Capital One Financial Corporation, which was established in 1995, is a diversified financial services holding company headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through branches, the internet and other distribution channels.
Richard D. Fairbank, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, founded Capital One based on his belief that the power of information, technology, testing and great people could be combined to bring highly customized financial products directly to consumers. Since then, Capital One has emerged as one of the America's largest consumer franchises with approximately 40 million customer accounts and one of the nation's most recognized brands. As one of the nationís top 10 largest banks based on deposits, Capital One, N.A. has approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
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