5 Credit Card Tips for the New Year

Posted January 13, 2017 by CCC Staff in ,

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Happy new year, everyone! We hope your holidays were happy and relaxing. Credit cards may be the last thing on your mind in January (until you get your statement with your holiday spending), but here’s why they should be top of mind. One of the most common New Year’s Resolutions is to pay down debt. If you’re carrying a balance on your credit card, it’s the perfect place to start.

Here are five credit card tips to start the new year off right.

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Walmart vs. Visa Update: Walmart Lifts Visa Ban at all its Store Locations

Posted January 13, 2017 by CCC Staff in

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The six month feud between Visa and Walmart has finally come to an end. Both companies recently announced the agreement. It didn’t take long for Walmart to start accepting Visa again – Visa credit cards were accepted the very next day on Friday.

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The Top Credit Card News Stories of 2016

Posted December 28, 2016 by CCC Staff in

2016 was quite a year! There were plenty of surprises. The UK voted to leave the EU in the historic Brexit vote and Donald Trump was elected to the White House. It wasn’t a quiet year for credit cards either. There were plenty of credit card news stories that made headlines. (Choosing the top ones to feature in this article was challenging to say the least!) Without further ado, here are the top three credit card news stories from 2016 and how we came out ahead as cardholders.

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New Bill Bans the Expiration of Reward Points in Ontario

Posted December 21, 2016 by CCC Staff in

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Are you sick of your reward points expiring? Pretty soon that practice will be illegal in Ontario – and we have Air Miles to thank.

Air Miles has been making news headlines a lot lately – for all the wrong reasons. The popular travel rewards program came under fire for its controversial expiry policy that would see travel reward points older than five years start to expire in the new year if left unredeemed. Facing mounting pressure from cardholders, the government and the media, Air Miles recently did an about-face, nixing the expiration of its reward points.

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5 Simple Credit Card Strategies

Posted December 15, 2016 by CCC Staff in

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Canada is a country known for many things. We’re best known for maple syrup, bacon and cold weather. Canadians are also known to have good habits when it comes to credit card use. Many are following these 5 strategies to maximize their credit card use.

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Air Miles Cancels Expiry Policy, Cardholders Still Not Happy

Posted December 6, 2016 by CCC Staff in

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Facing mounting pressure from cardholders, the media and the government, Air Miles caved and cancelled its controversial expiry policy. Air Miles parent company LoyaltyOne, said that it cancelled the expiry rule due to “feedback from collectors” and an “uncertain legislative environment across Canada.”

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