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The Wells Fargo Active Cash card gets you 2% cashback on all purchases. Cashback can be redeemed to cover purchases, pay your statement, redeem for gift cards, and more. Benefits include $600 cellphone protection.
- Credit: Good credit needed
- Credit report: Wells Fargo will usually pull your Experian credit report (in some states they pull Experian and Equifax)
- Combining same-day credit inquiries: Some data points suggest that credit inquiries for same-day applications will be combined, but some data points suggest that credit inquiries for same-day applications will not be combined
- Check application status: You can check your application status here or call 1 800 967 9521
- Reconsideration: If declined you can call 1 866 412 5956 to have your application reconsidered
Quickest way to get my card: Your physical card can be expedited for a $16 fee. Wells Fargo will not offer an instant credit card number for your new card
Approval Monitor (submitted by HelpMeBuildCredit users)
Credit limit range $4,000-$22,000
Avg. Credit limit$8,429
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- Balance transfer fee: Introductory fee of either $5 or 3% of the amount of each balance transfer, whichever is greater, for 120 days from account opening. After that, up to 5% for each balance transfer, with a minimum of $5.
- You cannot transfer balances from other credit cards issued by Wells Fargo bank
- To receive the Intro APR Offer, transfers must be completed within the first 120 days of account opening
Get reimbursed for up to $600 per claim (with a $25 deductible) if your cell phone gets lost, breaks or gets stolen. To activate coverage, you need to pay your monthly cell phone bill with your Wells Fargo Active Cash credit card. Max 2 claims per year.