03 Aug 2018
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s most recent Mixed Media event extended beyond its typical venue to include BBVA Compass Roof Garden, Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza, and Cullen Sculpture Garden to celebrate the newly opened Glassell School of Art and outdoor public spaces.
05 Jun 2018
A major tragedy was the unlikely source of an important friendship. Rick Falcón, BBVA Compass employee never thought he’d end up in Florida.
18 May 2018
BBVA Compass Brand Ambassador Tyler Dial, graduating from the University of Texas on Friday, May 18, has released a graduation day single, “Truth in the Way,” to be followed by his full EP, Repaint, on May 25.
24 Apr 2018
As a child, Niria Garcia dreamed of being a firefighter. When she was old enough to try, she was told she couldn’t. But she pursued her dream anyway. Today, she remembers those who did not believe in her with a smile.
26 Mar 2018
The Houston Dash kick started their 2018 season at BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday, March 25, marking the beginning of their fifth season in existence.
09 Mar 2018
Natalia Romero of BBVA Francés knows that behind every loan application is a family’s dreams and the opportunity to make them come true.
08 Mar 2018
BBVA Compass started strong out of the gate in their brand support of multiple initiatives in January, including a meal made for Hollywood, the continuation of a football dynasty and a slam dunk of a branch visit.
21 Feb 2018
The life of a salmon is a round-trip journey. Immediately after birth, it travels down river to the sea, where it lives until the time comes to procreate. The salmon them swims upriver, overcoming all obstacles, and reaches the same spot where its journey began – a point of departure to which it arrives enriched from everything it learned on the way, and determined to leave a mark on its birthplace.
12 Feb 2018
BBVA Compass today announced it will extend and expand its brand ambassador agreement with May 2018 Texas Longhorn graduate and rising country music singer Tyler Dial. The senior at the McCombs School of Business just finished recording the first EP for his second album project, this time recording in Nashville, Tenn. with new industry veterans by his side for production, instrumentation, background vocals and more.
09 Feb 2018
On Sunday March 4, the global capital of the film industry will once again don formal dress to announce its highest honors. During the ceremony, celebrities will attend a number of parties but without a doubt, one of the most popular and long-awaited will be the charity dinner hosted by Elton John each year to collect funds for his foundation. This year, the Roca brothers, the celebrated restaurateurs of Girona, will be in charge of the preparing a special menu for the occasion – a menu not just for the stars, but for a good cause.
08 Feb 2018
It started as a seemingly impossible challenge that only became more daunting along the way. Four coworkers from CIB, hanging from one of the most mythical mountains for climbers in Spain, exhausted and nearly frozen. Three of them had never climbed before. The easiest way out was to turn around, but they didn’t quit.
07 Feb 2018
BBVA Compass’s brand mission of creating opportunities came to life in 2017 with multiple initiatives, including a super start to the year, a summer filled with giving, and a special event for Birmingham high school students.
30 Jan 2018
Sir Elton John and David Furnish will host the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)’s 26th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. BVLGARI is the gala event’s generous Presenting Sponsor.
26 Jan 2018
Around this time last year, BBVA Compass was gearing up to help the city of Houston host professional football’s biggest game. What resulted was a bevy of activities, including charitable giving, delicious client dinners, and an initiative to help with traffic congestion.
28 Dec 2017
A bright new year dawned for BBVA Compass in 2017 with the January installation of a new President and CEO and the debut of a new global tagline – Creating Opportunities – that would become the theme for the bank’s activities throughout the year.
18 Dec 2017
For half a decade, the BBVA Compass Foundation’s Project Blue Elf campaign has created opportunities for a total of more than 20,000 students across the country during its existence, filling them with holiday joy and handing out toys during a time of giving.
24 Nov 2017
“I love it when I start up my Mustang. It’s awesome. It’s just the way it sounds, it speaks a special language that only you understand.” Rudy Bustos works as the Operations Manager for Transaction Operations and Vault Services at BBVA Compass and he has two passions: cars and creating opportunities for others.
