Bank of America Private Bank Named Best Private Bank in North America by Global Private Banker

August 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM Eastern

Bank of America today announced that its wealth management businesses, including Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Bank of America Private Bank, have been recognized by The Digital Banker’s 2021 Global Private Banking Innovation Awards.1 These awards recognize the world’s best private banks, wealth managers and asset managers for championing innovation across the industry.

  • Bank of America Private Bank was named “Best Private Bank in North America” for its extensive resources and expertise in serving the complex financial needs of high net worth individuals and families.
  • Merrill Lynch Wealth Management was also recognized for “Best Use of Technology in Wealth Management” for its Digital Wealth Overview, a personalized and interactive video offering clients a modern wealth management experience and more complete view of their financial lives.

Bank of America invests $10 billion annually in technology, including $3.5 billion on new initiatives. Prior to the pandemic, the company spent several years modernizing its wealth management businesses. The pandemic further demonstrated the value of these ongoing investments, which helped the company deliver seamlessly for clients during this period. Today, 80% of wealth management clients are actively using digital capabilities for more of their needs, and adoption continues to accelerate as all generations embrace the ease and convenience of digital channels.

These businesses have received multiple industry accolades this year for digital leadership and innovation, the modernization of client- and advisor-facing platforms, and outstanding technology initiatives.

Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 66 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,300 retail financial centers, approximately 17,000 ATMs, and award-winning digital banking with approximately 41 million active users, including approximately 32 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business households through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and approximately 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Susan Atran, Bank of America
Phone: 1.646.743.0791



1Bank of America Private Bank was awarded “Best Private Bank in North America” and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management was recognized for “Best Use of Technology in Wealth Management” by The Digital Banker’s Global Private Banking Innovation Awards. Shortlisted nominees were selected on the qualitative and quantitative depth of their nominations. Shortlisted institutions or individuals per category, were put to our impartial panel of expert judges who undertook a rigorous audit type process to carefully select the winners. A proprietary, numerical and qualitative scoring methodology was applied to all submissions and augmented by market research and input from seminal industry experts, corporate executives and in some cases the High Net Worth & Ultra High Net Worth Community. Rankings and recognition from The Digital Banker are no guarantee of future investment success, do not ensure that a current or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results, and should not be construed as an endorsement.


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