WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The BB&T Small Business and Middle Market banking groups have won 18 Greenwich Excellence Awards from Greenwich Associates, a leading global financial services research and consulting firm. The 18 awards include 16 in national categories and two regional awards. Since 2009, BB&T has earned 143 Greenwich Excellence Awards, more than any other bank with assets over $50 billion. The awards are based on interviews with more than 16,000 U.S. small businesses and nearly 13,000 middle-market companies. Of more than 600 banks evaluated, only 34 received Greenwich Excellence Awards in small business and 31 in the middle market.
"BB&T remains focused on the small business and middle market banking segments, and we are delighted to receive this recognition from our clients," said Ricky Brown, president, BB&T. "As we move into 2016, we are committed to continuing our consultative banking approach through our Community Bank structure."
Among the 18 awards, BB&T received honors in "overall satisfaction" for small business and middle-market companies in the national category.
Greenwich Excellence Awards are determined by banks' performance in Greenwich Associates' annual U.S. Small Business and Middle Market Banking Research Study, in which decision makers from small businesses with $1-10 million in annual sales and middle-market businesses with $10 to $500 million in annual sales name the banks they use and rate them in more than 10 banking and treasury management categories. Recognition is based on statistical differentiation at a 95-percent confidence level.
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $209.9 billion in assets and market capitalization of $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. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at BBT.com.
SOURCE BB&T Corporation