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Tips & Hacks

Travel Tip: Avoid Foreign Transaction Fees On Your Canadian Credit Card

Credit Card Foreign Transaction Fees

*Please note: as of 09/11/2017 it appears that Chase is no longer accepting applications for the Marriott Rewards Visa. We’ve sent an inquiry to Chase in an attempt to confirm or correct our presumption. We will continue to update this article as we learn more, but for now we can only recommend the Rogers Platinum Mastercard and the Home Trust Preferred ... Read More »

Does Your Credit Card Cover All Your Car Rental Insurance Needs?

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Knowing whether you need to buy car rental insurance is confusing in the best of times. It’s even more so, when the rental agent gives you a hard sell at the counter, and asks “are you sure you’re credit card covers that”? The truth is, credit card car rental insurance alone probably won’t cover all your needs. But, for most, you ... Read More »

8 Canadian Credit Card Dangers To Avoid – A Conversation With Ellen Roseman

credit card dangers

Everyone knows there’s a right way and a wrong way to use credit cards. Used right, credit cards are convenient and rewarding. Used incorrectly, they can hurt you faster than viper’s venom. Credit card issuers have deliberately created tricks, traps and gotchas hidden behind mounds of small font disclosures, making their practices entirely unintelligible, but completely legal. To help us ... Read More »

Millennials Are Changing Canadian Credit Cards – Are You Ready For The Revolution?

millennial credit cards canada

The current generational shift, from the spending power of baby boomers to millennials, is creating massive change in the Canadian credit card landscape. According to a recent study by TSYS, millennials are disloyal, love rewards, churn and embrace technological change – a cocktail that will force Canadian banks to innovate and compete furiously to maintain their edge. Here are some of ... Read More »

Pointers For Using Credit Cards While On Vacation

tips for credit cards while travelling

From long weekends, to family getaways and exotic vacations, travelling abounds this time of year. While not high on anyone’s travel priority list, here are 7 strategies to get the most from your credit cards while on the road. Whether you’re looking for savings, convenience, luxury or safety, these tips are packed with advice on how to exploit your credit ... Read More »

Which Credit Cards Are Top Earners At Walmart?

walmart visa credit cards

So Walmart Canada has made the decision to no longer accept Visa credit cards in its stores starting July 18. They just reiterated their intentions once again. Walmart will start by terminating Visa in its stores in Thunderbay and then expanding its Visa ban throughout the country if they can’t come to some type of revised agreement with Visa. In ... Read More »

Q&A: Tangerine’s Scott Lapstra Talks Innovation, Credit Card Success

Q&A Tangerine Cashback

With all the buzz surrounding the launch of Tangerine’s new credit card program, we’re thrilled to have its Head of Credit Cards, Scott Lapstra, with us for an in-depth Q&A! True to its innovative roots, Tangerine’s inaugural credit card replaces complexity with simplicity, confusion with clarity, and manufactured failure with designed customer success. The Tangerine Money-Back credit card has no ... Read More »