Savings Accounts and CDs

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Way2Save® Savings

Best for

Saving as you spend with Save As You Go® automatic transfers

Monthly service fee

$5 How to avoid the fee each fee period

Overdraft services

Optional Overdraft Protection for your checking account

Flexible savings with room to grow

Platinum Savings

Best for

Savings with the option to write checks

Monthly service fee

$12 Avoid the fee with a $3,500 minimum daily balance each fee period

Overdraft services

Optional Overdraft Protection for your checking account

Typically our highest interest rates

Wells Fargo CDs

Best for

An alternative way to grow your savings with higher interest rates


Flexible term options from 3 months to a year or more

Monthly service fee

No monthly service fee

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Savings FAQs

A savings account is a bank account where you can store your money and earn interest. Wells Fargo offers interest-bearing savings accounts and Certificate of Deposit (CD) accounts.

Wells Fargo savings accounts allow you to save automatically to help you build towards your savings goals. In return for keeping your money in a savings account, we pay you interest depending on your interest rate.

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You can open a savings account online or in-person at a Wells Fargo branch. You must be 18 or older to apply online. 17 and under must open at a branch.

No matter how you apply, you’ll need:

  • Your Social Security number
  • Valid ID (driver's license, state ID, Consular ID)
  • Current residential address
  • $25 opening deposit

IDs required to open (plus co-applicant’s information if applicable).

Joint CDs are available to open online or in a branch.

Joint Way2Save Savings and Platinum Savings accounts must be opened at a branch. Make an appointment to get started.

You need the same information that is required to open an individual savings account, but you’ll need it for both applicants. IDs required to open

Yes, all Wells Fargo savings funds in both savings accounts and Certificate of Deposit (CD) accounts are FDIC-insured up the maximum applicable limit.

Visit our FDIC Insurance page to learn more.

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Overdraft Protection is not available for Clear Access Banking accounts.

You may pay an early withdrawal penalty or a Regulation D penalty if you withdraw funds from your account before the term is complete. Some exceptions may apply. Penalties could reduce earnings on this account.

The Regulation D Penalty is seven days’ simple interest on the amount withdrawn and applies to:

  • Withdrawals made within seven days of account opening including the day the account was opened.
  • Withdrawals made during the grace period, when additional deposits are made during the grace period and the withdrawal exceeds the amount of the matured CD balance.
  • Withdrawals within seven days of any prior withdrawal where the Bank's early withdrawal penalty is not applied.

Other than the Regulation D penalty described above, any money withdrawn from the CD before the end of its term will be subject to an early withdrawal penalty based on the length of the CD term. If your term is:

  • Less than 90 days (or less than 3 months), the penalty is 1 month's interest,
  • 90 to 365 days (or 3-12 months), the penalty is 3 months' interest,
  • Over 12 months through 24 months, the penalty is 6 months' interest, or
  • Over 24 months, the penalty is 12 months' interest.

A qualifying Save As You Go transfer is an automatic transfer of $1 from your linked Wells Fargo checking account to your Way2Save Savings account each time you (or any authorized signer or joint owner) use your debit card for a one-time purchase or complete a Bill Pay transaction through online banking, and the one-time debit card purchase or Bill Pay transaction posts to the account. We reserve the right to determine through our sole discretion if a particular transaction is a qualifying transaction.

Sign-up may be required. Availability may be affected by your mobile carrier's coverage area. Your mobile carrier's message and data rates may apply.

See the Consumer Account Fee and Information Schedule and Deposit Account Agreement for additional consumer account information.

Deposit products offered by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.