Video: Visa vs. Mastercard vs. American Express

Visa, Mastercard, and American Express are the three major credit card networks in Canada. What are the differences between each credit card network, and what do their respective product lineups look like?

In this video, we’ll go over everything you need to know about Visa, Mastercard, and American Express credit cards in Canada as you look to maximize your rewards from the best credit cards on all three networks – including the rewards, fees, product portfolios, and acceptance patterns of each major player.

Without further ado, you can watch the video below:


If you enjoyed the video, click here to subscribe to the Prince of Travel YouTube channel so that you don’t miss any future videos!

  1. GoldyD

    47 % still use debit? Mind blowing. Still have a lot of teaching to do.

    1. Jay*

      Can do all the teaching that you want. There are a lot of people that can’t restrain themselves from spending when they have available credit, so they stick to debit.

  2. sam

    what about a blog post covering the new cathay miles plus cash option?

    1. Ricky YVR

      Thank you for the reminder!

      1. Ricky YVR

        Took a closer look here, looks like they’ve pegged Miles Plus Cash at 0.5cpp (USD) that you can redeem Asia Miles towards the cost of a cash fare. Not sure it’s worth the pixels for a post if I’m being honest.

  3. steve

    My daughter, 18, first year university, no part-time job due to covid, got the Amex Gold with nothing more than a phone call confirming identity. It was my 5,000 point Gold card referral that she used, added me a free supplementary cardholder for another 5,000 points and I get her to the $1500 minimum spend for the 25,000 bonus points. So all-in-all 35,000 points for the one sign-up. Also, now all her MR points can be added to Aeroplan family sharing when needed. Get em’ in this game young!

Your email address will not be published.

Have an Account? Click here to Login

Shopping cart
There are no products in the cart!
Continue shopping