July 31, 2001 |
Bank of America Corp. settled allegations by the Securities and Exchange Commission that the bank improperly accounted for a business relationship that led to a $372-million write-off in 1998. The commission alleged that the company treated an equity investment in the New York hedge fund, D.E. Shaw & Co., as a loan and failed to adequately inform investors of the risks involved in the bank's business alliance with D.E. Shaw.
November 14, 2006 |
Bank of America Corp., the nation's second-biggest bank, has expanded a program offering free online stock trades to include customers outside the northeastern U.S. In October, Bank of America began offering 30 free trades a month to customers in Northeastern cities, including New York and Boston, who keep at least $25,000 in their combined accounts with the bank. Now the offer has been extended to customers from Maryland to Florida, the Charlotte, N.C.-based company said Monday.
September 17, 1992 |
A judge on Wednesday tentatively dismissed a price-fixing suit that accused Bank of America of conspiring with other banks to overcharge credit card customers by hundreds of millions of dollars. The suit, which sought as much as $2 billion in damages, alleged a secret agreement among California's largest banks in 1966 not to reduce credit card interest rates below Bank of America's level, then 18%.
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June 24, 1992
A group of bank robbers dubbed the "Hole in the Wall Gang" because of their approach to crime has a price on its head--a $50,000 reward posted Tuesday by the Bank of America. In a news conference with the FBI, Bank of America officials said they decided to offer the reward for information leading to the bandits' arrest and conviction because they have successfully evaded surveillance in five armed takeovers of former Security Pacific branches in Los Angeles and San Diego counties since Oct. 4.
April 28, 2000 |
Bank of America Corp. said it would take a 16% stake in electronic payment company CheckFree Holdings Corp. in a deal to extend CheckFree's online billing services to the 30 million households served by the nation's largest bank. CheckFree and Bank of America, which already has 2.1 million customers banking online, also will team up to work on ways to improve the payment process on the Web, including building a technology platform designed for banks.
September 13, 2003 |
The head of Bank of America Corp.'s mutual fund business who was accused by the New York attorney general of helping a hedge fund improperly trade mutual funds has left the company, people familiar with the matter said. Robert Gordon is the third of the four bank employees named in the probe by Atty. Gen. Eliot Spitzer to leave the Charlotte, N.C.-based bank.
March 3, 2004 |
Bank of America Corp. said two employees in Milan had resigned in connection with Italian authorities' probe of the collapse of Italian milk company Parmalat. The third-largest U.S. bank confirmed that Italian prosecutors investigating Parmalat's collapse were probing activities of the bank and some of its employees. Charlotte, N.C.-based Bank of America said prosecutors told it they were investigating three Milan employees, two of whom had resigned.
June 17, 1995 |
Bank of America said Friday that it plans to transfer 150 employees to Los Angeles when it moves out of its 12-story Costa Mesa building later this year. Another 450 employees in the bank's commercial real estate office will be transferred to Orange County locations. Bank of America plans to lease the building near South Coast Plaza to Unocal Corp.'s marketing and refining arm, 76 Products Co.
January 7, 2005 |
Bank of America Corp. is close to settling a California consumer lawsuit over a $5 fee it charges to cash some paychecks. The suit, filed in April, claims that the fee charged to non-account holders cashing paychecks drawn on Bank of America accounts violates the California Labor Code, which requires that paychecks "be negotiable and payable in cash, on demand, without discount." The suit seeks a court order ending the practice as well as refunds on the fees already paid.