BBVA Compass rebranding as BBVA


In the months ahead, the Birmingham, Ala., bank will drop Compass from its name across all of its branches and digital properties. It’s part of a broader plan by its Spanish parent Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria to unify its brand worldwide.


U.S. Bank hires its first chief digital officer


Derek White, an alumnus of BBVA and Barclays, will oversee digital innovation across all lines of business at the bank.


App from Simple co-founder builds bridges from banks to blockchains


Shamir Karkal’s startup, Sila, is launching an API platform that gives developers a way to connect traditional bank systems to distributed ledgers like Ethereum.


From ‘needs to improve’ to ‘outstanding’: One bank's CRA journey


After essentially failing its 2013 CRA exam, BBVA Compass embarked on an ambitious plan to achieve the highest possible CRA grade. Here’s how it succeeded.


It’s a platform planet. Can banks adapt to it?


Thanks to big tech companies, the business world is moving to third-party platforms, or online marketplaces where sellers pull buyers' products off digital shelves. A growing number of financial institutions — including BBVA, Citi and community banks like Eastern — say they can't afford to sit out the trend.


BBVA announces new U.S. CEO


BBVA has picked Javier Rodriguez Soler, its head of strategy and mergers, to run its U.S. bank.


Bank of America, CIT Group and BBVA: Bankers on the move


Several banks saw significant changes in leadership as the year comes to a close.


Onur Genç to become BBVA global CEO in December


He will take over as CEO from Carlos Torres Vila, who becomes chairman at year-end. Still unknown: who will run the company's U.S. bank once Genç moves up.


Fintech startup tries to help consumers fix credit report errors


Upturn, which is owned by a BBVA unit, is offering a free online tool consumers can use to detect and dispute inaccuracies in their credit report.


In crowded fintech space, BBVA searches for diamonds in the rough


The Spanish bank’s investment arm, Propel, is jointly working with the venture capital firm Anthemis Group to find promising startups.