Simplii Financial

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Top Credit Cards to use at Restaurants (updated January 27, 2019)

As we approach Valentine’s Day, restaurants usually expect a little more business. There is still time to apply for the right card for that day. Below are the top picks.

I have classified the credit cards in different categories and ranked them by their annual fees.

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Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers for January 2019

This is the first cash back list of the new year, so expect that most of the offers are carried over from 2018.

I must say, 2018 was an amazing year for cash back credit cards. Can they top it this year?

Personally, I still rather collect miles and points. So my hope is that the competitive cash back market is going to put pressure on partnerships with airlines and hotels to up their game. That being said, I feel slightly pessimistic about this hope because it does seem like the industry is going to continue to shift towards more cash back. Here’s hoping that I am wrong!

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Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers for December 2018

As we close out the year, I would like to point out that it has been a significant year for cash back credit cards. For better or worse, there have been many significant promotional offers, including some current 10% cash back bonuses.

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Highest Current Cash Back Promotions (at least 5% and up)

As you already know, we publish a monthly Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers. That mostly lists higher than normal bonus promotions. However, with several significant cash back offers, I thought I’d give another type of list a try. The reason is because the industry seems to be putting a lot more emphasis on cash back offers. 

Since Pointshogger is about maximing rewards for Canadians, I’ve always told myself that if the industry were to ever shift towards cash back, miles and points would have to take a back set. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you see it) in Canada, there were many co-branded airline and hotel credit cards that have discontinued over the past few years.

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Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers for November 2018

A new credit card (Simplii Financial Cash Back Visa Card) has hit the market with a bang! For the first time ever, we are seeing two 10% cash bonus promotional offers. Furthermore, several promotions that ended last month had some changes to their offers. Check out the updates below.

Please let us know in the comment section below if you would like to see other types of monthly lists as well!

For this post, I listed the credit cards based on their annual fees.

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CIBC creates Simplii with PC Financial Customers

Effective November 1, 2017, the jointe venture between Loblaws and CIBC (who ran PC Financial) will terminate. Going forward, PC Financial’s banking clients (over 2 million) will be transferred to CIBC’s new direct banking subsidiary Simplii Financial.

However, the PC Financial’s credit card customers remained unaffected. Which means that the PC Points program with continue business as usual and still run by Loblaws. Do note when your PC Financial banking service is move to Simplii, you will no longer automatically accumulate PC Points with your banking services.