I recently needed to find a Wells Fargo near me to pick up a document regarding my mortgage.
Since I use a credit union for checking and an online bank for savings, I had no clue where the closest Wells Fargo was with regard to my physical location.
So I did what most people do, I got on my favorite search engine – Google – and searched it up.
“Where is the closest Wells Fargo near me?”
Luckily (for me), comes to find out there was one right down the street from my work. But that is not always the case for everyone, so here is how you can go about finding the closest Wells Fargo Bank near you!
How to find a Wells Fargo Bank near you!
Here is a step by step way to find a Wells Fargo location as fast as possible:
1. On Your Phone:
This is the quickest and easiest way to find a Wells Fargo Bank near you:
- Go to your Google Maps app on your phone
- Type in “Wells Fargo Bank”
- If you're looking for an ATM, type in “Wells Fargo ATM” (more on this later)
- Be sure your location is accurate (where you are at the moment)
- Select the closest Wells Fargo location near you
- Check their hours to be sure they're still open
2. On Your Computer:
Similar to the steps above when you're on your phone looking for a Wells Fargo Bank nearby on your Google Map app if you're on your desktop, simply do the following:
- Pull up a new Google tab
- In the search bar type in “Wells Fargo Bank near me”
- The near me is important because it triggers a location pull
- Select a location and check the hours
3. On The Wells Fargo Website:
If you want to guarantee the most accurate results, use this to find the closest location near you:
- Visit Wells Fargo Branch location near you link here
- Choose your state
- Choose your city
- Filter your choices using the different features such as “ATM Location,” “Bank Only,” or “Open Saturday”
How to Find A Wells Fargo ATM Near Me:
Similar to the steps above, if you're looking for just a Wells Fargo ATM, there are several other options.
You can start by using the Wells Fargo website location finder and narrow your selection to just “24 Hour ATM.” When you do this you will find some locations other than just Wells Fargo physical banks. For example:
- If you type in “Wells Fargo ATM Near Me” and in you're Richmond, VA – you will find:
- ATM's on VCU's campus
- ATM locations in Farm Fresh
- ATM locations in the hospital & book store
You can also check and see which ATMs Wells Fargo is partnered with that might not charge service fees. See how to avoid ATM fees here.
Did you know: Wells Fargo has 13,000 ATM locations across the United States!
Wells Fargo Login:
The process for logging into your Wells Fargo online account is simple and straightforward, just follow these steps:
1. Simply search on Google “wells fargo login” and choose the first option in the photo below, Sign on to Wells Fargo
2. Next, you will want to have your Wells Fargo username and password handy so you can enter them into the login section pictured below:
3. Once you're logged in, you will be able to access your accounts by simply hitting the drop-down menus labeled, Accounts, then tapping the label “Manage Accounts.” You will also see your accounts displayed on your home screen:
4. Once you're logged into your account, depending on what type of accounts you have with Wells Fargo, traditional financial services they offer include:
- Mobile banking
- Checking accounts
- Savings accounts
- Mortgage management
- Certified deposits
- Business checking
- Lending & loans
Note: You do not need to be logged into your Wells Fargo account in order use their atm locator tool or find a bank branch near you. However, to bank online you need to make sure you are logged in.
Other Wells Fargo Information:
Below you will find additional Wells Fargo Bank information including:
- Wells Fargo routing numbers
- Wells Fargo hours for physical branch locations
- Wells Fargo contact information
Wells Fargo Routing Number
Your routing number is the first nine digits located at the bottom left on your check. Routing numbers are used to identify banking institutions, in this case – Wells Fargo Bank.
Depending on the banking institution, some banks such as Penfed have one routing number for everything. In the case of Wells Fargo, there is a different routing number depending on the state.
To find your Wells Fargo routing number use this link here and choose your state.
