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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 »

How NOT to Transfer a Credit Card Balance

proportionate payment allocation

Balance transfers are one of the most effective ways to lower the cost of your credit card debt. Where else can you access a 0% interest rate for 12 months? However, there’s a right way and wrong way to do a balance transfer. Do it the wrong way and credit card issuers have a sneaky trick that can cost you ... Read More »

Why You Should Root For Visa In It’s Battle With Walmart Canada

Visa Walmart Credit Card Interchange fees

In its ongoing feud with VISA over credit card fees, Walmart Canada stopped accepting Visa credit cards in its 16 stores in Manitoba, as of October 24th.  Walmart continues to threaten to ban Visa from the balance of its 400 Canadian stores if Visa doesn’t lower its interchange fees. The question is whether Canadians should be rooting for Walmart or Visa. ... Read More »

The Scotiabank Gold American Express Card Review

Scotiabank Gold American Express Card

The Scotiabank Gold American Express card offers Canada’s richest rewards rate of 4% and ushers in a new era of flexible travel redemption programs into the Canadian marketplace. With a limited time $99 first year annual fee waiver and a 30,000 point sign-up bonus worth $300 (offer expires July 31, 2017)  this is a great time to try the card out ... Read More »