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Amazon Highlights Small Businesses Ahead of Prime Day 2021

On June 21st and 22nd, e-retail giant Amazon will celebrate its annual Prime Day — its Black Friday-esque sales event. Ahead of those dates, the site is incentivizing support for small businesses. This includes allowing shoppers to earn a credit for shopping small, rewarding Amazon credit cardholders with additional discounts,...

FinTech Cash Advance Startup Clair Raises $15 Million

Another early-stage FinTech investment round is now in the books. This week, Clair announced that it had raised $15 million. The Series A was led by Thrive Capital — a firm which itself recently raised money, closing its Thrive VII fund at $2 billion in February. Some of Thrive's past...

Citi Introduces 'Custom Cash' Card With Up to 5% Back

It looks as though the battle of the credit card issuers is continuing to heat up. In addition to banks recently upping some of their offers to record highs, recent weeks have seen several new card products revealed. The latest card to shake thing up with its debut is the...

Americans Paid Down $56.5 Billion in Credit Card Debt During Q1 2021

Even as the United States economy continued to be weighted down by the pandemic, many Americans still managed to pay down a significant amount of their household credit card debt. According to the latest data from the personal finance site WalletHub, U.S. consumers cut a total of $56.5 billion in...

Money at 30: Fold Bitcoin Rewards Debit Card Review

Not long after I reviewed the Bitcoin rewards app Fold, I got an email informing me that I'd made it off the waitlist and would now have the opportunity to try out their new debit card. What's more, as an early adopter, I had the chance to see the product...

Wells Fargo Announces New 'Active Cash' 2% Back Credit Card

After halting new applications for its Propel credit card earlier this year, it became clear that Wells Fargo was looking to shake up its rewards credit card offerings. Sure enough, the bank has stated that it's planning an overhaul of its card line-up. Now, it's been revealed that the first...

FinTech Banking App Dave Going Public Via SPAC

Another FinTech is going public. Today, Dave announced that it would be merging with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings III, Inc. As a result, the startup will become a publicly traded company, with the listing going by the ticker symbol $DAVE. The transaction values Dave at...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — May 2021

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. This time around, we'll start with a few articles related to the FIRE movement and its principles. Then, we'll look at what it means to...