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Bank of America Preferred Rewards

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Enjoy valuable rewards for things you already do

Once enrolled, you will automatically earn benefits and rewards tailored to you and all the ways you work with us, including banking with Bank of America and investing with Merrill.Footnote 1

Select your goals to discover related benefits and awards:

Gold tier  Platinum tier  Platinum Honors tier  Diamond tier 

Merrill Guided Investing

0.05%
0.10%
0.15%
Annual program fee discountFootnote 2
Other fees may applyFootnote *
Gold tier  Platinum tier  Platinum Honors tier  Diamond tier 

Credit Card

25%
50%
75%
Rewards bonus on eligible Bank of America credit cardsFootnote 3
Diamond tier 

Lifestyle Benefits

 
Access to unique experiences and premium offersFootnote 11
Gold tier  Platinum tier  Platinum Honors tier  Diamond tier 

Banking Services

No Fees
on select everyday banking servicesFootnote 12
Gold tier  Platinum tier  Platinum Honors tier  Diamond tier 

Savings

5%
10%
20%
Interest rate booster on a Bank of America Advantage Savings accountFootnote 7
Gold tier  Platinum tier  Platinum Honors tier  Diamond tier 

Mortgage

$200
$400
$600
0.250%
Reduced origination fee on a new purchase or refinance mortgageFootnote 6
Interest rate reduction when PayPlan is establishedFootnote 6
Gold tier  Platinum tier  Platinum Honors tier  Diamond tier 

Home Equity

0.125%
0.250%
0.375%
0.625%
Interest rate discount on a new home equity line of creditFootnote 8
Gold tier  Platinum tier  Platinum Honors tier  Diamond tier 

Auto Loan

0.25%
0.35%
0.50%
Interest rate discount on new Bank of America car purchase or refinance loanFootnote 9
Platinum tier  Platinum Honors tier  Diamond tier 

No-fee ATM Transactions

12/year
Unlimited
Up to one per statement cycle at non-Bank of America ATMsFootnote 5
No-fee transactions at non-Bank of America ATMsFootnote 5
Gold tier  Platinum tier  Platinum Honors tier  Diamond tier 

Deposits

No Monthly Maintenance Fees
On up to 4 eligible checking and 4 savings accounts
On all your eligible checking and savings accounts
Gold tier  Platinum tier  Platinum Honors tier 

Foreign Currency

1%
1.5%
2%
Exchange rate discount for mobile and online orders, plus free standard shipping
Diamond tier 

International Travel

Unlimited
No international transaction fees or ATM fees.Footnote 5 Plus 2% exchange rate discount for mobile and online orders, plus free standard shipping

Manage all your rewards in one place with Bank of America My Rewards

  • Track your rewards, deals and benefits throughout the year
  • Explore what's available and start redeeming
  • Discover additional benefits so you never have to miss out
  • Enroll in Preferred Rewards if you are eligible

See what the Preferred Rewards Diamond tier has to offer

Diamond tier awards give you access to premier experiences and one‑of‑a‑kind benefits tailored to you.
Select to Learn more about Preferred Rewards Diamond tier

It's never been easier to get rewarded

Open a Bank of America checking account

You'll need an eligible Bank of America checking account to get started.
Select to Open a checking account

Enroll in Preferred Rewards

Qualify with an average 3-month combined balance of $20,000 in your Bank of America deposit and/or Merrill investment accounts.
Select to Enroll now

Want to maximize your rewards?

Merrill investing account balances count towards rewards tier to help you make the most of all the program offers. Open an account and get rewarded for your combined balances.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Other fees may apply. Sales of EFTs 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 and mutual funds. To learn more about Merrill pricing, visit our Pricing page.
Footnote 
To enroll in the Preferred Rewards program, you must have an active, eligible personal checking account with Bank of America® and maintain the balance required for one of the balance tiers in your combined qualifying Bank of America deposit accounts (such as checking, savings, certificate of deposit) and/or your Merrill investment accounts (such as Cash Management Accounts, 529 Plans). You can satisfy the combined balance requirement for enrollment with either:

  1. a three-month combined average daily balance in your qualifying deposit and investment accounts
  2. a current combined balance, provided that you enroll at the time you open your first eligible personal checking account and satisfy the balance requirement at the end of at least one day within 30 days of opening that account.
You must have a qualifying balance of at least $20,000 for the Gold tier, $50,000 for the Platinum tier, $100,000 for the Platinum Honors tier, $1,000,000 for the Diamond tier and $10,000,000 for the Diamond Honors tier. Private Bank clients qualify to enroll in the Diamond tier, and may qualify for the Diamond Honors tier based on their qualifying Bank of America, Merrill, and Private Bank balances. Refer to your Personal Schedule of Fees for details on accounts that qualify towards the combined balance calculation and receive program benefits. Eligibility to enroll is generally available three or more business days after the end of the calendar month in which you satisfy the requirements. Benefits become effective within 30 days of your enrollment, or for new accounts within 30 days of account opening, unless we indicate otherwise. Certain benefits are also available without enrolling in Preferred Rewards if you satisfy balance and other requirements.
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Please review the applicable Merrill Guided Investing Program Brochure (PDF) or Merrill Guided Investing with Advisor Program Brochure (PDF) for information including the program fee, rebalancing, and the details of the investment advisory program. Your recommended investment strategy will be based solely on the information you provide to us for this specific investment goal and is separate from any other advisory program offered with us. If there are multiple owners on this account, the information you provide should reflect the views and circumstances of all owners on the account. If you are the fiduciary of this account for the benefit of the account owner or account holder (e.g., trustee for a trust or custodian for an UTMA), please keep in mind that these assets will be invested for the benefit of the account owner or account holder. Merrill Guided Investing is offered with and without an advisor. Merrill, Merrill Lynch, and/or Merrill Edge investment advisory programs are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated ("MLPF&S") and Managed Account Advisors LLC ("MAA") an affiliate of MLPF&S. MLPF&S and MAA are registered investment advisers. Investment adviser registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training.
Clients enrolled in Preferred Rewards receive a Preferred Rewards discount off the Merrill Guided Investing program's annual asset-based fee of 0.45%, and the Merrill Guided Investing with Advisor and Merrill Edge Advisory Account programs' annual asset-based fee of 0.85% for any of their accounts enrolled in the respective advisory programs. Preferred Rewards enrolled clients receive a discount of 0.05% off of the annual rate for the Gold tier, 0.10% for the Platinum tier, or 0.15% for the Platinum Honors, Diamond and Diamond Honors tiers based on their Preferred Rewards tier effective at the time the applicable advisory program fee is calculated. Bank of America Private Bank clients will also receive a discount of 0.15% off of the annual rate. It may take up to 30 calendar days for changes to your Preferred Rewards status or tier to be associated with and effective for your accounts in the advisory programs. This fee is charged monthly in advance. In addition to the annual program fee, the expenses of the investments will vary based on the specific funds within each portfolio. Actual fund expenses will vary; please refer to each fund's prospectus.
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Certain credit cards are eligible to receive the Preferred Rewards bonus. Enrolled Preferred Rewards members with eligible Bank of America® credit cards can receive a Preferred Rewards bonus of 25% for the Gold tier, 50% for the Platinum tier, or 75% for the Platinum Honors tier based on their Program tier and type of card. If your product receives the 10% customer bonus, the Preferred Rewards bonus will replace the 10% customer bonus. You will not receive the Preferred Rewards bonus when you redeem your Cash Rewards or Points. The Preferred Rewards bonus for eligible cash rewards credit cards will be applied after all base and bonus cash rewards have been calculated on a purchase. For example, a $100 purchase that earns 3% ($3.00) will actually earn $3.75, $4.50 or $5.25 based on your tier when the purchase posts to your account. For all other eligible card types, a purchase that earns 100 base points will actually earn 125, 150 or 175 points based on your tier when the purchase posts to your account. The Preferred Rewards bonus is not applied to any account opening bonus, if applicable. The Preferred Rewards bonus also does not apply to the bonus earn for certain programs. This information can be found in the Program Rules associated with those credit cards. Other terms and conditions apply. Please refer to your card's Program Rules for details about how you will receive the Preferred Rewards bonus. Program Rules are mailed upon account opening and are accessible through the rewards redemption site via Online Banking or by calling the number on the back of your card.

Visit Bank of America Preferred Rewards for a complete list of ineligible cards.
Footnote 4 Visit Preferred Rewards on bankofamerica.com for a list of no-fee banking services.

Footnote 5 Preferred Rewards Platinum tier members using a Bank of America Debit or ATM card are not charged the non-Bank of America ATM fee for one withdrawal, transfer and balance inquiry per statement cycle from a non-Bank of America ATM in the U.S., and receive a refund of the ATM operator fee for one withdrawal, transfer and balance inquiry per statement cycle from a non-Bank of America ATM in the U.S. Preferred Rewards Platinum Honors, Diamond and Diamond Honors tier members using a Bank of America Debit or ATM card are not charged the non-Bank of America ATM fee for withdrawals, transfer and balance inquiries from non-Bank of America ATMs in the U.S. and U.S. territories., and receive a refund of the ATM operator fee for withdrawals, transfer and balance inquiries from non-Bank of America ATMs in the U.S.

