BBVA Compass introduces enhanced iPad app at mobile banking summit

- Graphically rich iPad app helps customers better manage their finances

- BBVA Compass innovates by offering in-app access to economic research

Jun 12, 2012, 09:00 ET from BBVA Compass

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass introduced version 2.0 of its iPad app Monday at American Banker's Mobile Banking and Commerce Summit in San Francisco.

The free app, which will be available at the end of the month, follows in the footsteps of the bank's iPhone app, offering direct enrollment to mobile banking as well as first-to-market features such as free access to weekly economic updates from BBVA Research. It also allows users to pay bills and view check images, transaction receipts, account statements and charts, along with cash flow and pie charts of bill payments.

"We are creating advanced banking solutions that make the most out of the iPad capabilities and user interface," 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 stunning setting."

Carriles said that the exclusive in-house development allows the bank to add features more frequently to keep pace with the rapid evolution of mobile banking.

"We are constantly listening to customer comments and requests for new features," said Carriles. "We will continue to release updates regularly to incorporate those elements and many others that are not available anywhere else yet."

BBVA Compass first released its iPad app in 2010, allowing customers to retrieve balances, review transactions, transfer funds and find local branches. Over the last three years, the bank's Mobile Strategies team has launched apps for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and PlayBook. BBVA Compass recently released its updated version of its iPhone app and will regularly release updated versions of its other mobile banking apps.

The updated iPad app is scheduled to be available at the Apple App Store by the end of June and can be found by searching for BBVA Compass.

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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.