BBVA Compass introduces bilingual mobile banking app for iPhone

       BBVA Compass introduces bilingual mobile banking app for iPhone

- Allows customers to access mobile banking information in both Spanish and

- Offers flexibility for the bank's growing base of Spanish-speaking customers

PR Newswire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 10, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass further expanded
the reach of its mobile banking apps with the introduction of its bilingual
iPhone app.

"This is part of our ongoing commitment to continually improve our mobile
banking solutions, adding features and services to better serve our customers'
needs," said Alex Carriles, executive vice president and director of Mobile
Strategy and Retail Innovation at BBVA Compass. "We currently serve a number
of markets with a growing Spanish-speaking population, so we wanted to give
those customers access in the language that is most comfortable to them."

The bank remains committed to providing native applications for the most
popular mobile platforms, allowing users to enjoy a mobile banking experience
that is consistent with their chosen devices. In addition to the iPhone, BBVA
Compass provides mobile banking apps for iPhone® and iPad® mobile digital
devices, BlackBerry® devices and the Android™ mobile digital platform, and
soon will be updating those to add bilingual capabilities.

"We already operate as a fully bilingual bank in the U.S., and these additions
will support that commitment," Carriles said.

The latest iPhone app offers access to such mobile banking features as bill
pay, account transfers, balance review, an enhanced branch locator and
improved views of paid checks with zoom capabilities. This new version also
introduces a full feature Bill Pay service by allowing customers not only to
issue payments, but also to add payees, manage payment source accounts,
display past payments, and display or cancel pending payments.

To download the free BBVA Compass app, visit the iPhone app store and search
for BBVA Compass.

For more information on additional BBVA Compass mobile banking applications,
visit iPhone® and iPad® are registered
trademarks of Apple, Inc. BlackBerry® is a trademark of Research in Motion
Limited Corporation Canada. Android™ is a trademark of Google, Inc.

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About BBVA Group

BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857.
The Group has a solid position in Spain, is the largest financial institution
in Mexico, and has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region
of the United States. Its diversified business is geared toward high-growth
markets and relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage.
BBVA ranks among the leading eurozone banks in terms of return on equity and
efficiency. 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 best practices. The Group is present in the main
sustainability indexes. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at

About BBVA Compass

BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates more than
709 branches, including 368 in Texas, 93 in Alabama, 79 in Arizona, 65 in
California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 21 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass
ranks among the top 20 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market
share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and
Arizona (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading Small
Business Administration lenders and ranked third in American Banker's 2012
reputation study of the leading 30 banks in the U.S. Additional information
about BBVA Compass can be found at

Editor's Note:
BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank. Compass Bank, member FDIC.


Contact: Lori Moore, Corporate Communications, +1-713-831-5623,
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