Checking and Savings for BB&T Associates

Bank the way you want, when you want

Experience the convenience of banking where you work with a BB&T Elite Gold checking account.

All we see is you

As a way of saying thank you for everything you do to make BB&T successful, we're proud to provide the enhanced Associate Banking program. The program provides more privacy, easy access and benefits available only to associates. Why? Because you deserve it.

Checking and savings exclusively for associates

Open your Elite Gold account today with no minimum deposit. Among other benefits and extras, you'll pay no maintenance fees  and get online and mobile banking with U by BB&T® .


  • BB&T debit card
  • No overdraft protection transfer fees
  • Four no-fee non-BB&T ATM transactions per statement cycle
  • Free personalized wallet-style, duplicate or top-stub checks in any design
  • Unlimited no-fee money orders and official checks
  • Unlimited person-to-person calls and automated account inquiries through Phone24



  • Our Elite Gold checking account and BB&T eSavings account with maintanence fee waived
  • Bonus rates on select CDs and IRAs
  • One no-penalty early CD withdrawal for medical emergencies
  • No-fee 3" x 5" or smaller safe deposit box or $40 discount on other sizes (subject to availability)


  • No monthly fees
  • No minimum balance requirements
  • Free mobile banking and mobile check deposit
  • No-fee automatic transfers between accounts

See all pricing and fees.

Not convinced yet?

Associate checking and savings include a number of extras plus convenient access options.

Enjoy these additional benefits

  • Get Wealth Advisory services for more complex financial needs
  • Receive full financial planning at a discounted price

Keep tabs on your account

  • Use U by BB&T®, our customizable online and mobile banking experience, to monitor your BB&T and non-BB&T accounts, pay bills, set and track spending, manage your receipts and more
  • Receive important account alerts by email or text
  • Choose online statements for convenient access to your account statements from your computer or mobile device

How we protect your privacy

Associate Banking is committed to ensuring that each of our associates and retirees experience the highest levels of confidentiality and respect. We have a centralized team responsible for preventing non-business access to associate account information. To protect your privacy, we display and record a Code of Ethics warning message when an associate attempts to view client and/or account information of another associate.

Ready to get started?

By email

Have an associate banking team member contact you.

In person

Locate a branch.

By phone


Monday - Friday 8 am to 6 pm ET.

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Lending Options for BB&T Associates

Get discounted rates on your mortgage, home equity and auto loans.

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All BB&T Associates and retirees can take advantage of competitive insurance rates through the nation's top-rated agencies.

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    Service fees may apply. Please see our Personal Services Pricing Guide for details.

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    Fees from your mobile or data carrier may apply.

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    Other institutions' fees may apply.

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    A penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal from certificates of deposits (CDs).

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    Mortgage Lending is equally committed to safeguarding associate information and adhering to the Code of Ethics policies. Mortgage applications are originated outside of the Associate Banking platform; therefore, the automated privacy messages do not apply.

See our Bank Services Agreement (PDF) for more information.

Traditional bank deposit products are FDIC insured.

Only deposit products are FDIC insured.

Loans, lines of credit and credit cards are subject to credit approval.

Investment solutions are provided by BB&T Investments and BB&T Scott & Stringfellow, divisions of BB&T Securities, LLC (opens in a new tab), member FINRA (opens in a new tab)/SIPC (opens in a new tab). BB&T Securities, LLC is a wholly-owned nonbank subsidiary of BB&T Corporation. Securities and insurance products or annuities sold, offered or recommended by BB&T Investments and BB&T Scott & Stringfellow are not a deposit, not FDIC insured, not guaranteed by a bank, not insured by any federal government agency and may lose value.

Branch Banking and Trust Company, Member FDIC.