Amazon Rumored to Be Considering Capital One Acquisition

According to a report from Banking Technology, Amazon could potentially be acquiring Capital One; Capital One uses Amazon’s AWS cloud services; its credit card business could complement Amazon’s current offerings for payment processing and credit cards while also expanding its services for Amazon’s merchant network; according to Neil O’Brien, former director of digital banking at Santander US, “There has been speculation for a long time about a tech giant (GAFA – Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) buying a bank in the US, but the general sentiment was that banks were an undesirable target because of low margins and more importantly, high regulation.”; the potential for a bank acquisition is now likely to increase given recent regulatory developments in the financial services industry.  Source