New Program Offers Small Business Clients Wide-Ranging Benefits to Help Them Grow
Bank of America today launched Business Advantage Relationship Rewards, a new program that rewards eligible small business clients with an attractive suite of benefits and rewards that grow as their Bank of America business deposit and/or Merrill Edge and Merrill Lynch investment balances increase. The program is built on the success of Bank of America Preferred Rewards, which launched in 2014 as the first and only consumer banking rewards program of its kind offering clients benefits and rewards for their everyday banking activities.
According to a recent Bank of America Small Business Owner Report, 82 percent of entrepreneurs who receive rewards from vendors and business partners say it increases their loyalty. As the most comprehensive multi-product rewards program available in the small business banking space, Business Advantage Relationship Rewards provides clients with an opportunity to enjoy a more rewarding business relationship with Bank of America.
“We created this new rewards program to show our 3.1 million small business customers, as well as potential clients, how much we value their business while providing them with a competitive advantage,” said Sharon Miller, managing director, head of small business at Bank of America. “Through Business Advantage Relationship Rewards, we are committed to building strong, long-term relationships with our clients through a wide range of tangible benefits to help them grow their businesses and get more back from their banking.”
Clients with an eligible Bank of America business checking account, and a three-month average combined balance of $20,000 or more in qualifying Bank of America business deposit accounts and/or Merrill Edge or Merrill Lynch business investment accounts, can now enroll in Business Advantage Relationships Rewards by visiting a Bank of America financial center or calling 888.287.4637.
The program is structured into three tiers – Gold, Platinum and Platinum Honors – with increasing benefits and rewards as a client’s combined balances grow. Qualify with three-month average combined balances of $20,000 for the Gold tier, $50,000 for the Platinum tier, and $100,000 for the Platinum Honors tier. Benefits include:
There is no fee to enroll in Business Advantage Relationship Rewards. For more information on the program, including terms and conditions, click here.
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