One less credit card company, one more giant bank. Maybe.
Feb 20, 2024

One less credit card company, one more giant bank. Maybe.

Capital One is set to purchase Discover Financial Services — if the deal can survive regulator scrutiny.

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The start of a credit colossus?

One of the country’s biggest credit card firm wants to buy another. Capital One says it’s reached an all-stock deal to take over Discover Financial Services. The deal would create a stronger rival to Visa and Mastercard.

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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC
Lis Mahy Producer, BBC