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Christina Anderson

02 Feb 2018

25 Jan 2018

According to a recent Bankrate.com survey, just four in ten people indicated they were able to cover an unexpected $1,000 expense without going into debt to do so.

For these people, a savings plan is the obvious answer, but for the many Americans living paycheck-to-paycheck, even the smallest savings can feel out of reach. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Below are five tips to help you get started saving today.

17 Jan 2018

Owning a credit card in 2018 may become more lucrative, says BBVA Compass Head of Payments Jon Groch.

According to Groch, rewards – or more precisely, the proliferation of them – is one of the biggest trends for credit cards in 2018. Other trends, he says, underscore the same emphasis on the consumer, as well as strategies to differentiate and distinguish individual cards and credit card issuers from one another.

28 Dec 2017

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14 Dec 2017

The U.S. Congress got a step closer to improving access to mainstream financial services for the underserved and unbanked with the inclusion of the MOBILE Act (H.R. 1457) as part of an amendment to the banking regulatory relief bill that was reported out of the Senate Banking Committee last week, and the standalone bill reported out (by 60-0 vote) of the House Financial Services Committee this week.

08 Dec 2017

27 Oct 2017

BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc., a Sunbelt-based bank holding company (BBVA Compass), reported today net income of $130 million for the third quarter of 2017, an 8 percent increase from the $120 million earned during the third quarter of 2016. Included in third quarter 2017 results is approximately $60 million (pre-tax) of provision expense related to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Return on average assets and return on average tangible equity(1) for the third quarter of 2017 were 0.59 percent and 6.40 percent, respectively.

25 Oct 2017

According to recently released BBVA Research data, people around the globe could send their loved ones up to $606 billion in remittances in 2017, which made us wonder. What are the elements that impact remittances when they are sent?

According to the Global Head of Tuyyo Ignacio de Loyola Gil Puértolas, remittance senders should be aware of two main elements: exchange rates and transaction fees. Exchange rates are the amount of foreign currency received for each dollar sent. Fees are the amount the sender pays to the service provider for transferring the funds.

12 Oct 2017

BBVA Compass was recognized as a leader in Financial Fitness from Javelin Strategy & Research in its 2017 Online Banking Scorecard, with independent research firm spotlighting the bank for providing a notable online banking experience that guides customers on a financial journey.

Javelin Strategy & Research’s competitive analysis of the nation’s top 28 financial institutions examines more than 225 online banking features in six critical areas of banking success: ease of use, security empowerment, financial fitness, money movement, customer service, and account opening.

The ‘Leader’ in Financial Fitness recognition was given to just 3 financial institutions out of 28 measured that Javelin found to be proactive and vigilant financial advisers that demonstrate that they:

  • Have financial oversight and guidance anchored by the ability for customers to conveniently view balances and transactions for all of their accounts in a single view.
  • Give consumers alerts that help them stay on top of their finances.
  • Serve up personalized content and insights to help them understand and manage their money better.
  • Have online banking services that boast the tools and advice that help customers save for specific goals.

02 Oct 2017

With the naming of DOV-E as its Global Trends winner at Next Money in Chicago, BBVA this week continued its push to find and partner with the world’s most innovative fintech start-ups.

For many of the startups competing in this year’s BBVA Open Talent competitions – even those that didn’t win  – the Open Talent experience is like no other, creating unparalleled opportunities for expert guidance, high-level networking with industry decision makers, and exposure to potential investors.

27 Sep 2017

BBVA has crowned DOV-E as its winner in the BBVA Open Talent Global Trends fintech competition, winning €30,000 and a spot at the BBVA Open Summit and Immersion Week in October at the BBVA Group headquarters in Madrid.

DOV-E, based in Israel, provides wireless connectivity using audio technology between any consumer’s mobile device and any merchant platform. It won the award after beating strong competition from hundreds of other entries from across the world.

25 Sep 2017

22 Sep 2017

BBVA Compass is today announcing that some of its branches in Houston and Dallas will serve as offer day pick-up locations for Amazon’s Treasure Truck.

The news comes seven months after BBVA Compass announced a collaboration with Amazon to pilot its Locker program at 11 Austin, Texas-area branches, the first time the program was made available at a bank location. Today’s announcement also marks the first time a bank in the Southeast has been chosen as a location to host the Treasure Truck.

For BBVA Compass, every step of the customer journey is important, from account opening to basic account maintenance, which is why the bank’s new front-end sales and service application is a key tool for its branch team.

Dubbed Client Vista, the tool connects the bank’s real-time core banking platform to its sales and service team giving them better flexibility to assist the client and discuss products and services that are relevant to their personal needs. For the customer, the impact of the change is minimal, according to BBVA Compass Consumer Director of Business Planning and Client Vista Program Owner Shawn O’Brien, but the application was designed specifically to meet their needs.

