Credit Services Companies Announce Fresh Partnerships, Key Milestones, Acquisitions, and Consumer Trends - Research Report on

    Credit Services Companies Announce Fresh Partnerships, Key Milestones,
   Acquisitions, and Consumer Trends - Research Report on Visa, MasterCard,
                 American Express, Capital One, and Discover

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NEW YORK, August 26, 2013

NEW YORK, August 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting Visa
Inc. (NYSE: V), MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA), American Express Company
(NYSE: AXP), Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF), and Discover
Financial Services (NYSE: DFS). 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 August 13, 2013, Visa Inc. (Visa) announced that according to its Global
Travel Intentions Study 2013, US travelers desire culture, are tech savvy, and
plan to significantly increase their travel budget on their next international
trip. The study revealed that travelers plan to spend 40% more on their next
international trip compared to their last trip, opposed to travelers outside
the US who plan to increase travel spend by just 4.6%. "Americans have a zest
for travel and exploration and these survey results hint at a growing appetite
to increase travel budgets," said Nick Talwar, Head of North America Credit at
Visa. "With increased spending budgets and the desire to manage expenses,
traveling with an electronic form of payment is becoming just as important as
a passport." The Full Research Report on Visa Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: []

MasterCard Incorporated Research Report

On August 20, 2013, MasterCard Incorporated (MasterCard) announced a key
milestone in the evolution of its digital payment service, with 16 of
Australia's leading payment service providers confirming that they will
introduce MasterPass across their customer base. The announcement was made at
the Online Retailers Conference and E-commerce Expo in Sydney. MasterCard said
that this rollout will enable thousands of Australian merchants across
different e-commerce categories the option to opt in for the MasterPass
button, giving customers the ability to purchase items swiftly, easily, and
securely online. Matt Barr, Head of Market Development and Innovation for
Australasia at MasterCard said, "Masterpass technology offers shoppers peace
of mind that their personal details are safe, as well as a wider selection of
payment options and quicker transaction times, which can ultimately translate
into increased customer satisfaction and an uplift in sales." The Full
Research Report on MasterCard Incorporated - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: []

American Express Company Research Report

On August 20, 2013, American Express Company (American Express) announced that
according to the latest American Express Spending and Savings Tracker, 92% of
Americans will hit stores for back-to-school shopping this fall, spending an
average of $1,094 on supplies, up 26% since 2012. The tracker further revealed
that a probable cause for the increase is that 50% of parents with school-aged
children plan to buy at least one digital gadget this back-to-school season,
up from 36% in 2012. "Items like pencils, notebooks, and crayons are
completely 'old school' on parents' shopping lists," said David Rabkin, SVP of
US Consumer Lending Products at American Express. "Instead, they're investing
in the latest technology to help them learn, and we expect technology spending
for back-to-school to only continue to increase in the years to come." 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: []

Capital One Financial Corporation Research Report

On August 16, 2013, Capital One Financial Corporation (Capital One) announced
that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Beech Street Capital
(Beech Street). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed and the
transaction is expected to close in Q4 2013. Rick Lyon, Head of Commercial
Real Estate Banking at Capital One said, "The addition of Beech Street
strengthens our multifamily business, provides a national presence, and
enables us to meet the needs of clients in the multifamily sector with a
complete set of banking services that includes agency program loans, bank
balance sheet loans, treasury services, and capital markets solutions." The
Full Research Report on Capital One Financial Corporation - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:

Discover Financial Services Research Report

On August 15, 2013, Discover Financial Services (Discover) announced that
according to a survey commissioned by Discover Student Loans, the number of
parents with college-bound teens who see value in college education has
increased from 2012. The survey revealed that 87% of parents say that college
is very important for their children's futures, up from 81% in 2012. The
parents who say college education is only somewhat important declined from 14%
in 2012 to 11% in 2013. "We're encouraged that parents continue to see the
life-long benefits of a college education. But it can be overwhelming to
figure out how to pay for college," said PK Parekh, Vice President for
Discover Student Loans. "Discover encourages parents and students to plan
early and maximize grants, scholarships, and other free financial aid." 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: []


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