To locate local branches of Wachovia Bank, go over to www.wachovia.com/locator.
Wachovia bank is a major bank in the United States that was acquired by Wells Fargo during the financial crisis in 2008. The two banks are a good fit, because Wells Fargo has branches mainly on the West coast of the United States, while Wachovia bank branches are mainly located on the East Coast. The combined entity thus has a geographically diverse branch base, allowing it to source for deposits in all parts of the country. In addition, the combined bank becomes more resilient to local economic downturns that affect only a small region of the country. Note however that the deposit bases of the two banks are still separate, and Wells Fargo customers cannot make deposits in Wachovia branches, and vice versa. However, Wells Fargo intends to slowly convert Wachovia branches to Wells Fargo ones, and in the future, all Wachovia customers will be customers of Wells Fargo instead, and the two deposit bases will be united under one brand.
What can you do at www.wachovia.com/locator, the bank locator website? When you surf on over to the site, you get redirected to https://www.wellsfargo.com/locator/index.jsp?user=wb. On this site, you can search for both bank branches and ATM machines. If you are looking for a place to withdraw cash or make a quick deposit, make sure to check the box adjacent to the correct bank before you search. This is because, as mentioned above, the customers of Wells Fargo and Wachovia cannot yet bank at the other bank’s branches or ATMs, although the situation should be rectified in the near future. You can narrow the search down to ATMs or branches by checking the appropriate box if desired, although there is usually little point in doing so, since you can now perform almost all banking transactions at ATMs as well as at branches, with the exception of making loan applications. If you are a Wells Fargo customer, you can also search for specific types of bank branches if you check the Wells Fargo box. For example, you can search for in-store branches, which are banks located within grocery stores, equipped with ATMs and teller windows, as well as a private meeting room for loan applications with the bank manager. If you are a high net-worth individual who is a customer of Wells Fargo Client Services, you can also search for Client Services offices which can provide you with specialized services such as investment management, brokerage, and trust and private banking services.
So, to search for either Wachovia bank branches or ATMs, go on over to www.wachovia.com/locator.