I have been banking with bb&t for less than three years. I have a boat loan, a checking account and a checking reserve line of credit. From the boat loan perspective, they have been ok with the exception of combining the loan into the activities necessary for free checking (as promised). From a checking and checking reserve perspective, they are very costly far beyond bofa that i fired for weird charges. When i switched to bb&t. I just got hit for a transaction that overran the account balance and needed the reserve account funds to process. Money was transferred into the account before the system needed it, but, a "miscellaneous debit" of $39. 09 ht the account for a transfer of $300. 00. On top of this, they charge $35. 00 per month to have the reserve available for the account. This was the last straw for me as not only have i not figured out how and when to expect these weird charges, i paid over $700 to have an account with them in 2012. If you are considering them for a checking account, don't as they have proven to me that they are not trying to be in this business. From a loan perspective, they are ok.
I have used bb&t exclusively for years, through 3 states. The poor customer service and lack of response at the dunkirk branch was my primary reason for switching to pnc. The staff pays no attention to detail and the manager fails to respond in a timely manner. There are much better choices in the county.
I recently recommended a friend to BB'T, and when they created his account they told us the incorrect amount of time for his funds availability. We went back in to file a complaint and after speaking with Kevin Boyette, we thought our problems were solved. Little did we know that he was upset that we complained about their lack of customer service and issues, so about a week later he canceled both my bank account and my friends. I was just about to transfer tens of thousands of dollars from Suntrust and Bank of America too, glad I didn't start relying on BB&T full time or I would have been without my money for a couple weeks while the closed account check came to the house. Kevin Boyette is a snake who lies straight to your face. How anybody can trust this branch is beyond me, they certainly have lost my entire family's support as well as anybody else who will listen to me. I will be filing complaints with the BBB and BB&T national. How dare anyone deletes my account when I never broke any company policies! Kevin Boyette should be fired immediately!