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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 »

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 »