January Recap: Maximizing local efforts and prioritizing clients

HOUSTON, Feb. 13, 2018 -- 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, bbva.com, 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.

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.

BBVA Compass offers fourth Bama-branded debit card to celebrate the Crimson Tide's newest championship
BBVA 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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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About BBVA Group
BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a strong leadership position in the Spanish market, is the largest financial institution in Mexico, it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States; and it is also the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey's biggest bank for market capitalization. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies the best practices. More information about BBVA Group can be found at bbva.com.

About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 649 branches, including 336 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 63 in Arizona, 61 in California, 45 in Florida, 37 in Colorado and 18 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (6th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and ranked 6th nationally in the total number of SBA loans originated in fiscal year 2017. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be at www.bbvacompass.com. For more BBVA Compass news, follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visit newsroom.bbvacompass.com.

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