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.

Greenlight Opens Waitlist for New Greenlight Family Cash Mastercard

In recent years, many parents have come to realize that there are now several ways to teach their children about money. From old-school lessons about cash and "the value of a dollar" to more modern methods such as apps and debit cards, children have a variety of tools for saving and spending their own money. Now, one family-focused digital banking platform is taking things one step further by introducing a...

Survey: 38% of Investors Pulled Money From the Market Over Past Year

When it comes to the economy, the stock market, and other financial matters, there's certainly been no shortage of news lately. And while some of these stories may not directly impact everyday Americans, they can still lead to a reaction from investors and others keeping a closer eye on such matters. Recently, MagnifyMoney commissioned a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers to ask how current affairs had influenced their...

Crypto-Backed Card Wirex Celebrates Milestone in U.S. Registrations

It looks as though Wirex is taking a victory lap after a successful entry into the United States market. Today, the platform announced that 150,000 people have registered for the crypto app since it launched in the U.S. a mere six weeks ago. This figure adds to the more than 5 million users Wirex already has across Europe and Asia. Wirex's U.S. app allows users to trade and hold 37...

Tips and Tools for Rebuilding Your Credit

Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes these mistakes can be forgiven but, in other cases, the repercussions of these missteps can be long-lasting. Sadly, when it comes to credit, sometimes small mess-ups can mean years of poor scores — but it doesn't have to last forever. If you've made some credit mistakes in your past and are looking to improve your scores ahead of buying a home, vehicle, etc., there are a...

Imprint Launches Latest Rewards Card: The Vice Wine Rewards Visa

The FinTech Imprint is at it again, announcing the launch of its latest co-branded rewards card — this time collaborating with The Vice Wine. With The Vice Wine Rewards Visa, customers can earn 3% back on purchases made at TheViceWine.com. Additionally, all other purchases made using the card will earn 1% back. Then, earned rewards can be redeemed on purchases from The Vice Wine, with no minimum redemption requirement. Currently,...

FinTech Credit Card Platform Deserve Secures $250 Million Credit Facility

With the market for specialized rewards credit cards growing, one popular platform has closed a new deal to help fuel it into the future. This week, Deserve revealed that it had secured a $250 million credit facility from Goldman Sachs, Cross River, and Waterfall Asset Management. Previously, the company raised a $50 million Series D equity round in 2021 as well as a $50 million Series C in 2019. Goldman...

Study: Average Worker Spends $8,467 on Commuting Costs Each Year

How much time per year do you spend driving to or from work? On top of that, how much does commuting cost you on an annual basis? If you're like the majority of workers, the answer could be as much as hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars, as a new study highlights. According to data compiled by Clever — using figures from the  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the...

Cathay Pacific Joins as Bilt Rewards Transfer Partner

The Bilt Rewards network just got a little larger. This week, Bilt announced that Cathay Pacific has joined as a transfer partner. As a result, users will now be able to convert their Bilt Rewards points into Asia Miles at a 1:1 rate. Cathay joins a growing list of other travel partners, including American Airlines AAdvantage, Emirates Skywards, KLM-Air France FlyingBlue, World of Hyatt, and IHG Rewards. Alternatively, customers can...