Limited-time offer for Preferred Rewards Clients
Get 50% more as a cash bonus — up to $900 — when you invest in a new Merrill Edge® retirement account by April 30, 2019.
Enjoy all the benefits of Merrill Edge®
A new self-directed experience
Invest online with a personalized experience that can simplify how you choose investments and help you make more informed decisions—so you can manage your portfolio with confidence.
$0 Trades
Clients enrolled in the Preferred Rewards Platinum and Platinum Honors tier qualify for $0 online stock and ETF trades—up to 30 monthly for Platinum; up to 100 monthly for Platinum Honors. Learn how to enrollFootnote 2
+ Other fees may apply.
Research and insights
See what professional analysts are saying with access to research and insights that explain what may be driving an investment's price and why now might be a good time to buy, sell or hold.
Investing and banking connected
You can view and instantly transfer funds between your Merrill Edge investing accounts and Bank of America® banking accounts.Footnote 3
As a Preferred Rewards client, you can get 50% more than our standard offer. Invest in a new Merrill Edge® account and you'll get up to $900 once you've qualified.Footnote 1
Your exclusive offer code: 900ME
To get up to $900, there are:
3 ways to enroll
  • Click Get started
  • Call: 888.MER.EDGE (888.637.3343)
  • Ask a Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™ for the offer at select Bank of America financial centers.
2 qualifications
  • Make a qualifying investment to your new account within 45 days.
  • Maintain your qualifying balance for at least 90 days.
You'll receive your cash bonus within 2 weeks after the 90-day qualifying period.
3 ways to enroll
  • Click Get started
  • Call: 888.MER.EDGE (888.637.3343)
  • Ask a Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™ for the offer at select Bank of America financial centers.
2 qualifications
  • Make a qualifying investment to your new account within 45 days.
  • Maintain your qualifying balance for at least 90 days.
You'll receive your cash bonus within 2 weeks after the 90-day qualifying period.
Other fees may apply. Sales are subject to a transaction fee of between $0.01 and $0.03 per $1,000 of principal. There are costs associated with owning ETFs. Learn more about Merrill Edge pricing.
Footnote 1 Offer valid for new and existing individual Merrill Edge IRAs or Cash Management Accounts (CMAs) opened by April 30, 2019. Offer is limited to one CMA and one IRA, with no more than two enrolled accounts per accountholder. Eligible Merrill Edge IRAs limited to Rollover, Traditional, Roth and owner only SEP IRA. The Merrill Edge IRA or CMA may be a Merrill Edge Self-Directed account, Merrill Edge Advisory Account or Merrill Guided Investing account. You may be eligible for a different or better offer. Please contact us for more information.

Offer Limitations: This offer does not apply to business/corporate accounts, investment club accounts, partnership accounts and certain fiduciary accounts held with Merrill Edge, or to any types of accounts (including IRAs or CMAs) held with other business units of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPF&S). Merrill Edge reserves the right to change or cancel this offer at any time, without notice. This offer may not be used as an inducement to sell any kind of insurance, including annuities.

How it Works:

  1. You must enroll during account opening by entering the offer code in the online application or by providing it when speaking with a Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™ at 888.MER.EDGE (888.637.3343) or at select Bank of America financial centers. You are solely responsible for enrolling or asking to be enrolled in the offer.
  2. Fund your account with at least $20,000 in qualifying net new assets within 45 days of account opening. Assets transferred from other accounts at Bank of America, MLPF&S, Bank of America Private Bank, or 401(k) accounts administered by MLPF&S do not count towards qualifying net new assets.
  3. You must be enrolled in Preferred Rewards as of 90 days from meeting the funding criteria described in Step 2.
  4. After 90 days of meeting the funding criteria described in Step 2, your cash reward will be determined by the qualifying net new assets in your account (irrespective of any losses or gains due to trading or market volatility) as follows:
    Qualifying Net New Asset Balance Cash Reward
    Less than $20,000 $0
    $20,000 to $49,999 $150
    $50,000 to $99,999 $225
    $100,000 to $199,999 $375
    $200,000 or more $900
  5. Your one-time cash reward will be deposited into your Merrill Edge IRA or CMA within two weeks following the end of the 90 day period. If your account is enrolled in an investment advisory program, such as Merrill Edge Advisory Account or Merrill Guided Investing, any cash reward deposited into your account will be subject to the program fee and other terms of the investment advisory program.
Customers not enrolled in Preferred Rewards:

