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Business Summary
Logo Discover Financial Service
Operates as a bank holding company

Discover Financial Services is a direct banking and payment services company.

It operates through its subsidiaries, Discover Bank and Discover Home Loans, Inc. The company operates through two segments: Direct Banking and Payment Services.

The Direct Banking segment includes consumer banking and lending products, specifically Discover-branded credit cards issued to individuals and small businesses on the Discover Network and other consumer banking products and services, including private student loans, personal loans, home loans, prepaid cards and other consumer lending and deposit products.

The Payment Services segment includes PULSE, Diners Club and the company's network partners business, which includes credit, debit and prepaid cards issued on the Discover Network by third parties.

This segment also includes the business operations of Diners Club Italy, which primarily consist of issuing Diners Club charge cards.

Discover Financial Services was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Riverwoods, IL.
Sales per Businesses
20142015Delta
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
Direct Banking9,29697.6%9,72497.8% +4.6%
Payment Services315.003.3%278.002.8% -11.75%
Sales per Regions
20142015Delta
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
United States9,611100.9%10,002100.6% +4.07%
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
David Nelms561998Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Roger Hochschild512004President & Chief Operating Officer
R. Mark Graf522011Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
Glenn P. Schneider551993Chief Information Officer & Executive VP
Gregory Case542007Independent Director
Jeffrey S. Aronin, MBA492007Independent Director
Mary K. Bush, MBA682007Independent Director
Larry A. Weinbach772007Lead Independent Director
Michael H. Moskow, PhD792007Independent Director
Thomas Gus Maheras542008Independent Director
Equities
Vote QuantityFloatCompany-owned sharesTotal Float
Share A 1 559,182,078 385,110,000 68.9% 173,648,023 31.1% 68.8%
Share B 0 575,000 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Shareholders
NameEquities%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 25,209,632 6.48%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc. 21,146,396 5.44%
Boston Partners Global Investors, Inc. 16,626,209 4.27%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 16,202,227 4.17%
JPMorgan Investment Management, Inc. 9,801,922 2.52%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) 8,940,008 2.30%
Fidelity Management & Research Co. 8,732,301 2.24%
LSV Asset Management 6,767,384 1.74%
PRIMECAP Management Co. 5,593,200 1.44%
BlackRock Advisors LLC 5,479,103 1.41%
Sector
Financials
Banking & Investment Services
 Banking Services
  Consumer Lending
   Consumer Lending - NEC
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Sector Consumer Lending - NEC
1st jan.Capitalization (M$)
DISCOVER FINANCIAL SER..-0.87%28 089
SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL0.99%30 113
ALLY FINANCIAL INC21.56%10 738
BAJAJ FINANCE LTD0.00%8 817
ACOM CO., LTD.-4.89%6 915
INDIABULLS HOUSING FIN..32.97%5 500
PROVIDENT FINANCIAL PL..2.49%5 377
NAVIENT CORP-5.84%4 662
SAMSUNG CARD CO LTD--.--%4 383
AEON FINANCIAL SERVICE..4.39%4 354
LIC HOUSING FINANCE LI..1.62%4 285
ONEMAIN HOLDINGS INC26.60%3 744
CREDIT SAISON CO., LTD..3.47%3 552
SHRIRAM TRANSPORT FINA..9.40%3 180
MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA FI..7.91%2 486
CHOLAMANDALAM INVESTME..7.53%2 387
SUNDARAM FINANCE LIMIT..22.14%2 353
ZENKOKU HOSHO CO LTD-3.85%2 225
GENTERA SAB DE CV-15.22%2 220
LENDINGCLUB CORP5.90%2 149
FIRSTCASH INC-6.81%2 142
Sector Consumer Lending - NEC
Discover Financial Service : Connections
Commonwealth Edison Co.
The Executives Club of Chicago
Principal Life Insurance Co.
CDW LLC
The Student Loan Corp.
Hoover Institution
Metropolitan Family Services
The National Bureau of Economic Research
Loretto Hospital Foundation
Junior Achievement of Chicago
Civic Consulting Alliance
Private Export Funding Corp.
Chicago Workforce Board
Yankee Hill Capital Management LLC
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
The Financial Services Roundtable
Education Corp. of America
Aon Re Worldwide, Inc.
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Aon Foundation
Tegean Capital Management LLC
Economic Club of Chicago
Bloom Energy Corp.
The Field Museum of Natural History
Aon UK Ltd.
Investment Company Institute
Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co., Inc.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Brock Capital Group LLC
American Cancer Society's CEOs Against Cancer
Great Western Products Holdings LLC
Paragon Pharmaceuticals Capital LLC
The Japan America Society of Chicago
Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc.
MATTER Chicago
Lafayette College
Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America
Northwestern Memorial Foundation
Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center
Illinois Council On Economic Education
The Museum of Science & Industry
National Futures Association
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Northern Institutional Funds
The Commercial Club of Chicago
Edgewater Growth Capital Partners
Bush International LLC
Carnegie Hall Society, Inc.
Company contact information
Discover Financial Services
2500 Lake Cook Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015

Phone : +1.224.405.0900
Web : www.discoverfinancial.com
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