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- Four NGOs receive charitable donation from BBVA shareholders for their projects for a greener and more inclusive world
- BBVA, the only Spanish financial institution on the Finance Industry Advisory Board for the International Energy Agency
- ‘Aprendemos juntos 2030’ ('Let's learn together 2030’) challenges schools to promote sustainability and self-care
11 Apr 2018
BBVA Compass expands its BBVA Momentum accelerator program for social entrepreneurs to 7 states
BBVA Compass is expanding its BBVA Momentum accelerator program this year and inviting social entrepreneurs from across its seven-state Sunbelt footprint to apply. The bank will select up to 35 entrepreneurs to participate in the intensive five-month training program for entrepreneurs who want to change the world through their work.
29 Mar 2018
BBVA Compass, Opportunity Finance Network announce the 27 dedicated CDFI leaders who will be their 2018 Opportunity Fellows
HOUSTON — BBVA Compass and Opportunity Finance Network today announced the names of the 27 dedicated leaders at community development financial institutions who were selected for the 2018 Opportunity Fellows Program, their joint initiative to boost the CDFI industry’s leadership ranks and spur greater access to capital in under-resourced communities.
27 Mar 2018
BBVA Compass boosts its San Diego commercial banking office with three new relationship managers
SAN DIEGO — BBVA Compass is boosting its greater San Diego commercial banking team with three new relationship managers, San Diego Market President Roger Zucchet announced today, a move that reflects the bank’s strong focus on building its brand in California.
09 Mar 2018
BBVA Compass clients and Dallas community leaders gathered downtown Thursday night at Café Momentum, where the former juvenile offenders who power the restaurant prepared and served attendees a haute-cuisine meal and gave them a firsthand look at social entrepreneur Chad Houser’s ambitious venture to rehabilitate the youth and help them reenter society.
02 Mar 2018
BBVA Compass assembled Albuquerque leaders Thursday to celebrate the bank’s $2.8 million in equity equivalent investments in Homewise and the New Mexico Community Development Loan Fund, two organizations dedicated to creating opportunities for low- to moderate-income families in the city.
22 Feb 2018
The headlines about the U.S. dollar this year have underscored how complicated it is to predict the movement of any one currency in a global economy. They’ve gone from grim (“Dollar set for worst January in 30 years”) to triumphant (“Dollar claws back”) to deflated (“Dollar’s rebound fizzles”) in a matter of weeks.
21 Feb 2018
BBVA Compass, Opportunity Finance Network kick off program to cultivate next generation of CDFI leaders
BBVA Compass and Opportunity Finance Network are putting out the call to dedicated leaders at community development financial institutions and inviting them to apply to the Opportunity Fellows Program, their joint initiative to boost the CDFI industry’s leadership ranks and spur greater access to capital in under-resourced communities.
06 Feb 2018
BBVA Compass is honoring promising Latino students Wednesday in Washington, D.C., where it is sponsoring the Hispanic Heritage Foundation's 19th National Youth Awards Ceremony and creating opportunities for the high school seniors to pursue their college dreams or hone their leadership skills.
31 Jan 2018
BBVA Compass assembled a worldly-wise panel in Houston last week to help its Global Markets clients, all of whom maintain assets outside the U.S., sort through the barrage of global economic news to better understand the risks.
10 Jan 2018
Goodwill Central Texas will open a new hub for financial education as part of the future Goodwill Career and Technical Academy, with funding generously provided by the BBVA Compass Foundation. The BBVA Compass Center for Financial Education will break ground in late 2018.
19 Dec 2017
Entrepreneurship & Startups
Dallas-based social entrepreneur takes home $50,000 prize as BBVA Momentum closes first season in U.S.
Chad Houser of Dallas-based Café Momentum, a restaurant training platform for juvenile offenders, won the top prize of $50,000 last week as the BBVA Momentum program for social entrepreneurs closed out its inaugural season in the U.S.
14 Dec 2017
If the No. 1 fear in the U.S. is public speaking -- and it actually is, according to a number of surveys, even above the fear of death itself -- then the seminar for BBVA Momentum participants this fall at the University of Texas at Austin was a security blanket.
