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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Named Global Bank of the Year for Payments and Collections

Wins Eight Awards for Innovation and Excellence from Trade Publication TMI 

Treasury Management International (TMI), a publication covering the transaction services industry, has named Bank of America Merrill Lynch its 2016 Global Bank of the Year for Payments & Collections. BofA Merrill won seven additional awards, all part of TMI’s annual Awards for Innovation and Excellence.

BofA Merrill was especially strong in the Payments & Collections category, winning three regional or country awards in addition to the global recognition. The full list of BofA Merrill awards is:

  • Global Bank of the Year for Payments & Collections
  • Best Bank for Payments & Collections, China
  • Best Bank for Payments & Collections, North America
  • Best Bank for Payments & Collections, South America
  • Best Bank for Cash & Liquidity Management, China
  • Best Bank for Cash & Liquidity Management, North America
  • Technology & Professional Award, Card Solution (third consecutive year)
  • Technology & Professional Award, Risk Management Solution 

“Bank of America Merrill Lynch had a demonstrable commitment to innovations that are driving a change in client behaviour and opportunity,” TMI stated in its awards article. “Over the past 12 months, the bank launched a range of new solutions such as virtual account management, the next generation of virtual accounts, which supports both payments and collections, including SEPA direct debit collections.”

For Card Solution, BofA Merrill won for its Value of Cards web application, which models for clients the potential benefits of a business-to-business payment card solution. For Risk Management Solution, the firm won for its recently re-launched CashPro Flow product, which enables clients to pay, price or invoice goods and services in local currency without taking on foreign exchange risk.

“We are honored to receive these awards from TMI, which reflect our commitment to creating best-in-class solutions for our clients,” said Ather Williams, head of Global Transaction Services at BofA Merrill. “We look forward to continuing to explore and invest in new technologies as we help our clients and the broader industry prepare for the next generation of payment solutions.”

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 46 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 4,600 retail financial centers, approximately 15,900 ATMs, and award-winning online banking with approximately 34 million active accounts and nearly 22 million mobile active 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 owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.