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30 Oct 2019

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22 Sep 2017

BBVA Compass is today announcing that some of its branches in Houston and Dallas will serve as offer day pick-up locations for Amazon’s Treasure Truck.

The news comes seven months after BBVA Compass announced a collaboration with Amazon to pilot its Locker program at 11 Austin, Texas-area branches, the first time the program was made available at a bank location. Today’s announcement also marks the first time a bank in the Southeast has been chosen as a location to host the Treasure Truck.

08 Sep 2017

Branches in Southeast and Central Alabama including Dothan, Eufaula, Montgomery and Auburn/Opelika closed at 12:30pm today, Monday, September 11, due to inclement weather from Tropical Storm Irma.

The Branch Status page will have updated branch closings and hours information as they become available: https://www.bbvacompass.com/go/statusfl.html

If you need assistance, call us at 1-800-COMPASS or use the BBVA Compass Mobile Banking app and BBVA Wallet. You can manage your accounts, make transfers, pay bills, deposit checks, view balances and more: https://www.bbvacompass.com/digital-banking-services/mobile-banking.html

30 Aug 2017

BBVA has issued €1.5 billion at 5 years, at fixed interest. It is its first issue of senior non-preferred debt, a new category of liability with the capacity to absorb losses, that allows financial institutions in the European Union to comply with MREL requirements. The issue has been a success, with demand of around €5 billion, allowing it to close with the lowest price in Europe at this maturity, 70 basis points above the mid-swap rate, and a coupon of 0.75%.

29 Aug 2017

BBVA Compass announced Tuesday that it will offer payment-deferral programs for flood victims in Texas as well as a robust suite of discounted loans and lines of credit to help the families and businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey rebuild their lives.

BBVA Compass is making the limited-time offers — among them special loan and payment deferral programs, waived late fees and penalty-free CD withdrawals — available to consumer and small business clients in the 58 counties declared a state of disaster by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. For the time being, it also is waiving all ATM fees in those areas: Its own customers will pay no fees to BBVA Compass if they use non-BBVA Compass ATMs, and non-customers will be able to use BBVA Compass ATMs at no charge from BBVA Compass.

28 Aug 2017

BBVA Compass, whose holding company is headquartered in Houston and which has a significant presence in the city, announced today that its foundation will donate $250,000 to the American Red Cross and the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to aid disaster recovery efforts in Texas. The bank also plans to raise, online and at its branches, up to $250,000 in employee and customer contributions to the two organizations for a total contribution of up to $500,000.

28 Jul 2017

Türkiye Garanti Bankası A.Ş., announced its financial statements dated June 30, 2017. With an asset size of TL 335 billion 942 million 185 thousand, Garanti’s contribution to the economy through cash and non-cash lending reached TL 272 billion 980 million 362 thousand, based on the consolidated financials. The Bank posted a net income of TL 3 billion 100 million 273 thousand in the first six months of 2017. The Bank delivered an ROAE (Return on Average Equity) of 18.1% and an ROAA (Return on Average Assets) of 2.1%.

27 Jul 2017

BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc., a Sunbelt-based bank holding company (BBVA Compass), reported today record net income of $157 million for the second quarter of 2017, a 29 percent increase from the $123 million earned during the second quarter of 2016 and a 30 percent increase from the $121 million earned during the first quarter of 2017. Return on average assets and return on average tangible equity(1) for the second quarter of 2017 were 0.72 percent and 7.93 percent, respectively.

  • Income: Net interest income reached a seven-quarter high in Q2. In the year to June, this item, plus fees and commissions, grew 5.1% y-o-y. This, combined with cost-containment efforts, helped keep the efficiency ratio at levels below 50%
  • Risks: The Group’s NPL ratio stood at 4.8% at the end of the quarter, compared to 4.9% in December; coverage stood at 71%
  • Capital: BBVA remained in line with its fully-loaded CET1 target (11%). It added 20 basis points in the first two quarters and increased the ratio to 11.10%. This ratio includes the negative impact related to the March purchase of an additional 9.95% stake in Turkey’s Garanti
  • Transformation: As of the end of June, BBVA’s digital customer base came to 19.9 million (+22% y-o-y). Of these, 14.5 million were mobile customers (+42% y-o-y). BBVA’s mobile banking app in Spain is the best in the world, according to Forrester Research

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13 Jun 2017

Funding is one of the biggest challenges that entrepreneurs face when launching their own company. And getting it is not easy. But now, Trust·u, a new SME-oriented financing model, aims to help recently created companies overcome this hurdle by offering loans to startups that are able to convince relatives and friends to support them.

06 Jun 2017

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have agreed to provide BBVA with a €143 million mezzanine guarantee facility to support investment projects for Spanish SMEs. The operation will allow BBVA to offer up to €1 billion in SME funding. The agreement, which has secured backing from the Investment Plan for Europe (also known as the ‘Junker Plan’) was signed today in Madrid by EIB Vice-President Román Escolano and BBVA CEO Carlos Torres Vila.

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27 Apr 2017

Türkiye Garanti Bankası A.Ş., announced its financial statements dated March 31, 2017. Based on the consolidated financials, in the first three months of 2017, the Bank posted a consolidated net income of TL 1.54 billion. While Garanti’s asset size reached TL 328.69 billion, its contribution to the Turkish economy through cash and non-cash lending exceeded TL 269.26 billion. The Bank’s ROAE (Return on Average Equity) improved to 18.9% and ROAA (Return on Average Assets) to 2.1%.

