WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The BB&T Small Business and Middle Market banking groups have won 24 Greenwich Excellence Awards from Greenwich Associates, a leading provider of global market intelligence and advisory services to the financial services industry. The 24 awards include 20 in national categories and four regional awards. Since 2009, BB&T has earned 181 Greenwich Excellence Awards, more than any other bank with assets over $50 billion. The awards are based on interviews with more than 30,000 U.S. small businesses and middle-market companies. Of more than 600 banks evaluated, only 33 received Greenwich Excellence Awards in small business and 43 in the middle market.
“BB&T remains keenly focused on the small business and middle market banking segments and they remain a top priority for us,” said David Weaver, president, BB&T community banking. “We are especially pleased by this recognition as it comes from our clients, and underscores our client-focus strategy delivered through our community banking network.”
Among the 20 national awards, BB&T received honors in overall satisfaction, industry expertise, cash management overall satisfaction and customer service.
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 cash 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 $221.6 billion in assets and market capitalization of $38.9 billion as of December 31, 2017. Building on a long tradition of excellence in community banking, BB&T offers a wide range of financial services including retail and commercial banking, investments, insurance, wealth management, asset management, mortgage, corporate banking, capital markets and specialized lending. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., BB&T operates over 2,000 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client service by Greenwich Associates for small business and middle market banking. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at BBT.com.