What Is Capital One?


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Capital One is one of the country's 10 biggest banks. It is a Fortune 500 company, and offers a diverse array of services and products for commercial, small business and consumer needs, including credit cards, home and auto loans, savings and checking accounts and investment services. The company operates across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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What Is Capital One?
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Founded in 1988 by Richard D. Fairbank, the bank's chairman and CEO, Capital One has grown to be one of the most recognized banking names in America, with over 45 million customer accounts. Capital One has its headquarters in McLean, Virginia, and has about 1,000 branches across the eastern United States, with locations in Texas, Maryland, Louisiana, Virginia, New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia.

Capital One has been recognized by the media several times, having been named one of the "Top Companies for Leaders" by Fortune Magazine, coming in second in North America and fifth across the world. Capital One has also been recognized by Fortune as being one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." Business Week noted Capital One as one of its "Best Places to Launch a Career," and DiversityInc called it one of the "Top 50 Companies for Diversity."

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