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  • Prime Rate Information

    The current Bank of America, N.A. prime rate is 3.25%. The prime rate is set by Bank of America based on various factors, including the bank's costs and desired return, general economic conditions and other factors, and is used as a reference point for pricing some loans. Bank of America may price loans to its customers at, above, or below the prime rate.

    In some Bank of America loan documentation, the term "reference rate" has been used to refer to this lending rate. The terms "prime rate" and

  • Spring 2015 Bank of America Small Business Owner Report

    The Bank of America Small Business Owner Report is a semi-annual study exploring the concerns, aspirations and perspectives of small business owners across the country. Confidence in the economy remains steady, and the majority of small business owners are optimistic about growth. However, the report found that most small business owners are still recovering from the Great Recession.

  • Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility Report

    The second annual Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility Report is a study exploring broad mobile trends and banking behaviors among adult consumers across the country. Nearly four in 10 (38 percent) U.S. adult consumers never disconnect from their smartphones, and only 7 percent shut down entirely on vacation, according to the report. In examining everyday use, the majority (89 percent) of adults check their smartphones at least several times a day, and more than one-third (36 percent)

  • BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research 2015 Year Ahead Outlook

    BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research released its outlook for the markets in 2015, forecasting that the bull market in global equities will continue next year but returns will slow to single-digit rates. Strong fundamentals and healthy growth in the U.S. economy support a case for investor optimism and opportunism; however, in the lower-return, higher-volatility environment projected ahead, selective allocation and defensive portfolio moves will be crucial for performance.

  • Merrill Edge Report

    Merrill Edge® streamlines investing by giving you the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and the convenience of Bank of America banking. As you invest, Merrill Edge can help you make more informed investment decisions with easy-to-use tools and resources. It’s easy to open a Merrill Edge account in minutes and fund it directly from an eligible Bank of America bank account.

    Additional Merrill Edge benefits include:

  • U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy

    The 2014 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy examines the giving patterns and priorities of America’s wealthiest households, and was once again written and researched in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Building upon earlier research completed in 2012, 2010, 2008 and 2006, the fifth in this series of biennial studies offers a deeper understanding of giving trends, strategies and traditions among wealthy donors. Results are based on a