Walmart vs. Visa Update: The Visa Ban Spreads to Manitoba Walmart Locations

Posted September 21, 2016 by cccadmin in

Walmart VS Visa

There aren’t any signs the dispute between Walmart and Visa (dubbed “Goliath vs. Goliath”) is going to end anytime soon. In fact, retail giant Walmart has upped the ante, announcing last week it is expanding its ban on Visa credit cards to the province of Manitoba. Starting October 24th, Walmart will no longer accept Visa at all of its 16 locations in Manitoba. This follows Walmart no longer accepting Visa at its three Thunder Bay locations in July.

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Canada’s best balance transfer card: The MBNA Platinum Plus MasterCard

Posted September 13, 2016 by cccadmin in

Best Canadian Balance Transfer Card

The MBNA Platinum Plus MasterCard was built for balance transfers. And with a 0% interest rate on balance transfers for 12 months, it’s still the best deal in Canada. We’ve crunched the numbers, and for most situations this is the balance transfer card to get.

Trying to pay down debt? A balance transfer might be the best option to accelerate your debt reduction. A lower interest rate will allow you to make larger payments towards your principal, which means you will pay off your debt faster – and pay less in interest charges. And with an introductory rate of 0%, it really is a “no-brainer”.

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How to Protect Yourself from Electronic Pickpockets

Posted September 6, 2016 by cccadmin in

Credit Card Hacker

Pickpocketing has evolved over the years. Tried-and-true ways to stop thieves in the past such as money belts, secret pockets, and backpack stash spots, may no longer be enough. In the old days, the thief would need to steal your wallet in order to obtain your credit card information. How times have changed.

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3 Credit Card Tips for Starting the School Year Off Right

Posted August 29, 2016 by cccadmin in

Student Credit Card Tips

With Labour Day, the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of the school year, less than a week away, it’s the perfect time to discuss credit cards. There a lot of things to look forward to going back to school – frosh week, reconnecting with friends and pub nights – but credit card debt isn’t one of them.

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Earn More Rewards with These 6 Strategies

Posted August 26, 2016 by cccadmin in

Rewards Credit Card

Choose your credit card wisely. You’ll be spending a lot of time (and money) together. Not all credit cards are created equal. You should always compare interest rates, fees, and rewards programs to see how credit cards stack up against each other. After all, a rewards program is no good if you don’t value the rewards.

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Is it Time to Upgrade Your Credit Card?

Posted August 17, 2016 by cccadmin in

Credit Card Upgrade

We all live busy lives. Between going to work, hitting the gym and finding time at the end of the night to watch the summer Olympics, your credit card is probably the last thing on your mind. It’s easy to overlook your credit card and take it for granted, but by doing that, you’re making a big mistake.

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