WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. ( TheStreet) -- In wake of recent criticism, the paring back of overdraft fees appears to be the initiative du jour for banks, as BB&T ( BBT) joined a host of others in revamping its policies. According to a statement released today, BB&T explained that it will no longer charge more than four overdraft fees on a given day and will eliminate overdraft charges for debit and ATM transactions when customers overdraw by less than $5. Changes will take effect in the first quarter of 2010. Additionally, BB&T will alert ATM customers when a withdrawal will tip an account into overdraw territory. In midday trading, BB&T shares were adding 56 cents, or 2.1%, at $27.73. Last week, Wells Fargo ( WFC) announced
changes to its policy on overdraft fees, following on the heels of overhauls by Bank of America ( BAC) and JPMorgan Chase ( JPM). -- Written by Sung Moss in New York Follow TheStreet.com on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.