Weekly rate report: Average card APR breaks new record, climbing to 17.51 percent + MORE Jan 23rd

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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Travel for Free: Barry’s Top 6 Tips on How to Game the Credit Card Reward System + MORE Apr 10th

To simply say I love credit cards is an understatement. Currently, I have more than 10 active cards, which is much more than the average person will ever need at once, but I use them all for a variety of reasons. When you know how to game the reward system and reap the benefits of different cards, .... More »

Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for February - nearly $1,400 in travel rewards with these cards + MORE Feb 6th

Here are the Rewards Canada Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of February! This is not a 'best' credit card list like our Top Travel Rewards Credit Card rankings but instead a look at cards that have very good acquisition (sign up) offers. As always when choosing a card you should alwa.... More »
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NY Fed: Credit inquiries fell to historic low in Q4 + MORE Feb 13th

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..... More »

April 11 Update: 100 bonus AIR MILES at Rexall this weekend, Amex Platinum Card access to Lufthansa lounges extended & a great KLM seat sale! + MORE Apr 12th

Rexall is once again offering 100 Bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles when spend $50 or more this weekend (Apr 12-14) No coupon is required.Sometime ago we let you know that you can use your Platinum Card from American Express (or if you are lucky enough, your Centurion Card) to access Lufthansa Business .... More »
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Podcast Episode 52 is here! TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card 30K offer, Platinum Card from Amex Changes and WestJet 787 tour + MORE Feb 27th

Episode 52 - February 26, 2019 TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card 30K offer, Platinum Card from Amex Changes and WestJet 787 tour This week we have an update podcast covering the great new offer for the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card, the changes to the Platinum Card from American Express.... More »
January 23 Update: Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards 2019, Amex to Hilton Honors transfers are back, Royal Air Maroc extends mileage validityThe big news today is the release of our 11th annual Top Travel Rewards Credit Card rankings! If you haven’t seen them yet you can find them right here! Overall 2018 was relatively quiet so there weren’t any major changes in the rankings other than the Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card taking top spot in the Travel Points Credit Card with annual fee category! For the most part I don’t think we’ll see any changes from 2019 to 2020 either. It will be 2020, when Air Canada reveals their new program (that will integrate Aeroplan) when we should see a some major shifting in the rankings!Good news if you were planning on converting American Express Membership Rewards points to Hilton Honors. The online transfers are back! We reported this outage a few months ago as Amex was having some issues with it but that appears to be all fixed now. Find out more here. Similar to the news we brought you earlier this month from Turkish Miles&Smiles – the Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer program has extended the validity of miles that were set to expire on December 31, 2018 by six months…

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Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express to become Marriott Bonvoy American Express CardMarriott revealed today the details of the new name and look for their co-branded credit cards in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, UAE and Japan. On February 13th, the Canadian Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express will become the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card. While the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express will become the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Business Card.At this point it appears the only changes are the name and the look of the card here in Canada. There is no word yet on whether the cards will receive any new benefits or increased points offerings that we are seeing on some of the U.S. cards. Hopefully we should know this within a few weeks!Here is the current offering of the Canadian Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express:The SPG Amex Card

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Canada’s Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards Revealed for 2019!With more than 70 travel reward credit card options in Canada, it’s difficult to know which card is best. Rewards Canada’s 11th annual Travel Rewards Credit Card Ranking removes the guesswork by helping Canadians make informed decisions based on individual needs. The Rewards Canada judging process organizes credit cards into 6 categories: Travel Points (with annual fee), No Fee Travel Rewards, Hybrid (flexible currency), Airline, Coalition Program, and Best Overall Card. The credit cards are evaluated by key factors including cost, co-brand partnerships, rate-of-return, benefits and redemption options.And the winners are:Top Overall Travel Rewards Credit CardAmerican Express Cobalt CardTop Travel Points Credit Card (with annual fee)Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card Top No Fee Travel Rewards Credit CardScotiabank More Rewards Visa Card Top Hybrid (Flexible Points) Credit/Charge CardAmerican Express Cobalt CardTop Airline Credit/Charge CardWestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard  Top Coalition  Program Credit CardTD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card“The American Express Colbalt card remains this year’s top ranked card based on its superior earning potential and redemption options”, says Patrick Sojka, founder of RewardsCanada…

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January 23, 2019: The average credit card interest rate climbed to another all-time high this week, coming within rounding distance of 18 percent for the first time on record.

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From a business card with a 0-percent offer to a low-interest card from a credit union, plastic has propelled the launch of founder Mandy Rosello’s all-inclusive sailing charter business.

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