BB&T Reinvesting Cost Savings into Digital Upgrades

North Carolina based BB&T has been aggressively cutting branches and staff in the past year as they looking to become more digitally focused; the bank is using two-thirds of the cost savings to fund digital projects; “Our people are doing a really good job reconceptualizing their business,” Kelly King, BB&T’s chairman and CEO, said on a conference call according to American Banker. “It’s a whole new day and a new approach at BB&T.”; the bank is calling the restructuring Disrupt to Thrive and they plan on about $100mn more in changes for 2019; some of the new projects include a new general ledger, a new commercial loan system and a new data center. Source.

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