Easy Checking Account

Account Disclosure - California

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Account Opening and Usage

Minimum Deposit Needed to Open Account $25  
Monthly Service Charge (Monthly Fee) $13.95  
Interest-Bearing NO  
ATM Fees Charged by BBVA Compass $0 For using an ATM in BBVA Compass' ATM network
$3.00 For using an ATM outside of BBVA Compass' ATM network
Insufficient Funds (NSF) Charge - Returned Item $32 Per returned item presented against insufficient funds (see maximum penalty fee number below)
Deposit Item Returned Fee $15 For each item that you deposit that is rejected by the payor bank ($25 for foreign items)
Stop Payment Fee $30 Per request made in a branch or by telephone to stop payment of an item
$25 Per request made online to stop payment on a check
Early Account Closing Fee $25 If account closed within 180 days of opening
Other Service Fees   Please consult your account disclosure for a list of additional service fees, including the Paper Statement Fee
Overdraft Options for Consumers with Debit Cards
Option A: (Default) No Overdraft Service   If you choose not to opt in to our Courtesy Overdraft Option service or any other overdraft service, ATM and everyday debit card transactions that would cause an overdraft may be declined at no cost to you.
Option B: Linked Account Overdraft Sweep Service Inter-Account Transfer Fee
(Overdraft Transfer Fee)
$7 Per day in which an overdraft is covered by a transfer from a linked savings account
Option C: Courtesy Overdraft Option Insufficient Funds Charge - Paid Item Fee (Overdraft Penalty Fee) $32 Per overdraft item covered by the bank

Insufficient Funds (NSF) Charge – Paid Item Fee is not charged on an item that causes the available balance on your account to be overdrawn by $1.00 or less.
Maximum Number of Overdraft Penalty and NSF Fees per Day 6 You will only be charged this number of overdraft penalty and NSF fees per day, even if we elect to cover additional overdrafts or return additional items.
Minimum Amount Required to Trigger an Overdraft Penalty Fee An overdraft item that causes the available balance on your account to be overdrawn by more than $1.00 will cause you to incur an overdraft penalty fee.
Extended Overdraft Service Charge (Extended Overdraft Penalty Fee) $25 Charged when your account remains overdrawn by more than $1.00 for ten (10) consecutive calendar days. An additional $25 Extended Overdraft Service Charge will be charged if your account remains overdrawn by more than $1.00 for twenty (20) consecutive calendar days.
Processing Policies
Posting Order
The order in which withdrawals and deposits are processed
We process and post transactions — both credits (including deposits) and debits — throughout the day. This approach allows us to more closely match the posting of transactions on your account with the timing of your actual account activity.

Note: Deposits received and posted late in the day will not cover payments and withdrawals posted earlier the same day.
Summary of Our Deposit
Hold Policy

This is a summary and generally applies when deposit amount is less than $5,000 – absent a deposit hold. See the Consumer Deposit Account Agreement, Funds Availability Disclosure, for a detailed description of our deposit hold policy.
  • Cash deposit with teller or at ATM - Same business day as the day of deposit
  • Direct Deposit/wire transfer - Same business day as the day of deposit
  • Check deposit with teller or at ATM – same business day as the day of deposit
  • If something causes a longer hold on a deposit listed above, the first $200 of that deposit will generally be made available the same business day as the day of deposit
  • Mobile Deposit - Within 5 business days or less. Date displayed in mobile application.
A "business day" is a non-holiday weekday. At branches, business days end at closing time. At ATMs, business days end no earlier than 8:30 p.m.
Dispute Resolution
Dispute Resolution Agreement If a dispute arises between us, either party may require that it be resolved through arbitration, rather than through jury trial. Please see the arbitration and waiver of jury trial provisions in your Consumer Deposit Account Agreement for additional details.

Full Terms & Conditions

Minimum Opening Deposit $25
Monthly Service Charge $13.95
Statement Cycle Monthly
Paper Statement Fee $3 per statement cycle

The Paper Statement Fee will be assessed in the following statement cycle. For example, the Paper Statement Fee for the January statement will be assessed in February and will appear on the February statement.

How to Avoid the Paper Statement Fee You can avoid the Paper Statement Fee by turning off your paper statements and receiving your account statements electronically through Online Banking.
Early Account Closing Fee $25

The Early Account Closing Fee is assessed when a new account is closed within 180 days of opening.


Once an account has been open for 12 months, and upon request by an account holder, a BBVA Compass Easy Checking account can be upgraded to another BBVA Compass consumer checking account if the following requirements are satisfied at the time of the upgrade request: (1) the BBVA Compass Easy Checking account is in active status; and (2) the BBVA Compass Easy Checking account has a positive balance. Upgrade requests can be done at a BBVA Compass banking branch or by calling 1-800-COMPASS.

Fee to Use BBVA Compass ATMs $0 for using BBVA Compass ATM to complete any transaction.
BBVA Compass Fee to Use another Bank's ATMs $3.00 per transaction+
+ATM and/or service fees charged by other banks and ATM owners still apply.
International Service Fee (ATM) 1% of transaction amount
International Service Fee (non-ATM) 3% of transaction amount

International Transactions are those transactions using your ATM or Check Card made outside of the United States, even those in US dollars. A full description of the currency conversion process is contained in your ATM/Check Card Agreement.

