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2013-03-07 08:25:41

- BBVA Compass and NBA team up for 17th school-based service project DALLAS, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peeler Elementary School students learned that reading, fitness and saving money are key to their success during visit from BBVA Compass and the NBA Development League on March 6. NBA legends and 20 bank volunteers read to students and taught the benefits of financial education and active lifestyles as part of Team. Works. In Schools, a joint initiative by BBVA Compass and...

2013-02-28 12:29:59

BBVA Compass wins 2012 Celent Model Bank Award BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass won the Celent Model Bank award on Wednesday for its core banking transformation, lauded in the business press as a "game changer" when it debuted last fall. The bank's technology upgrade marks one of the first successful core infrastructure replacements for a major U.S. bank in more than a decade. Celent honored the achievement with its award, which recognizes the use of...

2013-02-26 16:26:27

- DNDi, in the words of the jury, has "developed and delivered new, effective and affordable treatments for poverty related diseases." MADRID, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The fifth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Development Cooperation category goes to the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) for "developing and delivering new, effective and affordable treatments for poverty related diseases including Chagas disease, sleeping sickness,...

2013-02-15 08:22:10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass today announced the introduction of its NBA-branded online account, NBA Banking, which leverages the bank's digital platforms to expand beyond its geographic footprint and capitalizes on its role as the official bank of the NBA in the U.S. to reach fans and customers nationwide. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130215/DA60961) BBVA Compass also said it is signing two of the NBA's biggest stars -- All-Stars Kevin...

2013-02-14 20:24:09

HOUSTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Students at Charles W. Eliot and Benjamin Franklin Elementary Schools learned the finer points of fitness from basketball luminaries, listened as BBVA Compass volunteers read stories, and participated in an online financial literacy program as part of Team. Works. In Schools, a joint initiative by BBVA Compass and NBA Cares. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/DA60784-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/DA60784-b) BBVA...

2013-02-12 16:22:43

MADRID, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The fifth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Contemporary Music category goes to Pierre Boulez, in recognition that "he is not only an eminent composer, with a determinedly forward vision, but also a key figure engaging in every aspect of musical reflection and transmission," in the words of the award citation. "The sum of his activities," the jury concludes, "evidences an acute awareness of the artist's...

2013-02-05 12:23:40

MADRID, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category has been granted in this fifth edition to U.S. marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco for her experimental work, which has advanced understanding of coastal ecosystems and laid the scientific groundwork for the design of marine reserves. Lubchenco, in the words of the jury's citation, "has been a leader in establishing marine reserves based on solid principles of...

2013-02-01 20:20:42

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass today announced the grand prize winner of the Visa Super Bowl XLVII Sweepstakes, awarding Sixto V. of Lake Jackson, Texas with a trip for two to the game, airfare, hotel accommodations in New Orleans and a $500 gift card, courtesy of Visa. "We are thrilled to offer Sixto the chance to attend the most anticipated football game in the nation," said Joel Alindogan, senior vice president and payments director at BBVA Compass....

2013-01-29 12:28:09

MADRID, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Biomedicine category has been granted in this fifth edition to chemist Douglas Coleman and physician Jeffrey Friedman for "revealing the existence of the genes involved in the regulation of appetite and body weight, a discovery crucial to our understanding of human pathologies such as obesity," in the words of the prize jury. Their work showed conclusively that leptin is a hormone made by fat which...

2013-01-23 08:32:42

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA today announced the formation of BBVA Ventures, a strategic initiative that will invest $100 million in startups looking to transform the financial services industry. Through this effort, BBVA will work with entrepreneurs and venture capital investors to broaden the bank's understanding of emerging trends, helping advance innovative initiatives in banking and finance. Based in Silicon Valley, BBVA Ventures is already establishing...