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Capital One Overview

Nottingham, England
10000+ employees
1994
Company - Public (COF)
Finance
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Money influences everyone in some way, shape or form. At Capital One UK, it is our common purpose to ensure this influence is a positive one on our customers' lives.

We are an information based lending company, founded on the belief that ... Read more

Mission: REIMAGINE MONEY. INSPIRE LIFE.
Capital One is the card in your corner. Our bold ambition is to bring simplicity and humanity to banking.

Capital One – Why Work For Us?


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Rip up the rulebook. Reinvent the here and now. We’re making technology work for us, so we can work harder for our customers. Wherever we go next, you’ll be part of our journey. Get ready to explore.


 

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Whatever you do, you’ll find a home for your talent here. It takes the ideas and energy of so many people to make our business work. We like to get inventive too. So come prepared to collaborate and do things differently.

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How We Got Started

Richard D. Fairbank is founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital One® Financial Corporation. Mr. Fairbank founded Capital One in 1988 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.Eight years later, we launched here in the UK. This was our first overseas venture and, in 1997, we were ready to open our £multi-million operations centre in Nottingham, creating 1,200 jobs in the process.

Today, we’re a top 10 credit card issuer both here and in the US. We also have a presence in Canada, India and the Philippines, with 40,000 employees worldwide. And with your help, we’ll continue to innovate to make our customers’ lives better.

Leadership

Richard D. Fairbank
Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Fairbank has been at the helm of Capital One since 1988. In fact, he helped build the company from the ground up. It all started with an innovative idea.


Richard D. Fairbank
Founder
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

Richard D. Fairbank is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Capital One Financial Corporation, a broadly diversified financial services company ranked 130th on the Fortune 500.  Mr. Fairbank founded Capital One in 1988 based on his belief that the power of information, technology and testing could be harnessed to bring highly customized financial products directly to consumers. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One is a top 10 US bank, offering a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients.  Capital One has approximately 1000 branch locations in New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Additionally, Capital One has international businesses in the United Kingdom and Canada.

Capital One has been widely recognized for its entrepreneurial culture, progressive work place, and community engagement. Capital One was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “Top Companies for Leaders,” ranking second in North America and fifth globally.  In addition, Capital One has been named to: Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” Fortune’s “20 Great Employers for New Grads,” BusinessWeek’s “Best Places to Launch a Career,” Working Mother’s “100 Best Companies” and DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity.”

Under Mr. Fairbank's leadership, Capital One has demonstrated a strong commitment to philanthropy and volunteerism, supporting a number of area programs focused on community redevelopment and youth education, including DC Cares, the DC College Access Program and Junior Achievement. Mr. Fairbank has often been recognized for his community and industry leadership, including being named by Bank Technology and Systems as one of the 10 Top Innovators of the Decade. Mr. Fairbank was honored as a 2008 Washington Business Hall of Fame Laureate and also appointed to the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.  He was named “2006 Banker of the Year” by the American Banker.

Mr. Fairbank served on MasterCard International’s Global Board of Directors and, prior to that, as Chairman of MasterCard’s U.S. Region Board.  Mr. Fairbank holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University.

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Capital One Awards & Accolades

  • UK's Best Workplaces - Large category, Great Place to Work, 2016
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2016
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2016
  • Best for Vets: Employers, Military Times, 2016
  • Readers Choice: A Top 50 Employer, Careers and the disABLED Magazine, 2016
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