Frequently asked questions

Linking Savings and Checking Accounts

 

How do I link my checking and savings account?

If you have both a BBVA Compass checking and savings account, you can easily link your accounts via Online Banking, Mobile Banking, or telephone banking. You can also come into a branch and have a representative link your accounts.

To link your savings account to your checking account for overdraft protection purposes, you can stop by any branch or call 1-866-266-7277.

How do I transfer money between my savings and checking accounts?

You can transfer funds either through Mobile or Online Banking, by calling telephone banking, or by stopping by any BBVA Compass branch.

To transfer money in Online Banking:

  1. Sign in to Online Banking.
  2. Click on the “Payments & Transfers” tab.
  3. Choose the account you want to move money from and click “Next.”
  4. Choose the account you want to send money to and click “Next.”
  5. Enter the transfer amount.
  6. Select the frequency. Options range from one-time to monthly.
  7. Click on the pop-up calendar icon to select the send date and click “Next.”
  8. Review your transfer information and if it is correct, click “Submit.”

To transfer money in Mobile Banking:

  1. Sign in to the BBVA Compass Mobile Banking app.
  2. Select “Payments & Transfers” from the main menu.
  3. Select “Start a Transaction.”
  4. Tap on “Select Account.”
  5. Choose the account you want to move money from.
  6. Choose the account you want to send money to.
  7. Enter the transfer amount.
  8. Select the frequency. Options range from one-time to monthly.
  9. Select the date or date range for the transfer or transfers.
  10. Review your transfer information and, if it is correct, tap on “Submit.”

To transfer funds in telephone banking, both accounts must be linked to the same ATM card. If your accounts are linked, simply log into telephone banking and you will be prompted how to transfer funds between accounts. You will need to have both your checking and savings account numbers available in order to complete a transfer.

Can I link my savings account to my debit card?

You cannot link your savings account with your checking account debit card. When you opened your savings account, you received withdrawal slips and/or an ATM card you can use to access your savings account funds.

 

Need help with your account?

We’re here for you. Speak with a banker at a BBVA Compass branch near you or contact one of our customer service representatives by phone.