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Category: Credit Scores
Capital One’s Identify Theft Findings
Today, I would like to share with you the results of a research conducted by Capital One Canada. March is Fraud Prevention Month, so it is only fitting to share a post regarding this matter.
I have been following this story closely, but held off posting until we saw how many Canadians were affected by the worldwide Uber data breach. This year has not been a great year for cyperattacks (e.g....
Here we go again (last time), Equifax has been hacked again. This time, they took a more precautionary move by taking their website offline.
Equifax is a company that keeps a record of your credit report...
Equifax announced that approximately 143 million U.S. consumers, as well as some Canadians had their personal information hacked. The announcement only hit the news today, but the cyberattack occurred...
Credit scores appear to be a hot topic lately. Especially with all these new mortgage rule changes, qualifying for a mortgage is definitely a contentious issue. Therefore, having a strong credit score...
People often ask how others are able to accrue so many miles and points so quickly without flying much. One of the ways to do it is by credit card churning.
Explanation of Churning
Credit card churning...
Transfer Credit Card Account to Preserve Credit History
Protecting our credit score is crucial to the points game, especially if you want to continually take advantage of sign up bonuses. Today, I will focus on the credit history factor, which accounts for...
[READER QUESTION] When to Ask for a Credit Increase?
The question about when to ask for a credit increase has come up quite often. Today, I will focus on the factors that prevent people from wanting to increase their credit scores. Generally, I mostly hear...
[READER QUESTION] When is it Dangerous to Use Your Credit Card?
Having a credit card is important as it can help us build credit when we want to make an application for a loan or mortgage. I love to talk about the benefits of having a credit card and using a credit...
You can read more about how credit scores are broken down here. Below discussed factors to consider when worrying about your credit scores.
The majority of credit scores in Canada are between 399 and 862....
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