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  • Canada's top court rules against banks - 2014-09-19 9:09 AM

    OTTAWA - Canada's top court has restored a Quebec trial judge's decision that penalizes five banks for failing to meet provincial disclosure requirements when they charged currency-conversion fees to their credit card customers.

  • Costco Canada shuffles its cards - 2014-09-18 10:52 AM

    TORONTO - Costco Wholesale Canada is switching credit card partners at the end of this year.

  • Ontario pushes back on income splittingOntario pushes back on income splitting - 2014-09-18 9:38 AM

    OTTAWA - A controversial Conservative plan to allow some Canadian families to reduce their income taxes is under fire again — this time over what it could end up costing the provinces.

  • Tips on parting ways with your bank - 2014-09-18 3:31 AM

    TORONTO - Soured by problems with the bank he had been using for years, Johnny Hollick was looking for a good reason to take his money elsewhere, and a free iPad seemed like the perfect incentive.

  • Canadians look to balanced funds in August - 2014-09-16 8:16 AM

    TORONTO - Canadians continued to invest heavily in balanced mutual funds in August.

  • Domestic investors can miss global opportunities - 2014-09-16 2:00 AM

    (Special) - Investors generally tend to have a domestic bias and often are more comfortable putting their money into companies and assets in their own countries.

  • Women not as confident as men in investing - 2014-09-15 11:34 PM

    TORONTO - It seems that it can still be a man's world when it comes to investing.

  • Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for reboundOnce-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound - 2014-09-15 7:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions.

  • CREA raises 2014 home sales forecastCREA raises 2014 home sales forecast - 2014-09-15 4:09 AM

    OTTAWA - The Canadian Real Estate Association raised its home sales forecast Monday on the back of stronger than expected sales in recent months following a slow start to the year.

  • Canadian home prices up in August:indexCanadian home prices up in August:index - 2014-09-12 3:02 AM

    TORONTO - The Teranet-National Bank house price index was up almost 0.8 per cent in August, with the strongest gains in Winnipeg, the Ottawa-Gatineau region and Toronto.

  • Students should use credit cards with caution - 2014-09-11 10:09 AM

    MONTREAL - The first big test many university students face often has more to do with handling their financial affairs, in particular credit cards, than with scholastics. Unfortunately, say credit counselling agencies, it's one that too often many fail.

  • Consider changes to RRSPs says C.D. HoweConsider changes to RRSPs says C.D. Howe - 2014-09-10 5:57 PM

    TORONTO - Ottawa is being urged to reconsider enhancing RRSPs as a way of getting more Canadians to save for retirement.

  • BMO cuts 5-year, fixed mortgage rate to 2.99%BMO cuts 5-year, fixed mortgage rate to 2.99% - 2014-09-10 6:19 AM

    TORONTO - The Bank of Montreal has slashed its five-year fixed mortgage rate to 2.99 per cent in a move that some real estate experts say will soon force the other major banks to follow suit.

  • Life tougher for Canadian workers: survey - 2014-09-09 4:04 PM

    TORONTO - The Canadian Payroll Association says things are getting tougher for working Canadians.

  • Strategies of high net worth Canadians - 2014-09-09 2:00 AM

    (Special) - How things can change.

  • Banks to provide more consumer info: Oliver - 2014-09-03 8:18 AM

    TORONTO - Canadian banks will soon provide customers with more information on the potential risks associated with products and services such as joint bank accounts, collateral mortgages and power of attorneys, federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced Wednesday.

  • CPP hiding rising costs: new report - 2014-09-03 8:01 AM

    TORONTO - The Canada Pension Plan is hiding the fact that its administrative costs have more than tripled since 2006 because of transaction and external management fees, according to a new report from a conservative think-thank.

  • Wealth in Canada, globally on the rise - 2014-09-02 2:00 AM

    (Special) - More and more people in the world are becoming wealthy.

  • Gov't to end fees for paper bills: Moore - 2014-08-29 7:03 AM

    OTTAWA - The big telecom companies may have agreed to exempt some customers from fees charged for paper invoices, but the federal government says it's going to end the whole practice.

  • Telecom giants talk paper bill fees at CRTC - 2014-08-28 11:53 AM

    GATINEAU, Que. - Canada's big telecom companies have agreed to exempt some, but not all, of their customers from fees they charge for producing and mailing invoices.

  • Use student lines of credit with caution - 2014-08-28 6:26 AM

    CALGARY - The line of credit was only supposed to be for a cheap set of wheels to get Krystal Yee to her classes and part-time jobs.

  • Tax credits help with home renovations - 2014-08-26 2:00 AM

    (Special) - Canadians looking to renovate their residential real estate have access to a number of government programs that can make the costs a little less burdensome.

  • Kids and parents disagree on cost of school - 2014-08-24 8:24 PM

    Post-secondary students grossly underestimate the cost of school, not to mention how much support they'll need from their parents, a new survey shows.

  • Financial tips to prepare for university - 2014-08-21 4:02 AM

    TORONTO - Is there value in a "gap year" after high school?

  • Maritime children get the most for baby teeth - 2014-08-21 1:03 AM

    TORONTO - If you're a kid in Atlantic Canada, here's a reason to smile. According to a new survey, the tooth fairy is paying a premium for baby teeth in the Maritimes and Newfoundland.

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