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.

87% of Small Businesses Say COVID-19 is Hurting Their Business

When turning on the news these days, you're likely to be hit with a barrage of numbers — from stats regarding the latest COVID-19 infections and deaths to the astounding unemployment figures. Although this data might not always be encouraging, it does help paint a picture of what's currently happening...

HMBradley Launches Digital Banking Product that Rewards High Savings Rates

When the Federal Reserve made two emergency cuts to interest rates amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many formerly high-yield savings products lost a bit of their luster. Meanwhile a growing trend in FinTech online banking offerings (which typically come via partnerships with actual banks with FDIC deposit insurance) has been to...

Plastiq Raises $75 Million For Stronger Pivot to Small Business Owners

Even in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, it seems that deals are still getting done. This week Plastiq announced it had raised a whopping $75 million as part of its latest round. The Series D was led by B Capital Group, while existing investors Accomplice, Kleiner Perkins, Top Tier...

Crypto.com Partnering with Three Crypto Tax Providers

Just because Tax Day has officially been moved to July 15th doesn't mean that individuals don't need to be thinking about their 2019 returns. Moreover, with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) taking an enhanced interest in cryptocurrency capital gains in recent months, it would behoove crypto holders to make sure...

How Will Americans Spend Their Emergency Stimulus Checks?

With the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacting the lives of millions, this week the United States Congress has been attempting to pass a massive stimulus bill that would offer relief to some workers and businesses. As of this writing, the details of an apparent deal reached in the Senate are not...

Facebook Establishes a $100 Million Small Business Grant Program 2

For as much grief as Facebook often gets from regulators, politicians, and everyday citizens alike, the company has proven itself to be strong allies of small businesses nationwide and globally. Thus, in this time of unprecedented challenge to entrepreneurs, the social network is stepping up to help. Last week Facebook...

Credit Sesame Announces Sesame Cash Digital Banking Offering 2

Believe it or not, yet another FinTech is ready to play challenger bank, unveiling plans for a checking account and debit card. Recently the free credit score site Credit Sesame announced its new offering Sesame Cash. While existing Credit Sesame customers can now join the waitlist for the new product,...