How to Close Wells Fargo Bank Account?

Wells Fargo is a very well known name in the American banking sector. This bank is one of the top 4 banks as well when we look into the total assets the bank has. I will be telling you more about the bank in the further part of this guide. This guide is to help those customers of Wells Fargo who want to close their bank account. Today I will explain a few methods by following which you can close your bank account.

If we start counting the reasons why someone would close their bank account. Then we will end up getting too many reasons to close the account. If you would like to show your reason why you are closing your account with Wells Fargo. Then you can do that by commenting down below. I will be explaining to you 2 offline methods to close the Wells Fargo Bank account.

Before you start the process to close your existing bank account, it is recommended to open an account in another bank. You should open a new one only if you don’t have an alternative account. In case you have another account then don’t open a new one. You can consider other American Banks like Bank of America, and TD Bank, etc. But make sure you don’t have too many accounts.

Because it gets really hard to maintain multiple accounts if you are not using them all. Once you have opened a new account, make sure that there are no dues you have to pay to Wells Fargo. If you have any dues then you will have to clear those before the bank can close your account. You can check your account balance or look into your bank statement to check if you have any negative balance or dues.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Logo

Type of Bank Public
ISIN US9497461015
Founded 1852
Headquarters San Francisco, California, U.S.
Number of Branches (2018) 8,050
Number of ATMs (2018) 13,000
Area Served Worldwide
Number of Employees (2019) 2,58,700
Revenue (2019) $85.063 billion
Operating Income (2019) $24.198 billion
Net Income (2019) $19.549 billion
Total Assets (2019) $1.927 trillion
Total Equity (2019) $187.146 billion
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Methods to Close Wells Fargo Bank Account

Steps to Close Wells Fargo Bank Account

Now make your bank account balance zero by transferring the funds to your alternative account. But do not transfer the money from your old account to the new account well in advance. Do it only on the day you are closing your account. The 2 methods about which I was talking are explained in the further part of this guide.

Calling Customer Care of Wells Fargo

Steps to Close Wells Fargo Account by Calling Customer Care:
  1. Call the customer care of Wells Fargo on 1 800 869 3557.
  2. Soon your call will be connected to speak with the customer care executive of the bank.
  3. Tell the executive that you want to cancel or close your bank account.
  4. The executive will ask you a few bank account verification questions.
  5. Answer those questions of the executive.
  6. You will be asked the reason why you are closing the account.
  7. Tell your reason to close the account.
  8. The customer care support executive will take your request to cancel the account.

Visiting the Branch of Wells Fargo

Steps to Close Wells Fargo Account by visiting Branch:
  1. Locate the nearest branch of Wells Fargo from your location.
  2. Visit the branch of the bank.
  3. Go to the help desk or the account management section in the branch.
  4. Tell the bank officials that you want to close the account you have with them.
  5. Show them an identity proof document on yours to prove that you are the real owner of the account.
  6. You will be asked the reason why you are closing the account.
  7. Tell the bank officials why you are closing your account.
  8. Clear the dues if you have any in your account.
  9. Follow the instructions given to you by the bank officials.
  10. And your account will be closed.

How to Contact Wells Fargo?

Before you use the information mentioned in this guide. I strongly recommend you to contact the bank and verify it with them. I have tried my level best to provide you the most accurate information. And the 2 methods I have mentioned will work for sure. But still, give the bank a call and talk to them once.

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This is how you can close Wells Fargo Bank account. Once you have opened a new bank account make sure that you update the details of that account everywhere to make sure your autopay payments don’t bounce. And if you receive any direct deposits like salary, etc. then update the details of your new bank account in those places as well. I recommended you to visit the branch of the bank to close the account than calling them.

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