Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The machines will enable customers to connect with tellers via video chat.
Bank of America customers in Boston soon will be able to connect with tellers via ATMs, part of the company’s new plan for rebranding. The new interactive ATMs, which are launching first in Boston, will allow customers to video chat with bank tellers and take advantage of other services, the Boston Globe reported. The new ATMs also will allow customers to cash checks for the exact amount down to the cent and will offer cash removal in additional amounts, including $1, $5, $20 and $100, the Globe reported. The machines first will go up at Bank of America’s Back Bay center, located at 133 Massachusetts Ave., with other machines going up around the city and in other parts of the country later this year, according to the Globe.
Friday, November 2, 2012
If you're a Bank of America customer, you can head to the Museum of Fine Arts for free this weekend, Nov. 3 and 4.
Few things in life are truly free. But this weekend, admission to seven area museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is exactly that. The catch? You must be a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch customer with a valid credit or debit card and a photo ID. The participating museums in the new "Museums on Us" program from Bank of America, have all agreed to open their doors to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, and will continue the deal on the first weekend of each month through next year. Those museums in Massachusetts include: The American Textile History Museum, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
If you're a Bank of America customer, you can head to the Museum of Fine Arts for free this weekend, Oct. 6 and 7.
Few things in life are truly free. But this weekend, admission to seven area museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is exactly that. The catch? You must be a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch customer with a valid credit or debit card and a photo ID. The participating museums in the new "Museums on Us" program from Bank of America, have all agreed to open their doors to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, and will continue the deal on the first weekend of each month through next year. Those museums in Massachusetts include: The American Textile History Museum, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
With the recent firestorm over Bank of America raising fees, we should all get serious about going local with our banking.
Yesterday, Bank of America did a complete reversal and has reportedly decided to forgo its plans on the infamous fee hike it was about to levy on its customers. This decision is wise, but it may be too late. Some have argued it was this pivotal decision that helped initially spur the Occupy movements from a tweeting phenomenon into an actual physical movement. Like the federal government, big banks and Wall Street in general are historically unpopular. As some recent polls on Congress have demonstrated, average American people are fed up with not only big government and big banks, but people are fed up with anything that can be classified as "big." This anger and frustration is good and government and companies are starting to listen. …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The protests in Boston
As Occupy Boston, the child of the national movement Occupy Wall Street, develops, some people have tried to claim it’s disorganized and purposeless. To some extent this is true, but it is a movement that needs no coherent, bullet-point plan; it simply needs to make a point, and it has. Sure, some may say the crowds in Dewey Square aren’t that big and this is just a movement for the purpose of belonging to a movement. Or some may echo the feelings of a comment a jogger yelled as he ran by the Rose Kennedy Greenway yesterday, saying, “get a job,” -- insinuating that protesters are just lazy hippies causing trouble for no reason. The great thing about what is happening, not only here in Boston, but in New York and other cities as well, is…
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Protesters halted traffic downtown on Friday, marching through city streets from the Boston Common to the Bank of America headquarters on Federal Street.
Thousands of people marched through Downtown Crossing Friday, halting traffic and protesting Bank of America and other major financial institutions. Twenty-four Boston residents were arrested at the end of the demonstration, when protesters surrounded Bank of America's Boston headquarters on Federal Street. Among the arrested were local families facing foreclosure, according to MassUniting, a Charlestown-based coalition that helped organize the protest. Bank of America has increased its number of foreclosures on distressed homeowners in recent weeks, according to new data from the foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac. August 2011 saw the largest monthly increase in foreclosures since August 2007. MassUniting said 3,000 people participated …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Upset over Bank of America's foreclosure practices, protesters dump trash in front of Robert Gallery's Beacon Street home.
A Charlestown-based coalition led helped organize a Bank of America protest on Wednesday, where participants dumped several bags of garbarge at a bank president's home on Beacon Hill. Participants hauled several bags of garbage from at a foreclosed Bank of America property in Malden to the site, and left them outside president Robert Gallery's home -- they were unloading fury. The event was organized by MassUniting, which is based in Charlestown. "We're here today because of the loan-servicing abuse that's going on in America," Antonio Ennis, of Dorchester, announced through a bullhorn in front of Gallery's 95 Beacon St. home before listing demands the bank must meet to avoid a large protest scheduled at their downtown headquarters Sept. …