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Feb 04, 2016, 09:00 ET
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BBVA Compass remodeling its Dallas corporate offices to fuel innovation, collaboration

BBVA Compass announced today that it is bringing its Silicon Valley-inspired open workspaces and technologies to its Dallas corporate offices to...

Feb 03, 2016, 09:35 ET
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BBVA Compass reports earnings of $490 million for the full-year of 2015, up five percent

 BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc., a Sunbelt-based bank holding company (BBVA Compass), reported today net income attributable to shareholder of...

Feb 02, 2016, 10:54 ET
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The BBVA Foundation honors Ilkka Hanski for opening up an area of ecology that explains how species survive in fragmented habitats and allows to quantify the extinction threshold

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Ecology and Conservation Biology goes in this eighth edition to Finnish ecologist Ilkka Hanski,...

Jan 26, 2016, 12:33 ET
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The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to the architects of optogenetics, which uses light to probe and modulate the workings of the brain

 The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine goes in this eighth edition to neuroscientists Edward Boyden, Karl Deisseroth...

Jan 19, 2016, 11:13 ET
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Hawking and Mukhanov win the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for discovering that the galaxies were born from quantum fluctuations

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences goes to physicists Stephen Hawking and Viatcheslav Mukhanov for discovering that...

Jan 12, 2016, 13:59 ET
BBVA Compass will roll out its commemorative Bama-branded Visa(R) check card next month. Fans can flash their Crimson Tide pride every time they swipe their cards.

BBVA Compass to roll out exclusive Crimson Tide debit card to celebrate Alabama's 16th national title

 BBVA Compass will roll out its commemorative Bama-branded Visa® check card next month, giving University of Alabama's football fans a new...

Jan 12, 2016, 10:57 ET
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The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to Stephen Cook for determining that some problems do not lend themselves to efficiently computable solutions

 Mathematician Stephen Arthur Cook has been granted the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication...

Jan 12, 2016, 08:30 ET
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BBVA Compass teams with FutureAdvisor to offer clients access to comprehensive, affordable investment advice anytime, anywhere

 BBVA Compass and FutureAdvisor are forging an alliance to bring investment management services to a greater slice of the bank's clients...

Jan 11, 2016, 11:00 ET

BBVA hires Derek White for Global Product and Design post

BBVA has hired Derek White, former Chief Design & Digital Officer at Barclays Bank PLC, as Global Head of Customer Solutions. In this role...

Jan 08, 2016, 11:44 ET
Dec 23, 2015, 10:00 ET
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BBVA Compass loaded sleigh with NBA superstars, technology, generosity for Project Blue Elf

 BBVA Compass loaded its sleigh with NBA superstars, the latest high-tech gadgets, generous employees and the elements of surprise and delight...

Dec 21, 2015, 11:44 ET
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BBVA Compass adds the Spurs' Becky Hammon, Legend Bruce Bowen to roster of brand ambassadors

 BBVA Compass, the Official Bank of the NBA, announced today it is adding two San Antonio Spurs superstars to its growing roster of brand...

Dec 17, 2015, 11:48 ET
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BBVA Compass economists: Fed rate decision based on upbeat view of economy, market readiness

 The U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates was based on an assessment by Fed policymakers that the U.S. economy was headed in...

Dec 16, 2015, 23:42 ET
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BBVA Compass economists say technology will boost economic growth, stagnate wages

Information technology is predicted to boost the U.S. productivity growth rate, but digitization efforts may subdue compensation growth, BBVA...

Dec 11, 2015, 11:00 ET
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BBVA Compass, eCredable team up to offer credit cards to 'credit invisible' clients

 BBVA Compass and alternative credit agency eCredable announced today they are teaming up on a pilot program to provide credit cards to "credit...

Dec 09, 2015, 09:00 ET
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BBVA Compass economists: Texas economy to return to potential in '17 after staving off recession

 Shifts in global growth fundamentals such as the strengthening of the U.S. dollar and repressed oil prices may have weakened the outlook for...

Dec 03, 2015, 15:49 ET
BBVA Compass brand ambassador James Harden takes an "elfie" with a student at Houston ISD's Crespo Elementary during the kickoff of BBVA Compass' Project Blue Elf, its signature holiday initiative, which will promote financial literacy and deliver toys to 5,000 children at schools in 27 markets across the bank's footprint, including 430 kindergarten, first- and second-grade students at Crespo.

BBVA Compass kicks off Project Blue Elf with assist from brand ambassador James Harden

 BBVA Compass brand ambassador James Harden and basketball legend Robert Horry traded in their team colors for BBVA Compass blue Thursday to...

Nov 24, 2015, 02:41 ET
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BBVA invests in Atom Bank, the UK's first mobile-only bank

 BBVA has agreed to invest £45m (around €64m) for a 29.5% stake in Atom, the UK's first mobile-only bank, which will launch in early...

Nov 23, 2015, 15:51 ET
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BBVA Compass economists: Sharing economy is transforming industries, consumer behaviors

A confluence of technologies has allowed the sharing economy to grow rapidly in many industries, including the banking sector, and is changing...

Nov 23, 2015, 13:23 ET
From left to right: Michael Tushman, Professor of Business Administration; Francisco Gonzalez, Chairman and CEO BBVA; Jan W. Rivkin, Senior Associate Dean for Research and a Professor in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School

Francisco Gonzalez shares BBVA's digital transformation case with Harvard faculty

 BBVA Chairman and CEO Francisco González participated in the Strategy Research Conference, which was organized by the Harvard Business...