How to go about securing the best rate and plan for your credit card in Canada.
There are 34 federal departments and agencies that allow citizens and others to pay for services with credit and debit cards. An internal briefing note, obtained by CBC News, shows that half of those institutions have flunked a global test designed to help ensure that personal inform.... More »
The HSBC World Elite Mastercard is a relatively new card in the Canadian market. This is not their 'Premier World Elite' which is meant for people who bank at HSBC but rather this card is for any Canadian and it is essentially the same as the Premier version. When HSBC launched .... More »
Weekly rate report: Average card APR remains at record high of 17.07 percent for second week + MORE Oct 18th
October 17, 2018: The average credit card interest rate held steady at a record high this week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report..... More »
If you have plenty of cash on hand to eliminate your bad debts, you should do it. But it still may not improve your credit score right away..... More »
The number of Canadian millionaires will jump by more than half in the next five years: Credit Suisse Oct 21st
The number of millionaires in Canada will jump by more than half in the next five years, a faster growth rate than other developed countries like the U.S., according to a new wealth report from banking giant Credit Suisse..... More »
Fall is a great time to travel, but you could end up in the path of a hurricane depending on where you go. Here’s how to prepare for an emergency and how credit card perks can help you adjust your plans
October 4 Update: Two new offers for Cobalt cardmembers, great offer for the BMO AIR MILES Business Mastercard & new Air Canada Transatlantic routes
American Express Cobalt Cardmembers check you emails again for two new offers:Receive a $5 statement credit when you spend $35 or more on Amazon.ca on October 5th only! This one is easy but you do have to register your card via the link the email. Remember to go through a mileage earning portal like AIR MILES Shops or Aeroplan eStore to earn miles on those Amazon purchases! Receive 2,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points when spend $5,000 or more for the month of October. This does not require registration, if you get the email it means your card is automatically registered for this offer. I’m a little surprised the bonus points aren’t more, 2,000 points on $5,000 of spending isn’t a huge incentive however I figure since this card is a big earner on base points for eats and drinks (5x points) Amex considers you already getting lots of points. Still if you get the email and know you can $5,000 on the card the 2,000 points is worth at least $20 so it’s better than $0! I’ll try to see if I can hit that amount this month but I know I won’t move spending over to the card for 1x categories as the earn on some of my others cards would pretty much make the 2,000 bonus points a wash…
Late payments on bank-issued credit cards edged below 3 percent of accounts in the second quarter of 2018, the American Bankers Association said.