BBVA Compass commemorates the University of Alabama's four national titles in 2012 with Bama-branded check cards

- Bank continues partnership with the University of Alabama to offer collegiate athletics-branded check card options to both consumer and business segments

- Six customized card designs include golf, softball, gymnastics and football-inspired check cards

Aug 22, 2012, 14:19 ET from BBVA Compass

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of an ongoing partnership with the University of Alabama Athletics Department, BBVA Compass is giving Alabama fans a new way to display their Crimson Tide pride with a series of Bama-branded Visa® check cards, through the bank's Bama® Banking program. The new designs will commemorate the university's four national championships of 2012, including the 21-0 shutout against LSU in football, a sixth NCAA Championship in gymnastics, the first championship in women's golf, and becoming the first Southeastern Conference team to win a NCAA softball title.


"It's not just football anymore – for the first time, we will be offering customized cards that feature images of former collegiate athletes who led the University of Alabama to national title victories in women's golf, softball and gymnastics," said Jon Mulkin, consumer segment director at BBVA Compass. "With Alabama seeing its most successful athletics year in school history, we are thrilled to be able to recognize these distinguished athletic programs that bleed crimson."

Checking account customers with a check card can choose from six card designs, with three options showcasing women's golf, softball and gymnastics. Three football-inspired designs are available, including an option emblazoned with the university's championship ring.

"Winning our second NCAA Championship in a row, and sixth overall, was an incredible moment for our athletes," said Sarah Patterson, gymnastics head coach at the University of Alabama. "We're big on building rich traditions and winning programs, and with a strong Alabama presence, it's fitting that BBVA Compass has always been a proud supporter of our athletic programs."

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

All checking accounts and Check Cards are subject to approval, which may include credit approval. Monthly service charges may apply to consumer Build-to-Order Checking and Business Build-to-Order Checking accounts. Products, features, and benefits offered with accounts are subject to change. Miscellaneous fees may apply to all accounts.  See branch for details.

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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.