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BBVA crowns DOV-E as winner in its Open Talent Global Trends competition

01 01 1970

Judges from BBVA said that DOV-E was chosen for its global capabilities and unique audio technology that empowers both companies and customers with personalized interactions across a spectrum of functionalities. "Open Talent seeks to find the most innovative startups in the fintech ecosystem, those that we think can make a difference in creating opportunities for our customers," said Head of Open Innovation for BBVA Marisol Menéndez. "The judges all agreed that DOV-E does this and is an extension of BBVA's own drive to be a positive financial force in our customers' lives." BBVA's Global Head of Customer Solutions Derek White said, "The BBVA Open Talent Competition is about how we as a business partner with fintech entrepreneurs to help them start, secure funding, grow and connect with potential customers. These are the challenges where we can...

BBVA Compass' archive of Harvey-related stories designed to help Houston navigate new reality

01 01 1970

BBVA Group, the Madrid-based parent company of BBVA Compass that operates in dozens of countries around the world, publishes news from its footprint on bbva.com. BBVA Compass has been publishing articles on bbva.com since last year, chronicling both the happenings at the bank itself and also exploring topics of interest to its clients and prospects. It has published news on the bank's latest products or awards, for instance, as well as talked about the ins and outs of consumer lending and the costs to a service provider when their clients pay tips via credit card. "We're the fourth-largest bank by deposit market share in Houston, so we knew a lot of our clients were facing uncertainty and needed information quickly and accurately," said BBVA Compass Director of External Communications Christina Anderson, whose team contributes to bbva.com. "We put our resources to use answering their questions and setting them on a...

BBVA Compass rolls out special programs, offers for Texas flood victims

01 01 1970

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 as 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. "We will be here for the people of Houston and throughout this state, which has a spirit that cannot be bowed even in times of great suffering like this," said BBVA Compass CEO Onur Genç. "We're all witnessing that spirit now, and our efforts today and the donations we announced yesterday are but one part of what we'll do to honor it." ...

BBVA Compass Named 2017 Online Banking Leader in the Financial Fitness category by Javelin Strategy & Research

01 01 1970

Javelin Strategy & Research's competitive analysis of the nation's top 28 financial institutions examines more than 225 online banking features in six critical areas of banking success: ease of use, security empowerment, financial fitness, money movement, customer service, and account opening. The 'Leader' in Financial Fitness recognition was given to just 3 financial institutions out of 28 measured that Javelin found to be proactive and vigilant financial advisers that demonstrate that they: Have financial oversight and guidance anchored by the ability for customers to conveniently view balances and transactions for all of their accounts in a single view. Give consumers alerts that help them stay on top of their finances. Serve up personalized content and insights to help them understand and manage their money better. ...

BBVA Compass lands on DiversityInc's list of country's top 50 companies for diversity

01 01 1970

HOUSTON, May 5, 2017 -- BBVA Compass landed on DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity list for the first time this year, a reflection of the bank's commitment to building a workforce and supplier pipeline that fully reflect the clients and businesses it serves. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, with each company that participates assessed on its own performance and also versus all competitors in four key areas of diversity management: the talent pipeline; talent development; leadership accountability; and supplier diversity. In awarding BBVA Compass a spot on the list, DiversityInc pointed to the following: The makeup of the bank's senior leadership ranks: The percentage of minorities (blacks, Latinos and Asians) in BBVA Compass' senior leadership is higher than the average among the Top 50 companies by 88.4 percent, or nearly double the Top 50 average. The bank's strong commitment to supplier diversity: BBVA...

BBVA Compass gives McAllen ISD students lesson in financial literacy, with assist from basketball legends Bob Lanier, Allison Feaster

01 01 1970

MCALLEN, Texas, April 11, 2017 -- BBVA Compass enlisted NBA Legend Bob Lanier and WNBA Legend Allison Feaster to tip off a WNBA Cares event last week to inspire and teach financial literacy to local students at McAllen ISD's Victor Fields Elementary School. Lanier, a Hall of Fame center, and Feaster, who spent 10 seasons in the WNBA, joined BBVA Compass volunteers on April 6 in visits to classrooms and computer labs at Fields. They talked to students about the importance of financial literacy and how it can create opportunities for a bright future. BBVA Compass later donated 33 iPads and an iPad charging cart to the school as a way to advance the students' learning experiences.   BBVA Compass Director of Corporate Responsibility and Reputation Reymundo Ocañas told the students during the April 6 event at McAllen's Victor Fields Elementary School he was a proud alumni of their school. (NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that,...

BBVA Compass branches to host Amazon's Treasure Truck

01 01 1970

According to BBVA Compass Director of ATM Channel and Branch Strategy & Design Andres Cueto, this next phase of collaboration with Amazon underscores the bank's desire to work with brands that are innovative, disruptive and interested in exploring new ways of doing business. "BBVA Compass embraces innovation as an essential component of our own transformation," Cueto said. "Extending our collaboration with Amazon to its Treasure Truck, says something about the kind of bank we want to be in the 21st century and beyond." He continued, "Creating amazing experiences for our customers is incredibly important to us. Treasure Truck will add a bit of fun to our customers' days. We couldn't be prouder to host the truck and bring this experience to our customers and non-customers." For more...

BBVA Compass announces disaster relief program in Florida to help recovery after Irma

01 01 1970

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 67 counties declared in a state of emergency by Florida Gov. Rick Scott. For the time being, the bank also is waiving all ATM fees in Northeast and Central Florida: 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. This is the second time in as many weeks that BBVA Compass, whose holding company is headquartered in Houston and which has a significant presence in the city, has announced it was mobilizing resources in the face of a natural disaster along the Gulf Coast. "The extent of the damages from Irma may not come into...

BBVA Compass achieves gold status for workplace health from the American Heart Association

01 01 1970

More than 800 companies completed the Index assessment this year, but only 540 received either Gold, Silver or Bronze recognition. An index score of 86 was needed to achieve Bronze and a score of 130 was needed to achieve Silver. To achieve Gold, an organization's health program needed to earn an Index score of at least 175 out of 217 points. BBVA Compass and 74 other companies reached Gold level, the association's top recognition. While the average score for financial services companies was 83, BBVA Compass achieved 185 points. The American Heart Association created its Index with its CEO Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative of more than 30 CEOs from some of America's largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to employee and workplace health. The Index's scorecard uses science-based methods to evaluate the overall effectiveness of workplace health programs. ...

Bayou Bennett & Daniel Lir: One of World's Only Married Filmmaker Teams Share Victory with Telly Awards Win

01 01 1970

http://www.dreamteamdirectors.com One of the World's Only Married Filmmaker Teams; Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir Share Victory with Telly Awards Win and Reveal Secrets to Success. We tend to work on projects that improve the world. We don’t work on projects that are negative and feature violence and disturbing imagery with no greater message.”— Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, July 6, 2017 -- Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir have collaborated, directed and produced alongside legendary talents including Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo, Golden Globe nominee Anthony Mackie, Lea Michele of Fox's "Glee” and “Scream Queens,” Ashely Judd, Billy Idol, P. Diddy, and Coldplay among many other luminaries. One of the only husband and wife filmmaker duo in the world; Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir founded their renowned company Dream Team Directors, in 2007. They state that their vision was to "combine imagination, humor,...

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