BBVA Compass to roll out exclusive Crimson Tide debit card to celebrate Alabama's 16th national title

- Banking for Bama fans

- Fans can flash their Crimson Tide pride every time they swipe their cards

- Card features iconic crimson and white football helmet inscribed with the number 16

Jan 12, 2016, 13:59 ET from BBVA Compass

HOUSTON, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass will roll out its commemorative Bama-branded Visa® check card next month, giving University of Alabama's football fans a new way to flash their Crimson Tide pride after the team's 16th national championship win Monday night.

The card is among a suite of Bama-branded products in the bank's Bama® Banking program, and will feature the iconic crimson and white football helmet inscribed with the number 16 for new and current checking account customers.

"Alabama fans exude a one-of-a-kind passion for their team and their football program has proven its ability to win national championships time and time again," said BBVA Compass Chief Marketing and Client Experience Officer Jennifer Kelly Dominiquini. "We've celebrated many of the Crimson Tide's brightest moments in sports, and we're proud to celebrate another one and give fans a way to show their team pride each time they swipe their cards."

Alabama's victory over No. 1 Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship in Glendale, Ariz., on Monday marked the fourth national title for Alabama head coach Nick Saban, and his fifth overall.

Customers receive one free personalized check card with every BBVA Compass ClearChoice Free Checking account and BBVA Compass ClearChoice Premium Checking account. 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

About BBVA Group
BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). 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. 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. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at

About BBVA Compass BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 672 branches, including 341 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 77 in Arizona, 62 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 20 in New Mexico, and commercial and private client offices throughout the U.S. 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 (4th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration, and its mobile app recently earned the Mobile Banking Leader in Functionality Award for the second consecutive year from Javelin Strategy & Research. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at, by following @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visiting

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

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