Capital One Financial Corp. may be lauded for its rapid growth and low- rate credit card marketing strategy, but at a recent ceremony in Washington it won the financial services award for the most misleading advertising of 1995.

At the Harlan Page Hubbard Lemon Awards, sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest , Capital One was blasted for its direct mail solicitation offering consumers a reduction in their minimum monthly payments - for a $19.95 fee.

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