  1. Customers not enrolled in Preferred Rewards as of 90 days after funding will receive the cash reward without the 50% bonus: assets of $20,000 to $49,999 in cash and/or securities receive $100; for $50,000-$99,999, receive $150; for $100,000-$199,999, receive $250; for $200,000 or more, receive $600.
  2. Enrollment in Preferred Rewards: Until April 30, 2019, when you enroll in the 50% More offer, you are consenting to be enrolled in the Preferred Rewards Program within 30 days of funding your new Merrill Edge account with a minimum of $20,000. During the promotional period, the Preferred Rewards requirement to maintain your combined balances for a three month calendar period will be waived. You must have or open an eligible personal checking account (either Bank of America® personal checking or Advantage Banking account) as well as a Merrill Edge IRA or CMA account to be enrolled in Preferred Rewards. All Preferred Rewards benefits available in the tier associated with your combined balance level will be active within 30 days of enrollment.
You are eligible to enroll in the Preferred Rewards program if you have an active, eligible Bank of America® personal checking or Advantage Banking account and maintain a three-month average combined balance in your qualifying Bank of America deposit accounts and/or your qualifying Merrill Edge® and Merrill Lynch® 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. Advantage SafeBalance Banking accounts count towards the checking account and balance requirements, and receive benefits. Certain benefits are also available without enrolling in Preferred Rewards if you satisfy balance and other requirements. For details on employee qualification requirements, please call Employee Financial Services or visit the Bank of America intranet site. Merrill Lynch Wealth Management clients with greater than $250,000 in assets with Bank of America and Merrill Lynch are eligible for additional banking benefits. Please speak with your Merrill Lynch financial advisor for details.

To learn more about Preferred Rewards, click here.

Tax Disclaimer: The cash reward will be credited as investment earnings to your account. Merrill Lynch may issue an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 (or other appropriate form) to you that reflects the value of the reward. If the cash reward is credited to your IRA, the IRS may view the reward as taxable income or as a contribution to the IRA (if it is an excess contribution, it may be subject to an annual 6% excise tax if not timely distributed). Please consult your tax advisor for more information regarding the proper tax treatment. Bank of America and Merrill Lynch do not provide tax, accounting, regulatory or legal advice and are not responsible for any adverse tax consequences (including taxes, penalties and interest) related to the reward.

You have choices about what to do with your employer-sponsored retirement plan accounts. Depending on your financial circumstances, needs and goals, you may choose to roll over to an IRA or convert to a Roth IRA, roll over an employer-sponsored plan account from your old job to your new employer, take a distribution, or leave the account where it is. Each choice may offer different investment options and services, fees and expenses, withdrawal options, required minimum distributions, tax treatment, and different types of protection from creditors and legal judgments. These are complex choices and should be considered with care. Visit http://www.merrilledge.com/retirement/rollover-ira or call a Merrill Edge® rollover specialist at 888.637.3343 for more information about your choices.
Footnote 
Eligibility: Commissions are only waived for online stock and ETF trades conducted via an individual or jointly owned self-directed personal CMA or IRA account.

Qualify for 30 $0 online stock and ETF trades per month as a Preferred Rewards Platinum client.

Or qualify for 100 $0 online stock and ETF trades per month (meet either one of these criteria):
  • Preferred Rewards Platinum Honors client
  • Bank of America Private Bank Client
For details about commissions, transaction fees and any other fees that may apply visit merrilledge.com/pricing. Certain account types are not eligible. Other restrictions may apply. Relationship requirements and pricing are subject to change and/or termination without advance notice. For full details about ways to qualify for $0 trades, call 888.MER.EDGE (888.637.3343).
Footnote 3 Certain banking and brokerage accounts may be ineligible for real-time money movement, including but not limited to transfers to/from bank IRAs (CD, Money Market), 529s, Bank of America Advantage SafeBalance Banking™, Credit Cards and transfers from IRAs, Loans (HELOC, LOC, Mortgage) and accounts held in the military bank. Accounts eligible for real-time transfers will be displayed online in the to/from drop down menu on the transfer screen.

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