Friday, 29 November 2013

Tired of clutter? Coin consolidates all your credit cards into one device

A new start-up company has launched a Bluetooth low-energy connect card device that can store a number of swipeable cards, such as credit cards, gift cards and membership cards.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Top 5 Ways Restaurants Make You Spend More

Dining in America used to be simple. Before the 1960s, competition among food service chains was timid, with only a few established restaurants operating in a handful of formats. Over the years, factors such as the demand for healthy choices and the introduction of foreign cuisines have created an overwhelming number of eat-out options. 

Monday, 25 November 2013

Canadians carrying more debt, but still able to pay it off: Equifax

TORONTO – Canadians are carrying more debt now than a year ago, but it seems like many have a better handle on paying it back, says a newly-released study.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Canadians using social media to find jobs

Ignore that request from LinkedIn or Twitter at your peril — it might be a job offer, according to a global study released Wednesday.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

World economic outlook grim – Canada not so bad: think-tank

Hopes for a global economic recovery appear muted after economists at a Paris-based think-tank predicted a half a percentage point dip in growth this year due to sagging emerging markets, the European Union’s ongoing financial woes and worry about how the U.S. will wean itself off stimulus.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Average consumer non-mortgage debt hits $27,355

TORONTO - A new study shows that non-mortgage debt is continuing to rise in Canada, but at a relatively modest pace, and that low delinquency rates indicate Canadians have so far been able to handle the increase.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

European recovery is in trouble as German economy slows, French GDP falls

Two of the continent’s largest economies, Germany and France, released data Thursday morning which showed that their recoveries are faltering. Germany’s gross domestic product rose only 0.3 per cent in the third quarter, in line with estimates, down from 0.7 per cent in the previous quarter.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Ski properties increasingly in demand from wealthy buyers

Ski properties are increasingly in demand among wealthy investors around the world who are competing for an asset which is in relatively limited supply, according to new research.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

ING Direct bank rebrands itself as Tangerine

ING Direct Canada will be rebranded as Tangerine, effective spring 2014, as part of the terms of its sale to the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) in September last year.

Friday, 8 November 2013

UK has highest property taxes in the developed world

Property taxes in the UK are the highest in the whole of the developed world and the system needs to be overhauled, it is claimed.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Signs of national price growth in the US moderating, says Clear Capital index report

National home price trends in the United States are showing signs of moderation but prices still grew by 11.7% in October compared with a year ago, according to the latest index.
The West maintained it’s the regional lead with yearly price growth of 19.5%, the HDI market report from real estate valuation firm Clear Capital shows.