BBVA Compass commemorates University of Alabama's 15th football national title
with Bama-branded check card
Bank's Bama® Banking program features updated image in honor of the University
of Alabama's 15th football national championship
New card design displays the iconic crimson and white football helmet
emblazoned with the number 15
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 8, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass is commemorating
the University of Alabama's national football championship and giving Alabama
fans a new way to display their Crimson Tide pride with a new Bama-branded
Visa® check card.
Alabama's defeat of No. 1 Notre Dame in the Discover BCS National Championship
made the Crimson Tide the first team to win a third national title and first
back-to-back champion in BCS history. Last year, Alabama claimed its 14th
national championship in a 21-0 shutout against LSU.
"We are thrilled to showcase Alabama's 15th national title and to allow our
customers to proudly display their Crimson Tide pride whenever they use their
Bama-branded check card," said Jon Mulkin, consumer segment director at BBVA
Adding to a suite of Bama-branded images through the bank's Bama^® Banking
program, the design will feature the iconic crimson and white football helmet
emblazoned with the number 15 for new and current checking account customers.
Customers receive one free personalized check card with every BBVA Compass
consumer Build-to-Order Checking^® account and three free personalized check
cards with Business Build-to-Order Checking^® accounts. All other checking
account customers may obtain a personalized check card for a $10 fee.
For more information on Bama^® Banking and customized card options, visit
About BBVA Group
BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). 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. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at www.bbva.com.
About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 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 www.bbvacompass.com.
Editor's Note: BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank.
SOURCE BBVA Compass
Contact: Ralph Evans, Corporate Communications, +1-205-297-3038,
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