There are more than two million people in five Latin American countries who work hard day in and day out to overcome barriers, live in dignity and make their dreams come true. More than two million entrepreneurs who are supported by the BBVA Microfinance Foundation (BBVAMF) so that their small businesses – their livelihoods – flourish. Of these two million people, most are women who are examples of how much can be done with so little. The Organization of American States (OAS) presented the BBVAMF an award for promoting the empowerment of women in Latin America – the region with the highest inequality in the world.
04 Dec 2018
BBVA Compass San Antonio CEO Ryan Parker took the helm of the bank’s San Antonio market in July 2017 after a meteoric rise from relationship manager to commercial banking manager to his current position.
09 Nov 2018
31 Oct 2018
BBVA Compass teamed up with Experian to give small business owners access to expert advice and insight at a recent national webinar. The online workshop was intended to help small business owners and entrepreneurs navigate the impact of the 2018 tax law change which may permit taxpayers other than corporations to deduct of up to 20 percent of their qualified business income from a qualified trade or business under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
03 Oct 2018
After months of anticipation, the BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown tipped off last night at 7 p.m. at Legacy Arena in front of 16,888 fans in attendance, culminating in a 131-115 Houston Rockets win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
01 Oct 2018
BBVA Compass hosted a star-studded ribbon cutting at public basketball courts near Legion Field on Oct. 1, featuring city leaders, bank representatives, former professional basketball players, and current Houston Rockets players.
28 Sep 2018
BBVA Compass recently rolled out a new app and online platform that makes it easier for employees at every level to develop their leadership skills.
24 Sep 2018
Financial services industry trade publication American Banker has named BBVA Compass Chief Talent and Culture Executive Rosilyn Houston to its Women to Watch list for the third consecutive year.
20 Sep 2018
BBVA Compass recently launched its Center for Financial Education Community Workshops Initiative, with the goal of giving 20,000 low- to moderate-income individuals, families and small business owners the knowledge they need to take better control of their financial lives.
10 Sep 2018
Like most IT professionals, the engineering team at BBVA Compass loves the challenge and teamwork of a good hackathon. These condensed collaborative coding events were the inspiration for the inaugural BBVA Compass Ninja Hackathon, which included both bank employees and students from the University of Alabama Birmingham.
08 Sep 2018
This summer, BBVA launched the first edition of the BBVA Values Global Recognition Program. It’s a special recognition designed to reward employees who best represent BBVA’s Values: The Customer Comes First, We Think Big, and We Are One Team. The awards are called the ViVa Awards.
30 Aug 2018
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11 Jul 2018
One year ago, BBVA Compass globally introduced a set of values to help execute its mission of bringing the age of opportunity to everyone.
06 Jul 2018
BBVA has celebrated its first ‘Values Day.’ A day to embrace and live the values of the Group: Customer comes first; We think big; We are one team. BBVA Executive chairman Francisco González and CEO Carlos Torres Vila reaffirmed these values as “the heart of a long process of transformation that the bank is spearheading at a global level.”
20 Jun 2018
Two years ago, when BBVA defined its company purpose —to bring the age of opportunity to everyone— it also decided that the best way to reach this ambitious goal was to transform itself into an agile organization. Ricardo Forcano, BBVA’s Global Head of Talent & Culture, addressed more than 1,700 participants at the National Human Resources Congress where he shared the milestones of a journey that has revolutionized the way BBVA works.
25 May 2018
BBVA Compass and the Houston Dynamo have announced the four finalists for their annual small business contest known as The Pitch.
01 May 2018
For the third consecutive year, BBVA Compass and the Houston Dynamo are creating an opportunity for a local small business to take the next step in its success.
26 Apr 2018
The 2018 BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup will feature the Houston Dynamo and C.F. Monterrey in the second match of the MoneyGram SocioMX Tour, the two clubs and Sports Marketing Monterrey announced today.
11 Apr 2018
Every year, the BBVA Compass Passion for Education Scholarship program changes people’s lives. Through the program, BBVA Compass offers scholarships to its employees’ eligible dependents who attend an accredited college, university, or trade school. Up to 42 awards of $3,000 each are presented annually. Since the program’s inception in 1987, BBVA Compass has awarded 663 scholarships, totaling almost $1.8 million in program grants.
14 Mar 2018
BBVA signed a collaboration agreement with the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO), setting out the cooperation framework to raise awareness on and facilitate the understanding of industrial property-related issues within BBVA.
06 Mar 2018
Some 42% of BBVA Spain’s sales were carried out through digital channels in January 2018, a record figure that far surpasses the same period a year earlier (24.5%) and is almost four times that of only two years ago (11%).
02 Mar 2018
27 Feb 2018
Following up on her recognition of being named among the Most Powerful Women in Business by Black Enterprise, BBVA Compass Chief Talent & Culture Executive Rosilyn Houston has recently earned an appearance on the publication’s top executives list, 300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America. Houston’s recognition underscores her contribution to positioning BBVA Compass as an inclusive, innovative and employee-centric organization.
21 Feb 2018
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.
