The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express has long held cult-like status among frequent travellers who find tremendous value in the SPG hospitality loyalty program. Starpoints collectors have been anxiously awaiting what’s in store for their beloved program ever since Marriott International acquired Starwood Hotels to become the world’s largest hotel chain in…

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Virtually every bank and credit card issuer card in Canada charges a 2.5 percent fee to convert your foreign purchases back into Canadian dollars. It’s an insidious charge, often hidden within your credit card statement and blended in with the exchange rate so you don’t even notice. While seemingly benign, a 2.5 percent foreign currency…

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