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25 Best Personal Finance Articles of 2020

Every month here on Dyer News, we compile the Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month. These lists consist of blog entries and posts that we appreciated or found interesting and that we felt deserved some additional recognition. Well, with 2021 having arrived, we decided to look back over...

Visa and Plaid Call Off Acquisition Plans

One of the biggest FinTech deals of the past year will no longer be going forward. This week, Visa and Plaid announced that they have mutually agreed to terminate their merger plans. Visa originally intended to pay $5.3 billion for Plaid in an acquisition that was first announced almost exactly...

Credit Karma Money Save (Credit Karma Savings) Review 4

As someone who’s written about FinTech for a couple of years now, I’ve definitely spotted a few trends along the way. One of the biggest I’ve seen is the expansions many startups have made by adding basic banking services to their other offerings. Case in point: Credit Karma Savings —...

"Second Draw" PPP Loan Applications Open as Forgiven Loans Total $100 Billion

Last year, as part of the CARES Act meant to address some of the economic impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Small Business Administration introduced the Paycheck Protection Program. With this, small businesses could apply for loans that could then be forgiven if certain terms were met. The program...

Money at 30: Credit Karma Money Spend Account Review

Over the past few years, the free credit score site Credit Karma has expanded into other aspects of finance. This includes offering an unclaimed funds finder as well as a free tax filing platform— which it recently announced would be sold off to Square when Intuit's purchase of Credit Karma...

Walmart to Launch FinTech Firm with Ribbit Capital

One of the nation's largest and most iconic retailers is about to enter this FinTech field. This week, Walmart announced that it would be launching a financial technology startup alongside venture capital firm Ribbit. While no details about a name or debut for the company were revealed, the goal of...

Mobile Banking App Simple Announces Shut Down

When it comes to FinTech services, the acquisition of a startup can either mean good news for customers thanks to an influx of cash and resources or it could mean deterioration of a product due to neglect. Additionally, while things may seem to be going just fine for an app...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — December 2020

It’s time again for one of my favorite features here on Dyer News: a look at the top 10 personal finance articles of the month. With December hosting numerous holidays —including New Year's Eve — we'll start things off with posts related to these events. Then, we'll take a look...