So I go to pay a personal loan today and Wells Fargo gives me a popup that I have to pay it at a different site. So I go to the new site and try to register, but it wants my account number. I don't have the bill's account number because Wells Fargo does not mail or email me statements. After 20 minutes, however, I find that the bill is linked through my wife's Wells Fargo account and I can pay it there... theoretically. The problem is, I can pay a bill through her account with her checking or with a non-Wells Fargo account, but not my separate Wells Fargo account. Another 15 minutes of researching wasted.
So then I get the bright idea to call, but you can't do a thing unless you have the account number. So I log back into my wife's acct, get the #, and press option 5 to get info on paying my bill online. Big mistake, cause the recording basically says, "Log in and pay your bill stupid." Obviously nobody would call and waste 5 minutes to hear that. After another 5 minutes, I finally get someone on the line to tell me, "You called the wrong number and the branch you want is 866-xxx-xxxx." So yet another 5 minutes, 4 different options, and finally I get a recording that they're closed. Wonderful....I just wasted a full hour trying to complete a 5 second task.
So that brings me to a question...if a company doesn't bill me, refuses to take my money after 6 or 7 diligent tries, and refuses to try to help me pay my bill, do I still have to legally pay it?
Wells Fargo has to be the worst bank ever and they could care less about their customers. Like so many others here, my accounts were bought out by them or I never would have become a customer to begin with. If you're considering a new bank for your financial needs, pick a small local bank where customer service still actually exists. Wells Fargo represents everything that's wrong with corporate America and they could care less about you.
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.
My boyfriend and I applied for a mortgage on a $225K townhome in Tucson. My credit score is 798 and his is over 800. We're both in our 60's, retired, never had a bad debt in our lives. I own free and clear approx. $2.5M of real estate and have liquid assets of over $1M. My only debt is $258K on a condo worth $345K that my son lives in - I financed it at 3.45% because I could do better in the stock market. My boyfriend owned a home worth $215K that he had a $30K heloc out on and was planning to take out another $22.5K to pay his half of the down pmt. His house was on the market at the time and he told them the heloc would be paid off when it sold (which it did last month).
Our loan officer said we would have no problem qualifying with a 20% down payment. 5 days before closing, he said that underwriting was "concerned" that our income wouldn't support our debt and that we would have to put 25% down. Other than the condo and the heloc mentioned above, we have no debt. We each have a couple credit cards that we pay off each month. The loan officer said monthly bills count and I pointed out that my approx. $10K of monthly bills are paid on time every month. We delayed the closing a week.
A few days before the 2nd scheduled closing, he called and explained that underwriting wasn't "happy" with my boyfriend's share of the down pmt coming from his heloc and that we would have to put 35% down, submit copies of all of our credit card statements for the past 6 months (because I disputed that we were ever late paying them off) and that we would have to delay closing for about 10 more days. I told him to stick it. We paid cash.
I work for a realtor who had WF as their in-house lender until last year when they switched to a broker because WF couldn't close consistently on time.
Why anyone would work with Wells Fargo is a mystery to me. A good rate and reasonable loan costs aren't good for anything if you don't get the loan. Ridiculous.