NY Fed: Credit inquiries fell to historic low in Q4 + MORE Feb 13th

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Meridian Ushers in New Way for Canadians to Bank with Motusbank + MORE Feb 14th

Meridian holds the position as the biggest credit union in Ontario, and the third biggest country-wide. The company recently created a new subsidiary named Motusbank, a full-service digital bank that’s set to change the way Canadians handle their finances. What’s Different About Motusba.... More »

Home renovation: More credit cards are rewarding home-related purchases Feb 19th

A growing number of credit cards now cater to homeowners and interior design enthusiasts by offering significant rewards in exchange for home-related spending..... More »

Great new offer for the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card - Up to 30,000 bonus miles & first year free + MORE Feb 15th

 TD has just released one of the richest offers to date for their TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card! The new offer that is available here and only some other select digital channels (it will go live with TD in March) provides an awesome welcome bonus of up to 30,000 Aeroplan Miles and a first year.... More »

Swipe fees: Visa, Mastercard to charge merchants more for card transactions + MORE Feb 16th

Visa and Mastercard are planning to raise swipe fees in April, according to media reports. It could result in higher prices for consumers..... More »
A report by the New York Fed shows credit inquiries in the past six months fell to a historic low in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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February 12 Update: Bonus Miles & More Miles for Lufthansa Economy Class out of Canada, Aeroplan Costco bonus next week & 20X SCENE Points during Irish FestIf you plan on flying on Lufthansa out of Canada this year in Economy Class the good news is that you will now earn 6 Miles & More miles per Euro spent instead of 4. The program is offering 2 bonus miles per Euro spent on all of Lufthansa’s Intercontinental flights flown in Economy Class. There is no registration required simply book online at Lufthansa.ca Here is a heads up that you will be able to earn Triple Aeroplan miles on Costco.ca purhcases starting next week. Registration and use of promo code will be required. Find out more here. You can earn 20X SCENE Points during Irish Fest at participating Fionn MacCool’s, D’Arcy McGee’s, Paddy Flaherty’s and Tir nan Òg restaurants until March 16. Find out more here. and be sure keep an eye on our blog and social media channels over the next two days for a bunch of exciting updates and industry coverage! Posts since our last update:World Of Hyatt Hotel Category Changes for 2019 – 259 hotels affected globally, 1 in Canada The list of hotel chains releasing their hotel category changes for 2019 continues to grow…

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World Of Hyatt Hotel Category Changes for 2019 - 259 hotels affected globally, 1 in CanadaThe list of hotel chains releasing their hotel category changes for 2019 continues to grow. Hyatt and their World Of Hyatt program are now in the fray. They follow Marriott, IHG, and Radisson who have already announced their changes for this year.  Between the four hotel chains there are now a total 42 hotels in Canada changing award night categories.Hyatt’s changes will take place on March 18 and affect a total of 259 hotels around the globe. The split in locations is pretty even with 130 hotels moving up in category and 129 going down. Only one of the nine hotels they have in Canada is changing and that is Spirit Ridge in Osoyoos B.C. Good news for this change is the hotel is one of those going down!World Of Hyatt isn’t as major of a player in our market like the other big chain loyalty programs since they don’t have a lot of hotels here and have no credit card option (unless you still hold the Diners Club Mastercard!) but I do know a fair bit of our readers do utilize the program thanks to Hyatt’s foot print in major cities worldwide…

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Credit card rewards are usually not taxable if you had to spend in order to earn them. That’s why referral bonuses might be subject to taxes. Here’s what you should know.

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