BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass is commemorating the University of Alabama's national football championship and giving Alabama fans a new way to display their Crimson Tide pride with a new Bama-branded Visa® check card. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130108/DA39307) Alabama's defeat of No. 1 Notre Dame in the Discover BCS National Championship made the Crimson Tide the first team to win a third national title and first back-to-back champion in BCS history. Last year, Alabama claimed its 14th national championship in a 21-0 shutout against LSU. "We are thrilled to showcase Alabama's 15th national title and to allow our customers to proudly display their Crimson Tide pride whenever they use their Bama-branded check card," said Jon Mulkin, consumer segment director at BBVA Compass. Adding to a suite of Bama-branded images through the bank's Bama ® Banking program, the design will feature the iconic crimson and white football helmet emblazoned with the number 15 for new and current checking account customers. Customers receive one free personalized check card with every BBVA Compass consumer Build-to-Order Checking ® account and three free personalized check cards with Business Build-to-Order Checking ® accounts. All other checking account customers may obtain a personalized check card for a $10 fee. For more information on Bama ® Banking and customized card options, visit www.bbvacompass.com/bama. About BBVA GroupBBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position in Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico, and has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States. Its diversified business is geared toward high-growth markets and relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. BBVA ranks among the leading eurozone banks in terms of return on equity and efficiency. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies best practices. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at www.bbva.com.