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BB&T Insurance Services Launches to Enable Online Auto Insurance Purchases

BB&T Insurance Services launches to enable online auto insurance purchases.

BB&T Insurance Services (Raleigh, N.C.), a wholly owned subsidiary of financial services holding company BB&T Corp., launched an online auto insurance service,, which enables consumers to shop for coverage, compare quotes and purchase auto insurance online. Consumers can obtain insurance policies online within minutes from BB&T Insurance and some of the nation's top-rated auto insurance companies, according to the company, which also says that BB&T Insurance is one of the few agencies to offer consumers a choice in their purchase experience—online, by phone, or in person at one of its local agencies.

"BB&T Insurance Services has developed a simple and secure portal to shop for auto insurance with a focus on usability and security," said Cathy Lamoreaux, SVP and Personal Lines Manager, BB&T Insurance Services, in a press release. "We've partnered with some of the most financially stable insurance carriers that have a proven track record of customer service and the highest industry recognition. As more and more consumers choose to go online to purchase auto insurance, we believe will provide the value and convenience these buyers seek."

The design of is based on consumer buying trends that show an increasing number of clients prefer choice in how they evaluate and purchase auto insurance, the agency says. Consumers in nine states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia ) can go directly to to explore rates and select their auto coverage.

Katherine Burger is Editorial Director of Bank Systems & Technology and Insurance & Technology, members of UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek Financial Services. She assumed leadership of Bank Systems & Technology in 2003 and of Insurance & Technology in 1991. In addition to ... View Full Bio

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