Capital One



Capital One Financial Corp. is a McLean, Fairfax County, Virginia-based bank holding company specializing in credit cards, home loans, auto loans, and savings products. The firm was a pioneer of the mass marketing of credit cards in the early 1990s and is now the largest customer of the United States Postal Service.

In 2005, Capital One entered the retail banking market with its acquisition of New Orleans, Louisiana-based Hibernia National Bank.

On March 12th, 2006, Capital One announced an agreement to acquire Melville, New York-based North Fork Bank. The merger is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2006.

The European headquarters of Capital One, based in Nottingham, England, UK. The company currently sponsors Premiership Football Club Sheffield United and League One Football Club Nottingham Forest.

Capital One received a 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index released by the Human Rights Campaign starting in 2003, the second year of the report.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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