Wells Fargo Hours
Wells Fargo hours may vary depending on individual branch locations, however, that being said, typically Wells Fargo hours of operation are:
Sometimes people ask what banks are open around them and that can determine which bank they use (For example a bank I prefer to use typically has hours that are open until 6:00). That being said Wells Fargo closes at 5:00 at most physical locations except for Friday.
Note: Bank opening and closing times/hours of operation can vary depending on a bank's physical location and it is always best to check prior to going if you're unsure of the closing/opening time.
Mobile banking and online banking is accessible 24/7 and with technology advancing daily, depositing checks, requesting transfers, and even opening new accounts can all be done online in most cases.
Wells Fargo Contact Information
If you need to get in touch with Wells Fargo you can use the following contact information or visit their website here.
General Banking Contact Info
(New and existing customers)
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Frequently Asked Questions?
If you have specific questions pertaining to banking, credit cards, checking accounts or any other product or service, check out the Wells Fargo FAQ section here.
Wells Fargo Banking Services
Wells Fargo is one of the largest banks offering financial services in the United States. According to Business Insider, Wells Fargo is number four in terms of asset management in the United States, managing a total of $1.89 trillion, almost a trillion more than number five – Goldman Sachs.
Wells Fargo is a member of the FDIC and is insured – like most large banks – and they offer a variety of financial services to customers who hold accounts with them. These financial services include (but not limited to):
- Wells Fargo mortgages
- Checking accounts
- Saving accounts
- Retirement accounts
- Credit cards
- Lending (Small business loans, personal loans, auto loans, equity lines)
- Commercial and small business banking
Wells Fargo account fraud scandal
In 2016 it was brought to light that employees at Wells Fargo were participating in a scheme called “Cross-Selling.” Banking institutions were judged based on the number of accounts consumers held with that institution.
Combined with a high “Sales Culture,” branch mangers and individual bankers were faced with seemingly impossible sales quotas so they opened up additional accounts without customer consent.
For example, someone with a Wells Fargo mortgage, would later learn that they had a checking and savings account in their name – even credit card accounts.
According to the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Wells Fargo employees reportedly “Opened as many as 1.5 million checking and savings accounts, and more than 500,000 credit cards, without customers authorization.”
The toxic high-pressure sales culture incentivized employees to do this by offering bonuses, resulting in some even participating in fraud. Wells Frago employees would falsify pre-approved credit card applications for consumers without their knowledge. Creating more products, some employees would even use their address to receive fraudulent account cards.
The result of the scheme:
Wells Fargo was fined a total of $185 million, but as of 2018 was looking at over $2.7 billion in civil lawsuits. Consumers were aware when they began to be charged banking fees they were unaware of for accounts they didn't sign up for.
Since the news broke of the scandal, Wells Fargo has instituted systems to provide better oversight while removing bonuses for high-sales pressure. Over 5,000 employees were fired and in 2019, president Tim Sloan who took over in October 2016 stepped down.
If anything, banking with Wells Fargo might be one of the safer options including the fact they:
- Were heavily scrutinized and thus implemented regulations to protect consumers
- Can offer better products in order to rebrand their image
- Watched by government and more oversight
Wells Fargo Locations:
Hopefully, this article directed you towards the information you needed with regard to banking with Wells Fargo and finding a Wells Fargo location nearby.
There are over 5,900 Wells Fargo locations across the United States with California checking in with the most locations – over 1,000. Atms are everywhere and keep in mind you should always search for a Wells Fargo Atm or a partner Atm before paying a service fee!
So be sure to use the steps above to help you find the closest Wells Fargo near you, that way you can avoid driving too far or sitting in traffic :).
~Josh @ Money Life Wax
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Josh writes about ways to make money, pay off debt, and improve yourself. After paying off $300,000 in student loans with his wife in less than five years, Josh started Money Life Wax and has been featured on Forbes, Business Insider, Huffington Post, and more! In addition to being a life-long entrepreneur, Josh and his wife enjoy spending time with their chocolate lab named Morgan, working out, being outside, traveling, and helping others with their finances! I got serious with money when I used Personal Capital to track my finances.