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MasterCard Increases Minimum Income Requirement On All World Elite Credit Cards

MasterCard minimum income

In what is believed to be an effort to comply with its agreement to keep its average interchange rate at or below 1.5%, MasterCard Canada has increased the minimum personal and household income requirements on all of its World Elite MasterCards, issued by all Canadian credit card issuers. Doing so would effectively reduce the number of cardholders with high interchange ... Read More »

MBNA Rewards MasterCard Credit Card Review

MBNA Rewards MasterCard Credit Card

The MBNA Rewards MasterCard is a great card if you’re looking for a no annual fee credit card that allows you to redeem your rewards for cash back, with solid value and more flexibility than most other cash back credit cards in Canada. To start, the MBNA Rewards MasterCard offers 1% cash back on all purchases – no caps, tiers or limits. ... Read More »

Best 0% Balance Transfer Credit Card Offers In Canada

0% Balance Transfer Credit Cards

For people with credit card debt, perhaps there’s no better bank beating strategy than having a bank lend you its own money for free! That’s exactly what a 0% balance transfer credit card does, by allowing you to transfer your higher interest credit card & store card debt to a balance transfer credit card with a lower interest rate, typically ... Read More »

Avoid These Canadian Loans At All Costs!

Bad Loans

Not all loans are created equal. More and more Canadian lenders are pitching super high interest loans as fast, convenient alternatives to traditional lending products, when in fact they’re vastly more expensive. Baiting unsuspecting customers with access to easy cash and a solution to all their financial woes, these virtual lenders vilify “archaic” banks and “high-interest” credit cards. However, once ... Read More »

Rejected! What To Do When Your Credit Card Application Gets Declined

credit card application declined

So you saw one of the many tempting credit card promotions in the marketplace and decided to bite. To your complete surprise your credit card application was declined. Don’t panic. There are many reasons why your credit card application may get rejected. Sometimes it’s strictly because of your score, other times it can be based on an issuer’s specific underwriting ... Read More »

Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest Enhance Earning Opportunities for Canadians

Marriott Starwood Credit Card Earning Opportunities

Marriott has just improved its loyalty program for Canadians yet again, with the Marriott Rewards Visa credit card and the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card from American Express. Canadian cardholders will now be able to earn more points when staying at a Marriott or Starwood property. The new earning opportunities are the most recent changes Marriott has made since acquiring ... Read More »

Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card: Sleep Free Canada!

Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Card

The Marriott Rewards Premier Visa card may look like any other credit card, but don’t kid yourself. It’s got beef. While not as well know as some of Canada’s other travel rewards credit cards, we think it’s a hidden gem with some incredibly unique and attractive attributes that no other Canadian travel  rewards cards match. Think no annual fee in ... Read More »