Brett Molina, USA TODAY
Published 8:36 a.m. ET March 18, 2021
Your stimulus check could hit your account this week.
Wells Fargo apologized for outages affecting the bank’s customers on the same day stimulus checks were expected to land in users’ accounts.
The company cited “high volumes” of users attempting to check their accounts online as a reason for the issues.
Wells Fargo also said the issues do not affect stimulus checks with a Mar. 17 effective date credited to accounts Wednesday.
“We apologize for any inconvenience today and want you to know all access to your accounts through online and mobile banking are restored,” the banking giant said Wednesday on Twitter.
On Twitter, some users expressed frustration attempting to log in to their Wells Fargo accounts only to find they weren’t loading.
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“LMAO everyone checking their accounts for stimulus crashed the Wells Fargo site,” said Twitter user who goes by @SweetCainMusic. “Billion dollar corporation, by the way.”
“Lol @WellsFargo just not letting us sign in to see if the stimulus money was deposited on their designated day i guess,” wrote Twitter user @rachellemr.
We apologize for any inconvenience today and want you to know all access to your accounts through online and mobile banking are restored.
— Wells Fargo (@WellsFargo) March 17, 2021
LMAO everyone checking their accounts for stimulus crashed the Wells Fargo site.
Billion dollar corporation, by the way.
— Ryan Nelson-Cain (@SweetCainMusic) March 17, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service said the settlement date for direct deposits of millions of economic impact payments was Wednesday, although some people reported receiving their stimulus payments earlier.
The delay led to some customers of Wells Fargo and other banks like JPMorgan Chase to complain why their stimulus money wasn’t immediately available.
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