Wells Fargo becomes Flagstar


IF YOU ARE A WELLS FARGO BANK CUSTOMER – AND ONE-IN-FOUR FORT WAYNE BANK DOLLARS IS DEPOSITED THERE – YOU PROBABLY KNOW FLAGSTAR BANK IS TAKING OVER THIS WEEKEND. THE SIGNS ARE LITERALLY UNDER WRAPS. HERE ARE SOME KEY THINGS TO KNOW. ALL WELLS FARGO BRANCHES WILL CLOSE FOR THE WEEKEND STARTING THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT 3. IF YOU HAVE ONLINE PAYMENTS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, TRY TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE SENT BEFORE NOON. AT MIDNIGHT SATURDAY MORNING, YOUR WELLS FARGO ATM DEBIT CARD WON’T WORK ANYMORE BUT YOUR FLAGSTAR DEBIT CARD SHOULD. MONDAY MORNING, THE BRANCHES WILL OPEN AS FLAGSTAR BANK. YOU’LL THEN BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE FLAGSTAR WEBSITE AND APP FOR ONLINE BANKING. FLAGSTAR SAYS IF YOU’VE WRITTEN A CHECK WITH YOUR WELLS FARGO ACCOUNT THAT HASN’T BEEN CASHED YET, DON’T WORRY. TODD MCLAUGHLIN, DIRECTOR OF BRANCH BANKING :05-:10 “YEP, THAT’S PERFECTLY FINE. WE ASK THAT YOU START USING YOUR NEW FLAGSTAR CHECKS ON DECEMBER 1 BUT FOR THAT FIRST 60 OR 90 DAYS YOUR WELLS FARGO CHECKS WILL CONTINUE TO BE PAID..” IF YOU’RE A DIRECT DEPOSIT CUSTOMER, FLAGSTAR IS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES WITH EMPLOYERS TO MAKE THAT SEAMLESS. YOU SHOULDN’T NEED TO DO ANYTHING. FIND THE FLAGSTAR LINK FOR WELLS FARGO CUSTOMERS IN THIS STORY ON WANE.COM

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