Individuals can apply for various Bank of America accounts by accessing the bank's website, selecting the banking option and choosing a specific type of account, such as checking, savings or student banking. Interested customers may also walk into a bank branch or call to open an account.
Bank of America provides its customers with plenty of information once they have expressed interest in opening an account. The bank's website offers information on account fees and, as of 2015, shows comparisons between various types of accounts. For example, if an individual wants to open a checking account, Bank of America provides a comparative table that shows the differences between a core checking and an interest checking account.
There are a few different options available for savings accounts at Bank of America as well. They offer rewards money market, regular and custodial savings accounts. The bank's website also provides a comparative breakdown of the similarities and differences between each account, as it does for the bank's checking accounts. The primary differences are specifics related to monthly maintenance fees and transaction limitations.
Online banking is an efficient way for Bank of America customers to access their account information, purchase new banking products or request assistance from online agents. Customers can also request assistance over the phone or through Bank of America's Twitter account.