Montreal-based VISA Desjardins is expanding its “accord D FINANCING” program after signing a deal with Cantrex Buying Group, the largest furniture buying group in Canada. VISA Desjardins has been offering VISA cards with an alternate credit limit, aside from the regular limit, that consumers can use to finance the purchase of durable goods directly from participating merchants. The financing is processed in seconds over the merchant’s POS terminal. The program has been highly successful in Quebec, with close to one million users, according to the The RAM Report ([www.ramreport.com]). There are currently over 2,800 participating businesses in the financing program.