A good choice if you want to avoid overdraft fees and don't write checksBank of America Advantage SafeBalance Banking ®Open now
$25 opening deposit
No overdraft fees
No paper checks
A good choice if you use direct deposit and want a straightforward banking accountBank of America Advantage Plus Banking ®Open now
$100 opening deposit
Multiple ways to waive the monthly fee
A good choice if you keep higher balances and want multiple accounts and complimentary servicesBank of America Advantage Relationship Banking ®Open now
$100 opening deposit
No fees on select services and additional accountsFootnote2
Earn interest (See rates)
To enroll in this offer, open a new Bank of America Advantage Banking account through this page by
Set up and receive two qualifying direct deposits of $250 or more each within 90 days of opening your new account.
This offer is limited to new Bank of America personal checking account customers only.
Use offer code PSR100CIS when opening your new account to
Quickly send money to friends and family with Zelle®5
Temporarily lock and unlock a misplaced debit card6
Choose your own cash back deals with BankAmeriDeals®7
Set up alerts to help you stay on top of your accounts8
Get more rewards on your everyday banking with Preferred Rewards9
* This offer is available online only and is limited to new personal checking customers only; you are not eligible for this offer if you were an owner or co-owner of a Bank of America personal checking account within the last six (6) months. Fiduciary accounts (e.g., trust accounts) are excluded. Offer does not apply to business, second or multiple personal checking accounts. Offer expires on December 31, 2020. Bank of America may change or discontinue this offer at any time before this date without notice. ↩
Requirements to Receive the $100 Online Only Offer bonus:
A “Qualifying Direct Deposit” is a direct deposit of regular monthly income – such as your salary, pension or Social Security benefit or other eligible regular monthly income, electronically deposited by an employer or other payer into your new checking account. A transfer done via ATM, online, or teller, or a transfer from a bank or brokerage account, or Merrill account is not a Qualifying Direct Deposit.
After you satisfy all of the requirements, we will attempt to deposit the earned bonus directly into your new personal checking account within sixty (60) days. The new personal checking account must be open and in good standing up to and including the date any earned bonus is paid in order to receive the bonus.
Additional Terms and Conditions: All account applications are subject to approval. The minimum deposit required to open a Bank of America Advantage SafeBalance Banking® account is $25. The minimum deposit required to open a Bank of America Advantage Plus Banking® account is $100. The minimum deposit required to open a Bank of America Advantage Relationship Banking® account is $100, and the Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is as follows: less than $50,000, 0.01%; $50,000 and over, 0.02%. APYs are accurate as of 9/14/20. For today’s rates, select the applicable account at bankofamerica.com/depositsrates. Rates may change at any time without prior notice, before or after the account is opened, and may vary by location. Fees may reduce earnings. Accounts, product terms, and fees may vary by state, and we may discontinue and/or add new account types at any time. Please consult a financial center, visit bankofamerica.com or see the Personal Schedule of Fees (found at bankofamerica.com/fees) for additional information about available products and services.
To receive your bonus you must provide all of the information we require in connection with opening the account. This includes information we require to identify each account owner and to report the bonus to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including a validly completed IRS Form W-9 or Form W-8 (as applicable). The value of this bonus may constitute taxable income to you. Bank of America may issue an IRS Form 1099 (or other appropriate form) to you that reflects the value of such bonus. To the extent required by law, Bank of America may withhold tax or other amounts from the payment. Please consult your tax advisor, as neither Bank of America, its affiliates, nor their employees provide tax advice.
Reproduction, purchase, sale, transfer or trade of this offer is prohibited. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer and is limited to one bonus per new personal checking customer and account. Balances or transactions that count towards qualification for this offer cannot be counted towards qualification for any other offer.
1 Overdraft Protection Transfer fees may apply. If your savings or eligible secondary account does not have enough available funds to cover the necessary amount, we may decline to make the transfer. Other fees may apply. Please refer to your Personal Schedule of Fees for details. If you enroll in Overdraft Protection with your credit card, overdraft transfers will be Bank Cash Advances under your Credit Card Agreement and will accrue interest at the APR stated in your Credit Card Agreement. A fee may apply to each transfer. Please refer to your Credit Card Agreement for additional details. ↩
We recommend that you do not use Zelle to send money to those you do not know. Transfers require enrollment in the service and must be made from an eligible Bank of America consumer or business deposit account to a domestic bank account or consumer debit card. Recipients have 14 days to enroll to receive money or the transfer will be canceled. Transactions typically occur in minutes when the recipient's email address or U.S. mobile number is already enrolled with Zelle. We will send you an email alert with transaction details after you send money using Zelle. Dollar and frequency limits apply. See the Online Banking Service Agreement at bankofamerica.com/serviceagreement for further details. Data connection required. Message and data rates may apply. Neither Bank of America nor Zelle offers a protection program for any authorized payments made with Zelle. Regular account fees apply.
6 When you place a lock on your debit or ATM card via Online or Mobile Banking, it will prevent most types of card transactions from being processed until you take action to unlock your card. Any virtual cards linked to the locked card will also be locked. However, the lock will not stop card transactions presented as a new recurring or a previously scheduled recurring transaction by the merchant, transactions using other cards linked to your deposit account, or the posting of refunds or credit adjustments to your account. Additionally, transactions that occurred prior to locking the card will not be affected. Locking your card is not a replacement for reporting your card lost or stolen. This feature is available on the Mobile Banking app for iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Data connection required. Wireless carrier fees may apply. ↩
8 You may elect to receive alerts via text or email. Bank of America does not charge for this service but your mobile carrier's message and data rates may apply. Delivery of alerts may be affected or delayed by your mobile carrier's coverage. ↩
9 You are eligible to enroll in the Preferred Rewards program if you have an active, eligible Bank of America® personal checking or Bank of America Advantage Banking account and maintain a three-month average combined balance in your qualifying Bank of America deposit accounts and/or your qualifying Merrill investment accounts of at least $20,000 for the Gold tier, $50,000 for the Platinum tier, or $100,000 for the Platinum Honors tier. The combined balance is calculated based on your average daily balance for a three calendar month period. Certain benefits are also available without enrolling in Preferred Rewards if you satisfy balance and other requirements. Your benefits become effective within one month of your enrollment, or for new accounts within one month of account opening, unless we indicate otherwise. For details on employee qualification requirements, please call Employee Financial Services or visit the Bank of America intranet site. ↩
Zelle and the Zelle related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license.
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Overdraft Protection links your eligible checking account with another Bank of America account, and available funds are automatically transferred to cover overdrafts from your account.