BBVA Compass mobile banking app wins third consecutive Javelin Mobile Banking Leader award for Functionality

- Research firm praises bank's mobile app for its slate of tech-forward features

- Bank also scores perfect 100 to win Javelin's Most Comprehensive Alerts honor

May 19, 2016

HOUSTON, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a triple play for BBVA Compass' mobile app, which was honored with the 2016 Javelin Mobile Banking Leader award for Functionality for the third consecutive year in Javelin Strategy & Research's Mobile Banking Financial Institution Scorecard. BBVA Compass was also named a Leader in Most Comprehensive Alerts category for the first time.

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According to Javelin, BBVA Compass was again recognized for its leadership in functionality, scoring points for its "mobile-first features like pre-login balance viewing, card controls such as card activation and reordering, customization of mobile deposit limits, and a broad range of money-movement capabilities." For alerts, BBVA Compass scored a perfect 100 for providing real-time or near real-time information about customers' bank accounts.

"Winning the functionality award for the third consecutive year and the alerts award for the first are amazing honors," said BBVA Compass Head of UX Design and Director of Mobile and Online Banking Alex Carriles. "It's proof that our focus on putting the bank in clients' pockets to help them stay in control of their financial lives is a strategy that's working."

Javelin compared the mobile banking capabilities of the top 30 U.S. retail financial institutions across four key areas: accessibility, functionality, app user ratings and alerts. According to Javelin, the Mobile Banking Leaders recognized each year are among the biggest innovators in banking on small screens.

"We are constantly working to stay ahead in the mobile banking game," said Carriles. "From user experience to incorporating the latest in technology and functionality, we are focused on keeping our mobile experience practical, useful and tech-forward."

The awards from Javelin are the latest for the bank's mobile app, which last fall was given the top nod for best mobile app in Money magazine's annual Best Banks in America feature.

Javelin's award white paper, which lists all winners in each category, can be found here.

About BBVA Group

BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). The BBVA Group is the largest financial institution in Spain and Mexico, has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States and is also the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey's largest bank based on market capitalization. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it 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 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 674 branches, including 345 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 75 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 recently earned top nods for best mobile app and best regional bank in the South & West in Money magazine's annual list of the Best Banks in America. 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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