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BB&T Fundamentals Checking

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BB&T Fundamentals Checking

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SuperMoney Net Recommendation Score -71

SUPERMONEY NET RECOMMENDATION SCORE

This product is strongly not recommended by SuperMoney users with a score of -71, equating to 1.6 on a 5 point rating scale.

-71

Recommendation score measures the loyalty between a provider and a consumer. It's at +100 if everybody recommends the provider, and at -100 when no one recommends.

Strongly not recommended

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6 users don't recommend
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Highlights
Community Rating Strongly not recommended
Monthly Fee $0 - $5
ATM Fee: Out-of-Network $3
Minimum Balance to Avoid Monthly Fee N/A
APY (Annual Percentage Yield) 0%
Number of Reviews 7

BB&T Fundamentals Checking Review

BB&T Fundamentals Checking is offered by BB&T, a bank founded in 1872 and based in Winston Salem, NC. BB&T Fundamentals Checking is available in 50 states (and Washington, DC).

Key Takeaways
  • 0% APY. As with most checking accounts, BB&T Fundamentals Checking does not pay interest.
  • Charges a monthly fee. This account charges a monthly maintenance fee of up to $5.
  • No ATM fees. BB&T Fundamentals Checking does not charge fees on ATM transactions within its network but there is a fee of up to $3 for out-of-network ATM transactions.
  • Free bill pay. Pay your bills to practically anyone in the United States through BB&T.
  • Hard credit pull. BB&T may require a hard pull on your credit report to open a checking account.
BB&T Fundamentals Checking Pros & Cons
Pros Cons
  • Available in all 50 states.
  • Free debit card
  • No signup bonus.
  • Does not earn interest
  • Higher than average wire transfer fees.
  • Monthly service charge.
  • Charges a higher than average fee on out-of-network ATM transactions.
BB&T Fundamentals Checking FAQ

Are checking accounts from BB&T federally insured?

Yes, your BB&T checking accounts are insured up to $250,000 per person by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The FDIC is an independent agency of the United States government that protects you against the loss of your insured deposits if an FDIC-insured bank or savings association fails. FDIC insurance is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.

What APY does BB&T Fundamentals Checking offer?

BB&T Fundamentals Checking is not an interest-bearing account.

What are the account minimums for BB&T Fundamentals Checking?

BB&T Fundamentals Checking requires a minimum initial deposit of $50 to open an account.

BB&T Fundamentals Checking Account Minimums
Description Amount
Minimum Opening Deposit $50

What fees does BB&T Fundamentals Checking charge?

This account charges a monthly maintenance fee of up to $5.

BB&T Fundamentals Checking Fees
Description
ATM Fee: In-Network $0
Check Cashing Fee $0
Check Copy $5
Debit Card Replacement Fee $5
Early Account Closure $0
Foreign Transaction Fee (Debit Card) 3%
Monthly Fee $0 - $5
NSF Fee $36
Online Bill Pay Fee $0
Overdraft Item Fee $36
Overdraft Protection Fee (per transfer) $12.50
Paper Statement Fee $3
Returned Deposit Fee (Domestic) $12
Returned Deposit Fee (International) $36
Stop Payment Fee $35
Wire Transfer Fee - Domestic (Incoming) $15
Wire Transfer Fee - Domestic (Outgoing) $30
ATM Fee: Out-of-Network $3

What features and perks does BB&T Fundamentals Checking offer?

This account includes the following features:

  • Fraud monitoring - BB&T Fundamentals Checking monitors transactions for potentially fraudulent activity, such as when a debit card is unexpectedly used in a different location or you make a sudden string of costly purchases.
  • Free Bill Pay - Bill Pay allows you to pay bills easily from your account.
  • Mobile Banking Services - BB&T Fundamentals Checking allows you to manage your money online. This includes depositing checks in your account with your smartphone.
  • Nationwide ATM network - Conveniently transact at a nearby ATM.
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Availability

  Available in 50 states and Washington, D.C.
  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Washington, DC
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Feature Breakdown

Minimum Opening Deposit Starting at $50
ATM Fee: In-Network $0
Check Cashing Fee $0
Early Account Closure $0
Online Bill Pay Fee $0
Check Copy $5
Debit Card Replacement Fee $5
Foreign Transaction Fee (Debit Card) 3%
Monthly Fee $0 - $5
NSF Fee $36
Overdraft Item Fee $36
Overdraft Protection Fee (per transfer) $12.50
Paper Statement Fee $3
Returned Deposit Fee (Domestic) $12
Returned Deposit Fee (International) $36
Stop Payment Fee $35
Wire Transfer Fee - Domestic (Incoming) $15
Wire Transfer Fee - Domestic (Outgoing) $30
ATM Fee: Out-of-Network $3
Bank Account Features
  • No ATM Fees
  • Free Bill Pay
  • Mobile Check Deposit
  • Nationwide ATM Network
  • Mobile Banking
  • Fraud Monitoring
  • Fraud Protection
  • Debit Card
  • Bauer Financial A+/A Rating
  • FDIC Member

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SUPERMONEY NET RECOMMENDATION SCORE

This product is strongly not recommended by SuperMoney users with a score of -71, equating to 1.6 on a 5 point rating scale.

-71

Recommendation score measures the loyalty between a provider and a consumer. It's at +100 if everybody recommends the provider, and at -100 when no one recommends.

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