Existing Customer (Referrer): We pay the incentive to an existing Customer (referrer) by check after we verify that the new customer they referred opened a qualifying new checking account and also met the other terms of this offer. We generally issue all checks within 90 days of a qualifying account opening. We may report to the IRS the value of any incentive or other premium and any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the recipient.
Bank of America reserves the right to determine in its sole discretion the eligibility of new customers (referees) and existing customers (referrers) for this offer. We reserve the right to disqualify referrals in circumstances where we reasonably believe they were not sent to us in good faith.
New Customer (Referee): To Qualify for the Incentive: You must present this referral form at the time of the account opening and satisfy the terms of the applicable referral program. For Personal Checking accounts you must open a new checking account with a minimum opening deposit of $125 and make a minimum of one debit card purchase during the first 30 days from account opening. For Business checking accounts you must open a new checking account with a minimum opening deposit of $250 and make a minimum of one debit card purchase in the first 30 days from account opening. All accounts are subject to our normal approval process.
Eligibility: You must be a new customer. You are not eligible if you are or were an owner or signer on a Bank of America Consumer, Student, or Small Business checking account that is open now or that was closed within the last 6 months. You are not eligible if you are a Bank of America Associate.
Incentive: We generally pay the new customer's incentive amount by crediting his/her new Bank of America checking account within 90 days of account opening. Otherwise, we may pay the incentive by check. We may report to the IRS the value of any incentive or other premium and any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the recipient. Extra incentives for opening additional accounts at the same time the new checking account is opened are for the New Customer only.
Terms of the Account: The minimum deposit required to open a new personal or business checking account is subject to the normal opening deposit requirements of the specific account being opened. For interest-bearing personal checking accounts, the Annual Percentage Yields (APYs) are as follows: less than $10,000, 0.05%; $10,000-$99,999, 0.10%; $100,000 and over, 0.15% as of 12/6/10, and require a minimum opening deposit of $100. Savings accounts eligible include Regular Savings (or Market Rate Savings in WA and ID), which require a minimum opening deposit of $25 ($1 in WA and ID). The APY on these savings accounts is 0.05% as of 12/6/10. Business Interest checking is available to sole proprietors, nonprofits and government agencies, and require a minimum opening deposit of [$25. APY for business interest bearing checking accounts is 0.01% as of 12/6/10. These rates may change at any time after this date or after the account is opened. If the account earns interest, fees could reduce earnings on the account. Please consult a banking center associate, visit www.bankofamerica.com. Link opens in a new window., or see our Personal Schedule of Fees or Business Schedule of Fees for more information.