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I opened a Bank of America checking account to boost returns on my several new Better Balance Rewards cards from conversions from Alaska Airlines and Virgin Atlantic cards that were hitting the annual fee.
Applying in a branch because of a online error was a hassle.
Then I went online to pay the bill for one of my BofA credit cards and found the new checking account had wiped out my prior external checking account payment info AND required that instead of the already comparatively confusing ‘Make Payment’ e-bill function, I now had to use the general Bill Pay function. It required manually entering Bank of America Credit Cards as a Bill Pay recipient, entering card info, re-entering my external checking account, then waiting a few days for trial deposit verification.
I just finished verification and am at least happy that this added my other credit cards through the Bill Pay center rather than needing to manually add back each. They all now appear in an even more cluttered and confusing Bill Pay screen.
A lot of work I ended up doing for an extra $20/card/year.