Canada Visa

Walmart Expands Its Visa Ban To Manitoba Stores

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Business

Three Ontario stores were the first locations to drop the credit card in July.

What You Need To Know About Travel Delay Insurance

Alyssa Furtado | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada
Alyssa Furtado

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 ...

Walmart Canada Faces 'Gaping Self-Inflicted Wound' In Visa Dispute

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Business

Having the public's sympathy might not help Walmart's bottom line.

Let's Innovate The Sh*t Out Of The Liberals' Innovation Budget

Michael Cayley | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Cayley

In the hit movie The Martian Matt Damon's character, astronaut Mark Watney, is left in the dust of Mars alone to survive. He realizes that to live, "I'm going to have to science the sh*t out of this." There are some lessons in there for the Trudeau government as they conduct their consultations on Canada's wait-and-see innovation budget.

Walmart Dropping Visa Proves Credit-Card Market Competition Is Vigorous

Mathieu Bédard | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Business
Mathieu Bédard

The fact that Walmart would be able to stop accepting Visa, historically one of the largest operators of credit cards, speaks mountains about the alleged market power of credit-card companies: It is simply not that big. You have significant market power when you are unavoidable, not when one party in the exchange simply wishes your prices would be lower.

Visa Accuses Walmart Of Using Canadians As Pawns

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Business

Walmart is giving itself an "unfair advantage," Visa says.

Walmart Will No Longer Accept Visa Cards In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Business

The two companies have been feuding for years.

Althia Raj

Contentious Visa Requirement For Foreigners Visiting Canada Delayed | Althia Raj | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Politics

The eTA is a mandatory entry requirement for almost all foreign nationals, who haven't needed a visa to enter Canada in the past.

These Are The Most Influential Brands In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Business

Only one homegrown name made the top 10.

Canada May Hold The Key To Regulating The Global Payments Industry

Dominic Nicholls | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Business
Dominic Nicholls

As merchants cannot charge different prices for cash, credit or debit payments and obviously price-in the interchange fee, those consumers using cash (e.g. those on fixed incomes such as the retired) are, in effect, paying a hidden fee. So reducing interchange fees as far as possible make sense. Or does it?

It's Time To End Canada's Ebola Visa Restrictions

Steven J. Hoffman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Steven J. Hoffman

Canada panicked. But unlike other countries, we overreacted. Our mantra -- better be safe than sorry -- actually made us less safe and continues to make us sorry. To explain, lawyers like myself have argued from the beginning that Canada's visa restrictions were illegal.

Canada Used Loophole To Justify Ebola Visa Ban: WHO

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canada appears to have used a loophole — a rather large one — to justify to the World Health Organization its decision to stop issuing v...

Canada Shuts Its Doors To Visitors From Ebola-Hit Countries

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada Travel

TORONTO - Canada is following in Australia's footsteps and has closed its doors, effectively immediately, to people from the West African countries ba...

How To Tell If You're Suffering From Severe Rewards Card Accumulation

David Martin | Posted 12.20.2014 | Canada Living
David Martin

First there was the obligatory second credit card everyone said I needed as an emergency backup. But it wasn't long before the card slots in my wallet began rapidly filling up. One soon held a blue Air Miles card, the one that requires years of collecting to get a one-way trip to Hamilton. From then on, the acquisition of cards continued unabated.

Michael Sam and the Fight Against the Christian Right

Lio Perron | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Living
Lio Perron

For the first time in U.S. history gay rights took centre stage during the NFL's entry draft, a three-day media bonanza carried live on television. The St. Louis Rams picked Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, who kissed his partner on the lips on live television.

Fast Track Visa To Surrey For Filipino Teen?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Filipino woman working in Surrey, B.C., is returning to the Philippines with the hope Canada will fast track a visa for her daughter, who survived d...

Three Secrets to Getting Paid Faster

Kirk Simpson | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Business
Kirk Simpson

Entrepreneurs often underestimate how long it can take to get paid. Whatever the reason for late payments, it's another headache taking your focus away from what you really love about your business. Here are some simple strategies you can adopt to help encourage timely payment and even speed up the process.

Visa's Smallenfreuden: German for "a Really Bad Idea"?

Dan Kelly | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada Business
Dan Kelly

CFIB was quick to counter Visa's ill-advised campaign with an online campaign of our own, re-framing the whole notion of smallenfreuden in a way that exposes what it really is: another cash grab by the card companies and banks.

Most Fees, Expiry Dates Dropped On RBC Prepaid Visas

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - With an eye to the holiday shopping season, the Royal Bank has become the first major financial institution to move on upcoming regulations ...

How Using Credit Cards Hurts Small Businesses and You

Dan Kelly | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Business
Dan Kelly

If you want to know what's bugging the average small business owner, ask for his or her opinion about the credit card processing fees. Every time you buy something with a credit card, it costs the merchant. And here's the rub: Visa and MasterCard rules say that merchants must accept all the cards within their brand. That isn't fair, and consumers are paying the price for premium cards. Instead of charging the cardholders a bit more, merchants are forced to raise their prices on everyone to make up the difference.

Introducing, The SUPER VISA

CBC | Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada Politics

A program that allows Canadians to apply for so-called super visas launches Thursday, but the NDP immigration critic is worried that the new 10-year v...

Auditor General: Close Holes In Visa System

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's border watchdogs need to tighten the visa system with better health and security screening for people who want to come to Canada eit...

Visa Cuts Off Syria

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.25.2011 | Canada Business

BEIRUT - Syria's state-run bank says Visa cards issued in the country are no longer valid.The Commercial Bank of Syria said in a statement faxed to Th...