21 Apr 2017

BBVA Francés officially opened its new corporate headquarters in Buenos Aires. The tower is the tallest building in the Catalinas I and II complex and is located in Retiro – one of the best neighborhoods in the capital, next to the financial district and Puerto Madero. “We reconfirm our long-term commitment to Argentina with the opening of the tower today because we believe in the Argentine people and in their future,” BBVA’s Global Executive Chairman said at the ceremony in Buenos Aires. Francisco González met with the country’s President, Mauricio Macri, earlier at the Casa Rosada.

16 Mar 2017

03 Mar 2017

BBVA Executive Chairman Francisco González expressed his commitment to Mexico during his visit to Mexico City, announcing new investments to move forward the transformation process at BBVA Bancomer. “We are going to invest $1.5 billion,” he said,  following a meeting with Mexican Minister of Finance and Public Credit, José Antonio Meade. The 5-year investment plan will help BBVA Bancomer to leverage technology and develop solutions for its customers.

16 Feb 2017

The BBVA Group sold a 1.7% stake in CNCB in the market for about €554 million,  with net capital gains of about €177 million and thus concluding the sale of nearly its entire stake in the Chinese bank. Since the beginning, the investment in CNCB as a whole has generated a positive cash flow for BBVA of about €1.3 billion.

15 Feb 2017

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  • Changes: The new executive director compensation policy for the next three years envisages 1) an increase in the amounts to be deferred and the deferral period for the variable compensation. 60% of the variable compensation will be subject to a 5-year deferral period; 2) share-based remuneration increase: 60% of the deferred amount to be paid in BBVA shares, the remaining 40% in cash; and 3) variable compensation to be subject to reduction and clawback clauses
  • Group Executive Chairman: Total remuneration of BBVA’s Group Executive Chairman for 2016 was €4.9 million, down 12% from 2015. The Chairman’s variable compensation dropped 18% with respect to 2015, mainly as a result of the impact on BBVA Group’s profit of the provision related to ‘floor clauses’ in Spain and exchange rate trends. The deferred variable remuneration is subject to the retribution policy in force in 2016, with multi-annual indicators based on which said remuneration can be reduced or even taken to zero, never increased, as well as malus clauses that could limit or even prevent its collection
  • Chief Executive Officer: CEO Carlos Torres Vila’s remuneration was €4.4 million, and his variable remuneration is also subject to the same deferral period and conditions as that of the Chairman

The Board of Directors has approved a new Executive Director compensation policy for 2017, 2018 and 2019 to adapt to the new regulation related to compensation (Bank of Spain Circular 2/2016 and the European Banking Authority’s guidelines on sound adequate remuneration policies.) This new policy will be submitted for approval in the upcoming Annual General Meeting, on March 17.

30 Jan 2017

In Barcelona today, BBVA’s Executive Director José Manuel González-Páramo reflected on the factors that have influenced the current context of low, and even negative interest rates in developed economies. BBVA’s Executive Director shared his vision of what has led to this environment, the impact it is having on the markets and above all, where we are headed. In his opinion, low interest rates will remain for an extended period of time.

González-Páramo participated in the 25th anniversary of Inverco Catalunya where President Carlos Tusquets gave the opening speech. In his presentation titled, “Low interest rates: Where we are coming from, the impact and where we are going” BBVA’s Executive Director underscored that debate is currently focusing on estimating the amount of time low interest rates will remain, what will be the new equilibrium and what policies and strategies are appropriate for a change in trend.

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11 Nov 2016

Speaking in Seville, BBVA’s Executive Board Director explained that the reason why Spainis growing at a much faster pace than Europe is because the country has tackled very importantreforms in recent years. However, “we need measures capable of bolstering productivity in Spain,” pointed out José Manuel González-Páramo during his address in the context of the 6th Assembly of the San Telmo Institute Member Association, an event attended by King Felipe VI.

04 Nov 2016

BBVA has announced the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Salesforce, the world’s #1 CRM company, to strengthen its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) strategy using Salesforce’s cloud computing services. The agreement is part of a series of projects that BBVA is forging with strategic partners to be a more flexible and scalable digital bank. Salesforce Vice Chairman, President & COO Keith Block and BBVA CEO Carlos Torres Vila closed the MoU during a ceremony in San Francisco.

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24 Oct 2016

BBVA Compass is shoring up efforts in Mission, Texas, to build a small-business ecosystem capable of supporting the booming growth in the city and surrounding Rio Grande Valley.

The BBVA Compass Foundation gave a $15,000 grant to the city’s Economic Development Corporation to support its new Center of Education and Economic Development. The facility will offer educational programs for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Rio Grande Valley, with classes in science, technology, arts and math. The grant adds to BBVA Compass’ array of efforts in the area, which includes investments in affordable housing projects.

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08 Sep 2016

BBVA Research confirmed that the Spanish economy was still growing in the early weeks of the second half of 2016, estimates that Q3 2016 could become the fifth consecutive quarter of growth at a quarterly rate of about 0.8%. Jorge Sicilia, Chief Economist of BBVA Group and Director of BBVA Research and Rafael Doménech, Head of Economic Analysis of BBVA Research shared these findings during the presentation of the Spain Economic Outlook report.