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.
I have to say that my husband and I could not be MORE PLEASED with the handling of our retirement funds! We put my 401K and my husband's limited savings--both of which had lost money during the recession and were not gaining much back, in the hands of the Wells Fargo representative Mr Joseph Kirby here in Jacksonville. He has grown our money unbelievably well, and has FAR EXCEEDED our hopes. We never thought to say it, but "Here we come, travels and cruises!" The Lyles
I have had the misfortune to have to deal with Wells Fargo in New York City. Upon the passing of my parents, who held considerable assets in a local branch of the bank in New England, I became executor of their estates, and I needed to conduct business locally in Manhattan. Unlike their local banker in New England, who exhibited intelligence, competence, and compassion, Manhattan Wells Fargo bankers have been uniformly rude, uncaring, disrespectful of my time, and ill-informed about a wide range of financial matters. It is little wonder that I reduced those Wells Fargo accounts to next to nothing. There are many commercial banks in New York City. Choosing Wells Fargo means you adopt their icon, a stagecoach and horses. That symbol worked well in the late 19th century. Unfortunately, the bank's service is still mired in the past. Go elsewhere.