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Self-Directed Brokerage

Make your own investment decisions, and we’ll carry out the transactions. You’ll receive prompt attention from our dedicated client services and trading staff for your account inquiries, service requests and trades.
You can also trade online with Marketconnect.

Frequently asked questions for trading in Marketconnect.

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Equities

Commission rates are based on transaction amounts.

Under $15,000 $40 + .006 of dollar amount
$15,001 - $25,000 $40 + .005 of dollar amount
$25,001 - $50,000 $40 + .004 of dollar amount
$50,001 and over $40 + .003 of dollar amount
  • Minimum charge is $45 + $.05 per share.
  • Maximum charge is $.50 per share.
  • Minimum principal investment of $500 per transaction is required

 

Bonds

Choose from bonds in all major categories.

US Government Bonds

  • Treasury Auctions: $50 per transaction
  • Secondary Market: Fees are a factor of the coupon, size of order, maturity date and other features of each issue. Such fees are included in the price per bond.

Corporate Bonds

  • Listed: $5 per $1,000 par with a minimum of $50 per transaction
  • Secondary Market: Fees are a factor of the coupon, size of the order, maturity date, credit quality and other features of each issue. Such fees are included in the price per bond.

Municipal Bonds

  • Fees are a factor of the coupon, size of the order, maturity date, credit quality and other features of each issue. Such fees are included in the price per bond.

Other Trades

Our Self-Directed Brokerage also includes mutual funds and options.

Mutual Funds

Mutual Funds and Unit Investment Trusts (UITs) are charged as indicated in the prospectus. Commissions charged for no-load mutual funds are subject to equities schedule.

Options

$40 + $3 per contract

Margin Accounts

Interest charges are based on the borrowed amount.

Interest Charges1

    Over $25,000: 1.5% plus broker call rate

    Under $24,999: 1.75% plus broker call rate

Fees

In the event that fees are charged from an issuer, transfer agent or other third party, these fees may be debited from your account.

Annual IRA Custodial Fee $45
IRA Termination Fee $95
Postage/Handling Fee (Per Transaction) $2
Returned Check Fee $35
Wire Transfer Fee (Domestic) $25
Wire Transfer Fee (International) $30
Outgoing Account Transfer Fee $95
Restricted Stock Processing Fee $50
ACH Return Fee $20
Foreign Securities Deposit Fee $250
Reorganization Redemption Fee (Bonds) $35
Reorganization Exchange Fee (Stocks) $53
Safekeeping Fee $5
DRS Transfer Fees $10
Cost Basis Research Fee $15 per hour, plus $5 per statement, confirmation or tax document provided

All trades executed by BB&T Investment Services, Inc. are cleared through BB&T Securities,
LLC. All transactions placed through Self-Directed Brokerage are unsolicited. BB&T
Investment Services, Inc. does not provide investment advice with the Self-Directed
Brokerage service.

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By Phone

To arrange a meeting, call 800-453-7348.

By Email

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By Mail

Send certificates and correspondence to:
BB&T Investment Services, Inc.
200 S. College St., 8th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202

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