17 Nov 2017
Creating Opportunities is BBVA Compass’ mission and brand promise. The person tasked with leading the team that brings that brand to life through multiple channels was honored this past week by the marketing leadership community organization, The CMO Club.
14 Nov 2017
BBVA Compass has agreed to a multiyear agreement with the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company AEG to create opportunities for customers across the country, including events, concerts and brand activations at some of AEG’s key venues. The deal names BBVA Compass the exclusive banking partner across Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Ogden Theatre (both in Denver, Colorado), and Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie (Texas).
06 Nov 2017
One of the top chefs in the world visited Denver last week, delighting guests with whimsically designed dishes, unique wine pairings and an atmosphere usually found in a small part of Spain.
27 Oct 2017
Developing a new app. A very tight deadline. The threat of a rival product. And a new way of working for a team made up of people from all over the bank. It’s not surprising that Gisella Hurtado [BBVA Peru] would burst into tears … of joy.
19 Oct 2017
BBVA Compass and the Houston Dynamo wrapped up their joint campaign to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts with a series of community events that ended when the Dynamo took the pitch at BBVA Compass Stadium for the Ninth Annual BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup.
12 Oct 2017
It’s not every day you hear about a bank teaming up with a multi-Emmy award-winner to create opportunities for people and places across the country, but that’s exactly what BBVA Compass and national television personality Sandra Lee have been doing for over a year.
06 Oct 2017
Unfortunately, a virus kept me from playing how I would have liked at the WTA Premier tournament in Beijing this week. It’s one of the top tournaments in the women’s circuit and where the most points are given out, after the four Grand Slam tournaments. I was feeling sick for several days after leaving Wuhan. I wasn’t able to practice and even though I tried, the fever kept me from playing as well as I would have liked.
In 2001, Turkey hosted Men’s European Basketball Championship which was a significant breakthrough in turkish basketball. The same year was also important for Garanti as of being the new partner of Turkish Basketball Federation. Garanti created a huge marketing campaign for the national team with the name ’12 Giant Men’ which became the team’s official name which is still being used today by not just Garanti itself but also by the federation, press and the whole country.
25 Sep 2017
When a group of employees from BBVA Spain considered covering the nearly 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago (the pilgrimage to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela) by bicycle, they could have done it like almost everyone else: with a small group of friends, taking a week or more, and enjoying daily breaks. But instead, they managed to gather more than 150 people and complete the entire journey in just three days without stopping. And all for a good cause.
08 Sep 2017
The ninth annual BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup will be broadcast nationally for the first time in an effort to help raise as much money as possible for this year’s nonprofit beneficiary: the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.
01 Sep 2017
When a storm of controversy erupted in Spain about the alleged mistreatment of interns in Michelin-starred restaurants, there were some surprised faces in the world of haute cuisine. It is true that in this sector, which has been so fashionable for a number of years, there are still those who are in favor of a training system of the “no pain, no gain” type; but these implacable instructors coexist side by side with maestros who, like the Roca brothers, have for a number of years been committed to a humanist revolution in the kitchens.
24 Aug 2017
Naylenia Ramírez, of BBVA Provincial in Venezuela, is able to negotiate budgets and conditions with the bank’s toughest suppliers and then turn around make kids and adults laugh their hearts out.
23 Aug 2017
I have now had three very good weeks on the tour that will finish next week at the US Open. I decided to play in Stanford despite its coming so soon after Wimbledon and I did not regret it. Things went very well and my victory in Cincinnati is the result of all the work I have done this season, which is bearing fruit.
18 Aug 2017
BBVA Compass brand ambassador James Harden of the Houston Rockets landed in Birmingham Thursday to help make a surprise announcement at Parker High School: the bank will bring a preseason game to Birmingham, between the Rockets and an as-yet-unnamed team in 2018, for the first time in more than a decade.
04 Aug 2017
Nikita Davis, a computer programmer who’s been blind since third grade, brings joy to his office and coworkers.
27 Jul 2017
The life of a tennis player can be quite hectic. And that’s one thing that is both good and bad about it. When you’re struggling, you know that in just one week’s time, you’ll get another chance to pick yourself up. When things are going your way, you hardly have time to stop and celebrate. But this time, I did want to savor every moment, because otherwise, it all slips by so quickly.
