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12 Totally Life Changing Credit Card Hacks - GreedyRates

12 Totally Life Changing Credit Card Hacks - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
Ok, maybe these hacks aren’t life changing, but we thought we’d give the whole click bait thing a try! Use whatever superlatives you want, but these are some of our favourite and most impactful credit card hacks. Whether you’re looking for cash back, free flights, low interest, insurance or whatever else, some of these hack
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MBNA Rewards MasterCard Credit Card Review - GreedyRates

MBNA Rewards MasterCard Credit Card Review - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
The MBNA Rewards MasterCard is a great card if you’re looking for a no annual fee credit card that allows you to redeem your rewards for cash back, with solid value and more flexibility than most other cash back credit cards in Canada. To start, the MBNA Rewards MasterCard offers 1% cash back on all purchases
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Rejected! What To Do When Your Credit Card Application Gets Declined - GreedyRates

Rejected! What To Do When Your Credit Card Application Gets Declined - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
So you saw one of the many tempting credit card promotions in the marketplace and decided to bite. To your complete surprise your credit card application was declined. Don’t panic. There are many reasons why your credit card application may get rejected. Sometimes it’s strictly because of your score, other times it can be base
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GreedyRates' Absolutely Essential Credit Card Tips For The Holidays! - GreedyRates

GreedyRates' Absolutely Essential Credit Card Tips For The Holidays! - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
The holidays are fast approaching, and whether you’re gearing up for Black Friday, holiday dinners or winter travel, GreedyRates is focused on getting you the most bang for your buck from your credit cards. Some of you may be happy with the cards in your wallet, others on the hunt for an upgrade. Regardless, mak
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How NOT to Transfer a Credit Card Balance - GreedyRates

How NOT to Transfer a Credit Card Balance - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
Balance transfers are one of the most effective ways to lower the cost of your credit card debt. Where else can you access a 0% interest rate for 12 months? However, there’s a right way and wrong way to do a balance transfer. Do it the wrong way and credit card issuers have a sneak
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Scotiabank Makes Changes To Credit Card Rewards and Insurance Programs - GreedyRates

Scotiabank Makes Changes To Credit Card Rewards and Insurance Programs - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
Scotiabank is making several changes to its Scotia Rewards, credit card and credit card insurance programs. Most of the changes to the Scotia Rewards program will take effect November 7th, 2016, while the changes to its creditor insurance program will take effect December 12, 2016. Most of the changes seem to be improvements, although we did identif
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12 Things Credit Card Companies Do You Probably Don't Know About - GreedyRates

12 Things Credit Card Companies Do You Probably Don't Know About - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
We all know how credit card companies deliberately write unintelligible legal mumbo jumbo a seasoned lawyer might have difficulty understanding. However, cardholders need to be wary of more than just the fine print. Without a keen understanding of credit card trade craft, you leave yourself exposed to some counter-intuitive fees, penalties, charges, and rules tha
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WestJet World Elite MasterCard Top Tier Status Promotion Coming Soon! - GreedyRates

WestJet World Elite MasterCard Top Tier Status Promotion Coming Soon! - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
Coming as early as next week, WestJet is launching a top tier status promotion for WestJet World Elite MasterCard cardholders. Although not public yet, WestJet will announce that WestJet World Elite cardholders will be able to achieve Silver or Gold Status if they spend a minimum amount on WestJet flights during the promotional period. Thi
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Does Your Credit Card Cover All Your Car Rental Insurance Needs? - GreedyRates

Does Your Credit Card Cover All Your Car Rental Insurance Needs? - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
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 al
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Most Student Credit Cards Are Shockingly Mediocre - But There is an Exception - GreedyRates

Most Student Credit Cards Are Shockingly Mediocre - But There is an Exception - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
Most Canadian student credit cards offer horrible value. Why? Because they reward big spenders, not students on tight budgets. You may have one of those cards in your wallet right now. But what if that wasn’t always the case. What if there was a credit card that offered students more rewards and swag than eve
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Why Air Miles' Expiration Policy Is Wrong - GreedyRates

Why Air Miles' Expiration Policy Is Wrong - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
By now, most Canadians have read about the impending expiration of Air Miles rewards on December 31, 2016 and the flack Air Miles has received for making it difficult for customers to redeem their points as the expiry date approaches. Bad things happen when finance runs a consumer marketing company. This is a great cas
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Top Credit Card Cash Advances in Canada - GreedyRates

