BBVA Compass snags two top nods in Money magazine's Best Banks in America feature

Accolades for innovation, products

- Checking, money market products help it land top regional bank in South and West

- Magazine also names BBVA Compass Mobile Banking App best for 2015

October 28, 2015

HOUSTON, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Money magazine named BBVA Compass the best regional bank in the South and West and also gave it the top nod for best mobile app in its annual Best Banks in America feature released this week.

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According to the magazine, the bank's ClearChoice Premium checking account and ClearChoice money market account made it the winner among other regional banks, while the BBVA Compass Mobile Banking App won for its broad array of capabilities and user-friendly interface that anticipates customers' needs. The app has become a standard-bearer — it is a two-time winner of Javelin Strategy & Research's Mobile Banking Leader in Functionality Award — and underscores BBVA Compass' drive to stay in front of the digital transformation sweeping the industry.

The dual recognitions from Money magazine also give weight to BBVA Compass' brand promise to provide clear and convenient solutions that help clients stay in control of their financial lives.

"This national recognition shows we are making significant strides in our goal to be the bank of choice across our footprint," said BBVA Compass Chairman and CEO Manolo Sanchez. "We are listening to our customers and anticipating their needs, and in this case the result is a mobile app that leads the industry."

In giving the bank its best mobile app award, Money magazine identified what it called essential capabilities, like confirmation of account balances and recent transactions, remote check deposit, alerts, ATM/branch locator, bill payment, and free peer-to-peer transfers. Money also recognized several ways the app makes life easy for customers, specifically its mobile deposit auto photo feature.

To read more about the Best Banks in America 2015-16 feature, click here.

For more information on BBVA Compass, click here.

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 (5th). 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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For further information: Christina Anderson, Corporate Communications, Tel. 205-524-5214,, Follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter