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Convenience and peace of mind.

Deposits by phone

With just your smartphone or tablet and our free Mobile Banking App, you can securely deposit a check without a trip to an ATM or financial center. Take a snapshot of your check, choose your savings or checking account, enter the amount and send. It’s that easy.Footnote2

Bank on your schedule

Make banking the easiest part of your day. Check balances, pay bills or transfer moneyFootnote3 almost anytime, anywhere with our Online, MobileFootnote1 and Text Banking.Footnote4

Secure and protected

Our fraud prevention and security systems help protect your money and identity with the latest encryption technology. Debit cards come with our $0 Liability GuaranteeFootnote5—and are now issued with chip technology that provides additional security when used at a chip-enabled terminal.

Compare Checking Accounts

Comparison of Bank of America personal checking accounts and features
checking features

Bank of America Core Checking®

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Bank of America Interest Checking®

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Good for you if You use direct deposit and are looking for a simple, straightforward personal checking solution You keep high balances and want multiple interest accounts with complimentary services
Monthly maintenance fee $12 monthly maintenance fee

No fee when you meet one of the following requirements each statement cycle:

Have at least one qualifying direct deposit of $250 or more

 

OR

 

Maintain an average daily balance of $1,500 or more

 

OR

 

When you are a Bank of America Preferred Rewards client (waiver applies to first 4 checking and savings accounts)

 

Students under age 23 are eligible for waiver.Footnote6

$25 monthly maintenance fee

No monthly maintenance fee when you meet one of the following requirements each statement cycle:

Maintain combined balances of $10,000 or more. Combined balances include:

 

Average daily balances for the statement cycle in eligible linked checking, savings and money market savings accounts, AND

 

The current balances, as of the end of the checking statement cycle in linked personal CDs and IRAs, AND

 

The current balance, as of two business days before the end of the checking statement cycle, in your eligible linked Merrill Edge and Merrill Lynch investment accounts.

 

OR

 

When you are a Bank of America Preferred Rewards client (waiver applies to first 4 checking and savings accounts)

Fees and Policies View Checking Clarity Statement® for key fees and policies in an easy-to-read document View Checking Clarity Statement® for key fees and policies in an easy-to-read document
Low opening deposit yes-check
3 additional interest checking accounts and 4 savings accounts with no monthly maintenance fee yes-check
Earn interest on your balance yes-check
No fees for cashier's checks or money orders yes-check
No fee for overdraft protection transfers from a linked deposit account yes-check
Additional features Get Online Banking and Mobile BankingFootnote1 for secure access to your accounts wherever you are

Free access to thousands of Bank of America ATMs

Add a savings account with the Keep the Change® savings program

Customize your checks and debit cards with our MyExpression® designs

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Bank of America Core Checking®

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Bank of America Interest Checking®

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Adding an IRA Account

Online, IRA Accounts may only be opened one-at-a-time. If you continue, we will remove the IRA and add this item to your application.

Choosing "Cancel" will leave your application with its current selections.

Need extra help spending only what's in your account?

Consider an alternative that helps you avoid overdrafts.

Features for all checking accounts

  • Debit Card 

    Debit cards

    Debit cards are a convenient way to access your account and pay for everyday purchases—in person or online. With security features such as $0 Liability GuaranteeFootnote5 and new chip technology you can rest easy knowing you’re protected.

  • Alerts

    Online Banking Alerts

    Choose from email, textfootnote7 or Mobile App alerts to help you stay on top of your checking accounts.

  • eBills

    eBills

    With eBills from Bank of America, your bills come right to your email inbox.

  • Mobile Banking

    Mobile Banking

    Use our free mobile app to deposit checks, check balances, pay bills, transfer money and locate ATMs and banking centers on the go.

  • Paperless statements

    Paperless statements

    Get your statements and documents faster and reduce clutter by receiving your monthly statements online.

     

  • Transfers

    Transfers

    Securely transfer money between your accounts — or to others — using Online Banking or the Mobile Banking App.footnote8

  • Direct Deposit

    Direct deposit

    Recurring deposits are handled quickly and easily without you ever having to visit a bank.

Checking Clarity Statement®

Easy-to-read document outlining key fees and policies of your checking account.

Small Business Owner?

We have checking options just for you.