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The business of charging you to not do business — inactivity fees

PayPal recently announced it will start charging customers up to $20 a year, if they don't log in or use their accounts for at least a year. It's a charge that's not unusual for many financial institutions in Canada.
Online payment provider PayPal will soon charge Canadians an "inactivity fee." (WAYHOME studio / Shutterstock)

PayPal recently announced it will start charging customers up to $20 a year, if they don't log in or use their accounts for at least a year.

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While it's a new charge for Canadian customers of the payment service, it's not unusual for many financial institutions.

Anis Heydari looks at the inactivity fee, and who else is in the business of charging you for not doing business.


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