Bank customer’s lawsuit raises questions about fraud liability

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$80K fraud case highlights caveats and conditions giving banks a backdoor for liability Security of online credit cards in question The case of an Ontario man who was charged more than $80,000 on his credit card for purchases he claims he didn’t make is raising new questions about the security of online and credit card transactions and whether banks are shifting liability for… Read more »

Bitcoin: Be prepared for the rise of digital currency

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One bitcoin is worth $720 Cdn Each day, Lorne Lantz buys his lunch with bitcoin. Some say the burgeoning digital currency has no real value — but his sandwiches say otherwise. Cryptocurrency? Bitcoins and other “cryptocurrency” have started to rise from the fringes of the internet to the cusp of mainstream use — a remarkable… Read more »

Refunds: why retailers are making it harder for you to get them

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Returns fraud costs customers in terms of higher prices, more restrictive store policies  Want your money back? Not so fast. Return policies are getting tighter as retailers try to protect themselves from returns fraud — and honest customers often pay the price. Not only that, but at many stores, policies are unevenly applied, a CBC… Read more »

Black Friday deals no guarantee of retail bonanza

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Canadian retailers are pulling out more stops this year to lure bargain hunters on Black Friday, but the promotional blitz may not reap the bottom line rewards many stores are hoping for. From B.C. to the Atlantic Provinces, malls are opening before sunrise as the U.S. shopping phenomenon pegged to the day after American Thanksgiving makes further… Read more »

5 Canadian consumer trends to shape the future of retail

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Canadians consumers are increasingly looking for healthy and locally made products, according to a new study from the Business Development Bank of Canada that identifies five trends shaping consumer behaviour. A BDC study just released looks at the increasing importance of the internet in decision-making, with half of consumers conducting an online search prior to… Read more »

What’s trending today in Accounting & Finance?

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These are dynamic days for the profession and opportunities abound. Here’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about best bets for jobs About six years ago Cathy Logue, an accountant by trade, and her two business partners launched Ambit Search in Toronto. The boutique executive recruiting firm is focused exclusively on filling finance and accounting… Read more »