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  •  I banked with BB&T for 3months ... and I left them (11+ / 0-)

    A couple of years ago, I was looking for alternatives to Bank Of America, which I had for over 15 years. A neighbor suggested BB&T. I accepted and I opened an account there and decided to test drive it for 6 months.
    3 months later, I accidentally listened to the CEO of BB&T talk crap on a local radio station on how we needed lower taxes and how bad Obamacare was for the country ... and the right wing talking point.
    The next day, I took a break @Lunch time and I walked into the BB&T branch and asked them to write me a check and give me my money.  They asked me why I was closing my account ... and I responded that I wasn't comfortable with my money there ...

    •  That typical red state mentality (2+ / 0-)
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      Senor Unoball, Laconic Lib

      BB&T is headquartered in Charlotte NC, it's to be expected. Their grand announcement of sponsorship of some NASCAR team (like I'd be tickled to know this!) told me all I needed to know.

      I ended up there through "matriculation", the local bank with whom I'd dealt for years was bought up by __ which was bought up by _ which ended up being bought up by BB&T. No major beef for several years, then not too long ago their "free with no strings attached" savings account started charging a minimum monthly fee (which coincided with my job disappearing) so I closed out my savings account; I almost walked when they announced a monthly service fee for most checking accounts but decided to stay when they gave a waiver to those with direct deposit, so I stayed just to avoid the hassle.

      But as soon as I can find a CU on the lists linked in the diary which serves my needs, I'm gone.

      •  Good luck! (0+ / 0-)

        Hope the links provided will give you the information you need.

        "I mean, it -- I mean -- and I tell somebody, I said, just because you have a group of scientists that have stood up and said here is the fact, Galileo got outvoted for a spell." -- Rick Perry, 9/7/11

        by Senor Unoball on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 09:10:02 AM PDT

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