25 Jul 2017
Athletes’ sporting achievements boost their social media profiles. The more relevant their victories, the more their followings grow. This is exactly what happened to Garbiñe Muguruza right after conquering her first Wimbledon Grand Slam; she’s become the most popular top-five tennis player on Instagram.
20 Jul 2017
NBA All-Star Kevin Durant surprised students Thursday at IDEA Rundberg in Austin as part of BBVA Compass’ Summer of Opportunity initiative to pay it forward through random acts of kindness.
09 Jun 2017
26 May 2017
25 May 2017
I fell in love with Paris a long time ago. It was the spring of 2013 when I went to Roland Garros for the first time. Having grown up playing on clay courts in my hometown of Caracas and then later in Barcelona, this love was only natural. It’s true that I play more aggressively than a typical clay court player due to the way I’m built, but there’s no denying that clay courts make me feel at home.
19 May 2017
In the suburbs of Lima, Peru, people can be found from all around the country. Although communicating with them might be difficult for others, Zenovio Parejas (Financiera Confianza, BBVA Microfinance Foundation’s bank in Peru) knows how to relate to them.
19 Apr 2017
07 Apr 2017
If Fernando Álvarez of BBVA Francés, Argentina, has an abundance of anything, it is drive and patience. Even so, three years after his first failure, it was hard for him to give it another go. Then a coworker and two children convinced him to never give up.
21 Mar 2017
17 Mar 2017
Not long ago, Mercedes Gatti of BBVA Uruguay wouldn’t have been able to finish a race of any length, let alone a 5K. However, when the bank started a running club, she had the opportunity to participate in one of the toughest and most beautiful races in the world: the Crossing of the Andes. She discovered that everything works better as ‘One team’.
03 Mar 2017
Billy Smith works as Visual Specialist at BBVA Compass and he is always looking for new ways to tell stories. He never thought he’d work at a bank.
24 Feb 2017
If you asked our customers if the image they have of a BBVA branch manager is a biker with a Harley, very few would say yes. Unless, of course, they know Cristián Saavedra.
09 Feb 2017
I’m writing from Ostrava, where we’ll be playing against the Czech Republic in the first round of the Fed Cup. It is always a pleasure to get Conchita Martínez’s call and have the opportunity to represent Spain and spend a week with the team. It is quite different from the everyday grind at the circuit, the vibe is great and I really love it. We spend a lot of time together and we all feel part of something important.
16 Jan 2017
Garbiñe Muguruza is ready for the first Grand Slam of the season. Still recovering from the adductor strain that forced her to retire in Brisbane, the Spaniard will take to the court for the first time in this year’s Australian Open match on early Monday morning to play against New Zealand’s Marina Eracovik. BBVA’s brand ambassador has fond memories of the Melbourne courts and feels that she is in a great position to in the first big event of the year.
09 Jan 2017
BBVA Compass, the Official Bank of the NBA, announced today the addition of Dallas Mavericks forward and NBA champion Harrison Barnes to its roster of brand ambassadors.
27 Dec 2016
Garbiñe Muguruza will remember the 2016 season as the year of her first Grand Slam. On June 4th, the Spanish-Venezuelan tennis player beat Serena Williams to win the French Open. It was the highlight of a fairly inconsistent season in which she was forced to withdraw from several tournaments. The overall result is positive, however: “Everything that could have happened did this season, but it will help me become a better player,” she notes. This year she received her highest WTA ranking – 2nd the week of June 6th. Will 2017 be Garbiñe’s year? “No one knows what will happen in 2017. Let’s hope it will be my year again. I think this year was very good, just like last year, so I just hope to be at the same level in 2017,” she says.
23 Dec 2016
Alvaro Maldonado is willing to dive into the ocean next year and swim 17 miles. And he’s going to do it for Nico, the son of one of his teammates. That teammate doesn’t even know it yet, either. She’ll find out when she reads this story and sees the accompanying video.