Canada has several major banks and many schedule II banks – but with rates and plans all over the map, it’s difficult to know where to bring your business. Our aim is to help you navigate Canada’s banking options to discover which one suits your needs best.
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Starting now, Canadian mortgage seekers will find it easier to qualify for more money. That’s because the Bank of Canada has dropped its five year benchmark qualifying rate from 5.34 percent to 5.19 percent. This is the rate banks use to qualify would-be-homebuyers for a mortgage. This is the fir.... More »
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Looking for low-interest credit cards? A credit card that has a high interest rate can quickly lead to higher debt if you’re not careful. But, with a few savvy tips, you can lower your interest rate or transfer to a card with lower interest.
Here’s how to get the best interest rate for your credit card.
Open a New Credit Card with a Low-Interest Rate or Open a Balance Transfer Credit Card
If an older credit card has a high interest rate, open a card with a lower interest rate. Then, stop using the old card. If your old card has a long credit history that’s in good standing, keeping it open might be a good idea. If the bank is charging a high annual fee, then consider closing it. Or, you can open a balance transfer card with a lower interest rate and transfer your old balance.
Benefits with opening a new credit card:
The bank may have a low interest rate offer for new cardholders.
The bank may waive the annual fee for the first year.
The bank may offer special card back rewards for new cardholders…