Capitol Bank, Not to be Confused with Capital One


At Capitol Bank, we are often mistaken for being Capital One or being affiliated with Capital One. We get it – you quickly type some variation of “capitol” and “bank” into Google and you click on the first search result that pops up. In your haste, you might not notice that you’ve clicked on the wrong website. Your online banking login won’t work and you’ll be confused as to why the website looks so different from what you’ve seen in the past – because it’s not your bank! Consumers should know that Capitol Bank and Capital One are two entirely different financial institutions, completely independent of each other.

How can you tell the difference between Capitol Bank and Capital One? Here are several ways we at Capitol Bank are distinctly different from Capital One:

  • The first is the spelling. We are spelled C-A-P-I-T-O-L, emphasis on the “O”. Capital One is spelled with an “A” instead of an “O”. Also, we do not have the word “ONE” in our name.
  • Capitol Bank is a community bank and we have locations only in Dane County, Wisconsin (Madison and Verona). Capital One has locations both in the US and abroad.
  • Our websites and branding look drastically different. At Capitol Bank, we utilize gold, blue, white and charcoal gray in our color scheme. We do not utilize red as Capital One does, so that’s a quick way to determine if you’re on the correct website.

In the era of cyber attacks, phishing and identity theft, all the reasons stated above are also important to be familiar with to mitigate your risk. If it doesn’t look like the Capitol Bank website, logo or spelling you’re familiar with, you should not put in your online banking credentials or engage with the website in any manner. We are never going to ask you for sensitive information through untraditional methods such as text messaging or through social media. Do not respond to those types of inquiries! When in doubt, call and ask for your banker at Capitol Bank and we can talk through any questions or concerns you have 608.836.1616.

As a reminder, we are not affiliated with Capital One in any way. Capitol Bank is locally owned and operated in the Madison, Wisconsin area.

In addition, we know there are other Capitol Banks in the US and abroad, so we also caution customers to not confuse us with Capitol Banks located in other states, as we have no affiliation. Again, being familiar with our website and logo is helpful at first glance. In addition, you can scroll to the footer of our website to view our locations, or simply visit our “Locations & Hours” page in the “About” section of our website:

We are focused with locations in the Madison, Wisconsin area only, so it is a key indicator that you’re on the wrong site if you see several addresses or references to banks in states other than Wisconsin.


About Capitol Bank: Capitol Bank, locally-owned and operated since 1995, is committed to serving the communities in which we live, work and do business. We are proud of the partnerships we have established with organizations, businesses and individuals in the Dane County area. Our philosophy of community support is demonstrated at the corporate level, as well as in the time and energy our employees devote to our community each year. Capitol Bank is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

Contact: Natalie Gregerson

Director of Marketing/Officer
Capitol Bank
710 N. High Point Road
Madison, WI 53717