www.bankofamerica.com/eddcard – BOA EDD Debit Card

by Denzel on September 4, 2013

Entering www.bankofamerica.com/eddcard into your browser’s address bar leads you to a page containing information pertaining to the Bank of America EDD (Employment Development Department) card. Other ways in which you can access the said page include following a link provided by a search engine upon conducting a relevant search, or following a bookmark.

About the Bank of America’s EDD Card

As mentioned earlier, the Bank of America’s EDD card is, in full, referred to as the ‘Bank of America Employment Development Department card.’ It is, in actual fact, a debit card. This means that it is a card through which you can only spent the money in the account linked to it. In other words, it is not a card through which you can access a credit line and hence be able to spend money you currently don’t have.

You may be aware of the fact that the Employment Development Department (EDD) provides some cash transfers, also referred to as ‘benefits’ to groups of people like the unemployed, the disabled and those on family leave. Now in days gone by, people in such groups could only get their benefits through paper checks which were mailed (and which they then would have to deposit with their banks, and wait for some time before they were processed). In recent days though, the Employment Development Department has come up with a system where such benefits can be directly deposited into claimants accounts, from where the said claimants can access them using debit cards. One such debit card is the Bank of America EDD card, about which you can find further information at www.bankofamerica.com/eddcard.

www.bankofamerica.com/eddcard has useful bits of information including things like:

  • The benefits associated with the Bank of America EDD Card (including the various types of alerts available to Bank of America EDD cardholders).
  • Information on how cardholders can, among other things, avoid fraud in the form of phishing attacks and spoofing attacks.

You can also sign into the Bank of America website from the page. The other major function you can perform at www.bankofamerica.com/eddcard is that of activating your Bank of America EDD card, if you already have one that is not yet activated.

Another useful feature you will find on the page you access upon entering www.bankofamerica.com/eddcard into your browser is the ‘ATM locator’ feature. Through this feature, you can, in actual fact, locate three types of ATMs, namely:

  • Visa ATMs
  • MasterCard ATMs and
  • Bank of America’s ATMs.

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