Authors - Jonathan Dyer

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.

Square Launches Square Banking Suite for Small Business Owners

Over the past few years, Square has expanded from being a small business point of sale solution to offering a variety of financial services to consumers and business owners alike. Now, the company is furthering those efforts by once again focusing on the needs of small business owners. Following the...

FinTech Funding Reaches Record High in Q2 2021

FinTech is on fire! As the latest "State of FinTech" release from CBInsights notes, last quarter marked a boom for financial technology startup funding. In fact, Q2 set a new record for investment deals in the sector. According to the report, FinTech companies raised a total of $30.8 billion from...

LendingTree Highlights Best and Worst Metros for First-Time Homebuyers

Current first-time homebuyers seeking an affordable abode may find their search to be a bit perilous these days. Due to an overall lack of inventory, prices for homes that are for sale have reached record highs. Nevertheless, the site LendingTree has just released its rankings of the best and worst...

Upgrade Launches Bitcoin Rewards Credit Card

Another Bitcoin-earning credit card isn't just on the way — it's already here. This week, Upgrade announced the launch of its new Bitcoin Rewards Credit Card. The Upgrade Bitcoin Rewards Credit Card is essentially a crypto reskin of the FinTech's Cash Rewards card, earning 1.5% back in rewards. However, these...

Play2Pay Raises $13 Million for Payment Gamification Platform

What if mobile phone customers could get a discount on their service by playing games and participating in other activities? That's exactly what Play2Pay is making possible — and, now, the FinTech is bringing in money of its own, recently closing an eight-figure funding round. Miami-based start-up Play2Pay has announced that...

Bank of America Debuts Unlimited Cash Rewards Flat Rate Credit Card

When it comes to credit card rewards, there are plenty of consumers who are happy to earn points and miles that can be redeemed toward travel. However, there's also a strong contingency that prefers the convenience that cashback credit cards have to offer. Even better, while category-based rewards cards may...

Data Shows Majority of Bitcoin Owners are Holding at a Profit

After a strong run early in 2021, several cryptocurrencies have since fallen on hard times. In the case of Bitcoin, the asset is now trading for nearly half of its record highs seen just a few short months ago. Nevertheless, the current value is still far ahead of where Bitcoin...