The Best Ways to Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt

Posted September 25, 2018 by cccadmin in

Debt Strategies

Are you carrying a balance on your credit card? You’re not alone. In fact, carrying a balance on your credit card these days is as Canadian as Tim Hortons or Saturday night hockey. Two of the main drivers behind the rise in credit card debt are a push towards a cashless society and the low interest rate environment.

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Rewards Program Survey Reveals Some Interesting Findings

Posted September 21, 2018 by CCC Staff in

There’s no denying it. Canadians love their credit cards and the rewards that come along with them. A recent survey comes to a similar conclusion. 87 percent of credit cardholders were enrolled in reward program, according to a study by market research firm J.D. Power. And on average we spend $600 per month on our main credit card.

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How to Plan Ahead With Your Credit Card When Travelling Internationally

Posted September 15, 2018 by Sean Cooper in

In a couple weeks I’ll be taking my first international trip (my first trip outside Canada and the U.S. that is). I’m going to Iceland, London and Paris. I’m very much looking forward to this trip. I’ve been literally counting down the days. That being said, it hasn’t been all fun and games. There’s been a lot of planning involved.

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3 Important Questions to Ask Before Signing Up for a Co-Branded Credit Card

Posted August 21, 2018 by CCC Staff in

Co-branded credit cards are quite popular these days. It seems hardly a month goes by without there being a new co-branded credit card released. Companies aren’t just releasing co-branded credit cards out of the goodness of their heart. No, they have some ulterior motives. They’re hoping to build brand loyalty and gain better consumer data, among other things.

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Air Canada Teams Up and Offers to Buy Aeroplan

Posted July 31, 2018 by CCC Staff in

Air Canada Boeing 767-300

In a move that few saw coming, Air Canada is teaming up with three financial service giants to attempt to buy back the loyalty program that it created, Aeroplan.

The announcement of the attempted acquisition comes on the heels of Aeroplan announcing a number of program changes post June 2020, when Air Canada and it were supposed to split up.

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Vancouver Transit Accepts Contactless Credit Card Payments

Posted June 2, 2018 by cccadmin in

Vancouver is one step closer to modernizing its public transit system. To paraphrase U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong when he first landed on the moon, this is one small step for Vancouver transit riders and one giant leap for transit riders across Canada. Vancouver transit announced earlier this year that its Compass system would start accepting credit cards and smartphone payment.

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