Alyssa Furtado is a financial expert and founder of RateHub.ca, a site for mortgage rate, credit card, banking and insurance comparisons.
Founder and CEO, RateHub.ca
Alyssa Furtado is a passionate entrepreneur, financial expert, digital marketer and educator and is the founder of RateHub.ca, a website that compares Canadian mortgage rates, credit card deals, deposit rates and insurance. She has been regularly featured as a financial expert on CTV News, BNN, Global News, The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star.
Alyssa graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in business and math. She worked for two years for a US-based consulting firm where she realized a need in Canada for transparent online resources in the personal finance space and a platform to compare products; there were already three companies in the United States fulfilling this market. Alyssa thus founded RateHub in 2010, and has spent the last six years building products that help Canadians make smart financial choices.
She has grown RateHub from 1 to over 30 full time employees and under her leadership RateHub has launched its own in-house mortgage brokerage, CanWise Financial, and opened two additional offices in Vancouver and Quebec. Alyssa’s expertise in search engine optimization and digital marketing has been a key factor in RateHub’s success, driving hundreds of thousands of users to the site each month.
She continues to guide and empower a talented team to do their best work in an environment where ongoing learning is a priority, which is a large part of what makes the company culture so great. Family, friends, travelling and kiting are important to
Interest charges are part and parcel of using a credit card. For the privilege of fronting you cash, lenders tack on interest to the amount borrowed. Credit card interest is calculated daily, charged monthly, at a yearly rate -- typically 19.99% for most rewards credit cards in Canada.
November was Financial Literacy Month in Canada, a time for all Canadians to focus on better management of our individual financial goals. Credit plays an important role in living a focused and healthy financial life. Having good credit will help you qualify for a loan, mortgage, or credit card.
As the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season, Black Friday is a great time for families to save on necessary purchases. While the deals change, the rules to getting the best deal stay the same.
There's often a debate between choosing either a travel rewards credit card or a cash back credit card. There isn't a right answer. The best credit card is different for everyone because each person will have different needs, financial habits, and credit histories. Let's take a closer look at the two types of credit cards and see which one best complements your life.
In 2014, Nausheen Mian travelled to Sydney, Australia. It was a trip that she looked forward to since she'd be meeting up with family she hadn't seen in a few years. Mian booked her ticket to Sydney v...
Although it sounds unromantic, you essentially set a new savings milestone when you pick your official wedding day. Think about those costs that come after the wedding -- a house, kids, vacations, retirement savings. The last thing you want to do is go into debt to pay for a single day before the rest of your life takes off.
Growing up, my dad was a big points collector and as a result my family was able to book many flights and hotel stays free of charge. We used to always joke that a hotel was twice as nice if you didn't have to pay the bill. Those lessons have remained with me to this day and have inspired my passion for credit card rewards.