Awards & Recognition

Environment, Social and Governance

  • Bloomberg: Honored Bank of America with the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America: Winner of the Collaborative Philanthropy Award and the Corporate Philanthropy Award for outstanding support of Clubs in 2020
  • Brandon Hall Group: Received 30 awards recognizing the bank’s success in developing programs, resources and tools for leadership and career growth.
  • DisabilityIN: Scored 100 on 2021 Disability Equality Index
  • Euromoney: Awarded Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility, Best Bank for SMEs and Best Bank for Transaction Services
  • Executive Leadership Council: Recipient of the 2021 Executive Leadership Council Corporate Award
  • Forbes: Named on several lists including America's Best Large Employers, Best Employers for New Grads, Best Employers for Women, Best Employers for Diversity, and America’s Best Banks
  • Fortune: Named Bank of America one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” Fortune along with Great Place to Work® also included the company on several lists including “100 Best Companies to Work For”, “Best Big Companies to Work For” (the only financial services firm), “Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance”, PEOPLE’s Companies That Care, and “Best Large Workplaces for Millennials”
  • Glassdoor: Named one of U.K.’s Best Places to Work list
  • Global Finance: Received several awards including Global Leader in Social Bonds (Ranked 1), North America for Social Bonds (ranked 1), North America for Sustainable Loans (ranked 1) and overall Leader for North America in Sustainable Finance (across all products)
  • Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC): Earned 100% in Corporate Equality Index and one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality”
  • JUST Capital: Ranked 3rd in Top 100 U.S. Companies Supporting Healthy Families and Communities
  • LinkedIn: Named 5th in Top Companies in the U.S. 2021 list
  • Out & Equal: Awarded the 2021 Belonging and Equity Visionary Award
  • Stevie Awards: Recognized Bank of America with 28 different Great Employer Awards highlighting the commitment to training, talent development, and being a great workplace.
  • The Times: Named one of the Top 50 Employers for Women in recognition for its efforts towards gender equality.
  • Working Mother Magazine: Bank of America received several awards including 2021 Best Companies for Multicultural Women list (ranked 4), 2021 100 Best Companies (ranked 5) and 2021 Best Companies for Dads (ranked 4).


  • Aite Group: Recognized Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Private Bank’s new Client Engagement Workstation with the Digital Wealth Management Impact Innovation Award for Digital Client Engagement
  • Built In: Awarded one of the “22 companies spearheading digital innovation in their industries in 2021”
  • Celent: Received the 2021 Model Bank award for Customer Engagement and the 2021 Model Wealth Manager Award for Emerging Technology for the Client Engagement Workstation
  • Global Finance: Named the “Best Consumer Digital Bank in the US”, “World’s Best Investment Banks 2021” award for the health care sector and “Outstanding Financial Innovator 2021 – Global”
  • Professional Wealth Management: Recognized Bank of America Private Bank and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management for Best Use of Technology in North America, Best Use of Technology for Client Acquisition
  • The Digital Banker: Awarded Merrill Lynch Wealth Management “Best Use of Technology in Wealth Management” for its Digital Wealth Overview.

Products and Services

  • Bankrate: Named “Best for Bank of America Loyalists,” and “Best for Choice of Cash Back Category”
  • Barron’s: Merrill Lynch led several awards including America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors ranking, 2021 Top 100 Financial Advisors list, Top 100 Institutional Consulting Teams and Top 100 Private Wealth Management Teams
  • Named Bank of America's Travel Rewards and Cash Rewards credit card one of the Best Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses and Best Secured Credit Cards for Young Adults.
  • FinanceAsia: Awarded the “Best International Investment Bank in India”
  • Forbes/Shook: Merrill Lynch leads “America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors” rankings
  • Forbes: Ranked Merrill Lynch No. 1 in “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” list
  • Global Finance: Named Bank of America “Best Bank for Cash Management” (2nd consecutive year) and “Best Bank for Payments and Collections”
  • Greenwich Associates: received the top ranking in several awards including Banks serving U.S. large corporate companies, 2020 Share Leader in U.S. Corporate Banking, Provision of Services across Cash Management, Trade Finance and FX (ranked 1), and the ability to provide end-to-end digital process
  • Institutional Investor: Ranked Bank of America’s Global Research No. 2 Top Global Research Firm
  • J.D. Power: Received top ranking in U.S. Merchant Services Satisfaction study, outstanding customer service experience (12th consecutive year) and Online and Mobile Banking
  • Newsweek: Ranked Bank of America 7.8 out of 10 in the “America’s Best Loyalty Programs” award
  • The Banker: Bank of America Private Bank named 5th Most Valuable U.S. Banking Brand
  • U.S. News & World Report: Named Bank of America “Best in Student Credit Cards”


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