Competition Bureau reaches settlement with Leon’s and the Brick over ‘buy now, pay later’ promotions

OTTAWA — The Competition Bureau says it has reached an agreement with Leon’s Furniture Ltd. and the Brick Ltd. regarding allegations of deceptive marketing practices.

As part of the settlement, Leon’s and the Brick have agreed to each donate $750,000 worth of home furnishings over two years to charities to be approved by the regulator.

The regulator alleged in July 2013 that the retailers’ “buy now, pay later” promotions, often resulted in customers paying more than advertised...

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