BBVA Online Checking Account

A flexible BBVA Online Checking with:

  • no monthly service charge,
  • free Online Banking and Mobile Banking, with online statements and Bill Pay,
  • no ATM withdrawal fees at any BBVA USA or Allpoint ATM.

Save time and bank directly from your smartphone or tablet with the BBVA Online Checking Account. Take care of your banking anywhere an internet connection is available with BBVA Online Online Checking. In just minutes, easily check your account balance, pay bills, transfer money, and more. Apply Now

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If you'd like to open a checking account with BBVA USA, but don't leave near their branches, then BBVA Online Checking might be a great solution! It's completely free, and requires only a $25 minimum deposit.

Once you've become the account owner, you'll get many benefits, such as free unlimited check writing, and free access to BBVA  ATMs, as well as ATMs in Allpoint® and participating 7-Eleven® locations.

Plus, when you use your Visa card through online and mobile banking, you can earn cashback rewards if you select offers from the dashboard. You don't even need to enroll in the program - it's automatic, and free!

Since BBVA USA is know for its premium digital tools, you can rest assured your account, even though online, will be protected against any kind of financial fraud like identity theft restoration and insurance, cell phone protection, and other great protection services You can, however, enroll in BBVA's ClearBenefits Program for $4/month, and enjoy additional protection services. 

Overall, the BBVA Online Checking is a really good deal, especially if you're a fan of digital banking. Not only the account comes without monthly fees, but it also lets you both save and earn some extra money. Quite convenient!

Checking account details

Checking account fees

  • Monthly Fee
    $0
  • APY
    0.00%
  • Minimum Deposit to Open
    $25
  • Out-of-Network ATM Transaction Fee
    $3
  • Out-of-Network ATM Withdrawal Fee
    $3
  • Overdraft Fee
    $38
  • Non-Sufficient Funds Fee
    $38
  • Foreign Transaction Fee
    3% (non-ATM) / 1% (ATM)

BBVA Online Checking Account FAQ

1. What documents do I need to provide to open an Online Checking account?

You will need:

  • A valid government issued ID (a driver’s license, state issued ID with photo or a passport),
  • Social Security Number (for primary and joint account holder, if applicable),
  • $25 Minimum deposit (this deposit can be made from a debit or credit card, another bank, or an existing BBVA account).
2. Do I have to live near a branch to open the account?

You can apply for the BBVA Online Checking online, without ever visiting their branch.

3. Is Online Checking an interest-bearing checking account?

No, this account doesn't earn interest. If you're interested in opening an interest-bearing checking account with BBVA USA, you should consider BBVA USA Premium Checking.

4. Is customer service available for Online Checking accountholders?

Yes. If you apply online, a team of dedicated professionals will be there to help you whenever you need assistance, at no additional cost for you. You can contact your team via text, email, or telephone.

5. How do I order checks?

You can order them online directly from your account or visit BBVA USA's check provider, Harland Clarke. You can also avoid buying checks, and send them using Bill Pay via Online or Mobile Banking. 

6. What happens if my debit card is lost, stolen or damaged?

If your card is lost, stolen or damaged, you can order a replacement card in a branch or by calling 1-844-BBVA USA. There is a replacement card fee of $5. If you want to receive a new card [almost] immediately, you will have to pay $50.

Do note that, in case of any suspicious activity or theft, you should inform the bank immediately at 1-800-239-5175. Don't forget to disable your card from your BBVA Mobile Banking App.

7. Which BBVA cards are eligible for cashback rewards?

You can earn cash back using a BBVA debit or credit card. A savings card, for example, is not eligible for the rewards program.

8. How does the program work if there are multiple accountholders with as many cards?

The program is linked to a qualifying account, and any purchase made using a card linked to the account could be eligible for rewards.

9. Can I use my ATM or debit card abroad?

Yes, but you need to contact BBVA USA at 1-844-BBVAUSA (228-2872), so they could put a travel flag on your account to prevent an interruption in your card access.

To prevent an interruption in ATM or Debit Card access you must call the telephone number on the back of your card to have an agent place a travel flag on your account.

10. How do I avoid paper statement fees?

To avoid the $3 paper statement fee, you can opt for free online statements. To do so, you need to turn off paper statements through Online Banking, by accessing the "Turn On or Off Paper Statements" link in the Online Banking Services box, from where you need to toggle the "Paper Statements" off, and save changes.

You can also turn off paper statements via the mobile app. Simply log in, tap the microphone at the top of the screen and say "Turn Paper Statements Off."

Remember to do so for each account if there are more accountholders.

11. How do I apply for a BBVA Checking Account online?

Find the BBVA Checking Account that’s right for you
Look for “Apply Now” button to start your application
Fill out the application form, fund your account, and review and confirm your information before submitting your application. It’s that quick and easy.

