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

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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 »

January 14 Update: IHG point changes delayed to January 25, Earn up to 500 bonus AIR MILES for booking flights via Redtag & more! + MORE Jan 15th

Last week we brought you the details of the IHG hotels that were changing categories (28 in Canada) and there is some good news in that it has been delayed to January 25 instead of today. The PDF of the list of hotels affected now states the 25th as the date the changes will take place. That giv.... More »

Tropical destinations: 4 exotic islands to escape winter using points Jan 19th

Cold, frosty winter days call for sunny afternoons in far-off destinations. Here are four exotic islands you can escape to by using miles and points from your rewards credit cards..... More »
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Earn up to 50,000 bonus points with The World of Hyatt Credit Card + MORE Jan 18th

Discover why a high point value makes the World of Hyatt Credit Card sign-up bonus especially valuable..... 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 »
Air Canada completes acquisition of Aeroplan - miles will transfer 1:1 and Amex remains in the mixAs we mentioned yesterday, Aimia shareholders approved the purchase of their Canadian division by Air Canada and we now have confirmation that the transaction is complete. Air Canada officially owns Aeroplan once again and they give us some but not many details of what can be expected:Aeroplan Miles will convert 1:1 to the new Air Canada programAltitude Status and privileges remain unchanged for customersCredit card loyalty program and network agreements finalized with TD, CIBC and Visa Canada for future participation in Air Canada’s loyalty programAgreement in principle entered into with American Express for its continued participation in Air Canada’s loyalty program post 2020.The big question remains is what value will the new Air Canada program bring. Will they devalue the Aeroplan program as we know or will they keep it the same. This sooner Air Canada reveals this the better, that is if the program will remain relatively the same or better. Of course if they are going to make it worse don’t expect them to announce anything until well into Q4 or even into 2020…

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January 9 Update: TAP to fly new A330-900neo between Toronto & Lisbon, Toronto to Bangkok or South Africa for only $936 on KLM & more!TAP Portugal is up-gauging some of its flights between Toronto and Lisbon to their brand new A330-900neo aircraft. Several flights per week will be operated by the new planes while some will still be the older Airbus A330-200. TAP was the launch customer of the newly updated A330 which has 298 seats (34 Business, 96 Economy Plus, 168 Economy) TAP does have their own frequent flyer program which was recently renamed to Miles&Go from Victoria. The airline is also part of Star Alliance which means you can earn and burn Aeroplan, MileagePlus and other miles on these flights. (Source Routesonline) Photo courtesy of AirbusAir Transat is boosting service between Toronto and Zagreb for the summer to three times per week. As we all know Air Transat does not have a loyalty program (and the partnership announced in 2018 with Aeroplan not coming to fruition) so your best bet is to earn credit card points if you pay cash for these and you can redeem those flexible proprietary credit card points as well…

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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.

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A recent survey shows older millennials stand alone among the under-55 crowd in preferring to pay with debit over credit. However, Gen Z is evenly split between the two.

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