A sizeable portion of young professionals looking for work and housing in one of Canada’s biggest cities, can barely afford to live in it!
By Insurance Hunter Team on Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:11
The city of Hamilton is hoping to curb the use of payday loans with a new bylaw. The outcome of the new law would be to limit the number of payday loan outlets in the city at 15 and no more than one per ward. Currently there are 30 operations running in Hamilton, and the majority of the outlets are situated in Wards 2 and 3, located in the downtown core and in the central lower part of the city.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:27
Back in December Ram recalled 1.8 million trucks because they could be shifted out of park without the driver's foot on the brake or possibly without the key in the ignition. Now, Ram has recalled an additional 229,000 trucks for the same issue. Fiat Chrysler said it discovered that more trucks than anticipated could be affected by the problem.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:20
Continued research confirms that more and more Ontario residents are relying on payday loan services every year, and it’s pushing them into even heavier debt.
A new pilot programme could see the use of mobile devices to help speed up processing times at border control.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:46
In a wave of short-term rental regulation across Canada, B.C. has struck up a deal with Airbnb.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:19
Paralympian, Victoria Nolan, was left abandoned by her Uber driver last year, due to the fact that she had her service dog with her. The Bronze medalist hailed a ride with UberAssist, a subset of Uber that is designed specifically to be accessible to those with disabilities, and was refused when the driver arrived and saw her service dog.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Tue, 02/06/2018 - 13:25
Thanks to the new mortgage stress test rules that were put in place by OSFI, and the continuous rise of the Bank of Canada’s benchmark interest rate, many hopefully borrowers have been forced to seek out alternative lenders. The number of those rejected by banks has risen by 20%, and as a result, those that fall under the “alternative lender” category have seen an increase in business.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:08
Back in November it was announced that the PC Plus and Shoppers Optimum reward cards would be combined into one. Yesterday, the PC Optimum card official kicked off, allowing customers to transfer the points from their existing PC Plus and Shoppers Optimum cards to the new program.
Federal competition watchdog alleges that Loblaws was not the only grocer to be involved in bread fixing scheme
By Insurance Hunter Team on Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:52
Back in December it was revealed that Loblaws and George Weston Ltd were involved with a countrywide bread price fixing scheme that spanned over a decade. The story was hard to miss as it was a hot topic across the country, especially as they announced that customers would be eligible for a $25 gift card to make up for any wrongdoing.