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Branded Content Updated: 15 Feb 2018

January Recap: Maximizing local efforts and prioritizing clients

BBVA Compass continues to create opportunities for its clients, consumers and communities throughout its footprint, focusing on impactful hyper-local initiatives. Published on the bank’s global news platform,, the articles below highlight BBVA Compass’ commitment to being an engine of opportunity within the communities it serves, and a bank with a mission of providing insights and services that help position its clients and consumers for a bright financial future.


Maximizing Hyper-Local Efforts

BBVA Compass Foundation funds new hub for financial education in Austin: Goodwill Central Texas will open a new hub for financial education as part of the future Goodwill Career and Technical Academy, with The BBVA Compass Foundation providing $250,000 to help build the facility. The BBVA Compass Center for Financial Education will break ground in late 2018.

Representatives from Goodwill Central Texas and BBVA Compass gathered in January to cut the ribbon at the future site of the BBVA Compass Center for Financial Education in Austin. The BBVA Compass Foundation awarded Goodwill $250,000 to help build the facility. - BBVA Compass

BBVA Compass offers fourth Bama-branded debit card to celebrate the Crimson Tide’s newest championshipBBVA Compass offered an updated Bama-branded Visa® debit card, giving University of Alabama’s football fans another way to display their Crimson Tide colors after the team’s 17th national championship win.


BBVA Compass offers its fourth Bama-inspired debit card to help football fans cheer on the Crimson Tide with every swipe. - BBVA Compass

BBVA Compass joins championship festivities during Crimson Tide parade: BBVA Compass was an official supporter of the Alabama Crimson Tide’s championship parade, helping the school celebrate its 17th College Football Playoff National Championship.


The bank’s support of Alabama’s parade was yet another piece of BBVA Compass’ help in celebrating the school’s 17th national football championship.

BBVA Compass brand ambassador to prepare dinner at Oscars viewing party: BBVA Compass brand ambassadors, the Roca Brothers of the Michelin three-star restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, will prepare dinner for the Elton John AIDS Foundation 26th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party and fundraising event in Los Angeles on Mar. 4.

This year, through the support of Elton John AIDS Foundation’s friends at BBVA Compass, the Roca Brothers of world-renowned restaurant El Celler de Can Roca will design and prepare a dinner for attendees at the foundation's fundraising event on Oscars night.

Committing to the San Diego community: Recently, BBVA Compass dedicated time to two community service projects in San Diego as a sponsor of AFP Aware, an initiative where the Association for Financial Professionals partners with organizations committed to corporate and social responsibility. The bank took part in efforts that improved the wellbeing of neglected children and the San Diego River.


BBVA Compass' eighth consecutive year of sponsoring AFP Aware underscores its overall community commitment. In late 2014, the bank announced its intent to help the communities it serves by committing to an $11 billion, five-year pledge. - AFP Aware

BBVA Compass and Christie’s kick off 2018 in Houston: BBVA Compass’ longstanding relationship with Christie’s Auction House hit another year with its first event in Houston. The event featured jewelry, rare works of art, wine, and other showings for BBVA Compass Global Wealth clients, showcasing the bank’s commitment to a unique client experience.

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Originally teaming up in 2013, the bank and Christie's Auction house have reached over 20 cities with their global wealth events, including Houston, Birmingham, Denver, Miami and New York.

Prioritizing Clients and Consumers

At BBVA Compass, panel dissects the risks facing bank’s cross-border clients: BBVA Compass assembled a worldly-wise panel in Houston 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.

Chef Jose Andres delivered a rousing tribute to the power of small businesses at BBVA Compass' Global Markets event, where he was on a panel who gave insights on global economy risks.

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Five ways BBVA Compass has utilized its branches: BBVA Compass’ focus on digital transformation doesn’t mean the importance of its branches is fading. Branches serve an integral role at the bank, and this article highlights five ways BBVA Compass has utilized its branch network to lead the way in customer service.


While BBVA Compass has been at the top of its game in the digital arena in the past few years, BBVA Compass branches are still a major component to the bank's overall focus on creating opportunities for clients and communities.

Global Wealth Program offers perks, compliments of BBVA Compass: For people who utilize BBVA Compass’ Global Wealth Client Program, “complimentary” takes the form of multiple benefits for BBVA Compass Global Wealth clients.The perks, range from higher education opportunities to expert advice in asset management.

The benefits, available for Global Wealth segment clients within the bank who enroll in the Global Wealth Program, is full of specifically-tailored services.

Free checking is still alive: Around seven years ago, in the wake of recently enacted regulatory changes, the availability of free checking accounts was limited. To help relieve consumers, BBVA Compass began offering a completely free and customizable checking account in 2015, dubbed BBVA Compass ClearChoice Free Checking.


Retail banking in recent years has withstood a barrage of changes from outside and inside the industry, but BBVA Compass ClearChoice Free Checking still has free full-service features. - BBVA Compass

FAQ: No need to wait to use Samsung Pay™?: Samsung Pay™ is yet another channel through which BBVA Compass can offer convenience for its clients. Whether it’s fingerprint or PIN code, customers can use the service to pay at any merchant where a card can be swiped or tapped.


With Samsung Pay™, transactions made with BBVA Compass debit, credit, or prepaid cards are authorized by your fingerprint or a PIN code. - BBVA Compass

BBVA Compass Mobile Banking App version 5.4 with all new functionalities: The award-winning BBVA Compass Mobile App was enhanced with an integrated smart search engine and a direct deposit form that prefills customers’ banking information. The enhancements strive to intuitively streamline the customer’s experience with mobile banking.


The BBVA Compass Mobile App was named Best Mobile App by Money® magazine in 2015, Javelin Strategy & Research’s Mobile Banking Leader in Functionality Award three times in as many years and just weeks ago, Javelin named it a leader for its ease of use in its 2017 Mobile Banking Scorecard. - BBVA Compass

Trends in credit cards for 2018: Who benefits the most?: BBVA Compass Head of Payments Jon Groch offered credit card insight, pointing out the rising perks and outlining three prevailing credit card trends that can benefit consumers.

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Rewards, mobile service, and credit management assistance are three trending credit card perks in 2018, according to BBVA Compass Head of Payments Jon Groch.

Positioning yourself for consumer loan success: BBVA Compass shared insight on the approval process for a consumer loan, such as the BBVA Compass Express Personal Loan, which may help consolidate debt and lower high interest rates.

Being approved for a consumer loan is the hurdle that can make the difference between success and failure. That’s why having a complete understanding of the approval process is the best way to be assured a positive outcome.

When opportunities knock, Dinuk Perera answers: From part time teller to BBVA Compass small-medium enterprise commercial banking West Region officer, Dinuk Perera built his career on determination. He believes in putting the customer first by fostering relationships with clients and prospects.

Employee Spotlight: Dinuk Perera

Dinuk Perera, BBVA Compass small-medium enterprise commercial banking officer – West Region, helps to establish quality relationships with the bank's small business clients.

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