Subsidiaries and Affiliates

As BB&T Corporation has grown over the past 140-plus years, we have added a variety of companies to provide clients with a full range of financial services to suit their every need.

develops software and provides computer hardware sales and support for non-standard insurance agencies.

is a registered investment advisor founded in 1970. Sterling is an independently operated subsidiary of BB&T Corporation, one of the nation's largest financial services holding companies. Based in Charlotte, N.C., with offices in Raleigh, Atlanta, and San Francisco. As of 6/30/13 Sterling has more than $44 billion in assets under management overseen by 99 investment and client services professionals. Sterling provides investment management services to a diversified group of clients including corporate, public, healthcare, private clients, endowment, foundation, insurance, sub-advisory, and managed investment pools in 40 states and 10 countries. We offer a full range of customized and mutual fund-managed investment solutions through taxable and tax-exempt fixed income portfolios, multiclass equity portfolios, and open architecture solutions through our Advisory Research Center. For more information, contact Sterling Capital Management at 704-372-8670.

a division of BB&T, buys, manages and provides funding for accounts receivable serving a wide range of businesses with particular expertise in the furniture, textiles and home-furnishings-related industries. BB&T Commercial Finance can be reached at 336-889-3355.

offers customized leasing services for small and mid-size businesses as well as large corporations. The group provides both vehicle and equipment leases and has more than 25 years experience in vehicle fleet leasing / management services and equipment leasing. BB&T Equipment Corporation is based in Charlotte, N.C., with production offices in the Carolinas, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Georgia and Kentucky. You can reach BB&T Equipment Corporation at 704-954-1600.

is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Branch Banking and Trust Company. It is the largest bank-owned insurance agency/brokerage in the Carolinas and the 6th largest nationally and globally, through its network of independent agencies. As an independent insurance agency, we represent most major carriers in the United States. Based in Raleigh, N.C., BB&T Insurance Services Inc. offers a variety of types of coverage, including:
• Individual Coverage
• Small Business
• Corporate
• Life and Health

is a retail brokerage firm headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., that serves every branch in the BB&T banking network. Licensed Investment Counselors are available to meet with clients to help them determine their financial goals and to recommend a personal investment plan designed to meet those goals. Discount Brokerage and online trading services at reduced fees are also available for clients who do not require investment advice. To arrange an appointment with an Investment Counselor or to contact Discount Brokerage, you may visit a local BB&T branch or call BB&T Investment Services Inc. at 800-453-7348.

is a consulting firm specializing in organizational change and leadership development. Self-awareness, feedback and assessment are used to maximize organization, team and individual impact. Professional services include organizational consulting, personal executive development and leadership workshops. Farr Associates is located in High Point, N.C.

based in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the nation's largest full-service commercial real estate finance firms. With offices located throughout the country, Grandbridge services a growing multi-billion dollar loan portfolio and provides financing as well as consulting and advisory services for all types of commercial and multifamily real estate on a national basis. Grandbridge has production offices in the Carolinas, Virginia, Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Texas, Georgia, Maryland, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, California and Washington, D.C. You can reach Grandbridge at 704-332-4454.

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BB&T’s premium finance units, AFCO and Prime Rate Premium Finance, in the United States, and CAFO in Canada, provide loans which enable businesses and consumers to pay their insurance costs over time, improving cash flow and providing additional credit and working capital. 

Through the agent/broker network, AFCO, Prime Rate Premium Finance and CAFO offer corporate clients an efficient means to finance their insurance premium expenses.  In doing so, companies can tap the true potential of the insurance asset and access additional working capital for business growth or income producing purposes. All three companies offer insurance agents/brokers/producers reliable funding mechanisms, consistent underwriting decisions and extensive legal/compliance knowledge of state statutes, and federal regulations.  AFCO and CAFO specialize in middle to large commercial accounts and offer clients the ability to handle highly complex transactions.   Prime Rate Premium Finance Corp. specializes in personal lines and smaller to mid-sized accounts where efficiency and automation are key. Further information available at:, and

offers indirect financing for new and used automobiles. The company has offices in the Carolinas, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Texas, Delaware and Indiana. Regional Acceptance is headquartered in Greenville, N.C., and can be reached at 252-321-7700.

■  BB&T Securities, LLC

BB&T Securities, LLC is a wholly-owned, non-bank subsidiary of BB&T Corporation. Through our BB&T Capital Markets and BB&T Scott & Stringfellow divisions, we provide sound financial solutions and advice to a broad range of investing and institutional clients.

A Division of BB&T, provides finance options for outdoor power equipment, trailers and powersports equipment such as snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, utility vehicles and motorcycles. Sheffield is based in Winston-Salem, N.C., and can be reached at 800-438-8892.

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