I initially got Wells Fargo because I had Wachovia and it got absorbed by them. They have, without a doubt, the worst mobile app. Their overdraft protection services are ridiculous. When you call their customer service line, they make you feel like a liar. For example, I had two checking accounts because my direct deposit was still linked to one I was in the process of getting rid of, and I had overdraft protection linked from my savings to my newer account, and had thought I set it up for my older checking account that had the direct deposit going to it. Apparently you can't have 2 accounts and have both protected by the same Savings account. Okay, that's ridiculous, but fine I suppose, honest mistake. I truly thought they linked up any accounts you might have. The guy on the phone did not believe me at all, it was hilarious. I was awestruck at how unprofessional he, and those that helped prior were.
It's fine, whatever, keep your fees. That's why I closed my account today. I had overdraft protection linked to my credit card, I don't ever keep more than around $100 in my checking, so when it was empty and I bought an iphone app, it was even more awesome to find they charged me a "$25 overdraft protection fee" to use my credit card to pay for 2 seperate $1 apps. After it was all said and done I had paid 4 overdraft protection service fees for 2 items. Total: $75. Most expensive angry bird game I have ever bought in my life thanks to Wells Fargo. That's gas for an entire month for me. And of course, they will not reverse the charges, or at least give me just one overdraft protection fee. Opened my new account at ING today and will never be looking back. Fucking ridiculous.
Great bank with a multiplicity of options. As a student, I appreciated the overdraft program which gives you a 'cushion' of credit for overdraft protection instead of innumerable fees.
There are definitely other reasons to use Wachovia, such as availability of ATMs, (almost) free-checking, etc. But these are the main benefits.
we have had wachovia for maybe a year and since, whenever our direct deposit is set to be deposited they find ways to charge us fees. the latest they charged us nsf fees for funds that cleared our account and they fees that caused our account to go into negative, then they charged us more fees for having a negative balance. might i add, i called and spoke to someone months earlier to take off overdraft protection so if funds were unavailable the card would be declined. i would not recommend anyone to use this rip off bank and definitely don't do direct deposit.