ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SunTrust Banks, Inc., (NYSE: STI) has introduced a complimentary, secure concierge service that new and existing clients can use to smooth the transition of moving their personal checking accounts to SunTrust. Clients simply provide outlined information regarding any preauthorized recurring transactions, like billpay and direct deposit, that are tied to the existing accounts they are moving. A dedicated team completes the work to tie those transactions to their SunTrust account. The service also enables the new account holder to easily transfer any online billpay billers to their new SunTrust account using the automated online billpay system. "Transferring direct deposits and online bills tied to a checking account are among the most time-consuming challenges once a client has decided to change financial institutions," said Whitney Stewart, Mass Market Segment & Value Added Services Executive at SunTrust. "With our new complimentary service, we offer a dedicated team to help ease that transition to help make the change to SunTrust's award-winning service as hassle-free as possible." More information about the transfer service can be found online at www.suntrust.com/switch, or visit any SunTrust branch, or call 1-800-SUNTRUST (800.786.8787). SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation's largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of December 31, 2012, SunTrust had total assets of $173.4 billion and total deposits of $132.3 billion. Through its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the Company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The Company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through various subsidiaries the Company provides mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, investment management, equipment leasing and investment banking services. SunTrust's Internet address is suntrust.com. SOURCE SunTrust Banks, Inc.