Category: News

Loyalty Reward Point Theft on the Rise

Posted February 16, 2018 by cccadmin in

Canadians love their loyalty reward points. Whether it’s points at our favourite coffee chain or points at your neighbourhood grocer, Canadians can’t seem to get enough of them. Until recently loyalty reward points were relatively safe. Your biggest concerns were losing them to account inactivity or the reward program devaluing them. But that was then and this is now.

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3 of the Top Credit Card News Stories of 2017

Posted January 5, 2018 by cccadmin in

Can you believe 2017 is over? A lot happened in 2017 in the credit card space. Picking the top credit card stories was tough job, but luckily we’re up to the task! 2017 saw small businesses score a major win with Mastercard, Air Canada announce it’s parting ways with Aeroplan, and of course, the Equifax data breach that’s still unfolding as we speak.

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A Glimpse into the New PC Optimum Reward Program

Posted December 6, 2017 by cccadmin in

It’s a reward program merger of monumental proportion cardholders have been anticipating for years. Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart finally announced that they’re merging two of the most popular loyalty point reward programs into one.

Starting February 1, 2018, if you’re a member of PC Plus or Shoppers Optimum, you’ll be grouped into a new points program, known as PC Optimum. Under the new program, you’ll be able to earn and spend rewards at 2,500 different store locations and online.

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Uber to Launch its Own Credit Card

Posted December 5, 2017 by cccadmin in

Uber Credit Card Canada

If you live in a major Canadian city, you should be pretty familiar with Uber. The ride-sharing company has grown exponentially in popularity over the past few years in Canada. Well now that Uber has conquered car-sharing, it has its sights set on a new market: credit cards.

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The Demise of Sears Canada: How Credit Cards Played a Role

Posted October 17, 2017 by cccadmin in

Sears Out-of-Business

Sears Canada is no more. It’s the end of another iconic retailer in Canada. The Canadian retail landscape is tough, as Target found out.

Sears Canada followed a similar death spiral as another Canadian retailer: Eaton’s. For the 65 year old franchise, the writing was on the wall for Sears Canada for a long time. Unfortunately, for its remaining 12,000 loyal employees, it means they’re without a job before the holiday season.

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