Top Credit Card Cash Advances in Canada - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, there are some phenomenal opportunities for Canadians to get credit card cash advances with promotional rates as low as 0%! A cash advance is a very convenient way to access funds. Instead of using your credit card to make a purchase, if you need actual cash, you simply withdraw money from you
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Pointers For Using Credit Cards While On Vacation - GreedyRates

Pointers For Using Credit Cards While On Vacation - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
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 o
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MasterCard Increases Minimum Income Requirement On All World Elite Cards - GreedyRates

MasterCard Increases Minimum Income Requirement On All World Elite Cards - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
In what is believed to be an effort to comply with its agreement to keep its average interchange rate at or below 1.5%, MasterCard Canada has increased the minimum personal and household income requirements on all of its World Elite MasterCards, issued by all Canadian credit card issuers. Doing so would effectively reduce the numbe
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Avoid These Canadian Loans At All Costs! - GreedyRates

Avoid These Canadian Loans At All Costs! - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
Not all loans are created equal. More and more Canadian lenders are pitching super high interest loans as fast, convenient alternatives to traditional lending products, when in fact they’re vastly more expensive. Baiting unsuspecting customers with access to easy cash and a solution to all their financial woes, these virtual lenders vilify “archaic” banks an
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Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest Enhance Earning Opportunities for Canadians - GreedyRates

Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest Enhance Earning Opportunities for Canadians - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
Marriott has just improved its loyalty program for Canadians yet again, with the Marriott Rewards Visa credit card and the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card from American Express. Canadian cardholders will now be able to earn more points when staying at a Marriott or Starwood property. The new earning opportunities are the most recent change
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Why You Should Root For Visa In It’s Battle With Walmart Canada - GreedyRates

Why You Should Root For Visa In It’s Battle With Walmart Canada - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
In its ongoing feud with VISA over credit card fees, Walmart Canada stopped accepting Visa credit cards in its 16 stores in Manitoba, as of October 24th.  Walmart continues to threaten to ban Visa from the balance of its 400 Canadian stores if Visa doesn’t lower its interchange fees. The question is whether Canadians should b
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The Best Credit Cards in Canada For 2016 - GreedyRates

The Best Credit Cards in Canada For 2016 - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
Whether you’re looking for massive welcome bonuses, abundant rewards, generous cashback or 0% rates, GreedyRates’ round-up of Canada’s Best Credit Cards for 2016 outperform the rest. Far too many Canadians leave hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on the table, simply by using the wrong credit card. We challenge everyone to open their wallets an
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How To Pay Off Credit Cards Fast - GreedyRates

How To Pay Off Credit Cards Fast - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
Your Canadian credit card debt doesn't have to be crippling. Learn how to pay off credit cards faster and cheaper with a very simple, aggressive strategy.
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8 Tips To Pay Off Credit Card Debt Quickly - GreedyRates

8 Tips To Pay Off Credit Card Debt Quickly - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
Despite everyone’s best intentions, many of us end up carrying credit card debt from time to time. In fact, in aggregate, Canadians owe around $85 billion in credit card debt at any given moment. That’s not an insignificant number. If you’re carrying high interest credit card debt, don’t panic. There are plenty of options t
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Marriott Rewards and Starwood SPG Now Linked With Point Transfers - GreedyRates

Marriott Rewards and Starwood SPG Now Linked With Point Transfers - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
Marriott International, Inc. has concluded its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, adding 30 brands to its worldwide portfolio. The acquisition creates the world’s largest hotel company and for Canada specifically, there are now 211 hotels under the Marriott umbrella across the country. The acquisition adds to Marriott’s Canadian portfolio the Ritz, Sheraton, Westin
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TD Aeroplan Privilege Visa Credit Card Review - GreedyRates

TD Aeroplan Privilege Visa Credit Card Review - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
Limited Time Offer Until December 2nd, 2016: Get Up To 65,000 Aeroplan Miles! Exclusive perks like free lounge passes, free baggage, and more!
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Stack The Deck With The Right Rewards Credit Cards To Maximize Earnings - GreedyRates

Stack The Deck With The Right Rewards Credit Cards To Maximize Earnings - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
One of the smartest ways to save while you spend is to use rewards credit cards. Here’s a trick that will allow you to earn even more with your rewards credit cards. If you charge your purchases on two cards, instead of one, you could earn 20% to 50% more in rewards in the scenario
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8 Canadian Credit Card Dangers To Avoid - A Conversation With Ellen Roseman - GreedyRates

8 Canadian Credit Card Dangers To Avoid - A Conversation With Ellen Roseman - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
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, bu
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How Millennials Are Changing Credit Cards - GreedyRates

How Millennials Are Changing Credit Cards - GreedyRates | Credit Cards | Scoop.it
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 thei
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