How many credit cards do you need to get a mortgage? + MORE Sep 6th

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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Young adults shouldn't wait too long to get started with credit Sep 14th

Waiting until you're 25 to apply for your first card can slow down the path to adulthood, such as qualifying for a car loan or apartment lease..... More »
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September 6 Update: The Platinum Card from Amex now offers Shangri-La elite status which provides Singapore Airlines status, Cobalt Multipliers updated and more! + MORE Sep 7th

Following suit of what we saw on the U.K. version of The Platinum Card from American Express earlier this year, our Canadian version of the card now provides Jade Elite Status in the Shangri-La Hotels Golden Circle program. This new benefit continues to enhance the hotel elite offers the card prov.... More »

AARP study: Consumers putting themselves at risk of fraud Sep 10th

A new study by AARP finds only 4 in 10 American adults have set up online access to all their bank accounts, and only 57 percent have done so with their credit card accounts.... More »
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Weekly rate report: Average card rate remains at 16.92 percent for third week + MORE Sep 19th

September 19, 2018: The average credit card interest rate held steady Wednesday, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report..... More »
A handful of credit cards offer cellphone protection covering loss or damage. Policy details and exclusions vary, but, in general, you must use your credit card that includes the coverage to pay your cellphone service provider’s bill.

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Budget travelers who know how to make the most of their credit card rewards programs can save on outdoor excursions, get free stays in hostels while in Europe or score free gear for their Appalachian Trail hiking trip.

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With just one card you may not be able to get a FICO credit score and qualify for a mortgage, but there are some simple things you can do to build up your credit profile

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Earn 2,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for Radisson, Country Inn and Park Inn stays Here is a really good fall bonus offer from Aeroplan for stays at Radisson family of hotels in Canada and the U.S.. The bonus can be earned twice for a total of 5,000 miles. Offer details:2,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles per stay at at Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson, and Park Inn® by Radisson hotels in the U.S. and Canada. Bonus can be earned twice for 5,000 bonus miles in total. Full details and online booking Until Nov 30, 18 Find many more Aeroplan bonus offers here

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September 5 Update: Anyone have experience with American Bankers Insurance Company, WestJet cuts Mexico City, Air Canada Seat SaleHere is a question for all our readers. Leo W. asks the following and since we have never dealt with them I can’t provide an answer. Have any of you dealt with ABIC (aka Assurant) and how was your dealings with them? Let us know in the comments below! “Anyone had experience with American Bankers Insurance Company (ABIC)? Many credit cards provide travel insurance through ABIC, but I don’t know if it is easy to make a claim with ABIC.” WestJet is ending their service to Mexico City from both Calgary and Vancouver. Flights will end as of October 27. Passengers should be protected on WestJet’s partner flights on AeroMexico (well from Vancouver only as AeroMexico cut Calgary as well) (Source Routesonline) United Airlines is ending their Victoria to San Francisco service as of January 6, 2019. (Source Routesonline) Posts since our last update: Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for September Here are the Rewards Canada Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of September! This is not…Earn 2,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for Radisson, Country Inn and Park Inn stays  Here is a really good fall bonus offer from Aeroplan for stays at Radisson family of hotels in Canada and…Travel Deals Air Canada has launched their Worldwide Fall Seat Sale a day after WestJet’s…

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