check em out....
citigroup - $1.03
bank of america - $3.14
capital one - $8.31
american express - $10.26
discover - $4.95 (hey that price sounds like a deal
jpmorgan chase - $15.93
advanta - $0.25 (they are the 2nd biggest issuer of business credit cards in the US)
and then the two that are almost untouched....
visa - $50.19
mastercard - $142.44
(they only process transactions, don't lend money)
so yeah visa and mastercard aside someone like warren buffett could swoop in and buy out the entire credit card industry for under $50 billion