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April Fools' Day Thread - post your card-related mock headlines

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April Fools' Day Thread - post your card-related mock headlines

It is April Fool's Day. Feel free to post some fun mock-announcement headlines related to cards (note: of course these headlines are fiction)

Amex announces plan to dominate the Canadian card market - Cobalt will now earn 5% on all categories with no caps.
Champagne flows at RFD

BMO reverses decision on World Elite card, goes back to flat 2% earn with no cap.
RFD comment: now we can use the card for more than just non-Amex accepting restaurants

Brim removes cap of $25k on 2% earn on their World Elite card, says best way to expand market share
RFD comment: for high spenders this now could be a good card as Brim puts the 'elite' back in their World Elite.

Citibank decides to return to Canada. Will offer the Citi Double Cash card in Canadian market - a 2% earn, no cap card with no AF
RFD rejoices

Rogers says any future changes to earn rates on their cards will be subject to a cardholder referendum, as the referendum process works so well in the UK. Any rate cuts will require a majority win.
RFD Rogers cardholders announce formation of the RFD Canadian Research Group, to campaign against any future rate decreases

Canadian Government announces all credit cards issued in Canada must have no added foreign transaction fees effective June 1st.
Trudeau stumbles upon a way to become popular again, put scandals behind him, and not appear smug to the press. Best part, it won't cost the government anything.

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lolz then cobalt mrs get devalued at 1/5th...saw a legit article of apple cc gonna launch in france, but for this thread it might as well launch in canada, or better yet qc only. how about simplii were to offer usd cross-border banking with a us issued visa that gives 2+% everything.
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@HermanH : Great post, :) but you forgot:
  • MBNA brings back 0% BT with 1% fee for 12 months
  • All Capital One cards get a $100 annual cashback/points bonus (I believe one grandfathered card actually does!)
  • The US & CA govts are merging bureau information. All residents can apply for cross border cards with SINs (no need for ITIN or SSNs)
  • Class action lawsuit launched against CC issuers who give less than 0.5% cashback/rewards pts
  • PayTM offers CC payments with other credit cards starting April 1, 2019
  • ok, I need to stop now...
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Brim will apologize for their unprofessional customer services and provide the great compensation to everyone who was impacted
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The Canadian Banks will start to provide the great customer service and take care their customers
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Motusbank announces Motus MyCard Mastercard. 3% cash back, travel & purchase insurance, no annual fee.
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Not April Fools related, but just some mag strips memes


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