05 Dec 2017
BBVA Compass Opportunity Campus, the first of its kind for KIPP, makes its debut in Houston
BBVA Compass and KIPP Houston Public Schools cut the ribbon Monday on the charter school system’s newest campus: the BBVA Compass Opportunity Campus, home of KIPP NEXUS Primary School and KIPP NEXUS Middle School in Northwest Houston. The campus, which welcomed its inaugural classes in the fall, is the first KIPP campus nationwide to share its name with a corporate investor.
31 Oct 2017
The social entrepreneurs selected for the inaugural U.S. class of the BBVA Momentum mentorship program dove into the details of business-building in their second session with top-flight educators at the University of Texas at Austin.
22 Sep 2017
When you have a storm as destructive as Hurricane Harvey hit one of the most important state economies in one of the world’s most powerful economies, the question is natural: How might the effects ripple in unexpected ways? We talked to the economists at BBVA Research USA to help offer perspective.
29 Aug 2017
BBVA Compass announced Tuesday that it will offer payment-deferral programs for flood victims in Texas as well as a robust suite of discounted loans and lines of credit to help the families and businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey rebuild their lives.
BBVA Compass is making the limited-time offers — among them special loan and payment deferral programs, waived late fees and penalty-free CD withdrawals — available to consumer and small business clients in the 58 counties declared a state of disaster by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. For the time being, it also is waiving all ATM fees in those areas: Its own customers will pay no fees to BBVA Compass if they use non-BBVA Compass ATMs, and non-customers will be able to use BBVA Compass ATMs at no charge from BBVA Compass.
28 Aug 2017
BBVA Compass Foundation to donate $250,000 to aid recovery efforts in Texas, will raise up to $250,000 more
BBVA Compass, whose holding company is headquartered in Houston and which has a significant presence in the city, announced today that its foundation will donate $250,000 to the American Red Cross and the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to aid disaster recovery efforts in Texas. The bank also plans to raise, online and at its branches, up to $250,000 in employee and customer contributions to the two organizations for a total contribution of up to $500,000.
23 Jun 2017
Aspen Institute names BBVA Compass executive one of its 2017 First Mover Fellows
The Aspen Institute named BBVA Compass Director of Corporate Responsibility & Reputation Reymundo Ocañas one of its 2017 First Mover Fellows this week, recognizing him as a leading “intrapreneur” who is working within his company to help solve some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.
22 Jun 2017
BBVA Compass is focused on leading the transformation of the banking industry by being a pioneer in the evolving digital landscape and spurring innovation from within and without.
19 Jan 2017
They come together as one, sometimes clamorous, other times contemplative. They move in tandem, continuously tuning. One peels off, goes her own way, then returns with a new sound, a new idea.
08 Dec 2016
One by one, the visitors are led into a brightly lit observation room at BBVA Compass Plaza in Houston. Their mission? To try to poke holes in the bank’s award-winning digital offerings.
01 Dec 2016
Financial and commercial services
BBVA Compass scores breakout role in CFO’s annual Commercial Banking Survey
BBVA Compass scored a breakout role in CFO magazine’s annual Commercial Banking Survey, becoming the only bank to land in the top three across all criteria on which senior financial executives judged their banks.
28 Sep 2016
BBVA, in a sharp acceleration of its shift to a digital-first mindset, is creating a hub in Dallas and stocking it with 60 experts in data analytics, software engineering, and user experience and design, all of which are rapidly changing the banking industry and its customers’ expectations.
14 Sep 2016
Private industry focuses on world’s most pressing issues in UN workshop at BBVA Compass Plaza
Private industry leaders gathered at BBVA Compass Plaza in Houston for a workshop Tuesday on how businesses can push progress on the most pressing issues of our time. The workshop, hosted by BBVA Compass, the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals Fund and the BBVA Microfinance Foundation, had two goals: to help spread the word and build understanding of the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which revolve around issues like education, health, poverty alleviation, clean water and the climate; and to gather input from executives at some of the companies that are already focused on tackling some of those same issues.