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June 21, 2011 at 14:09 PM EDT
BBVA Compass Announces Development of Native Application for BlackBerry PlayBook
Joins growing list of platform specific applications from bank

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass today previewed an early version of a native mobile banking application for the BlackBerry PlayBook™ at the Future of Mobile Banking Conference in London. BBVA Compass is the first U.S.-based financial institution to announce the development of a native application for the BlackBerry PlayBook and is one of just a handful of financial institutions with a native application for BlackBerry® smartphones. The BlackBerry PlayBook application joins a stable of native mobile banking applications offered by the bank, including those for the aforementioned BlackBerry smartphones, as well as iPad® and iPhone®  mobile digital devices, and the Android™ mobile technology platform.

"We are committed to providing our customers the ability to bank via their mobile device of choice," said Alex Carriles, SVP and director of mobile and internet strategies at BBVA Compass. "We are also equally committed to a quality experience which fully utilizes the capabilities of each unique mobile platform in order to create an unparalleled user experience. We're thrilled to be the first U.S. financial institution to announce the development of a native application for the BlackBerry PlayBook as it is a tangible representation of how we deliver on our 'banking built for you' experience."

The free BlackBerry PlayBook application will empower users with a fast and convenient way to manage their BBVA Compass accounts – deposits, loans and credit cards – in a striking setting. Users will be able to check balances, view posted and pending transactions, view check images and statements, transfer funds between BBVA Compass accounts and locate BBVA Compass branches.

For more information on additional BBVA Compass Mobile Banking applications, visit http://bbvacompass.com/go/mobile.  BlackBerry® and BlackBerry PlayBook™ are trademarks of Research in Motion Limited Corporation Canada; iPad® and iPhone® are trademarks of Apple, Inc.; and Android™ is a trademark of Google, Inc.

ABOUT BBVA COMPASS

BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates more than 717 branches including 379 in Texas, 93 in Alabama, 65 in California, 78 in Arizona, 45 in Florida, 36 in Colorado and 21 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 20 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (3rd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the nation's leading Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders, earning 'Lender of the Year' honors in 2009 and 2010. Additional information concerning BBVA Compass can be found on our website www.bbvacompass.com.

BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of Compass Bancshares, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a financial services group with approximately $770 billion in total assets, 48 million clients, 7,400 branches and approximately 109,000 employees in more than 30 countries. BBVA ranks among the top 20 largest financial institutions in the world based on market capitalization and 21st in Global Finance magazine's list of the "World's 50 Safest Banks" for 2010. BBVA provides its customers around the world with a full range of financial services, including commercial and wholesale banking, retail banking services, consumer loans, mortgages, credit cards, securities brokerage, wealth management, pension plan management and insurance. The BBVA Group maintains a leadership position in Spain, Mexico, Latin America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States, as well as operations in China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at www.bbva.com.

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

SOURCE BBVA Compass

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