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Aeroplan Launches New Mobile Booking App For Members

Aeroplan Mobile App

Aeroplan has unveiled a new mobile app members can use to book flights using their Aeroplan Miles. Customers with iPhones, Android and Blackberry mobile devices can now download the app from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Blackberry App World. It works as follows: Under the ‘Use Your Miles’ section, select ‘Book a Flight.’ A Flight Rewards search form will ... Read More »

The NEW SimplyCash Card from American Express Packs a Mean Punch

SimplyCash Card From American Express Cash Back

Looking for a rewards credit card that’s simple, has no tricks and is exceptionally rich? The new no annual fee SimplyCash card from American Express has the highest no-fee flat cash back rate of 1.25% in Canada, on everything you buy, with unlimited earning potential. Need another incentive to try it out? American Express is now offering 5% cash back ... Read More »

8 Misleading Credit Card Tricks Eating A Hole Through Your Wallet

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Many credit cards are designed to catch consumers off guard with late fees, retroactive interest charges, penalty rates and other toxic landmines. Some are justified, others not so much. Regardless, we’d like to give you a primer on some of the more common, and frankly, egregious examples of fine print trickery, in our opinion. The more you know, the less ... Read More »

National Bank of Canada Establishes Credit Card Partnership With CAA

National Bank CAA Credit Card Partnership

National Bank has signed an agreement with the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) for the launch of the National Bank CAA Rewards MasterCard credit card further to the acquisition of Bridgewater Bank’s portfolio of 42,000 CAA credit cards. As a result, CAA members across seven regional CAA clubs, not including Quebec, who have a CAA credit card will receive the new ... Read More »

Best Travel Credit Card Rankings in Canada For 2016

best travel credit card rankings

For years, Canada’s savvy travelers have exploited credit cards to travel in comfort and style well beyond their means. Whether you’re a bargain hunter, bag-checker, loyalty flyer or bonus surfer, we’ve evaluated the best travel credit card deals to help you take-off. To help us derive our rankings for the best travel credit card, we first measured the value per ... Read More »

Canadians Continue Abandoning Cash, Move Towards Plastic

credit card, cash, mobile payments

Looks like the putsch is almost complete! Cash is slowly being dethroned as king, with electronic payments ruling the roost. According to a survey recently conducted online with over 1,000 Canadians by consumer research firm GfK, credit and debit card transactions now exceed cash transactions by a significant margin. In 2015, 42% of Canadian transactions were made with credit cards, 28% ... Read More »

Know Thyself: Don’t Get Screwed By Your Credit Card

credit card addiction

Much of the risk in credit cards is predicated on exploiting consumer psychology. The theory goes that it’s the weakness of our heads, not our wallets, that make us prone to debt, fees and overspending. One famous study from 2001 showed that people were willing to pay up to twice as much for the same item when paying with a credit card ... Read More »

Avoid Credit Card Balance Insurance Like The Plague

Credit Card Balance Insurance

Ever get the call from your credit card company offering you credit card “balance protection”, “balance insurance”, or “payment protection”? Do they push peace of mind? Just say NO. Regardless of the name, credit card balance insurance products basically promise to either pay down your balance in the event you die, or pay/suspend your minimum monthly credit card payments in ... Read More »

Best Cash Back Credit Card Rankings in Canada For 2016

Best Cash Back Credit Card Canada

In the last few years, cash back credit cards have been the most popular rewards card in Canada. Many Canadians prefer a cash back credit card because it’s simple to understand, offers great value and redemption is hassle free. For those tired of dealing with rewards catalogues, flight redemption charts, booking fees, and seat availabilities, a cash back credit card ... Read More »

Have Too Much Holiday Credit Card Debt? Do This…

holiday credit card debt

Are you saddled with more credit card debt than you’d like? Between gifts, vacations and celebrations, the holiday season can be an especially expensive time of year. You’re not alone. Nearly one in four Canadians will finance part of their holiday expenses on their credit card, according to TD. If you have credit card debt, or any debt for that ... Read More »