How To Find and Use Your Wells Fargo Login

Learn how to set up and use online and mobile banking with Wells Fargo.

Like most major banks, Wells Fargo offers online banking, investing and other services that give customers convenient access to their accounts, online bill payments and financial transactions. You can access Wells Fargo Online and the Wells Fargo mobile app via a secure and simple Wells Fargo banking login.

Wells Fargo launched mobile banking in 2007 and within 10 years it had more than 14.5 million users taking advantage of its mobile services, according to the company’s website. Learn how to take advantage of this popular and convenient way to manage finances, which wasn’t always mainstream.

How To Set Up a Wells Fargo Login

Setting up your Wells Fargo Online login is easy if you already have a checking or savings account at the bank. Wells Fargo calls the sign-up process “enrollment.” If you prefer to enroll over the phone, you can call 800-956-4442. If you’ll be visiting a physical branch to set up a new account, you can set up online banking at the same time. There is no monthly service fee for Wells Fargo Online banking, although some charges might apply for same-day payments initiated through its bill-pay service. Once you sign up, you can take advantage of convenient features like Wells Fargo SurePay.

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Follow these steps to set up your Wells Fargo online access account:

1. Gather the required information. To set up your account you’ll need to gather the following personal information:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Wells Fargo bank account number(s)
  • Loan number, if applicable
  • Debit card number
  • Birthdate

Entering one of your Wells Fargo account numbers or the account number printed on your ATM/debit card lets you access all of your accounts. If you don’t have an account number, enter your birthdate.

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2. Set up a username and password. During the enrollment process you’ll be able to set up a username and password to access your account. Wells Fargo requires that your username and passwords contain six to 14 characters and include at least one letter. Usernames and passwords must have fewer than nine consecutive numbers, and they cannot:

  • Repeat the same number or letter more than three times consecutively
  • Contain a sequence of more than three letters or numbers

3. Complete your online access agreement. Wells Fargo has an online access agreement that explains the bank’s obligations to you, your obligations as a user, your waiver of class-action rights and limitations on the bank’s liability to you. Read this agreement carefully — it covers online and mobile services available through Wells Fargo Online, Wells Fargo Business Online, Wells Fargo Mobile and Wells Fargo Advisors online services.

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4. Validate your email address. As part of its security process, Wells Fargo will send you an email message with a six-digit code and a link returning you to the Wells Fargo website where you’ll enter the code to validate your email address. Validate your email within 21 days of your enrollment date to retain your Wells Fargo online banking login.

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How To Log In to Your Wells Fargo Account From a Computer

After going through the process of setting up a login, actually logging in to your account is a piece of cake. When you get to the Wells Fargo homepage you’ll see a place to sign in to your account on the left-hand side. Simply type your username and password into their respective slots. You can click the “Remember Me” checkbox to make the process quicker in the future, but before you do, consider whether or not someone could find and steal your personal information. If you’re using a shared computer or public Wi-Fi, you might want to think twice before hitting that box.

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How To Log In to Your Wells Fargo Account From a Mobile Phone or Tablet

This Wells Fargo login covers multiple devices, meaning you’ll use the same login for both your desktop and your mobile phone or tablet. You can download the Wells Fargo app on either Apple or Android devices. When you open the app it’ll prompt you to log in. As with your desktop, simply enter your username and password in their respective entry spaces.

You can use the Wells Fargo mobile app to deposit checks, transfer money, pay bills and even set up alerts. It’s the perfect tool for proactive banking.

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How To Retrieve a Forgotten Username or Password

In case you forget your username or password, your first step is to click the “Forgot Password/Username” button under the login. You’ll be redirected to a page that will ask you which one you need. Whether you require a new password, new username or both is up to you and what you click. After that, you’ll be asked to input either your password or username. You’ll also need to provide your Social Security number to verify your identity.

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How To View Your Wells Fargo Statement Information

Wells Fargo makes it easy to go paperless and still have your account statements available at your fingertips. Just sign in to view your statements on your desktop or mobile device. Once you’ve selected the statement you want to view, Wells Fargo will let you download the statement to your device. From there you can print it for your physical records — at no cost to yourself.

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How To Contact Wells Fargo Customer Service

Wells Fargo has several ways to contact its customer service department. If you’re partial to phone calls, you can call 24/7 at:

  • 800-869-3557 if you’re in the U.S.
  • For international calls, try this web page to find your country’s codes.

If you’re deaf or hard of hearing, call:

  • 800-877-4833 if you’re in the U.S.

You can also use secure messages to contact customer service. From your account page, click into your menu and then choose “secure messages.”

If you prefer communicating over social media, Wells Fargo is on Twitter as @Ask_WellsFargo.

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What Are the Benefits of Online Banking?

There are many benefits to online banking, but the biggest one might be your ability to access your account quickly and from anywhere there’s an internet connection. Instead of having to visit a physical branch or mail checks through the postal service, online banking lets you conduct business on your computer or another device, set up automatic bill pay, check your account balances and even schedule a transfer from your checking to your savings. You can do it all in just a few minutes from wherever you happen to be.

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Valerie Ashton is a writer based in Southern California, specializing in real estate, finance and aviation topics. Valerie is a commercial pilot, California real estate broker, certified paralegal and Notary Public. Her work has appeared in numerous publications in print and online.