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Credit card debt poll: 56% of balance-carrying cardholders have had debt for at least a year + MORE Feb 21st
A new poll from CreditCards.com revealed 56 percent of credit card holders carrying balances have been doing so for more than a year. However, half of indebted card users say they aren’t particularly stressed out about it..... More »
While snow and cold are gripping much of the country, it's a perfect time to think ahead to a summer vacation. And right now is the perfect time to apply for a credit card with a handsome sign-up bonus..... More »
It starts with what sounds like a promising phone call: For a one-time fee, you can lower the interest rate on your credit card. But the person on the other end of the line isn't with your bank or credit card company. And what they're really after is your identity..... More »
Meridian is making news as of late, as it recently posted the lowest two-year fixed-interest rate in recent Canadian history, compared to the “Big Five” banks and other lenders on the market. As Ontario’s largest credit union, Meridian is offering a two-year fixed mortgage at 1.98 percent. T.... More »
As 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…
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…
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.
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.