I have been banking with bb&t for under a year now. I have had a bank account with a small local bank for a while up until moving it to a larger bank so i can have access across state lines for travel. I had opted out of the overdraft, so that if i dont have enough money it will deny me. Well that doesnt mean you will ever get denied at a register apparently. 113.13 later i am livid. I go in to find out why and how, oh its just how bb&t works your transactions. Also now im looking at 250+ dollars in over draft fees!!! Wtf! First i opted out to avoid overdrawing my account for this reason. Now i see why the account "specialist" insisted on me getting a debit card even though i told her 4 times i didnt want it. They are terrible people that will drain your account faster than a trophy wife with a good divorce attorney!!!! Not to mention half the people working there give you nasty looks, and treat you with little to no respect. I have not once had a "pleasant" banking experience, but this was the final straw!!
I have several accounts with this bank, including vehicle, home mortgage and investment loans, as well as checking and savings accounts. Everyone was extremely professional, courteous, and made me feel that they wanted my business. My previous bank (of 12 years) seemed like they wanted me to jump through hoops to get anything. So I switched to BB&T for everything and I have not been disappointed.
On infrequent occasions, I have written a check that will be for more than the amount that I have held in my account; most recently a check for $25.00. I will agree that this overdraft is my fault; however; BBT's fee response, to me, borders on gouging! If you have an overdraft of only $25.00, you will be charged an "overdraft fee"of $36.00 and a "returned check fee" of another $36.00. So, the $25.00 check along with the fees will cost you $97.00. With this type of fee penalties, no wonder that people have little sympathy for banks. No one likes to be gouged.
And another thought: even if you have exemplary credit, if you are a small business start up, do no expect to get a loan from BBT. Enough said. a word to the wise!