Bank of America was founded in 1948 and has been helping customers with their financial needs ever since. In addition to personal and business banking, credit cards, mortgage, and investment services - Bank of America offers car financing and refinancing options.
- Financing in all 50 states
- Financial tools
- Live chat option
Bank of America offers car financing in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia. Bank of America's website features ample information to educate and inform borrowers, including New and Used Car Basics, budgeting advice, guidance on how to determine the trade-in value of an old vehicle, and more. The website also features calculators to help borrowers determine how much financing they'll need and what their monthly payments will be.
Bank of America is the only car lender we reviewed that offers the option to live chat with a representative. Users can click the "Chat with Us" box and be connected to a Bank of America representative within moments. This is a quick, convenient way to ask questions.
Users can submit an online loan application through the Bank of America website free of charge. Once the application is completed and submitted, most users will be notified of the loan amount, APR, and terms that they've been approved for within one minute. Bank of America also offers the option to speak directly with an auto loan associate at a branch location. Auto loan associates can walk borrowers through the application process and discuss all their options with them. As with the online application, borrowers will know immediately which financing options they qualify for.
- Financing restrictions
- No APR range
- Lack of transparency
Bank of America does not offer financing for commercial or business vehicles, motorcycles, non-standard vehicles, or hybrid-modified vehicles. Borrowers whose car financing needs fall into these categories will need to opt for another lender.
Lack of Transparency
Bank of America's website does not feature all of the information that we find important to customers. This information can be important factors for customers who are looking for a company that fits their needs. It also makes it difficult for our team to rank their services without this information. We would like to see more information regarding application fees, loan amounts, APR, mileage limits, early-pay penalty fees, and bad credit loan options.
The Bottom Line
Bank of America's website is easy to navigate and features ample information about car financing and refinancing. Bank of America offers access to representatives who can answer questions by phone, at local branches or via the Live Chat tool. However, Bank of America is lacking a great deal of information and therefore we cannot recommend using their auto loan services at this time.