World Savings is Now Wells Fargo

World Savings Bank offered home loans and savings and checking accounts to customers across the United States. Its parent company was Golden West Financial. As of March 31, 2006, Golden West was one of the nation’s largest financial institutions, with assets over $125 billion.

Golden West’s stock was listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol GDW.

World Savings is acquired

In October 2006, Wachovia Corporation acquired Golden West Financial Corporation, including World Savings. With the merger, Wachovia gained mortgage lending operations under the World Savings Bank name in 39 states.

In 2008, Wells Fargo & Company acquired Wachovia Corporation, including World Savings.

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