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How to open your Wells Fargo Premier Checking account

Taking advantage of Wells Fargo Premier service, discounts, and benefits is easier than you might think. With the Wells Fargo Premier Checking account, you can enjoy the full benefits of becoming a Wells Fargo Premier client. Open with $25. Avoid the $35 monthly service fee for Premier Checking with $250,000 or more in statement-ending qualifying linked balances., To make the process easier, call us at 1-866-629-2136 or visit your local branch.

Open or upgrade

Open a new Premier Checking account or upgrade an existing Wells Fargo checking account to Premier Checking. If you choose to upgrade an existing Wells Fargo checking account to Premier Checking, your account number will remain the same and your Bill Pay, bank statements, and tax documents won’t be affected.


To upgrade your current checking account to Premier Checking or to open a new individual or joint Premier Checking account, visit your local branch. To learn about your options, call 1-866-629-2136.

Combine accounts and investments to avoid the $35 monthly service fee

The Wells Fargo Premier service team can help. Avoid the $35 monthly service fee with $250,000 or more in statement-ending qualifying linked balances (checking account and other deposit product and investment balances)., The following accounts are eligible:

Deposit account balances include:

  • Checking
  • Savings
  • CDs (time accounts)
  • FDIC-insured IRAs

Investment account balances include:

  • Brokerage available through our brokerage affiliate Wells Fargo Advisors,
  • Applicable bank fiduciary and custody accounts

Investment and Insurance Products are:
  • Not Insured by the FDIC or Any Federal Government Agency
  • Not a Deposit or Other Obligation of, or Guaranteed by, the Bank or Any Bank Affiliate
  • Subject to Investment Risks, Including Possible Loss of the Principal Amount Invested

Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors. Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (WFCS) and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, Members SIPC, separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company.