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An Ontario woman says she is furious that her bank repeatedly increased the limit on a joint line of credit she had with her then-husband, allowing him to rack up debt for which she is responsible. She wants banks to have to get permission before increasing a customer’s line of credit.

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Canadian Tire is expanding its loyalty program
TORONTO — Canadian Tire Corp. says it’s expanding its loyalty program to allow customers to collect and redeem Canadian Tire Money across its various retail brands.
The company says starting later this spring, customers will be able to collect points at Sport Chek, Mark’s, Atmosphere and Gas+ locations in addition to Canadian Tire itself, as well as redeem them at locations other than Gas+ stations.
Canadian Tire says the revamped program will be called Triangle and include both loyalty points and two new MasterCards issued under the program.
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The program will allow customers to collect points either through an app or a loyalty card that will also offer personalized content and offers, while purchases with the branded MasterCards earn additional points.
The update to the loyalty program comes amid wider shifts in loyalty programs in Canada, including Air Canada moving away from Aimia Inc.’s Aeroplan program to its own system, and Loblaw Co…

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Ruling by 9th Circuit Court early in 2018 exempts some, but not all, businesses from ban on credit and debit card surcharges.

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