15 Feb 2018
When San Francisco comes to mind, so do connotations of entrepreneurship and innovative thinking. So when BBVA decided to set up a course on entrepreneurship for some of the bank’s best Global Wealth clients, Northern California was its top choice.
13 Feb 2018
Former Marine and new back end developer Jake Downard gets his day started early. While we could easily attribute that to his Marine training, he’s more likely to tell you that it’s because he’s just excited about his job.
Downard is a part of a team of back end developers at BBVA Compass, but he’s among an elite group trained at one of Birmingham’s newest programs to help develop a tech workforce among the underemployed and unemployed in the burgeoning tech city. The program, dubbed I Am Bham, is part of the Innovate Birmingham Workforce Development program, a set of three educational pathways that were funded by a nearly $6 million America’s Promise grant awarded to the city in 2016. BBVA Compass is among the program’s 30 some odd hiring partners.
08 Feb 2018
Over the past year, BBVA Compass has been recognized for by the Small Business Administration, in local markets, regionally and nationally, for its small business lending efforts. Most recently, though, it’s the bank’s proactive advice for small business owners that helped it snag another award.
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.
05 Feb 2018
BBVA’s new people management model aims to turn employees into the stars of their own professional careers, helping them take over the roles and functions they are best suited to within the organization, while offering them the tools they need to grow and develop professionally.
02 Feb 2018
BBVA enters the list of the world’s Top 25 banking brands published by The Banker (FT Group).
30 Jan 2018
In the Phoenix area, there are about 299 sunny days a year, on average. While the climate in the Valley of Sun can sprinkle a normally-welcomed spot of sunshine on residents, it also brings a high rate of melanoma skin cancer, according to the CDC.
23 Jan 2018
From part time teller to BBVA Compass small-medium enterprise commercial banking West Region officer, Dinuk Perera built his career on determination. In this edition of Employee Spotlight, Perera puts the phrase, “chase your dreams”, into perspective and shares his inspirational story of creating opportunities to succeed.
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.
05 Jan 2018
Acting on its brand message and promise of “creating opportunities,” BBVA Compass continues to pave the way for people and communities throughout its footprint. Most recently, the bank dedicated time to two community service projects in San Diego as a sponsor of AFP Aware, an initiative where the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), as part of its annual conference, partners with organizations committed to corporate and social responsibility.
04 Jan 2018
Exercising more and eating healthy foods top the list of New Year’s resolutions seemingly every year. While those are great and common goals across the U.S., some of those fall by the wayside as the calendar months turn.
19 Dec 2017
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
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.
13 Dec 2017
Customer experience, the new business models and investment in social commitment are the three opportunities for the banking industry, as it seeks to maintain a relevant role in society. “Investing in social sustainability is part of the banking industry’s responsibility,” said José Manuel González-Páramo, BBVA’s Executive Director and Head of Economy, Regulation and Institutional Relations, during the event entitled XIII Banking Industry Meeting organized by IESE (13th Meeting of the Banking Sector, organized by IESE) in Madrid.
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.
09 Nov 2017
BBVA Compass received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, a measure of workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees that serves as a benchmark for some of the country’s largest and most influential workplaces.
BBVA’s Group Executive Chairman is convinced that technological advances will be accompanied by greater progress and well-being, but he is also calling for policies and structural reforms that are capable of mitigating the costs of the transition to the new digital society. Supporting research and education, promoting competition and transparency in the markets and developing new employment policies and social protection systems were among the recommendations Francisco González shared at an event organized by El Periódico de Catalunya and BBVA in Barcelona.
02 Nov 2017
BBVA Compass put its effort to bring more women into leadership positions on a visible perch by sponsoring last week’s International Women’s Forum in Houston, where women leaders from more than 30 countries came together over two days to dig into issues and explore solutions. The bank capped its involvement in the event by inviting several of its female employees to the induction of Hillary Clinton into the IWF and Leadership Foundation Hall of Fame.
11 Oct 2017
BBVA Compass has closed a $5 million equity investment in Pathway Lending, becoming the largest investor in Alabama’s effort to build up small businesses in the state’s Appalachian region. Pathway Lending, a Community Development Financial Institution certified by the U.S. Department of Treasury, will operate the state’s new loan fund for small businesses in the 37 counties of Appalachian Alabama.
22 Sep 2017
BBVA Global Head of Talent and Culture Ricardo Forcano told the young people attending the jobs forum organized by the newspaper El País that the world in which we are going to live in the coming decades will be one of constant and rapid change, which will radically transform the labor market. The Head of Talent and Culture at BBVA recommended that young people seeking employment cultivate their curiosity, empathy and integrity.
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.
18 Aug 2017
The cell phone has become the perfect platform for enjoying practically any song, even in the most unexpected places. The only requirements are an internet connection and any one of the extensive array of apps now available. The traditional formats have been left behind. With the passage of time, music apps are gaining ground and their user numbers are increasing exponentially.
13 Jul 2017
BBVA Compass, which has channeled $79 million in community development loans and investments in rural Texas communities since 2015, was honored with a Rural Matters award last month at the Texas Rural Challenge.