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Capital One Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Second Consecutive Year in J.D. Power National Banking Study

Convenience, tailored account offerings and helping customers save time or money emerge as core drivers of customer satisfaction at the nation’s largest retail banks. According to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. National Banking Satisfaction Study,SM released today, Capital One is delivering on these performance attributes most consistently, becoming the top-ranked retail bank in overall customer satisfaction for a second consecutive year.

“Customers have come to expect the nation’s largest retail banks to be able to meet them on their terms across all channels, delivering a flexible, highly engaging experience along the way,” said Paul McAdam, senior director of banking services at J.D. Power. “Retail banking customers say the most important steps banks can take to deliver that highly personalized level of service are to provide relevant account alerts and guidance on ways to save money and optimize spending. It is also noteworthy, in light of Capital One’s recent announcement that it is eliminating overdraft fees, that proactive efforts by banks to help customers avoid fees is one of the most powerful ways to personalize the banking experience.”

Study Ranking

Capital One ranks highest for a second consecutive year with an overall satisfaction score of 692 (on a 1,000-point scale). Capital One performs highest in providing digital channels; helping customers save time or money; delivering account offerings that meet customer needs; and allowing customers to bank how and when they want. PNC (684) ranks second and performs highest in resolving customer problems and instilling overall brand trust. TD Bank (673) ranks third, performing highest in the people factor, with representatives, tellers and call center agents who excel at customer relations.

The study, now in its fifth year, provides a comprehensive view of the customer experience with all retail bank product lines for nine national banks in the United States. It evaluates bank customer experience across seven factors: trust; people; account offerings; allowing customers to bank how and when they want; saving time and money; digital channels; and resolving problems or complaints.

The study defines a national bank as a U.S. bank holding company with domestic deposits exceeding $200 billion. The study is based on responses from 8,015 retail banking customers and was fielded from August through October 2021.

For more information about the J.D. Power U.S. National Banking Satisfaction Study, visit

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