This history of BBVA began in 1857 but it was in 1999 that BBV and Argentaria merged to create BBVA. The BBVA Compass Visa Check Card is the most easiest way to access the funds from a checking account with Compass Bank. NOTE: please visit the site directly to verify the details and obtain more information.

If you are a new BBVA Compass Bank Check card customer you will want to activate the card immediately. We have provided a quick “how to” activation guide below for you to activate your new BBVA Compass Bank Check card.

how to activate- BBVA Compass Bank Check Card: 

what you need:

  • internet access
  • have an official BBVA Compass Check card
  • personal information

what to do to activate an BBVA Compass Check Card:

  • visit: and review the information presented
  • pick up a phone and call 1-866-676-1895 to activate your card through the automated system OR use your card at any BBVA Compass ATM with your PIN OR make a purchase at any retailer location using your PIN

what to do to activate an BBVA Compass Check Card online account:

  • visit:
  • click on the blue link titled “Activate your Online Banking right now”
  • type in your check card number in the space provided
  • type in your PIN number in the space provided
  • click on the blue “Continue” button
  • proceed to move forward and provide any other required information to complete the online set up and manage your account