Preferred Rewards Diamond and Diamond Honors clients using a Bank of America debit or ATM card will not be charged the non-Bank of America ATM fee. Your deposit account statement will reflect the U.S. dollar equivalent of your international ATM withdrawal. Third-party fees may be assessed by the ATM operator or network at international ATMs. For Preferred Rewards Diamond and Diamond Honors tier members, the Foreign Transaction Fee is waived when you use your debit card to purchase goods or services in a foreign currency or in U.S. dollars with a foreign merchant (a "Foreign Transaction"). Foreign Transactions include internet transactions made in the U.S. but with a merchant who processes the transaction in a foreign country. Fee also waived if you use your card to obtain foreign currency from an ATM. VISA or MasterCard converts the transaction into a U.S. dollar amount, and the Foreign Transaction fee is applied to that converted U.S. dollar amount.
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The origination fee reduction and/or interest rate reductions are offered to clients who are enrolled or are eligible to enroll in Preferred Rewards, based on their rewards tier at the submittal of a loan application for a new purchase or refinance loan (for co-borrowers, at least one applicant must be enrolled or eligible to enroll). The tier is not subject to adjustment after the application is submitted. The amount of the origination fee reduction ($200 for Gold tier, $400 for Platinum tier and $600 for Platinum Honors tier) will not exceed the amount of the Lender Origination Fee. In order to receive the full Diamond and Diamond Honors tier interest rate reduction (0.250% for Diamond tier and 0.375% for Diamond Honors tier) you must have an eligible loan (most conforming and nonconforming loans) and enroll in PayPlan using a Bank of America deposit account at least 10 days prior to loan closing. If PayPlan enrollment is not completed 10 days prior to loan closing, or if the loan is a product ineligible for PayPlan (like FHA loan products) the Diamond and Diamond Honors tiers, you will receive a 0.125% interest rate reduction benefit. For adjustable rate mortgages (except PrimeFirst®), the discounts are applied to the interest rate only during the initial fixed-rate period. For PrimeFirst adjustable rate mortgages, the discount is applied to the margin and cannot reduce the margin below 0%. Eligibility will be determined three or more business days after the day the requirements are satisfied. Some reward benefits cannot be combined with other offers. All mortgage interest rate reduction offers are subject to a maximum interest rate reduction limit. For details on requirements, visit the Preferred Rewards section of the Personal Schedule of Fees. Benefit is non-transferable. Preferred Rewards benefits are not available with Custom Residential Real Estate financing.
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The Bank of America Advantage Savings interest rate booster is only available to enrolled Preferred Rewards members. Your enrollment in Preferred Rewards will not automatically convert any existing savings account to a Bank of America Advantage Savings account without your request. If your enrollment in the Preferred Rewards program is discontinued, the interest rate booster may be discontinued. Visit bankofamerica.com/savings for current rates.
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Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) interest rate discounts are offered to clients who are enrolled or are eligible to enroll in Preferred Rewards, based on their rewards tier at the submittal of home equity application (for co-borrowers, at least one applicant must be enrolled or eligible to enroll). Amount of discount (0.125% for Gold tier, 0.250% for Platinum tier, 0.375% for Platinum Honors tier, 0.625% for Diamond tier and 0.750% Diamond Honors tier) is based on the rewards tier at the submittal of home equity application and is not subject to adjustment after the application is submitted. Eligibility will be determined three or more business days after the requirements are satisfied. For details on requirements, visit the Preferred Rewards section of the Personal Schedule of Fees (PDF).
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Auto loan preferred interest rate discount of 0.25% to 0.50% is based on reward tier and valid only for enrolled Preferred Rewards members at the time of auto loan application who obtain a Bank of America auto purchase or refinance loan. The maximum preferred interest rate discount on a Bank of America auto loan is 0.50%. This preferred interest rate discount is not reflected in our published rates on our website but will be reflected in the interest rate quoted upon loan approval. Discounts are only available on auto loan applications submitted directly to Bank of America through its website, Financial Centers, or Bank call centers. Discounts are not available for motor vehicle leases or for applications sourced from car dealerships, car manufacturers, or third-party branded/co-branded relationships. Benefit is non-transferable. Subject to credit approval. Standard underwriting guidelines and credit policies apply.
Footnote 
The Chief Investment Office (CIO) develops the investment strategies for Merrill Guided Investing, including providing its recommendations of ETFs, mutual funds, and related asset allocations. Managed Account Advisors LLC (MAA), Merrill's affiliate, is the overlay portfolio manager responsible for implementing the Merrill Guided Investing strategies for client accounts, including facilitating the purchase & sale of ETFs and mutual funds in client accounts and updating account asset allocations when the CIO's recommendations change while also implementing any applicable individual client or firm restriction(s).
Footnote 11 You must be enrolled in the Diamond or Diamond Honors tier of Preferred Rewards to be eligible for these benefits or events. Due to limited availability, some offers may be open only to a limited number of Preferred Rewards members. The Lifestyle benefits are provided by third party vendors not affiliated with Bank of America. Terms and fulfillment of the offers is the responsibility of the third party vendor and not of Bank of America. Bank of America does not provide your customer information to the third party vendor, but by contacting them to take advantage of an offer you will identify yourself as a Bank of America client.

Footnote 12 Visit the Preferred Rewards page on bankofamerica.com for a list of no-fee banking services.

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