2019 will bring big changes, more control to first-time borrowers + MORE Jan 7th

The “Big Five” Canadian banks offer credit cards and include Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Dominion Bank (TD Canada Trust), Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). Did you know that there are many other options?
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Is choosing bonus categories the next big trend in credit cards? + MORE Jan 21st

Is the updated Bank of America Cash Rewards card starting the newest credit card trend?.... More »

Cyber thieves make off with hundreds of thousands of dollars in attack targeting Coast Capital Savings + MORE Jan 16th

The RCMP and the credit union are investigating after 140 members were robbed in "phishing" and "brute force" cyber attacks..... More »
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Earn 500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for stays at Best Western Hotels until May 12 + MORE Jan 9th

We see the return of the Aeroplan Best Western stay bonus for the remainder of the winter and into spring. The offer is the same as the previous one that ended on December 15 of 500 bonus miles per stay. This is typically the lower bonus (it can get as high as 1,000 miles) that we see but it is stil.... More »
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The Best Credit Cards for Students in 2019 + MORE Jan 14th

If you’re a student in college or university, you understand that every penny counts. Tuition is high, textbooks are expensive, and it’s hard to maintain healthy eating habits while living off-campus when all you can afford are those packets of Sidekicks pasta for $1. This is where a good rewar.... More »

Car repossessed: How can I rebuild my credit? + MORE Jan 10th

The delinquent car payment that led to the repossession will stay on your credit report for seven years. However, there are ways to help your score recover in the meantime..... More »
Beginning this year, young borrowers with thin or non-existent credit histories will be able to proactively influence their FICO scores by granting credit bureaus access to more of their financial information.

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How to Check Your Credit Score for Free

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When borrowing money from your bank or credit union, is it important for you to get the best possible interest rate?  If you have excellent credit, you’re well positioned to do just that.
Not only do lenders offer their best rates to their top clients, having a strong credit score can make life easier when you are trying to rent an apartment, or if you’re purchasing insurance.
If your credit history is poor, or you have no credit history at all, there are ways you can improve it. In this article, I’ll show you how to do that, and I’ll also show you how to obtain a FREE copy of your credit report.
Staying on top of your credit information will help you establish or rebuild your credit. You’ll see where your score needs improvement, which will allow you to make efforts to boost your creditworthiness.
I recommend that you check your credit reports at least once a year.
How To Get Your Credit Report For Free
One option is to get your credit report directly from the credit bureau…

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If the primary holder of a credit card on which you’re an authorized user dies, you can’t continue to use the card as it is illegal. If you have, these are your options.

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