Bank of America


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800-900-9000
100 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202

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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9/14/07 - 5.45% 4-Month Online CD at Bank of America in Some States
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11/20/06 - 5.65% 6-Month CD at Merrill Lynch Bank
10/29/06 - $250 Bank of America Checking / Savings Account Promo
10/12/06 - Bank of America's Free Online Trades
8/25/06 - Countrywide's Savings Account Now 5.25% with only $10K Min
8/24/06 - Bank of America's New Online CD
8/22/06 - $15 Online Banking Offer from Bank of America
8/7/06 - 5.33% Money Market Account from MBNA ($15K+)
7/17/06 - $150 in Sign-up Bonuses at Bank of America
7/3/06 - $50 Sign-Up Bonus for Bank of America Savings Account
6/25/06 - $15 Bonus for Bank of America's Online Banking
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6/7/06 - $100 Checking Account Bonus at Bank of America
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4/21/06 - 5.15% 10-Month CD at LaSalle Bank
4/12/06 - 5.10% 10-Month CD at LaSalle Bank
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2/4/06 - Bank of America Promotions and Fees
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12/5/05 - Bank of America Extends Checking Bonus
10/6/05 - Bank of America's Twist on Debit Card Rewards
9/24/05 - Signup Bonus for Bank of America Checking Account
9/6/05 - Bank of America Online Banking Promotion

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Bank That Has Many Fees

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Until this year I've banked with Bank of America for many years. I once used this bank after inheriting $50,000. This is when I was first made aware of the many fees associated with using BOA. The inheritance was from a relative's death and I was too preoccupied to pay attention to my bank statement. I knew I had enough money in my checking/savings account to cover my expenses. However, one day I looked at the statement and was shocked that I was being charged a transfer fee from my savings to checking account. The bank offered a small token credit for the money they had deducted. Recently I closed an account because Bank of America started charging a $15 fee just to have an account. It outraged me to think of all the people faithfully deposited their hard-earned money into this giant money-making institution and being charged for the privilege. I was also charged if I went into the bank to speak to a teller instead of using the ATM service. Excuse me for asking a human about my money.

OK Bank, Nothing Special

One of the big banks I wouldn't choose from, just like Wells Fargo. Its not good and its not bad, its just OK. Waste of time, find a better bank

Boa Aint Ish.....-000

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12/20/21 boa ATM malfunctioned and stated that I withdrew $100 out of the atm when i deposited $375, into the atm. Boa has tried to hide the fact that these atms malfuntion. I took screen shots and they done everything they could to correct my account but put the correct amount on the account info..They closed account yet they only refunded what the machine asked how much I had deposited and I stated 175 while i was still completing the transaction of the machine taking and spitin money back out...I was never refunded and i was told that i only inserted 1 bill yet I stayed at the atm for 30 min..They have lost my respect for them eventhough we give banks our checks before we know the amount and soon as we need loans anything pertiaining to the customer winning we then turn into the enemy...and they do everything they can to prevent you to excel. They lied stated i withdrew $100 after a temp credit was given to me they made the $100 dissappear and made it look like i only receive a $100 credit for nothing...Boa aint ish.. BOA owes me $300 totally from the $100 for the withdrawal I never done but stayed on my account for 3 weeks to the $200 that I deposited into my account to complete the $375 deposit I made on Dec 20, 2021. That they never gave me credit for that why when asked if I would like my account back I politely declined because if they attempt to cheat a customer who saved that atm from the worst that night, and they show no respect for that alone, and not even offer a dime to me then I don’t need no cutthroat bank receiving my money that don’t even attempt to settle this situation more professional then I don’t need them taking from me.. Please look into this situation before I actually hire some legal assistance to show the truths from the screen shots of the account stating I had withdrew money to BOA erasing the withdrawal off 3 weeks later and still not realizing I have a receipt….

Good Bank - Nice Clerks Here In CA

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Good Bank - Nice Clerks Here In CA

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FDIC Certificate #3510
Year Established1904
Employees133812
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.11%
Return on Equity - YTD11.65%
Annual Interest Income$43.60B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$2,519.5B$2,258.8B
LoansQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$967.4B$910.8B
DepositsQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$2,144.4B$1,906.5B
Equity CapitalQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$236.4B$218.6B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$12.37B$18.78B
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$5.30B$6.28B
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$313.0MM$204.0MM
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Bank of America Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.04%--Preferred Rewards - Platinum Honors
0.04%--Business Advantage Relationship Rewards - Platinum Honors
0.04%--Preferred Rewards - Diamond
0.04%--Preferred Rewards - Diamond Honors
0.03%--Preferred Rewards - Platinum
0.03%--Business Advantage Relationship Rewards - Platinum
0.02%--Preferred Rewards - Gold
0.02%--Business Advantage Relationship Rewards - Gold
0.01%--Business Advantage Savings
0.01%--Bank of America Advantage Savings

Bank of America Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.02%*$50k*-Bank of America Advantage Relationship Banking
OTHER TIERS: 0.01% Up to $50k

Bank of America CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.05%--13 Month CD Special
0.05%--25 Month CD Special
0.05%--37 Month CD Special
0.05%--7 Month CD Special
0.05%--10 Month CD Special
0.03%--28 - 179 Day CD
0.03%--6 - 11 Month CD
0.03%--12 - 17 Month CD
0.03%--18 - 23 Month CD
0.03%--24 - 35 Month CD
0.03%--36 - 47 Month CD
0.03%--48 - 59 Month CD
0.03%--60 - 119 Month CD
0.03%--120 Month CD

Bank of America IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.05%--13 Month IRA Special
0.05%--25 Month IRA Special
0.05%--37 Month IRA Special
0.05%--7 Month IRA Special
0.05%--10 Month IRA Special
0.03%$100-18 - 23 Month Variable Rate IRA
0.03%--6 - 11 Month IRA
0.03%--12 - 17 Month IRA
0.03%--18 - 23 Month IRA
0.03%--24 - 35 Month IRA
0.03%--36 - 47 Month IRA
0.03%--48 - 59 Month IRA
0.03%--60 - 119 Month IRA
0.03%--120 Month IRA
0.03%--6 - 11 Month CESA
0.03%--12 - 17 Month CESA
0.03%--18 - 23 Month CESA
0.03%--24 - 35 Month CESA
0.03%--36 - 47 Month CESA
0.03%--48 - 59 Month CESA
0.03%--60 - 119 Month CESA
0.03%--120 Month CESA
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