The standard Wells Fargo cash advance fee is $10 or 5% of the cash advance amount, whichever is greater. Wells Fargo’s cash advance APR is currently between 26.24% and 28.24%. The exact rate depends on your overall creditworthiness at the time you’re approved for an account. But those terms are the same for all Wells Fargo credit cards.
Given the high costs, you should avoid cash advances. But it’s still worth knowing how to perform such a transaction and how much it will cost should you need to get one in an emergency. And the first step in being able to do a Wells Fargo cash advance is requesting a PIN from customer service.
To get a Wells Fargo cash advance PIN, call customer service at 1 (800) 642-4720. After that, you’ll be able to take out up to $500 in cash per day from your line of credit, up to your cash advance limit.
If you have a Wells Fargo checking account, you can link it to your credit card as overdraft protection. If your bank account balance dips below zero, you’ll get a cash advance from your credit card to cover transactions. But this isn’t a great option. You’ll pay a $12.50 fee for advances under $50, and $20 for anything above. Plus, the same high cash advance APR applies right away.
At the end of the day, a Wells Fargo cash advance costs too much in fees and interest to be a good option for convenient cash. But if you do one, make sure to repay your balance as soon as possible. Unlike purchases, cash advances do not come with any grace period. Interest starts accruing as soon as you make a withdrawal, so repaying your advance as soon as possible will save you money.