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2014 Awards and Recognition


2014 Recognition:

  • Bank of America was named among Military Times magazine’s Best for Vets: Employers 2014 for our commitment to providing opportunities to America’s veterans.

  • G.I. Jobs selected Bank of America as a 2014 Military-friendly Employer for our hiring practices.

  • U.S. Veterans magazine salutes Bank of America for our support of U.S. veterans. The company made two Best of the Best lists: Top Veteran-friendly Companies and Top Supplier Diversity Programs.

  • Bank of America was named to Hispanic Business magazine’s list of 2014 Best Companies for Diversity.

  • selected Bank of America as one of America's Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities for 2014, based on its commitment to do business with the nation's multicultural business community.

  • DiversityMBA recognized Bank of America among the top 10 as part of its annual list of 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse & Women Managers to Work.

  • Bank of America was named among Latina Style magazine’s 50 best companies for Latinas to work as part of its 2014 Latina Style 50 Report.

  • The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) recognized Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership & Advancement (HOLA) as the nation's top Hispanic/Latino Employee Network Group.

  • Bank of America received the 2014 Top Company for Women in Computing award from the nonprofit Anita Borg Institute for our representation of women technologists.

  • Bank of America was recognized as one of the National Association for Female Executives’ (NAFE) Top Companies for Executive Women.

  • For the ninth consecutive year, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management had the most advisors on Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors” list. Ten financial advisors and 17 private wealth advisors appeared on the list.

  • For the 26th consecutive year, Bank of America was recognized on Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies list, thanks to our commitment to progressive workplace programs and benefits like tuition assistance, maternity leave and flexible schedules.

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch ranks number 18 in the Business category on Universum’s Asia’s Top 50 Most Attractive Employers list, and is listed among America’s Ideal Employers 2014 Top 100.

  • The Asian Pacific Professional Association’s Diversity Symposium honored Bank of America with the 2014 Corporate Leadership Award.

  • National Undergraduate Employability Awards ranked Bank of America Merrill Lynch one of its 2014-15 U.K. Top Undergraduate Employers based on student reviews.

  • Bank of America’s Ally Program, in support of its LGBT Pride employee network, won the National Business Inclusion Council’s 2014 Program of the Year. The award honors dedication and significant strides companies make to support and sustain diversity best practices.

  • Bank of America named best place to work for LGBT Equality by the Human Rights Campaign for the eighth year in a row with a 100-percent Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index score.


  • In December, Bank of America was named one of the top 50 U.S. community-minded companies by the Civic 50, a partnership between Points of Light and Bloomberg. This major corporate social responsibility survey ranked our company second among financial institutions. The Civic 50 aims to encourage best practices on community engagement with the goal of presenting a roadmap for how companies can improve the quality of life in their communities.

  • For the fourth straight year and since the recognition’s inception, Bank of America Merrill Lynch was named Institutional Investor magazine’s “Top Global Research Firm.” BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research won 260 total team positions – more than any other firm and three more than last year – in the 12 Institutional Investor research team surveys published this year.

  • The 2014 J.D. Power Primary Mortgage Origination Satisfaction StudySM released November 13 ranks Bank of America as second among all major mortgage originators in overall customer satisfaction. The study evaluated originators in six critical criteria, including interaction, loan closing, application/approval process, loan offerings, problem resolution and on-boarding. Bank of America performed well in all categories, a demonstration of its focus on meeting the needs of customers from application to closing.

  • Bank of America was named a Top Financial Services Company in the CDP S&P 500 Report, DJSI North America, The Banker magazine, and Bloomberg World’s Greenest Bank rankings in October.

  • In October, Bank of America Merrill Lynch was honored by EMEA Finance magazine in their 2014 Treasury Services Awards, winning the accolade for Best Treasury Services in Europe. This is the first time the company has won the treasury category, which the magazine said is in recognition of “...a proactive and consultative client approach, product enhancements and focus on thought leadership.” Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Foreign Exchange team was also recognized in the awards, winning Best FX services in Europe and Best FX services in EMEA accolades for the second and third consecutive years.

