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.
I'm so disappointed with Wells Fargo. I started my first account as a 16 yr old in 1993, I've been a stellar customer for the past 23 years. I made a $2000 online loan payment, and accidentally withdrew money from my Wells Fargo account, resulting in an overdraft of about $500. Realizing my mistake, I called immediately to the bank to report my error. Was the overdraft fee reimbursed to my account??....I'll give you three guesses. And don't even get me started on my personal Wells Fargo credit card. It's terrible. Foreign fees, poor rewards program, always changing policies. The first five years were nice, but my marriage to Wells Fargo is over, I'm taking my checking account and my 780 credit score somewhere else. Believe me, don't burden yourself with Wells Fargo, they will cost you, time and money both.
I won't get into it too much, but I am so frustrated with Wells Fargo. I had money fraudulently taken out of my checking account from an online merchant (rhymes with BayPal) several months ago. After HOURS on the phone with customer service reps, at least 4 who all gave me completely different answers to my questions, I opened up a new account but was convinced to simply "freeze" the old account. I was told there was no way charges would be authorized from the old account number from now on. Well, wouldn't you know, the exact same thing happened again the other day. This time customer service was not only extremely rude, yelling at me and telling me I couldn't speak with a different manager, that I had to deal with her on the phone. Then when I insisted, she said she would transfer me, but simply put me back to the very beginning of the phone tree. I spoke with a different manager who was plain apathetic. He didn't care that I was upset, did not resolve anything, and basically gave me his blessing to go to another bank. That, I will. I miss Wachovia's customer service, even if they were lacking in other ways.