Mortgage renewals in 2018: Prepare for nasty rate surprises

Mortgage renewals in 2018: Prepare for nasty rate surprises

Years of falling interest rates in the aftermath of the 2008-09 financial crisis taught a generation of home buyers that renewing a mortgage is a chance to reduce your payments. Now, we’re heading into the first wave of post-crisis renewals…

One bank dings clients who travel, while another lightens the load

One bank dings clients who travel, while another lightens the load

Some competitive jockeying by the big banks on credit- and debit-card fees makes this an ideal time to reconsider how you pay for things while travelling. We have two contrasting approaches to fees for travelling customers from Bank of Nova…

How to avoid credit-card fees that are like a tax on travelling

How to avoid credit-card fees that are like a tax on travelling

The savvy traveller’s options for avoiding a hidden markup on credit-card purchases made outside Canada are about to shrink drastically. Most credit cards issued in Canada charge a 2.5-per-cent foreign-currency conversion fee when in foreign countries. The tiny group of…

Eight dos and don’ts for your personal finances in 2018

Eight dos and don’ts for your personal finances in 2018

Stocks, bonds, bitcoin debt and more. Eight dos and don’ts for preparing your personal finances for the challenges ahead in 2018. Read MORE…

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