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Jonathan Dyer

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Jonathan Dyer

I'm a small town guy living in Los Angeles looking to make solid financial decisions. I write for a number of finance websites, including HuffingtonPost and Business2Community. I founded DyerNews.com in 2015 to focus on personal finance and the emerging FinTech markets.

Equifax Fined Up to $700 Million Due to Data Breach

Nearly two years after Equifax announced that a data breach had exposed the information of approximately 147 million customers, the credit bureau has reached a settlement deal. This morning the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Equifax had agreed to pay at least $575 million and as much as $700...

American Express Announces New Blue Business Cash Card

Over the past decade, credit card company American Express has worked to align themselves with small business owners. This includes founding the increasingly popular retail holiday Small Business Saturday, observed the weekend after Thanksgiving each year. Continuing that mission, this week the company announced the launch of a new small...

Mobile Bank Varo Money Refiles for FDIC Insurance

For years one of the big questions surrounding FinTech is whether startups could one day become their own independent banks. Although a few companies have attempted to obtain charters of their own, they've had varying levels of success — none of which have been overwhelmingly positive. However, as Crowdfund Insider...

U.S. Houses Passes Two Small Business Cybersecurity Bills

In recent years small businesses have proven a popular target for cybercriminals and hackers. Not only do many small businesses lack the technical resources larger operations have to protect themselves but a staggering number of owners also mistakenly believe they are too small for hackers to concern themselves with. Now,...

Bitcoin Falls Back Below $10,000 as Cryptocurrencies Under Fire

It seems that, when it comes to Bitcoin, Facebook giveth and Facebook taketh away. Just a few weeks after the announcement of Libra helped push Bitcoin over the $10,000 mark and as high as $14,000, the leading cryptocurrency is currently slumping and has fallen back down below that five-figure floor.

CNBC Reveals 2019 America’s Top States for Business Study

Where should you launch your small business this year? CNBC has a few suggestions. Recently the network released its 2019 America’s Top States for Business study, ranking each of the 50 states (the District of Columbia was excluded) in terms of how attractive they are to businesses. CNBC's study considered...

European FinTech N26 Launches Banking Features in the U.S.

Believe it or not, FinTech isn't just a Silicon Valley or even American phenomenon. In reality the world market is filled with startups looking to improve the financial lives of customers in their home countries and beyond. Now, as TechCrunch reports, one such overseas startup — Europe's N26 — is...

Federal Reserve Chairman Joins Chorus of Libra Critics

Earlier this week, United States Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified before Congress. While the meeting's big headline was Powell's suggestion that a rate cut was likely later this month —  news that brought market indices to all-time highs — one company that was likely not too happy with everything...