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Jan 29, 2015, 12:34 ET
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Lee Vardaman appointed to BBVA Compass board of directors

 BBVA Compass announced today that Lee Vardaman has been appointed to its board of directors. Vardaman previously served as chief credit risk...

Jan 27, 2015, 14:38 ET
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BBVA Compass awarded top honors for mobile banking functionality by Javelin Strategy & Research

 BBVA Compass' mobile app won the Mobile Banking Leader in Functionality Award for the second consecutive year in Javelin Strategy &...

Jan 27, 2015, 11:35 ET

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine goes to Tony Hunter, Joseph Schlessinger and Charles Sawyers for opening the door to the personalized treatment of cancer

 The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Biomedicine category is shared in this seventh edition by Tony Hunter, professor and...

Jan 26, 2015, 18:29 ET

BBVA ambassador Joan Roca, a leading cultural personality, participates in the World Economic Forum

 Joan Roca, chef of El Celler de Can Roca and a BBVA ambassador, has participated as a member of a worldwide team of cultural...

Jan 23, 2015, 12:06 ET
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BBVA Compass names Hector Chacon CEO of Texas border region

 BBVA Compass announced today it has named Hector Chacon the bank's Texas border region CEO in a move aimed at fostering deeper ties to...

Jan 21, 2015, 19:16 ET
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BBVA Compass hires veteran banker to lead its new Raleigh commercial office

 BBVA Compass has hired veteran banker John Schiappa to serve as its market executive in Raleigh, where he'll be responsible for managing the...

Jan 21, 2015, 15:37 ET

The Roca brothers' film 'Cooking Up a Tribute' will premiere at the 65th Berlin Film Festival

'Cooking Up a Tribute,' produced by BBVA, is an epicurean film in which brothers Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, owners of El Celler de Can Roca...

Jan 20, 2015, 10:24 ET

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences goes to Stephen Buchwald for creating more efficient, stable, broad-spectrum catalysts of importance in drug discovery

 The seventh annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences has gone to U.S. chemist Stephen Buchwald "for the...

Jan 20, 2015, 09:00 ET

BBVA Ventures Invests in Leading Bitcoin Platform Coinbase

 Founded in June 2012, San Francisco-based Coinbase gives consumers and merchants the ability to easily buy, sell, store and transact with...

Jan 15, 2015, 11:00 ET
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BBVA Compass names Jennifer Kelly Dominiquini its Chief Marketing and Client Experience Officer

BBVA Compass announced today that it has appointed Jennifer Kelly Dominiquini as its Chief Marketing and Client Experience Officer, tapping the...

Jan 15, 2015, 10:13 ET

'Relocation Assistant' and 'Pear Campaigns' apps win InnovaChallenge MX

The BBVA International datathon InnovaChallenge MX, in which 378 developers from 36 different countries participated, has drawn to a close. The...

Jan 13, 2015, 11:20 ET

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to Leonard Kleinrock, who made the Internet possible by devising the most efficient way to share data and transmit information

The seventh annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication Technologies category has been granted to...

Jan 09, 2015, 11:42 ET

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to Richard Alley, the "interpreter" of ice who uncovered the evidence of sudden climate changes

The seventh annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category goes to U.S. glaciologist Richard Alley for his...

Jan 06, 2015, 08:00 ET
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Banks need strategy to reach tech-savvy, educated millennials, BBVA Compass economist says

 Millennials are the most educated, tech-savvy generation in the U.S. and represent a natural opportunity for the financial industry, but...

Dec 11, 2014, 16:54 ET
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Joan Roca offers the dinner for UN Human Rights Day in Geneva with the support of BBVA

Joan Roca, head chef of El Celler de Can Roca, has offered a commemorative dinner at the headquarters of the United Nations Organization to...

Dec 09, 2014, 11:00 ET

BBVA acquires big data startup Madiva

BBVA has acquired Madiva Soluciones, a Spanish startup specialized on services based on big data and cloud computing. The acquisition is part of...

Dec 03, 2014, 14:35 ET
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BBVA Compass' Project Blue Elf brings financial education, toys to McAllen children

The BBVA Compass Foundation kicked off Project Blue Elf, its signature holiday initiative, Tuesday at Thigpen-Zavala Elementary School in McAllen,...

Nov 19, 2014, 12:00 ET
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BBVA Compass appoints Rafael Bustillo as Chief Operating Officer

In a move aimed at fostering deeper ties to both clients and communities, BBVA Compass today named Rafael Bustillo as the bank's Chief...

Nov 18, 2014, 11:17 ET
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Texas economy equipped to deal if oil prices collapse, BBVA Compass economist says

 As oil prices continue to fluctuate, the Texas economy is better prepared to deal with an oil price drop and many of the state's major markets...

Nov 12, 2014, 17:52 ET

BBVA and Joan Roca discuss their social-gastronomic tour at the World Economic Forum in Dubai

BBVA and Joan Roca, head chef of El Celler de Can Roca, took part yesterday at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Dubai, where 1,000...