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2 out of 5 marks

Reviewed by cea1922

May 2nd 2012

Terrible For The Past Three Years.

Bb&t bought out the bank i had my account with, so i just left my account open. At first, everything was fine, all problems solved quickly and politely. Then, starting in 2010, i started getting overdraft fees on my account. After waiting 45 minutes to see someone, it was discovered that a business elsewhere was processing their checks through my account. The explaination "data entry operator must have miskeyed" okay, that was fixed.

Then i got a notice through the mail that the first $100 of deposit available immediately. Again, overdraft fees. The explaination "we never got that notice" and i was told "dont spend money you dont have" excuse me!!!!!! And i do have a witness to that little episode. Now, i have been told that since i dont keep a minimum balance of $1500 in my account, and i dont have direct deposit i am being charged &10 a month maintenance fee. ( this is one notice i did not get in the mail! ) also, there is a mysterious $4. Oo a month service charge on my account that absolutely no one seems to know anything about!

When i called the west virginia attorney generals office they informed my that since the headquarters for bb&t was in north carolina, this state could do nothing about it. They are sending me a complaint form, but i know it is useless. Is bb&t trying to run all the small accounts out of their bank? How many people in this day and age can keep a minimum of $1500 in their checking account? If they want only to deal with corporate accounts and millionaires, why offer personal checking accounts at all? Well, i guess that maintenance fee adds up to quite a chunk of money, and those overdrafts can pay quite a few salaries. I am ready to go back to cash and money orders!

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Reviewed by MrMoney

Mar 30th 2014

2 out of 5 marks

Terrible Customer Service

Border line ignorant! If you are having a bad day ask to leave you should never treat your customer like $#!T. After waiting 30 minutes to connect with customer service this idiot N.B. hung up the phone while I was talking. This is only 1 account of 5 that I have with the bank but I can say for sure by noon Monday all of my accounts will be closed!

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Reviewed by Toytime

Nov 20th 2014

2 out of 5 marks

Better Off With Any Other Bank

I've been with bbt since 2011 and this is definitely the end of our relationship. If i make a purchase i'd expect it to come out of the account in the order of which i have used my debit card. This is not the case with bbt. I went to the branch to discuss why i was charged 108. 00 in overdraft fees and was explained that the three items for 30. 00 came out of my account when there were no funds. The purchases were on a 15th, i explained to them that at the time i did have funds i use a check registry to keep my balance updated. They informed me that i had an insurance draft that was taken out of my account which occurred on the 17th. I asked why wasn't the overdraft for the one insurance draft instead of three charges that happened 2 days prior.

The only explanation given was that the pending charges come out first, and that i should be more aware of my account standings. What is the point of using an account register if i can take what u want when u want and charge me the fees. By the way when i asked to have two of the fees waived to just pay one i was advised that they can't do waivers but once every 24 months and whether u get one is based on relationship as well as balances maintained. They are not in the business of providing financial success for their patrons.

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