I apologize for interrupting, but I've been lurking on this board for several weeks, and couldn't help myself.
I too would like to be a 'multi-millionaire', and have all the knoweldge it appears some of you have gained by going to college, and working in the banking world. However, I have not been so fortunate, and right now the only way I have to get information, and learn, is to read every damn thing I can get my hands on. That includes this message board.
In my lowly opinion, some of you need to shut up unless you have something productive to say...something others can use to their benefit. I don't appreciate reading your trash.
To all those on this board who have taken from their valuable time to post their insight on this industry and BB&T, and allow others to gain from their knowledge, thanks.
I will continue to lurk, and hopefully, this message board will soon get back to normal.
Give us your opinion about BBK's franchise in the new banking, brokerage, insurance, and other financial products industry. Support your opinion with some of your sully qualifications so as to exercise some opinionated judgement. Apparently, very few are keeping abreast of legislation affecting these industries. Some seem to be worried more about ATMs vs branches. Give us a little discussion on the "meatier" aspects of the "going-forward" business plan execution by BBK management. Are you game to fulfill this request? Hope you are not the sort that only gets "HOT" by not being paid!
Some are worried about the atms vs branches aspect, because... "While alternative distribution systems and channels have an important role, banking remains a people business and our primary distribution system is our branching network." (Letter to shareholders)
I'm not going to pretend to be abreast of legislation affecting BB&T, and the industry. Nor will I pretend to be as knowledgable as anyone on this board. But, as I said, I'm learning, and I don't consider this a game. We do have our money in BB&T in more ways than one, and we have family involved in the company.
I appreciate your reply, and would also appreciate guidance on how to keep "abreast of legislation." Could you name some sources for this information.