BBVA Compass Announces Launch Of Enhanced Android App

-Graphically rich Android app helps customers better manage their finances

-BBVA Compass innovates by offering in-app enrollment in mobile banking

Jun 19, 2012, 10:00 ET from BBVA Compass

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass today launched an enhanced version of its free Android app, which now allows users to pay bills as well as view check images, transaction receipts, account charts and payments.


Version 2.0 also allows users who weren't using online banking to enroll directly from the app.

"We're using technology to create banking solutions that are simple and convenient," said Alex Carriles, executive vice president and director of Mobile Strategy and Retail Innovation at BBVA Compass. "The new app gives users a fast and easy way to manage their BBVA Compass accounts in a visually enhanced setting. It brings the user experience to a whole new level."

The Android app was upgraded to respond to customer feedback and also to incorporate more innovative technology. As part of BBVA Compass' strategy to align the functionality and the look-and-feel of all of their mobile apps, its graphical design is consistent with the iPhone 2.0 mobile banking app that was released in March.

"Mobile banking is growing and evolving at a rapid pace," Carriles said. "Because this new app is based on an exclusive in-house development, we will be able to add more features, more frequently.  There are many things that our customers would like to see in our apps, and we have heard them loud and clear, and nearly every feature they have requested, and more, will be added to our apps throughout this year."

BBVA Compass first released its Android app in 2010, allowing customers to retrieve balances, review transactions, transfer funds and locate branches. Over the last two years, the bank's Mobile Strategies team has launched native apps for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, iPad and PlayBook.

To download the free BBVA Compass Android mobile banking app, visit Google Play and search for BBVA Compass, or text the word android to 4BBVA (42282).

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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 to high-growth markets and relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. BBVA ranks among the leading eurozone banks in terms of ROE 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 the best practices. The group is present in the main sustainability indexes. 

About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates more than 710 branches, including 371 in Texas, 93 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 65 in California, 45 in Florida, 37 in Colorado and 21 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 (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading Small Business Administration lenders and was named retail bank "Brand of the Year" by a Harris Poll EquiTrend® study in 2011. Additional information concerning BBVA Compass can be found on our website,

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