WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Valentine's Day, BB&T (NYSE: BBT) associates are sharing their love of U, a free, customizable digital banking platform that brings together many of BB&T's online banking services, along with several new features, into one seamless experience.
Especially during February, associates in our financial centers would love to chat about U by BB&T. Clients will find our associates emblazoned with "We Love U" stickers and ready to tout their favorite "U" features.
"We think Valentine's Day is a great time to tell clients that U by BB&T is truly 'all about you,'" said President of Branch Banking & Trust Ricky Brown. "U is a digital platform that can transform the way our clients manage their finances. They can now see all their accounts and financial information in one place, on one screen, on any device and customized the way they want to use it."
For example, many clients are using U as a smarter and simpler way to get help from BB&T associates. The "My Banker" feature allows clients to call or schedule an appointment with their local banker. If clients prefer to reach out to a BB&T Contact Center, they can select the product or service they need within the mobile app and speak with a contact center associate in that area. The app also displays estimated wait times and offers the option to receive a call back at a later time.
Along with all the features already available through BB&T Online banking, U also gives clients the ability to:
- Create and customize their own financial dashboard on any device they choose
- View their accounts and investments from BB&T and other financial institutions
- View and select personalized cash back offers with BB&T Deals
- View their account balances without logging in
- Manage their debit cards and temporarily disable the card if needed
- Capture electronic and paper receipts in their transaction details
- Set financial goals and track their progress with financial planning tools for budgeting, goal setting and transaction categorization
- Make deposits remotely
- Make person-to-person payments from their phone, tablet or desktop, to any person, regardless of where they bank
Since its launch in October, more than 800,000 clients are now using BB&T's new digital platform. Industry observers are also taking notice.
"One of the big challenges in banking is to make digital banking seem personal," said Mark Schwanhausser, JAVELIN's director of Omnichannel Financial Services. "BB&T's U platform combines practicality and personalization by letting customers themselves dictate the look and feel of their digital banking experience no matter where they log on. Customers have more control, and that can translate into financial confidence."
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with approximately $209.9 billion in assets and market capitalization of approximately $29.5 billion as of Dec. 31, 2015. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates 2,139 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. BB&T has also been named one of the World's Strongest Banks by Bloomberg Markets Magazine, one of the top three in the U.S. and in the top 15 globally. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at BBT.com.
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