BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass is commemorating the University of Alabama's 2011 football national championship with an update to its Bama Banking stock of images for check cards. In addition to other Alabama Crimson Tide branded images, BBVA Compass is also making available the iconic crimson and white football helmet emblazoned with the number fourteen for new and current checking account customers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120125/DA41718) "As an Alabama headquartered financial institution, we have a great deal of pride in the Crimson Tide," said Jon Mulkin, consumer segment director for BBVA Compass. "Bama Banking allows us to help our customers also support the university by showing their pride in the football program each time they use their check card." Customers interested in signing up for Bama Banking should visit www.bbvacompass.com/bama. Once there, customers with any checking account can select Crimson Tide branded images for their check cards. Customers receive one free personalized check card with every consumer Build-to-Order Checking® account and three free personalized check cards with Business Build-to-Order Checking(SM) accounts. Additional personalized check cards on either type of account may be purchased for a $10.00 fee. All other checking account customers may obtain a personalized check card for a $10.00 fee. For more information on BBVA Compass consumer or business checking and Bama® Banking, please visit www.bbvacompass.com or call 1-800-COMPASS. For more BBVA Compass news visit: http://www.bbvacompass.com/About BBVA Compass BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates more than 712 branches including 374 in Texas, 93 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 65 in California, 45 in Florida, 36 in Colorado and 21 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), 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 BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a financial services group with approximately $800 billion in total assets, 48 million clients, 7,400 branches and approximately 110,000 employees in more than 30 countries. BBVA ranks among the top 20 largest financial institutions in the world based on market capitalization and 17th in Global Finance magazine's list of the "World's 50 Safest Banks" for 2011. 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.Bama® is a licensed trademark of the University of Alabama.