BB&T introduces free downloadable iPad App

Jan 26, 2011 (02:01 PM EST)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BB&T has launched a free iPad application that allows more convenient banking access to its on-the-go clients. The BB&T iPad App is one of the first of its kind in the United States that's not just a high definition version of mobile banking. It is now available for download on the iTunes App Store.

"The iPad App leverages the unique features of the iPad to give clients a faster, more convenient way to manage their accounts and access our online services in an always-connected environment," said Sumit Deshpande, BB&T Online Channel group manager, mobile and messaging services.

The app allows clients to:

  • Access BB&T OnLine Banking – check account balances, transfer funds, pay bills, sign up for paperless statements and account alerts.
  • Open new accounts – apply for checking and savings accounts, home equity loans and more. In minutes, clients can add accounts to their shopping cart, get an instant decision and fund accounts online.
  • Find BB&T locations – locate the nearest BB&T financial center or ATM using GPS (Global Positioning System) technology.
  • Learn and plan – access an online library of financial education information and interactive calculators.

Clients who access their accounts through the iPad App can rest assured that their personal information is secure. BB&T guards clients' accounts with 128-bit encryption technology, multiple firewalls to shield the network and logon security measures with automatic inactivity logoff. For more information about the BB&T iPad App, visit

"We are pleased to be able to offer our clients an app specifically for the iPad. At BB&T we are committed to providing the most up-to-date services that empower our clients to make the best financial decisions," Deshpande said.

About BB&T

BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with more than $157.1 billion in assets and market capitalization of $18.3 billion, as of Dec. 31, 2010. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates approximately 1,800 financial centers in 12 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 J.D. Power and Associates, 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

SOURCE BB&T Corporation