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How to Choose a Secured Credit Card
Secured credit cards are a tool that can help you establish, build or improve credit history, but they are not all created equally. If you’re looking for a secured credit card, keep in mind its main purpose is to help you build credit. Knowing this can help you compare and prioritize a card’s key features, […]
How to Choose a Travel Credit Card
Seventy-one percent of Canadian adults plan to travel this year, according to a March 2022 NerdWallet survey conducted online by The Harris Poll among 1,018 Canadians. Of those planning to travel in 2022, many say it’s because they need a break or to get away (42%) or they want to visit friends and family (39%) […]
An Introduction to Student Credit Cards
University was a time of many firsts in my life: my first time living away from home, my first job and— my first credit card. That’s right, Frosh Week featured all the usual get-to-know-you hijinks of any first-year collegiate experience, but it also featured a congenial twenty-something from a bank, standing in the middle of […]
An Introduction to No Annual Fee Credit Cards
No credit card comes without a cost. After all, you have to pay back the money you charge to it— with interest if you don’t pay your balance in full each month— not to mention the many different account and transaction fees that most credit cards impose. A no-fee credit card simply means you don’t […]
Credit card perks and benefits
How to Maximize Your Use of Credit Card Points
Earning credit card points is fun, but redeeming your points to get discounts or free stuff like travel, gift cards, merchandise and more, is truly satisfying. No matter what type of rewards card you have, knowing how credit card points work and strategic ways to make use of them will help you keep more money […]
What Are Credit Card Airline Miles?
Most major airlines have a loyalty program that lets you earn points or miles and redeem them for cheaper or free airfare. Best of all, these airline miles can be earned without even flying. All you need is a credit card that rewards you with points, also known as “airline miles,” on purchases. Learn more […]
American Express Front Of The Line and Experiences: What to Know
American Express is one of several credit card network providers in Canada. One thing that sets it apart from Visa and Mastercard, aside from the fact that it issues cards directly to consumers, is a program known as American Express Front Of The Line. Front Of The Line is an exciting perk that’s only available […]
Types of Credit Card Insurance You Should Know
A common perk of travel rewards cards is credit card insurance, which can cover lost baggage and rental cars. Here’s what is available and what to consider before signing up. Travel medical insurance Many travel credit cards come with some travel medical insurance. This is essential since health care can be very expensive in some […]
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Best American Express Business Credit Cards
Amex business cards in Canada offer numerous benefits and comprehensive insurance coverage. Earn Aeroplan and Membership Rewards points.
Best Credit Cards with Airport Lounge Access in Canada
The best credit cards with airport lounge access do much more than grant entry to a coveted airport oasis — they’re often chock-full of additional perks for travellers and everyday spenders alike.
22 Best Credit Cards in Canada for June 2023
NerdWallet Canada’s picks for the best credit cards include top contenders across numerous card categories. Compare these options to find the ideal card for you.
Best Tangerine Credit Cards
Tangerine’s Money-Back Credit Card and World Mastercard both offer solid cash-back rates across multiple money-back categories, plus premium perks.
NerdWallet Canada rates credit cards according to overall consumer value and their suitability for specific kinds of consumers. Factors in our evaluation include annual and other fees, rewards rates, the earning structure (for example, flat-rate rewards versus bonus categories), redemption options, bonus offers for new cardholders, introductory and ongoing APRs, and other noteworthy features such as airline or hotel perks or the ability to transfer points.