I had my Wells Fargo accounts for 21 years (since 1991). They assured me free checking for life. I switched to them after TCF bank repeatedly stole money out of my account. Then they renigged on their free checking, they promised I could avoid fees by jumping through a few hoops, so I played along. Then less than a year they started making the hoops more and more absurd... Minimum daily balance, minimum card transactions, minimum direct deposit, minimum account transfers... Then I moved to Hawaii and the bank manager assured me there was Wells Fargo in Hawaii (there isn't, and thank God). I closed my account after 21 years because I had no recourse to keep my supposedly"free"checking account free any more. On three separate occasions I got the banker to admit over the phone that their policies amount to "rich get richer, poor get poorer". Their own bankers don't really like where the company is headed. Such a mad cash grab is usually indicative of a company that's about to go belly up, so if I were you I would divest out of Wells Fargo today. Incidently, I'm now with HFS federal credit union, and so far my experience has been great. Their terms are: minimum average balance of 50$, minimum one transaction per year, and if you don't meet them there's only a$1 fee. SO happy to be rid of Wells Fargo.
So everything was fine. Had an Account for years, rolled over from the old First Union, which then rolled over to Wachovia, which then became the illustrious Wells Fargo. One day, I went into a branch to do my simple banking and I allowed some over pushy sales person to open up a "few" extra accounts for me. "It will save you here, and there and everywhere in between. It will be very good for you, I promise." Never trust a banker. NEVER. So after being gouged with monthly service fees for "not doing this on this date", or "forgetting to transfer this amount on that date", in addition to the fees for each of the 6 additional accounts created, I decided to close everything because of the confusing nature of having to keep track of all of the accounts. Well, closing the accounts has proven to be the most difficult thing in the world and I would NEVER recommend this bank to anyone. Go to PNC. They will treat you MUCH better.
I very much appreciate the customer friendly attitude at my local Wells Fargo branch. The banking staff from management on down communicates a commitment to customer service and to problem solving when questions arise. I also appreciate the commitment to diversity exemplified by the employees who work at this branch. I find it a pleasure to bank there.