  • Susan G. Komen® honored Bank of America as the 2014 “Rising Star” partner during the annual Susan G. Komen Leadership Conference in Fort Worth, Texas in July. The Rising Star award is presented to a partner who has strengthened its commitment to Komen’s mission by expanding its programs and exploring new ways to engage with Komen. Bank of America has contributed nearly $6 million to Susan. G. Komen – $850,000 in 2014 alone – from the Pink Ribbon credit card and checking programs since 2009.

  • In July, Bank of America Merrill Lynch received two top honors from Euromoney magazine, being named Best Global Investment Bank and Best Global Transaction Services House in the Euromoney 2014 Awards for Excellence. This was the first time in the history of the Euromoney awards that any firm has simultaneously won both awards.

  • In July, MBNA’s Digital team won “Best Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year” for the second year running at the 2014 Big Chip Awards. The team received this award for their Summer Travel Services Campaign.

  • Trade Finance magazine announced in June that BofA Merrill was voted “Best Trade Finance Bank in the USA” in the publication’s Trade Finance Awards for Excellence 2014. This is the second consecutive year that the bank has been ranked number one in the U.S.

  • In June, comScore rated Bank of America No. 1 in Online Bank Bill Pay Dollar Share, No. 1 in Active Online Checking Prospect Traffic, and No. 1 in Active Mobile Users.

  • For the second consecutive year, Bank of America received the No. 1 ranking from Keynote Systems for small business digital banking. The bank was also ranked No. 1 in Online Banking Functionality; No. 1 in Mobile App Services – iOS and Android; No. 1 in Online Credit Card Functionality – Quality and Availability; and No. 1 in Small Business Online Banking [ranked “Best in Class” in all four key evaluation criteria (Functionality, Ease of Use, Privacy & Security, and Quality & Availability)].

  • MBNA won “Best Collections and Recoveries Department” in the Consumer Credit Team of the Year Category at the Credit Today awards in May in London and also achieved finalist status in five other categories.

  • In May, Global Finance magazine named BofA Merrill the Best Supply Chain Finance Provider in North America.

  • Merrill Lynch was awarded “Advisory Solutions Sponsor Product of the Year” by the Money Management Institute (MMI) for its investment advisory platform, Merrill Lynch One. The award category recognizes the introduction of the year’s most innovative solution and its contribution to the growth of the wealth management industry.

  • BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research was named No. 1 Global Research Firm for the third straight year by Institutional Investor magazine.

  • MBNA was named “Credit Card Provider of the Year” at the Consumer Moneyfacts Awards.

  • In March, Merrill Edge was honored in five separate industry reviews, including recognition as a customer service leader, a provider of excellent content for investors and one of the top online brokers. Merrill Edge was highly ranked in the 2014 Barron’s Online Brokerage Review, 2014 Online Broker Review, Corporate Insight Monitor Awards, Investor’s Business Daily special report on the best online brokers of 2013, and the Customer Service Institute of America.

  • In March, Bank of America Merrill Lynch was named by Global Finance magazine as Best Overall Bank for Cash Management in North America for the fourth consecutive year. The publication also named BofA Merrill as North America winner for Best Bank for Liquidity Management for the third straight year and Best Bank for Risk Management.

  • In February, Bank of America was named as a leader in climate change performance by the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project). The company is featured in CDP’s Supplier Climate Performance Leadership Index (SCPLI). The SCPLI highlights those companies within CDP’s supply chain program that have demonstrated a strong approach to climate strategy and emissions reduction in their CDP responses. This program collects information on behalf of 64 multinational companies with combined annual spend of almost US $1.15 trillion.

  • For delivering “outstanding customer service experience,” in January, J.D. Power and Associates recognized the Merrill Edge call centers for the third year in a row, the Retirement Services contact centers for the ninth year and our Corporate and Commercial Banking call centers for the fourth consecutive year.