Wells Fargo Bank, established in 1852 by Henry Wells and William Fargo, is one of the notable financial institutions in the U.S., with its headquarters in San Francisco, California. The bank's foundation aligns with the expansive era of the Gold Rush, facilitating a pivotal financial framework in the burgeoning American economy. Through time, Wells Fargo has morphed into a full-service bank, embracing many financial services.

Wells Fargo operates through approximately 5,200 branches across 37 U.S. states. However, these figures have seen a decline from previous years due to branch closures and consolidations​​. The bank falls under the Commercial Bank class and is a proud member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), thereby offering a safety net for depositors' funds​.

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Wells Fargo's banking policies exhibit a blend of traditional and contemporary financial products tailored to meet a vast range of customer needs. The bank hosts several checking account options, including the Wells Fargo Everyday Checking, Clear Access Banking, Prime Checking, and Premier Checking, each with distinct features and fee structures. For instance, the Prime Checking account offers reduced interest rates on loans, fee-free cashier's checks, and money orders, among other benefits, albeit with a $25 monthly service fee that's waivable under certain conditions​​. Here is the list of Wells Fargo Bank Routing Numbers CLick Here.

Moreover, savings enthusiasts have the choice between the Way2Save and Platinum Savings accounts, each necessitating a $25 minimum initial deposit with varying fee waivers and interest-bearing features. Particularly, the Platinum Savings account grants an interest-bearing benefit with an option for a bonus rate when paired with specific Wells Fargo checking accounts​​.

Furthermore, the bank's Certificate of Deposit (CD) offerings, albeit limited in term variety, present an avenue for fixed-term savings with a minimum deposit requirement of $2,500. Noteworthy is the Step Rate CD that allows a penalty-free withdrawal every six months, given certain balance requirements are met​.

In addition to the core banking products, Wells Fargo furnishes a suite of credit cards encompassing personal and business variants, all devoid of annual fees but with varying rewards or cash-back features​.

Lastly, on a strategic plane, Wells Fargo's policies reveal a commitment towards bolstering its Home Lending business alongside offering promotions as part of a broader customer engagement schema. Moreover, an Extra Day Grace Period policy and a focus on digital enhancements reflect Wells Fargo's stride towards a customer-centric banking paradigm​.


Bank Name Wells Fargo Bank
Headquarters San Francisco, California, U.S. (corporate); New York, New York, U.S. (operational)
Bank Class National Bank - FED Member
Founders Henry Wells, William Fargo
CEO Charles Scharf
Bank FDIC FDIC Cert # 27389
Swift Code WFBIUS6S
Atm's 13000
Location 5200 Branches in 37 states
Routing Number Click Here
President Charles Scharf
Customer Service 1-800-869-3557
Credit Card Support 1-800-642-4720
Number of Employees 238,698
ISIN US9497461015
Area Served Worldwide
Key People Steven Black (Chairman), Charles Scharf (President and CEO)
Subsidiaries Wells Fargo Advisors, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Wells Fargo Rail Wells Fargo Securities, Wachovia, First Union, CoreStates Financial
Website https://www.wellsfargo.com/


State Wells Fargo routing number State Wells Fargo routing number State Wells Fargo routing number
Wells Fargo Alabama 062000080 Wells Fargo Alaska 125200057 Wells Fargo Arizona 122105278
Wells Fargo Arkansas 111900659 Wells Fargo California 121042882 Wells Fargo Colorado 121042882
Wells Fargo Connecticut 021101108 Wells Fargo Delaware 031100869 Wells Fargo District of Columbia 054001220
Wells Fargo Florida 063107513 Wells Fargo Georgia 061000227 Wells Fargo Hawaii 121042882
Wells Fargo Idaho 124103799 Wells Fargo Illinois 071101307 Wells Fargo Indiana 074900275
Wells Fargo Iowa 073000228 Wells Fargo Kansas 101089292 Wells Fargo Kentucky 121042882
Wells Fargo Louisiana 121042882 Wells Fargo Maine 121042882 Wells Fargo Maryland 055003201
Wells Fargo Massachusetts 121042882 Wells Fargo Michigan 091101455 Wells Fargo Minnesota 091000019
Wells Fargo Mississippi 062203751 Wells Fargo Missouri 121042882 Wells Fargo Montana 092905278
Wells Fargo Nebraska 104000058 Wells Fargo Nevada 321270742 Wells Fargo New Hampshire 121042882
Wells Fargo New Jersey 021200025 Wells Fargo New Mexico 107002192 Wells Fargo New York 026012881
Wells Fargo North Carolina 053000219 Wells Fargo North Dakota 091300010 Wells Fargo Ohio 041215537
Wells Fargo Oklahoma 121042882 Wells Fargo Oregon 123006800 Wells Fargo Pennsylvania 031000503
Wells Fargo Rhode Island 121042882 Wells Fargo South Carolina 053207766 Wells Fargo South Dakota 091400046
Wells Fargo Tennessee 064003768 Wells Fargo Texas 111900659 Wells Fargo Texas, El Paso 112000066
Wells Fargo Utah 124002971 Wells Fargo Vermont 121042882 Wells Fargo Virginia 051400549
Wells Fargo Washington 125008547 Wells Fargo West Virginia 121042882 Wells Fargo Wisconsin 075911988
Wells Fargo Wyoming 102301092 Domestic Wire Transfer 121000248 International Wire Transfer to Wells Fargo account in the USA 121000248


A SWIFT code, also known as a BIC (Bank Identifier Code), is a standard format for uniquely identifying banks globally, especially during international transactions. It comprises 8-11 characters. The first 4 characters represent the bank's code, the next 2 denote the country, followed by 2 for the city. The remaining characters (which are optional) specify the bank's branch. This system ensures secure and efficient cross-border transfers. For instance, when sending money overseas, one would need the recipient's bank SWIFT code. It acts as an address that tells where to send the money, ensuring funds reach the correct institution.


WFBI Bank code
US Country code
6S Location code
Branch code
  • Country code A-Z

    2 letters representing the country the bank is in.

  • Location code 0-9 A-Z

    2 characters made up of letters or numbers. It says where that bank's head office is.

  • Branch Code 0-9 A-Z

    3 digits specifying a particular branch. 'XXX' represents the bank’s head office.


Below is a list of some important events in banks history, including mergers and acquisitions.

01-01-1870 Institution established. Original name: Crocker First National Bank of San Francisco.
02-10-1956 Changed Institution Name to Crocker-Anglo National Bank.
11-01-1963 Changed Institution Name to Crocker-Citizens National Bank.
07-01-1971 Changed Institution Name to Crocker National Bank.
05-19-1972 Acquired The First National Bank of Upland (3536) in Upland, CA.
06-14-1972 Main Office moved to 1 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94120.
10-19-1973 Acquired United States National Bank (3506) in San Diego, CA.
12-31-1973 Acquired Imperial Valley National Bank (19518) in El Centro, CA.
06-26-1978 Changed Institution Name to Crocker National Bank.
01-08-1979 Changed Institution Name to Crocker National Bank.
05-30-1986 Acquired Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (1230) in San Francisco, CA.
05-30-1986 Changed Institution Name to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association.
05-15-1988 Main Office moved to 1 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94138.
05-31-1988 Main Office moved to 420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104.
05-31-1988 Acquired Barclays Bank of California (19521) in San Francisco, CA.
05-31-1988 Main Office moved to 420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104.
09-16-1988 Main Office moved to 420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104.
07-31-1989 Acquired Bank of Paradise (23480) in Paradise, CA.
01-01-1990 Acquired Valley National Bank, Glendale (17820) in Glendale, CA.