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Banking Giant’s CEO Drops Truth Bomb on Mega-Merger: ‘Let the Competition Thrive!’


Jamie Dimon on Capital One’s $35.3 billion Discover acquisition: ‘Let them compete’


Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, is not concerned about Capital One’s potential acquisition of Discover Financial.

If approved, the deal would make Capital One the largest credit card lender, surpassing JPMorgan.

Despite this, Dimon is confident in his bank’s ability to compete.

He acknowledges Capital One’s strength but warns that he will object to any perceived unfair competition, such as the different debit fee regulations between large banks and Discover.

Dimon also supports consolidation in the banking industry, advocating for the approval of small bank mergers.

However, he questions the fairness of the Durbin Amendment, which caps debit fees for large banks but not for Discover.

Despite the concerns raised by some lawmakers and regulatory bodies, Dimon remains optimistic and ready to face the increased competition from a bulked-up Capital One.

He respects CEO Richard Fairbank and acknowledges Capital One’s innovation in the credit card industry.

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    “JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon isn’t worried about the added competition from a bulked-up Capital One if its $35.3 billion takeover of Discover Financial gets approved.”

    “”My view is, let them compete,” Dimon said. “Let them try, and if we think it’s unfair, we’ll complain about that.””


    “He added that Capital One will have an “unfair advantage versus us” in debit payments, owing to the fact that legislation known as the Durbin Amendment caps debit fees for large banks, but not Discover or American Express.”

    “More than a dozen Democrat lawmakers including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., signed a letter to the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on Sunday urging them to block the agreement.”

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