Welcome to ML CLEAR™

A business unit within Bank of America Merrill Lynch has authorized the creation of a business-to-business secure file transmission account.

The account will provide a means for files to be exchanged securely between your Organization and the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Business Unit.

Please retain the email entitled Welcome to Bank of America Merrill Lynch CLEAR containing your Client Name and Client Reference Number.

The following 4 steps describe the stages of the setup process towards establishing the secure file transfer connectivity.


Review the ML CLEAR™ Client User Guide. This user guide describes the capabilities of ML CLEAR™ and has references to other useful material.


Determine the secure file transfer protocol.

  • FTP with Pretty Good Privacy
  • SFTP
  • FTPS
  • AS2
  • Secure Web Site - HTTPS
  • FTP (over private network or virtual private network)
  • Connect Direct Secure Plus

Refer to ML CLEAR™ Client User Guide for further information on secure file transfer protocol support.


Perform exchange of access credentials. There may be a need to exchange protocol specific credentials/articles (i.e. public PGP keys, SSL certificates, public SSH keys, etc).

The access credentials and articles which are expected to be exchange are discussed below.


Plan, perform and complete testing of the secure file transmission connectivity with involvement of the business unit representative from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Setup Support

If at any point during the process you require further assistance, please email us. We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.