If you're wondering why you can't access your Bank of America account online, don't worry you're not alone. The bank's website has been down or slow since yesterday. A spokesperson representing the firm said that the system had slowed due to some routine upgrades that were done over the weekend.
I can't even access my account as the site says banking is down for California residents. However, when I dug around on Twitter, I saw mentions of BoA online banking being down for Florida, Virginia, and New York, so it looks like a lot of other states are facing this problem.
If you're one of the unhappy campers who can't access your website, pay your bills with checks or call the company and try to pay it via credit card over the phone. If you want to check how much you have in your account, you can always take a look at your Mint account (if you have one). The Bank of America site has been down before; the most recent outage was in Jan. 2010. To make sure that you're covered when this happens again, try to automate your payments so you don't have to worry about paying off your bills at the beginning of every month.
Here are some tweets by upset customers:
markep Bank of America is down and it's the first of the Month. Going to have to write checks by hand. Arrrrrgh.