BBVA Compass announces launch of enhanced BlackBerry® App

- BlackBerry Version 2.0 offers a new graphical interface, bill payments, and transaction images

- Innovative feature allows direct enrollment to mobile banking from the app

Aug 23, 2012, 16:53 ET from BBVA Compass

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass today launched version 2.0 of its free BlackBerry app, adding to its suite of mobile banking capabilities.

"As part of our commitment to continually update all of our mobile banking apps, our new BlackBerry 2.0 app delivers an improved user experience and features new functionality that will be appreciated by our customers," said Alex Carriles, executive vice president and director of Mobile Strategy and Retail Innovation at BBVA Compass. "BlackBerry users are some of our most enthusiastic mobile banking customers, and now, they can experience an improved mobile banking platform."

Similar to the iPhoneTM and AndroidTM apps released by BBVA Compass, the new BlackBerry app was designed to reflect customer feedback and incorporate more innovative technology. Version 2.0 offers direct enrollment to mobile banking and allows users to pay bills, view check images, transaction receipts and account pie charts, along with cash flow graphs of bill payments.

"As mobile banking rapidly evolves, we remain focused on enhancing the mobile banking experience for all customers, continuing to add new features and elements that help our customers better manage their finances," said Carriles.

To download the free BBVA Compass BlackBerry mobile banking app, visit  the BlackBerry App World and search for BBVA Compass, or text the word blackberry to 4BBVA (42282).

For more information on BBVA Compass mobile banking applications, visit

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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.