08 Sep 2017

Branches in Southeast and Central Alabama including Dothan, Eufaula, Montgomery and Auburn/Opelika closed at 12:30pm today, Monday, September 11, due to inclement weather from Tropical Storm Irma.

The Branch Status page will have updated branch closings and hours information as they become available: https://www.bbvacompass.com/go/statusfl.html

If you need assistance, call us at 1-800-COMPASS or use the BBVA Compass Mobile Banking app and BBVA Wallet. You can manage your accounts, make transfers, pay bills, deposit checks, view balances and more: https://www.bbvacompass.com/digital-banking-services/mobile-banking.html

30 Aug 2017

Each time I pull out my debit card to make a purchase, I’m hit with a minor – but not inconsequential – question. A cashier or the point of sale machine at the counter where I’ve swiped or inserted my card asks that all-too-familiar inquiry: Debit or credit?

Typically, my default choice is debit, but not for any good or informed reason. I’m paying with a debit card, so the obvious choice is debit, right? But then, why am I given an option in the first place? Does it really matter which button I hit or what option I choose? To help answer these questions, I talked to BBVA Compass Director of Merchant Acquiring Adam Spencer.

18 Aug 2017

08 Aug 2017

Head down, fingers tapping, mind far away.

In the age of the smartphone, this is the scene played out everywhere you look. And you won’t stop seeing it anytime soon, as according to a November 2016 Pew Research Center survey, roughly three-quarters of Americans now own the multi-purpose digital device. All of which is why it’s curious that there continues to be misconceptions about using the computer in your pocket for banking.

28 Jul 2017

Consumer debt in the U.S. continues to be pervasive some seven years after 2008’s economic downturn. If you count yourself as one of those still struggling, take heart. With a dose of discipline and self control, you could potentially loosen debt’s vice grip on your life.

 

27 Jul 2017

BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc., a Sunbelt-based bank holding company (BBVA Compass), reported today record net income of $157 million for the second quarter of 2017, a 29 percent increase from the $123 million earned during the second quarter of 2016 and a 30 percent increase from the $121 million earned during the first quarter of 2017. Return on average assets and return on average tangible equity(1) for the second quarter of 2017 were 0.72 percent and 7.93 percent, respectively.

26 Jul 2017

You’ve lost your wallet. You start to panic, thinking about the debit and credit cards it contains. The panic slowly starts  turning to dread knowing how much time you’ll spend trying to rectify the situation.

13 Jul 2017

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19 Jun 2017

BBVA’s expansion to the U.S. came after it found success in South America and Mexico. The U.S. was an attractive market from a demographics standpoint, with a growing population, a solid economy – which also happened to be the world’s largest – and a positive banking environment. Also, given the Group’s leadership in Latin America, the U.S. with its large and growing Hispanic population was a natural choice.

15 May 2017

27 Apr 2017

BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc., a Sunbelt-based bank holding company (BBVA Compass), reported today net income of $121 million for the first quarter of 2017 compared to $89 million earned during the fourth quarter of 2016 and $39 million earned during the first quarter of 2016. Earnings in the quarter represented a 35 percent increase from the prior quarter and a 208 percent increase from year ago levels. Return on average assets and return on average tangible equity (1) for the first quarter of 2017 were 0.56 percent and 6.28 percent, respectively.

20 Apr 2017

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16 Mar 2017

07 Feb 2017

BBVA Compass took part in many events in the run up to Sunday’s big game, but it was the kid-friendly one that shined brightest. On Feb. 2, BBVA Compass hosted the 13 Make-A-Wish children headed to the game and their families for a private dinner at BBVA Compass Stadium. In addition to the dinner, the children and their families toured the Houston Dynamo and Dash’s home and spent time with Houston Texans Linebacker Brian Cushing and Houston Dash Forward Kealia Ohai. Hosting the event underscored the bank’s efforts to give back and create special opportunities as part of the big game festivities.

25 Jan 2017

This weekend, BBVA Compass celebrated professional football’s biggest event in Houston, Texas and Birmingham, Ala., throwing super-sized celebrations that featured such celebrities as country music artist Jake Owen, NBA legend Robert Horry and lifestyle expert Sandra Lee.

23 Jan 2017

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09 Dec 2016

One of the jewels in BBVA Compass’ mobile crown just got a little brighter.

BBVA Wallet, the digital wallet alternative that gives clients a convenient way to monitor and safeguard their BBVA Compass credit and debit cards, recently surpassed 200,000 downloads in the U.S. It passed the milestone just a year and a half after its U.S. launch and well ahead of schedule, demonstrating the hunger among consumers for convenient solutions that give them greater control over their finances.

16 Nov 2016

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29 Jul 2016

26 Jul 2016

Trust has always been one of banking’s biggest values, but in the 21st century where digital is the prevailing theme, trust has become even more central to the conversation, BBVA Global Head of Security Architecture Juan Francisco Losa said in an address at American Banker’s Cybersec conference in New York City this week.