I would really like a credit card from Wells Fargo eventually so I have put an application in online for a checking account with them. This is an attempt to establish some history with them before applying for a credit card.
I’m not sure if this strategy will pay off but it seems to have helped with getting a Chase Freedom card so I guess time will tell.
Anyway, I got approved online right away and have sent a $100 deposit to open the account with.
One thing I will have to do is make a direct deposit of $500 or more per month to avoid having to pay a fee. It’s either that or keep an average balance of $1500 in the account.