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Bank of America (BofA) was established in 1904. Since then, through the ups and downs of financial growth and crises, it has grown to become one of the “big four” banks in the United States (the others are JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo). Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bank of America has operations in more than 35 countries around the world.

Bank of America offers a full range of financial products and services. Its personal depository banking products include checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, Certificates of Deposit (CDs), and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Its checking accounts, both interest bearing and non-interest bearing, feature online banking, mobile banking, debit cards, and available overdraft protection. BofA’s savings accounts can be used as overdraft protection for BofA checking accounts. Furthermore, the bank provides Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), which can be used to pay for qualified medical expenses.

Bank of America’s money market accounts offer higher interest rates to customers as a relationship banking reward. At the time of this writing, enrollment in the relationship banking program requires both a BofA personal checking account and a certain 3-month average combined balance in BofA banking accounts and/or Merrill Lynch or Merrill Edge investment accounts.

As for CDs, the terms range from 28 days to 10 years, with higher interest rates for longer terms. For the standard CDs, BofA does not allow any additional deposits until the CD matures, and there is an early withdrawal penalty. However, the bank also offers a short-term CD with no early withdrawal penalty, for customers looking to keep their funds relatively liquid.

BofA provides both Traditional and Roth IRA products, available as IRA money market accounts or IRA CDs , as well as brokerage IRAs through Merrill Edge. The bank also offers a variable rate CD IRA, to which deposits can be made at any time, and a short-term CD IRA with no early withdrawal penalty.

For business customers, BofA offers business checking accounts, business savings accounts (including business HSAs), business CDs, business IRA options (provided through Merrill Edge), and relationship banking benefits to higher-balance business customers. The bank’s business checking accounts vary by account balance and transaction volume, and they offer access to BofA’s business savings accounts, which are money market accounts with varied interest rates, depending on the account balance. Finally, as for business CDs, BofA offers terms from 7 days to 10 years, including a short-term business CD without an early withdrawal penalty.

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Reviews (288)

Very competitive with brick banks

Bank of America is a nice place to bank. Their rates are typical of what I find at other banks. They do offer a pretty good checking selection and I've been able to link my checking and savings accounts to make saving a little easier. They have a great online banking system and app for my phone. I really like the app because I'm able to do a lot of my banking without even going to a branch. When I do have to go, the lines aren't very long at the one closest to my work and there are lots of branches so it makes it a little easier. Also, they are connected to an ATM network so I can use ATMs in all sorts of places without having a fee.

online experience with BOA

Generally my on line experience with Bank of America has been very good. The on line format is very easy to use and is good for people who do not have a lot of computer experience. It is not difficult to follow and also the have on line tutorials to guide you. I also like the convenience of using multiple screens to conduct your business faster such as paying bills and transferring money from various accounts. It makes paying bills convenient and easy. I also like the fact that their on line banking is very secure and has redundant security checks. They also provide a credit rating score an report for free so you can secure loans easier. You can also apply for loans on line which is nice to have in a pinch. So basically there system is easy to use for non computer skilled people like myself, very secure and also very affordable and with no physical mail to receive from them which I like a lot because there is no clutter at home with all the mailings. I like the convenience of on line banking also and it is very timely with Bank of America. I am happy with system they provide me and my family.

Pooor customer service

I loved this site when you were able to get customer service on their website. However that changed about a year ago. When you call the bank they tell you chat should be working but it never is. Their hold time to get a rep on the phone is extremely long so chat was convenient while they had it . You can put a message on facebook and someone will get back to you however it is not a quick thing so if you need a response right away that is not the avenue to take. If you try to contact them by email they usually take 3 days to respond to you and then just tell you to call to a representative. I am a creature of habit and don't like changing things or I would go look for another bank to help me with my needs

Bank of America isnt too shabby

I have banked with Bank of America for over 10 years only because they were the closest to home. My only CON is when I make deposits, they move all the transactions around so that I end up negative and owe them fees. Reason I stuck with the back is because of the PROS:, cash back deals, user friendly website, banking app where I can deposit checks right from my phone. Unfortunately, the branch closest to me has closed, so I may end up changing banks now.

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Overall
FDIC Certificate #3510
Year Established1904
Employees143354
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.3%
Return on Equity - YTD10.68%
Annual Interest Income$24.29B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$1,705.9B$1,657.9B
LoansQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$887.5B$878.2B
DepositsQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$1,349.2B$1,296.8B
Equity CapitalQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$207B$210.1B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$10.69B$11.60B
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$7.79B$9.25B
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$314.0MM$388.0MM
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Bank of America Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.04%*$500k*-Business Advantage Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.02% Up to $50k | 0.03% $50k - $500k
0.01%--Regular Savings
0.01%--UTMA/UGMA Custodial Savings Account

Bank of America Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.06%--Rewards Money Market Savings - Platinum Honors
0.05%--Rewards Money Market Savings - Platinum Rate
0.04%--Rewards Money Market Savings - Gold Rate
0.03%--Rewards Money Market Savings - Standard Rate
0.02%--Business Investment Account

Bank of America Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.06%--Banking Rewards
0.02%*$50k*-Bank of America Interest Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.01% Up to $50k
0.01%--Business Interest Checking

Bank of America CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.75%$1k-60 - 119 Month CD
0.75%$1k-120 Month CD
0.15%$1k-48 - 59 Month CD
0.12%$1k-36 - 47 Month CD
0.10%$1k-24 - 35 Month CD
0.07%$1k-18 - 23 Month CD
0.07%$10k$25k12 Month Featured CD
0.05%$1k-12 - 17 Month CD
0.03%$1k-28 - 179 Day CD
0.03%$1k-6 - 11 Month CD

Bank of America IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.75%$1k-60 - 119 Month IRA
0.75%$1k-120 Month IRA
0.75%$500-60 - 119 Month CESA
0.75%$500-120 Month CESA
0.15%$1k-48 - 59 Month IRA
0.15%$500-48 - 59 Month CESA
0.12%$1k-36 - 47 Month IRA
0.12%$500-36 - 47 Month CESA
0.10%$1k-24 - 35 Month IRA
0.10%$500-24 - 35 Month CESA
0.07%$2k-12 Month Featured IRA
0.07%$1k-18 - 23 Month IRA
0.07%$500-18 - 23 Month CESA
0.05%$1k-12 - 17 Month IRA
0.05%$500-12 - 17 Month CESA
0.03%$100-18 - 23 Month Variable Rate IRA
0.03%$1k-6 - 11 Month IRA
0.03%$500-6 - 11 Month CESA
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