Insufficient Funds Charge (NSF) - Paid Item $32 per item*
Insufficient Funds Charge (NSF) - Returned Item $32 per item

*Insufficient Funds (NSF) Charge – Paid Item Fee is not charged on an item that causes the available balance on your account to be overdrawn by $1.00 or less.

The NSF charges described above are applied for processing items presented for payment against insufficient funds (NSF) with a maximum of six (6) charges per day. These charges are imposed on items created by check, in-person withdrawal, ATM withdrawal, Check Card transaction, or other electronic means.

Extended Overdraft Service Charge $25 per occurrence. Charged when your account remains overdrawn by more than $1.00 for ten (10) consecutive calendar days. An additional $25 Extended Overdraft Service Charge will be charged if your account remains overdrawn by more than $1.00 for twenty (20) consecutive calendar days.
Inter-Account Transfer Fee $7 per day on which any such transfer occurs. Transfers funds from customer designated account to cover potential overdrafts in checking account.
Stop Payment Request (Branch/Phone) $30 per request
Stop Payment Request (Online Banking)(checks only) $25 per request
Deposit Item Returned

$15 per item

Deposit Item Returned (Foreign) $25 per item
Personalized Debit Card Fee $10 for each Personalized Debit Card
Replacement Card Fee $5 ($10 for personalized Debit Card)
Rush Replacement Card Fee $50
Statement Upgrade Fee (Image Statement Fee) $5 per statement cycle
Special Statement $5 per statement cycle

A special statement may include, but not be exclusive to the following: daily statements, duplicate statements, hold statements and statement printouts.

(all fees are per transfer)
- Incoming (Customer) $15
- Outgoing (Customer) $30
- Outgoing Repetitive (Customer) $25
- Incoming (Customer) $10
- Outgoing (Customer) $55
- Fax/Email $3
- Mail/Phone $5
Cash Handling Fees:
- Rolled Coin $0.10 per roll
- Strapped Currency $0.20 per strap
- Bank Bags (Zipper) $5 per bag
- Bank Bags (Locked) $20 per bag
Check Charges:
- Temporary Checks $1 each
- Personal Checks Personalized check order charges, including tax and shipping and handling, are debited from your account when your order is placed. Check order charges vary.
- Cashier's Checks $10 each
Collection Items (all fees are per item):
- Incoming $20
- Outgoing $20
- Non-Customer $25
- Bond Coupon $5
- International $40 plus costs
Deposit Fees:
- Deposit Correction Fee $2.50 per item
- Deposits to Closed Accounts $25.00 per deposit
Legal Fees:
- Garnishments, Levies, Court Orders $150 plus attorney fees
Reconcilement/Research Fees:
- Reconcile Statement $25 per hour
- Research $25 per hour
- Copy of Fax $3 per page
Staff-Assisted Call (over 5/month) $1 per call over 5 in a month
Telephone Transfer Fee $3 per transfer
Online Banking No additional charge
Online and Mobile Bill Pay No additional charge
Mobile Banking No additional charge

Message and data rates may apply - check with your wireless provider.

Important Information about the $200 Account Opening Bonus

How to qualify for the $200 Checking Bonus:

  • You must be a new BBVA Compass consumer checking customer who has not had a BBVA Compass consumer checking account open within the last 12 months or closed due to negative balance to be eligible for the bonus.
  • For accounts opened in a BBVA Compass branch or through 1-800-COMPASS the banker must enter promo code NEWCHK200 in order to be eligible for this bonus.  For accounts opened online, you must originate your account through bbvacompass.com/cash where this promo code will be automatically entered.
  • Eligible accounts include BBVA Compass ClearChoice Free Checking and Easy Checking.
  • Within sixty (60) days of account opening, must have one (1) electronic Direct Deposit of your paycheck, pension or government benefits (such as Social Security) from your employer or the government in the amount of at least $500 post to the new checking account.
  • There is a maximum of one (1) bonus per household. This offer is not combinable with any other bonus offer.
  • You must be a BBVA Compass account‭holder who received this communication by email or mail from BBVA Compass and not currently have any direct ‭deposits posting to your account in order to qualify for the $200 bonus.
  • To qualify you cannot have received a cash bonus for account opening in the past 12 months.
  • The $200 cash bonus will be deposited into the new checking account within 90 days of meeting the bonus requirements described above.
  • We reserve the right to deduct the bonus amount if the account is ‭closed within 12 months of opening.
  • Account must be open and in good standing with a balance greater than or equal to $0.00 at the time of payment in order to receive the new account bonus.
  • BBVA Compass may report the value of the bonus to the IRS as ‭required by law. Any client whose tax status would require BBVA Compass to impose tax withholding of any ‭sort will not be eligible for this bonus. 

Applicable Fees and Service Charges

Your account will be subject to the terms and conditions, including all fees and service charges, applicable to BBVA Compass accounts in the state where we maintain your account. For purposes of this disclosure, your account will be deemed to be maintained in the state where you opened your account. Your account is considered to have been opened: if you opened your account by mail, at the location where the mail was received by us; or if you opened your account electronically (including by telephone) and your address is in a state where we have branch offices, in the state of your address at the time you opened your account; or if otherwise, in Alabama.

For additional terms governing your account, please consult the Consumer Deposit Account Agreement.

NOTE: The above noted fees and service charges are not set bank—wide. These prices are driven by the competition in your local market.


Rev. 1/2019