers and I needed gas to get to work ! , they said no . This was the worst week of my life. Because of this bank my kids went hungry and I had to use hand towels for diapers. It did not matter how long I had been a client or the fact that Ive never had a bad check. They disgraced me. For this reason I would never recommend this bank.
Yet, another horror story...My Mom pased away on 9/3 and I took her back to England for burial. I made arrangements with a funeral home in the states, booked a flight to England, car rental, hotel....I got to England and withdrew some cash from an ATM and then went straight to the funeral home to choose a coffin and pay for the services but my Wells Fargo card was declined. I get a message from Wells Fargo that my card was blocked due to "potentially fraufdulent activity" on my card. I contacted them and advised (again) I was in England handling my Mom's funeral. I asked that they remove the block from my card so I could attend to business but, they refused. It took me 4 days to get the block removed. then I went back to the funeral home to pay the bill and the card was declined again. I received another message from Wells Fargo indicating the transaction was declined as the amount exceeded my daily purchaselimit but I could request an increase. I requested the increase in oder to pay the funeral home and....the request was denied! I wasn't even able to purchase a headstone for my Mom's grave. I was later told by the Executive offices that there never was a block on my card...Really? Then why the hassle and prohibiting me from using my money to pay for a funeral???
Wells Fargo could care less about their customer's needs. They turned the trip to England into a living hell. What's the point in having an account with money in it when Wells Fargo won't permit you to use your money??
Talk about non-existent customer service!!
Closed all of my accounts. I don't need a backwards bank handling my money.
I've been banking here for over 10 years. Impeccable service. Always available. Not like any other local banks. I have used them all. It's the people here that make the difference. They call you if there is a problem! That is local service.