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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 »

Senator Seeks to Limit Credit Card Fees

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A New Brunswick senator has tabled a bill proposing new legislation to limit Canadian credit card fees. Liberal Senator Pierrette Ringuette, of Edmundston, says Visa and MasterCard charge Canadian merchants some of the highest fees in the world on credit card transactions. She has been pushing for changes for years and tabled Bill S-215 on Tuesday. Senator Pierrette Ringuette is expected to present her ... Read More »

RBC Axes Expiry Date on Pre-paid Cards

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Canada’s largest bank has dropped expiry dates and most of the fees on its pre-paid Visa cards. The move by RBC Royal Bank comes four weeks after Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced plans to introduce new rules for prepaid cards. RBC says it will continue to charge a one-time flat fee of $3.95 to issue the prepaid card but all ... Read More »

4 Steps to Lowering Your Credit Card Interest Payments

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Are you feeling the squeeze of your credit card payments? If you have credit card debt, and can use a few strategies to help lower your debt, we have a few strategies for you: Step 1 Pay Your Balance if You Can: If you have credit card debt, you will almost always be better off paying off your debt versus putting ... Read More »

7 Steps to Find the Right Canadian Rewards Credit Card For You

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More and more Canadians are spending their money using credit cards instead of cash or debit. There are many reasons for this, including the rising popularity of rewards programs and the proliferation in online shopping. Regardless of the motivation, we’re here to tell you who should be considering a rewards card and some of the not so obvious things to ... Read More »