Payment processing firm cuts Amex credit card interchange fees by 50% for small businesses + MORE Mar 5th

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Forgot to File Your Taxes Last Year? What You Need to Know + MORE Mar 13th

If filing your taxes over the next few weeks isn’t on your calendar, it certainly should be. Tempting as it may be, this is one area where procrastinating can only make things worse. Unlike sales tax, which is a pay-at-the-pump proposition, Canada’s income tax system is based on self-assessment.... More »

Jagmeet Singh should ask, ‘What would Thomas D’Arcy McGee do?’ + MORE Mar 20th

Thomas D’Arcy McGee and Jagmeet Singh (Photo credit: William Notman / Wikimedia Commons and Jennifer Roberts) In a speech in the House of Commons in fall of 1867, during the very first session of Parliament after Confederation, Thomas D’Arcy McGee trained his famous oratorical ire on a St. P.... More »

7 everyday card questions that can leave you confused + MORE Mar 21st

Here are the most common simple yet vexing questions regarding credit and debit cards, and how you can answer them with confidence..... More »

Open a savings account for your toddler + MORE Mar 16th

OTTAWA — Omar Abouzaher remembers going to the bank with his daughter so she could make her first deposit into an account that was opened for her when she was just a toddler. The regional vice-president for the Bank of Montreal’s daughter was four when they took her piggy bank to deposit the.... More »

Can your card company impose a new annual fee on you? + MORE Mar 8th

Card issuers can make changes to their products, such as start charging fees on otherwise no-fee cards. These are your options when hit with a new fee on your credit card..... More »
Exclusive offer for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express for Chase Marriott Premier CardholdersIn a little over a week the Chase Marriott Visa card will come to a complete end. Now, there are two main types of people who have this card. Those who are Marriott Rewards members and were using it for the points and benefits that came with the card or those who got it for the no foreign transaction fee. If you are in the Marriott Rewards camp you may be asking how will I be able to earn points outside of Marriott stays after March 15? Well the answer to that is the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express.If you have been collecting Marriott Rewards points and the program is your hotel program of choice then you should already know that Marriott owns Starwood and that you can link and convert points between the loyalty programs of both chains. This means you can use the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express to actually earn Marriott Rewards points. How so? The American Express card will earn Starpoints for your purchases and then you can link your Starwood Preferred Guest account with your Marriott Rewards account…

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Highest ever sign up bonus out now for the RBC Cathay Pacific Visa Platinum card - Up to 35,000 Asia MilesAs far as we call recall this new offer for the RBC Cathay Pacific Visa Platinum card is the best one ever. The normal sign up bonus is 10,000 Asia Miles and we’ve seen bonuses of 15,000, 20,000 and even 30,000 last year. Now we see that increased even further here in early 2018 to 35,000 Asia Miles! Granted the bonus is split up and you’ll have to hold onto the card for more than a year but then again this card is really targeted towards the frequent Cathay Pacific traveler so chances are they’ll hold onto the card for sometime.Here is how the bonus works this time:Step 1: 15,000 Asia Miles welcome offer upon card approvalStep 2: 10,000 Asia Miles when you spend $6,000 CAD in the first 3 monthsStep 3: Another 10,000 Asia Miles after the first Anniversary of your card account openingThis new bonus, once earned after a year, provides enough miles to fly round trip in Economy Class on Cathay Pacific’s 5th freedom flight between Vancouver and New York:or even one way in Business Class:Of course there are many more options out there as well on Cathay Pacific and any of their oneworld or other airline partners…

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The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has struck a deal to get its members much lower fees on credit card purchases when customers pay with an American Express card and use.

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Make your Disney World dreams come true by offsetting hotel and airfare costs through credit card rewards programs.

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March 5 Update: Episode 40 of our Podcast now available for download, Club Carlson officially becomes Radisson Rewards and more!Episode 40 of the Rewards Canada Round Up Podcast is here! You can listen to or download it on Apple iTunes, Google Play, our website and Soundcloud.  In this milestone episode we discuss the hot topic of No Foreign Transation fee credit cards, new IHG hotels in Canada, Hyatt’s new stay promotion and the very valuable new RBC Avion Visa Infinite sign up bonus! As we mentioned a few weeks ago, Carlson Hotels and their Frequent Guest Program Club Carlson were going to be re-branded under the Radisson moniker. That change officially happened today with the company now being called Radisson Hotel Group and the FGP being renamed to Radisson Rewards. Most of the program remains the same save for two parts: Elite status qualifying and points earning on stays.The Elite qualifying requirements have been relaxed, especially for reaching the first level, Silver:Silver Qualification: 9 nights or 6 stays (used to be 15 nights or 10 stays)Gold Qualification: 30 nights or 20 stays (used to be 35 nights or 20 stays) Platinum Qualification: 60 nights or 30 stays (used to be 75 nights or 30 stays)   This is good news if you are a Club Carlson Radisson Rewards regular as you can now qualify sooner…

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