12. How much does it cost to open a checking account?

This varies by bank and the type of checking account. For a basic, no frills checking account, most banks require at least a minimum opening deposit. For example, to open a BBVA Free Checking Account, you'll need an initial deposit of $25.
For a checking account with more features, and/or one that bears interest, you'll typically pay a monthly fee. For example, the BBVA Premium Checking Account offers tiered interest rates but requires a $19 Monthly Service Charge (which you can avoid)

13. What are Online Statements from BBVA?

Online Statements are electronic copies of your BBVA account statements. There are two online versions for each statement. Official Statements look exactly like your paper statement. The benefit of an online Official Statement is that you can view, print or save a copy of your statement. The second type is an Interactive eStatement, it has all of the information from your paper statement, but you can interact with it to sort transactions by date, amount, or description for easier viewing.

14. Can I get a printed copy of my online transactions from BBVA Online Banking?

You can view and print all transactions that you have made during your online session with Online Banking via the Web by using the "print" function of your browser. Check the Help section of your browser for instructions on printing. If you are using Quicken, use the Print button.

15. Can I access BBVA Online Banking overseas?

Yes, you can access your BBVA Online Banking account overseas. But if you are having problems with your internet access, please contact your local Internet Service Provider for assistance. For problems with Online Banking, you can contact us online or directly by phoning +1-1-800-273-1057. BBVA USA office hours are:
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT

16. Which BBVA accounts are eligible for Online Statements?

Online Statements are currently available for all BBVA checking, savings and money market account

17. How much does BBVA charge for Online Statements?

There is no fee to view an online statement from your BBVA Account.

18. Can BBVA Online Banking be used with Ads Quicken®?

Yes. You can use it by itself online or access it with the current versions of Quicken® for Windows or Quicken® for Mac (The three most recent versions of Quicken® are supported.) In fact, you can use it both ways with the same Username and Password.

19. What Is Overdraft Protection?

To help you avoid overdrafts, BBVA offers several Overdraft Management Solutions. If your checking account lacks sufficient funds, and you write a check or swipe your debit card, overdraft protection may allow you to make a transaction without having your debit card declined or check returned for non-sufficient funds. This doesn’t mean that you will avoid bank fees, but it could save you the hassle of a declined or returned payment.

20. How does my choice affect my Overdraft Protection Line of Credit that I have with my checking account?

If you should exceed your line of credit limit and you have "opted-in", we may choose to authorize and pay the item. If we do so, you will be charged an overdraft fee (NSF Charge — Paid Item fee of $38 ($32 in CA)) if we pay an item into overdraft for balances overdrawn by more than $1.00, and extended overdraft fees** also may apply. If you "opt-out" we will not pay the item into overdraft, and you will not be charged an overdraft fee — however, you will be charged a $38 ($32 in CA) NSF Charge — Returned Item fee if an item is returned, and your debit card transactions may be declined (rather than paid into overdraft).

21. Can I transfer funds between my BBVA accounts?

With BBVA Online Banking, you can immediately transfer funds between most of your online accounts.
You can transfer from checking, savings, lines of credit, and money market accounts.
You can transfer to checking, savings, money market, credit card, overdraft protection, installment loan, mortgage loan, and line of credit accounts.
Transfer requests must be sent prior to 8:00 p.m. Central Time, and are processed only on regular business days. You may only transfer funds to and from BBVA accounts that are linked under the same Username and have a funds transfer access level. If one of your accounts does not appear on the account list or you wish to add an account, go to the Service Center section and select Add Accounts to request an account be added. You will be able to use the account once the account has been added.
Remember, federal regulations limit the number of electronic transfers you may make to no more than 6 per monthly cycle from money market accounts and to no more than 3 per quarter from savings (not counting transactions made at ATMs) accounts.

22. Can I schedule transfers for a future date?

Yes! With BBVA Online Banking, you can set up future-dated transfers to move funds between most of your online accounts.
You select the future business date the transfer should be made, the amount, and the accounts. Using the calendar to schedule a transfer ensures that you select a business day.
For mortgages and installment loans, you can specify if the transfer you are scheduling is your regular payment (Regular Payment) or if you want the transferred funds to be applied just to your principal (Principal Payment).
For any account, you can specify that you want the transfer scheduled as a one time transfer or on a recurring basis.

23. How far in advance can I schedule a transfer?

For one-time, future-dated transfers, you can schedule a transfer as far out as one year (365 days out).
When you need to schedule recurring transfers, you can select the frequency you desire (every week, every month, twice monthly, every twelve months) and set your transfers to continue indefinitely by checking the Continue Until Further Notice box. Or, you can indicate the number of transfers that should be made.
Using the handy calendar to schedule a transfer ensures that you select a business day.

24. Can I begin using BBVA Online Banking right now?

If you have any type of active, personal BBVA account or loan, you can start using Online Banking right away. Our easy-to-follow activation process gives you step-by-step instructions on how to get started. You’ll need the full account number or a debit card and 4-digit PIN. 
If you activate using an account number, you’ll see the current and available balances for the account. If you activate using your debit card, you’ll see the current and available balances for all accounts tied to your card. You’ll start to see transactions (checks, cleared deposits, etc.) on the next business day. You can activate Online Bill Pay on checking accounts as soon as you’ve activated Online Banking and can start paying bills right away.

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BBVA Premium Checking Account $19 (can be waived) $25 0.05%
BBVA Free Checking Account $0 $25 0.00%
BBVA Online Checking Account $0 $25 0.00%
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