24 October 2017
visit www.atos.net

BBVA Compass pilots text message overdraft alerts

19 October 2009  |  1176 views  |  0 Source: BBVA Compass

BBVA Compass today announced that it will be piloting an innovative and unique program that will provide new electing customers a text message alert when an overdraft occurs on their account.

The new program is expected to begin later this month in four BBVA Compass test markets. These markets include Austin, Tx., Birmingham, Al., Jacksonville, Fl., and San Antonio, Tx. BBVA Compass expects to roll-out the service to its remaining markets across its seven-state footprint by the end of the first quarter 2010.

"This innovative solution will allow us to communicate with customers much more quickly when an overdraft has occurred on their account," said Shelaghmichael Brown, BBVA Compass SEVP and head of Retail Banking. "Rather than wait for a notice to be generated and delivered by mail, customers will be notified by a text message alert. By utilizing this technology we are able to communicate with customers more efficiently and thus provide them an opportunity to quickly remedy an overdraft."

Brown continued, "In addition to the new pilot program, we are also making changes to our overdraft policies to align ourselves with industry best-practices and evolving customer preferences. We believe this is consistent with our customer-centric business model which aims to put the customer at the center of everything we do while building solutions that help them meet their financial needs at every stage of their life."

To help customers avoid fees and more easily manage their finances, BBVA Compass is implementing the following policy changes:

* Eliminate all overdraft fees when a customer's account is overdrawn by $5 or less
* Provide new customers the choice to opt-in to overdraft protection at account opening
* Actively promote the opportunity for customers to enroll in our Savings Overdraft Protection service which became available in February 2009. Under this service, customers can have funds drawn from their savings account to cover an overdraft. A fee, less than that charged for an overdraft, is incurred for this service.

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)
Register nowvisit www.innotribe.com

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
Mastercard to roll out blockchain APIMastercard to roll out blockchain API
20230 views comments | 31 tweets | 43 linkedin
HSBC partners Bud for open banking trialHSBC partners Bud for open banking trial
15433 views comments | 24 tweets | 32 linkedin
Sibos 2017: API or the highwaySibos 2017: API or the highway
11104 views comments | 12 tweets | 23 linkedin
Eight banks form joint venture to launch blockchain trade platformEight banks form joint venture to launch b...
9225 views comments | 15 tweets | 29 linkedin

Featured job

Competitive base, double ote, benefits
London, UK

Find your next job