You can not change the address of a payee. You have to delete it and
re enter it.
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It says....To change your payee name or address you must delete the
current payee and add a new payee with the new information.
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I had a question about my account. When you call the bank, they want
your account number. I get that. Even if I am logged into the bank
web site there is only one place I can get my account number. It is
by opening a pdf of my old statements. I do not use Adobe bloat ware
to view PDF files. I also don't like Adobe because it seems like I
have to update it every time I turn on my computer. Anyway, my PDF
viewer works fine, but is not compatible with WF.
I asked the girl if there was a way to get my account number without
having to go to my paper records. She says that they don't include
the account number online even though I have to furnish my un/pw to
get it. It is for my protection.
So I ask her................so...........even though I am logged into
my account I can not get my account number, but if some guy is hacking
my account that does use Adobe crap he can get my account number. She
chuckled but said yes.
Rather than continually complaining about WF, why don't you move to
another bank that will treat you better?
I've been with a small local bank for more tha 20 years and have never
had a problem with them.
Citibank recently lost my electronic payment and my bank gladly gave me
all transfer info to send to Citi.
They even followed up with a phone call to see if it got straightened
out. Can't beat that.
I'll never go with a big bank as long as there is small local
banks/credit unions to choose from, never!
Agree, but the typical deal with small banks is that they are started by
investors with the intention to be bought out. So you set up your
accounts and a few years later they are owned by megabank.
And at least in my area the credit unions still follow the belong to
something model (you need to work at a certain place etc). The one in
our area that is open to anyone is twenty miles away.
On 8/17/2011 7:04 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Wells Fargo bought the wonderful bank staffed by nice folks that I was
using then one day, I found my business account closed without any kind
of notice by the suddenly unresponsive bank. Live and learn I suppose.
Howzabout BofA, who charged me $2 to close out my savings acct with
$10 in it. Many years later, with about $10K in BofA, I tried to
withdraw $2.5K to buy a used car. They told me I'd needed the bank
manager's signature of approval!! I walked out of BofA, that day,
with $10K cash in my pocket.
How bad is WF? So bad, the introduction interview put me off to the
point I've never ever opened a WF acct or even entered one again since
1970. That's bad!
That happened to me just this month at my local BoA where I have my
checking and savings accts. I presented one of my own checks for $1,300
It turns out that the young female teller was brand new and was not
allowed to cash checks over $1,000 without a supervisor's approval, so I
had to wait for approval.
Heh! One of my customers had his wife embarrassed because they refused to
cash his check made out to her.
He goes down to the bank, drops a $250,000 CD on the counter and says: "Cash
"You'll lose the interest!" they cried.
"How much could there be after one week. I hate you. I'm going to put my
money elsewhere. Cash it!"
"Sorry you feel that way. We'll make you a cashier's check right away," said
the VP at the bank.
"No checks!" my customer replied. "You don't take my check, I don't take
yours. I want cash!"
"Uh, I don't think we have that much cash in the bank..." stammered the VP.
"Hey, I don't give a shit about that. You're a branch of Bank of America.
Get on the 'phone and get an armored car full of money over here."
"We don't do business that way," replied an indignant bank employee.
"You will now," said my customer. "If I don't have my money in thirty
minutes, I'm calling the Comptroller of the Currency, the FDIC, the state
banking commissioner, the rat inspector, the TV stations, and everybody else
I can think of."
I think after he calmed down he settled for a wire transfer. But it became
legend - him stamping around the lobby yelling "Why won't you give me my
I also think he sent them a $100,000 fire truck as a parting gift.
Don't you think a bank is pretty clueless to recommend deleting a payee?
Exactly how would he retrieve historical information from the bank for
the deleted payee? Wouldn't a competent bank have a mechanism to change
the address of a payee like the rest of the business world.
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