Jeannie Stiglic

Jeannie Stiglic is an investigative journalist with CBC Marketplace.

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Marketplace

'Canadians deserve better': Experts decry 'outrageous' interest rates by alternative lenders

A CBC Marketplace investigation into alternative lenders reveals ”outrageous” interest rates, misleading details about the true cost of long-term loans, and what experts call “abusive” practices and an industry that is “almost like loan sharking.”
MARKETPLACE

'They're despicable': Consumers warned of illegal advance-fee loans during pandemic

Online money fraudsters are ramping up an old scam, luring struggling Canadians in the COVID-19 era with bogus loans that lead to more financial woes, CBC News has learned.
Marketplace

Has COVID-19 messed up your finances? Here's how to fight for a fair deal

Consumer rights advocate Ellen Roseman did a Q&A with Marketplace co-host Asha Tomlinson addressing a number of Canadians' concerns, including everything from rents and mortgages to daycares.
MARKETPLACE

Hidden camera investigation finds misleading information, questionable treatment plans from SmileDirectClub

SmileDirectClub advertises a popular, online teeth-straightening service, but a Marketplace hidden camera investigation found that some of its customers could be receiving misleading and potentially harmful information from employees.
Marketplace

Why 4 websites give you 4 different credit scores — and none is the number most lenders actually see

It's easier than ever to check your credit score online, but a new Marketplace investigation reveals there's a catch. Find out what happened when we had three people check their credit score using four different websites.
Marketplace

American apple juice is clearly labelled, but Canada's rules leave consumers in the dark

Bearing glossy red fruit, phrases like "Canada Choice" or "prepared in Canada," and other subtle hints, the packaging on apple juice gives Canadian consumers the impression they're drinking apples from this country.

Disability tax credits under investigation

A joint CBC News/Toronto Star investigation found that many Canadians may have received hefty tax refunds or credits for disabilities they or their family members don't have.
Marketplace

Air Canada's 'ancillary' fees for customers add up to big bucks

Air Canada is among the top ten airlines in the world when it comes to earning so-called ancillary revenue — basically, money from all those extra fees — according to reports from a U.S. research company that tracks airline revenue.
MARKETPLACE

'It's very troubling': Hidden camera catches car dealerships breaking sales rules

Dealerships push longer-term loans to make cars seem more affordable, but an undercover Marketplace investigation reveals some salespeople are either unable or unwilling to explain to customers how those seemingly sweet deals could load them up with debt down the road.

Air Miles top executive cashes in while collectors fume

While some collectors struggled to redeem Air Miles last year, the president and CEO of Air Miles' parent company LoyaltyOne, Bryan Pearson, was paid a $2.7-million (US) compensation package.

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