Worst Company In America Round One: Wells Fargo Vs. Chase

Get ready for some more financial fisticuffs as Chase tries to avoid getting run over by the Wells Fargo wagon.

When Wachovia was TKO’d by the burst of the housing bubble a few years back, it was Wells Fargo that swooped in and saved the day — and has been regretting it ever since. But it’s not just the mortgages that draw ire from the crowd. Consumerist readers also have problems with Wells Fargo’s checking accounts, credit cards and just about everything else.

Meanwhile, Chase — or JPMorgan Chase if you’re not into the whole brevity thing — hasn’t suffered as much from its 2008 acquisition of Washington Mutual’s corpse. But it’s still managed to tick off customers and the general public alike with everything from $5 ATM fees to its alleged part in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme.

This poll is now closed. Congratulations to Chase! See you in the next round…

This is a post in our Worst Company In America 2011 series. The companies competing for this honor were chosen by you, the readers. Keep track of all the goings on HERE.
See and print the entire WCIA 2011 bracket, here.