compass bank is a southern bank based around birmingham, al and has operations in about 6 to 7 southern states mostly. they were recently bought out by a spanish bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria - hence the new name BBVA compass - there credit card portfolio is handled by HSBC though so be careful a bit ...
on another note BBVA compass has a great promotion on where you can earn $150 by opening a new checking account before feb 28, 2010.
you have to set up free bill pay and pay atleast five payments a month to earn 75
and then set up direct deposit to earn another 75
here is the link to that promo: