How Do You Open a Checking Account at Compass Bank?

To open an account at BBVA Compass Bank, apply online, via phone or in person at a BBVA Compass location, according to the bank's website. To open an account, you need your Social Security number, your United States driver's license (a state-issued identification or passport is also acceptable), and an initial deposit.

BBVA Compass Bank offers four different checking account options as of 2015, as stated on the company website. The ClearChoice Premium checking account allows the account holder to accrue interest and receive free checks. There is a monthly service fee for this checking account, but a customer can avoid it based on his combined balances from his various BBVA Compass accounts. A no-cost checking account option is also available with the ClearChoice free checking account.

BBVA Compass also offers a National Basketball Association checking account, which lets an account holder choose a debit card with his favorite team's logo, according to the financial institution's website. The Easy Checking account is for individuals looking to rebuild their finances and is available to those who do not qualify for other BBVA Compass checking accounts. Online banking, mobile banking, automated teller machine banking, and direct deposit are available to all account holders, regardless of the type of checking account they have. All account holders also receive debit cards customized with a photograph of their choosing.