I am not sure if I qualify to comment here as Well Fargo is my home mortgage provider, but in any case they keep encouraging me to open a bank account with them, so here goes. I made a mortgage payment of 500 dollars one week in person by check at their Cherry Road branch. The next week I made the remaining payment for the mortgage in their Main St. Rock Hill Branch. This was $655 total 55 for a late penalty fee. Over the next few weeks I still received notices that I was two months behind & that foreclosure could happen. I called their number numerous times & when I finally got through was told that money was in an "escrow" account for "taxes." This acct. now has 1600 dollars in it. Taxes on my house, due months from now are several hundred dollars if that. Anyway, I was then informed that the money "may or may not" be able to be retrieved and applied back to my mortgage payment. I have been on the phone for two days demanding that my money be placed where I had the teller place it & I have the receipt to prove it should go toward the mortgage payment. At the main branch, managers when you deal with them, simply must go through the same hassle with voice messaging & are basically powerless to help you. I work very hard for my money as I am self-employed. I do not like the arbitrary attitude of this "bank," nor the fact that what happened to my money was told to me rather grudgingly and after much time wasted. Working for myself, this is more time and money wasted & for what? I would never open an account with WF for all the money in the world.
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.