June 19, 2012

BBVA Compass announced the launch of an enhanced version of its free Android app, which gives users to ability pay bills as well as view check images, transaction receipts, account charts and payments.

The version 2.0 app also allows users who weren't using online banking to enroll directly from the app.

"We're using technology to create banking solutions that are simple and convenient," said Alex Carriles, executive vice president and director of Mobile Strategy and Retail Innovation at BBVA Compass, in a written statement. "The new app gives users a fast and easy way to manage their BBVA Compass accounts in a visually enhanced setting. It brings the user experience to a whole new level."

The bank said, due to its strategy to align the functionality and the look-and-feel of all of their mobile apps, its graphical design is consistent with the iPhone 2.0 mobile banking app that was released in March.

BBVA Compass first released its Android app in 2010, allowing customers to retrieve balances, review transactions, transfer funds and locate branches.

Bryan Yurcan is associate editor for Bank Systems and Technology. He has worked in various editorial capacities for newspapers and magazines for the past 8 years. After beginning his career as ...