April 2 roundup - MoneySense

April 2 roundup

On a major N. American credit card data breach, $1 payphone calls and Som Seif leaving BlackRock Investments Canada.


•There has been a data breach at Global Payments affecting up to 1.5 million credit cards from various issuers in North America. The company said that credit card data may have been stolen, but that cardholder names, addresses and Social Security numbers were not obtained. It’s still unclear how many, if any, Canadians are affected.

•Spare a loonie for the payphone? Bell is looking to double the cash cost of making a local pay phone call to $1.

•BlackRock Investments Canada announced Monday that Som Seif, the former president and chief executive of Claymore, is leaving the company less than three months after it acquired Claymore card holders.