Confused by credit? The road to good credit starts with a single click

    Capital One Canada offers an innovative online resource to help Canadians
    get into the driver's seat when it comes to credit.

    TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Capital One Canada is helping Canadians
explore new ways of managing their credit through a comprehensive and
easy-to-understand website called
    Through direct, online interaction with experienced credit counsellors
from Credit Canada, a non-profit credit counselling agency, and plain language
explanations, offers a unique, consumer-oriented
experience that will guide Canadians towards responsible credit behaviour.
    "People who are either new to credit or have had problems in the past,
can sometimes be intimidated by the vast amount of advice that is out there,"
said Laurel Ostfield, spokesperson for Capital One Canada. "Capital One Canada
is building a source of information that everybody can understand - and the
best part is they can access credit counsellors from the comfort and privacy
of their home."
    "We see people everyday who are trying to get their finances back on
track and are eager to get as much information as possible to help them reach
their goal," said Laurie Campbell, Executive Director, Credit Canada.
" is so easy to use and it allows our credit counsellors
to help people they might not have otherwise been able to reach." also offers basic financial information for new
Canadians and addresses the unique issues and questions they have as they
start building their credit history in Canada.
    Since the site launched, credit counsellors from Credit Canada have
responded to hundreds of direct queries from interested Canadians who are
looking for reliable answers to their credit questions.

    For more information, visit

    About Capital One

    Located in Toronto, Ontario, Capital One has offered Canadian consumers a
range of competitive MasterCard credit cards since 1996, when the company
first introduced the Platinum MasterCard in Canada. Capital One Canada is a
division of Capital One Bank, a subsidiary of Capital One Financial
Corporation of McLean, Virginia (NYSE:   COF). Capital One is committed to
providing innovative educational tools to give consumers the opportunity to
learn how to better manage their finances.

For further information:

For further information: Laurel Ostfield, (416) 549-2753,

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