In January BB&T announced that it would not lend money to private developers who want to build on land taken by force from citizens. I wrote the following letter to their corporate office:
I just read in the Washington Times that BB&T will not lend money to developers who plan to build commercial projects on land taken from private citizens through the power of eminent domain. I think this is great!!
I would love to support you by moving my account from Bank of America to BB&T, but need to when you will be opening a branch in Seminole County Florida.
I received an email back from them saying that they didn't have any branches in my area at the time, about two months later I saw a BB&T "coming soon" sign about four blocks down the street from my office.
Friday I will be attending their ribbon cutting ceremony to get more information about moving my accounts from Bank of America to BB&T.