Investing in Credit Solutions and Partnerships Leverage Growth Opportunities - Research Report on Visa, American Express,

Investing in Credit Solutions and Partnerships Leverage Growth Opportunities -
 Research Report on Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, and Capital

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NEW YORK, June 14, 2013

NEW YORK, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting Visa
Inc. (NYSE: V), American Express Company (NYSE: AXP), MasterCard Incorporated
(NYSE: MA), Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS), and Capital One Financial
Corp. (NYSE: COF). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge -
including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the
links below.

Visa Inc. Research Report

On June 5, 2013, Visa Inc. (Visa) announced that it has signed agreements with
three leading mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) providers - iZettle, SumUp, and SCCP
Group's Swiff - to enable merchants of all sizes to accept Visa payments using
mobile technology. The three mPOS providers will participate in the Visa Ready
Program to have their mobile acceptance hardware and software tested and
approved for use with Visa payments. Visa also announced that it has approved
two new mPOS devices by AnywhereCommerce and Miura Systems. Jim McCarthy,
Global Head of Innovation & Strategic Partnerships at Visa, said, "The Visa
Ready Program is designed to provide innovators with an easy way to
collaborate with Visa and gives merchants and consumers the peace-of-mind they
need when transacting with a mobile phone." He added, "Mobile acceptance
technology is precisely the kind of innovation we need to bring the benefits
of electronic payments to more merchants, financial institutions and consumers
around the globe." The Full Research Report on Visa Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:


American Express Company Research Report

On May 29, 2013, American Express Company (American Express) and Citibank
announced that they will be joining forces in Asia, starting with the launch
of the Citi PremierMiles American Express Card in Malaysia. Paul Abbott,
Executive Vice President and Head of American Express' Global Network
Partnerships said, "We are pleased to announce an expansion of our partnership
with Citi through a new card-issuing alliance in Asia. Through this
partnership, we can work together to offer new card products with outstanding
benefits and services that will allow Citi to deliver even greater choice and
value to their customers across the region." Under the partnership, Citibank
will issue cards in the Asia Pacific Region, which will be accepted on the
American Express global merchant network. "Citibank's partnership with
American Express will allow us to be even more competitive in our credit card
offerings across Asia and, of course, to offer even greater rewards and
associated benefits to our cardmembers," said Jonathan Larsen, Citi's Global
Head of Retail Banking and Asia Pacific Head of Consumer Banking. The Full
Research Report on American Express Company - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: []


MasterCard Incorporated Research Report

On June 6, 2013, MasterCard Incorporated (MasterCard) announced that it will
deploy a target of 410,000 MasterCard PayPass-enabled point-of-sale (POS)
terminals throughout Japan over the next three years. The project will enable
travelers visiting Japan to make fast and convenient contactless transactions.
According to the Bank of Japan, the early adoption and penetration of
contactless payments in Japan saw transactions amounting to over ¥2 trillion
in 2011. The Company stated that the contactless payments continue to expand
at a rapid pace, in part due to the increased use of NFC (Near Field
Communication) payments. The Full Research Report on MasterCard Incorporated-
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:


Discover Financial Services Research Report

On June 5, 2013, Discover Financial Services (Discover) announced that its
business unit, Diners Club International, has entered an agreement with
Barclaycard Global Payment Acceptance to allow the acceptance of Discover and
Diners Club cards by merchants using Barclaycard's payment acquiring services.
"With our increasingly global economy, businesses of all sizes want to offer
the widest possible range of payment methods. As one of the largest payment
processors in the UK, this new agreement between Barclaycard and Diners Club
International will allow our merchants to take payment from a wider range of
overseas customers. Whether you run a small online shop or a global retail
chain, accepting the widest possible range of payments will mean more choice
for customers and more opportunities for businesses," said Paulette Rowe,
Managing Director of Barclaycard Global Payment Acceptance. The Full Research
Report on Discover Financial Services - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: []


Capital One Financial Corp. Research Report

On May 23, 2013, Capital One Financial Corp. (Capital One) announced that it
has committed to a multi-year investment totaling $1 million toward LIFT's
program to expand economic opportunities for individuals who are striving for
a better future for themselves and their families. LIFT is a national
organization working to help families facing financial challenges in the US.
Heather Cox, LIFT National Board Member and Executive Vice President of US
Card Operations at Capital One, said, "At both Capital One and LIFT, we
understand that poverty is a complex and multi-faceted problem and all of its
associated issues-unemployment, homelessness, hunger, illiteracy, health care
costs, and more-are interlinked. Working together, we hope to help reshape the
national conversation on poverty in a manner that recognizes the inherent
dignity, value and potential of all individuals and works to find solutions to
this complicated issue." The Full Research Report on Capital One Financial
Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:



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