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Mastercard Sends You and 5 Friends To The Memorial Cup in a Private Rail Car!

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“Like” the official MasterCard® Canada page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/mastercardcanada) to gain access to the “MasterCard Memorial Cup Express” contest. Enter for a chance to win a trip for you and 5 friends to the MasterCard Memorial Cup Final in Saskatoon. Enjoy transportation to and from the event aboard the VIA Rail Express in a private car. No purchase necessary. Contest begins ... Read More »

Police Bust Fake Canadian Credit Card Factory

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A credit, debit and identity manufacturing lab was seized, along with weapons, $5,000 cash, drugs a machete, stolen televisions and laptops. Police had warrants for four homes and two commercial facilities, where the equipment was found. The lab had plastics, chips and identities to make perfect replicas. The lesson to be learned according to the Economic Crimes Unit – keep your ... Read More »

Do Canadians Owe Taxes on Credit Card Loyalty Points? Possibly.

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Do Canadian owe taxes on credit card loyalty points? The quick answer is sometimes yes, sometimes no. If the points were collected or earned from personal use it shouldn’t be a problem. If you’re collecting points from work i.e. your employer allows you to collect points for company travel, and then reimburses you the cost of the travel, the Canada ... Read More »

PayPal Partnership With Discover Launches April 19th – Coming to a store near you

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PayPal’s partnership with Discover Financial Services officially kicks-off April 19th.Roll-out will include PayPal’s acceptance across Discover’s network of more than 2 million retail merchants. An early test with Home Depot, offering customers the option to pay with their PayPal account, did not show significant interest among customers. While this will be the new frontier among the battle between the incumbents ... Read More »

Canada’s Lowest Credit Card Interest Rates

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Lowest Credit Card Interest Rates in Canada Week of April 8th, 2013: Balance Transfer Rates Credit Card Rate  Period Annual Fee MBNA Platinum Plus 0% 12 Months $0 Scotia Value Visa 0.99% 6 Months $29 Scotia No Fee Value Visa 1.99% 6 Months $0 Low Long Term Fixed Rates Credit Card Rate  Annual Fee   MBNA True Line 9.99% $0 ... Read More »

Canada’s Highest Credit Card Fee? Obnoxious or Worth it?

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So what is the highest annual fee for a Canadian credit card? It’s a $699 annual fee for the American Express Canada Platinum Card. Here’s how the comparison breaks out with some of the other leading Canadian credit card programs offered by the big banks: Issuer Credit Card Annual Fee Amex Platinum   $699 Amex Aeroplan Platinum   $499 Scotia ... Read More »

New Credit Card Charges Looming?

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The Consumers’ Association of Canada warned Tuesday that the cost of credit cards could increase by as much as 10% at the cash, if retailers get their way. The association says that could be the outcome of a pending ruling from Canada’s competition tribunal, which is judging a case against Visa and MasterCard that was launched in 2010. Says the ... Read More »

Chief Justice Roberts Hit By Credit Card Fraud

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A warning that credit card fraud does not discriminate, even the Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts, has been a victim of credit card fraud, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said on Thursday. Roberts’ credit card problem was first reported by the Washington Post in a story that said the chief justice was heard talking about it in a ... Read More »

Balance Transfer Credit Cards – Four Golden Rules

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Before we start let’s define what a low balance transfer credit card is for those who don’t know. A balance transfer, is when you transfer your existing credit card balance from one credit card, to a new credit card that has a lower interest rate for an introductory period. Balance transfer credit cards are an incredibly effective way to consolidate debt ... Read More »