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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.

American Express Revamps Platinum Business Card, Hikes Annual Fee

Earlier this year, American Express updated its iconic Platinum Card, adding new benefits while also increasing the annual fee. Now, it's the Business version of the card's turn for a refresh. Recently, Amex announced a new slate of perks for Business Platinum, including new rewards categories, credits, and more. The...

Credit Strong for Business Overview

For small business owners, business credit can be a bit of a mystery. Not only are there separate business credit bureaus but they often have different scoring models than those familiar to consumers. Further complicating matters is that, in some cases, business owners will rely on their personal credit to...

GoHenry Introduces "Money Missions" Encouraging Financial Education

After raising $40 million late last year and expanding into the United States, the kid-centric FinTech app GoHenry has now added a significant feature to its platform. This week, the app announced the debut of Money Missions. With Money Missions, children can learn about various personal finance topics while earning...

Cardless Launches Boston Celtics Credit Card

The FinTech Cardless has just revealed its latest product. This time around, the company has partnered with the famed Boston Celtics to create the aptly named Boston Celtics Credit Card. In terms of rewards, fans can earn 7x points on Celtics tickets as well as on rideshare and streaming service...

Gas Prices Continue to Rise Nationally as Oil Prices Surge

Oftentimes, when the autumn season starts, motorists may notice that gasoline prices fall along with the leaves and temperatures. Unfortunately, this year seems to be bucking that trend. Instead, despite the summer road trip season ending, gas prices continue to inch upwards. According to data from the app GasBuddy (which...

DoorDash, Hello Alice Introduce Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund

Over the past year, independent restaurants have not only had to endure the effects of the pandemic but some have also experienced losses due to natural disasters. From wildfires in California to flooding in Louisiana, several small businesses have continued to be challenged by Mother Nature. In response, DoorDash and...

U.S. Bank Creates Secured Versions of Altitude Go and Cash+ Cards

One of the ironies of the current credit system in the United States is that those who have the best credit get the greatest rewards. However, that's starting to shift as more credit card issuers introduce products aimed at assisting those without excellent credit. Now, U.S. Bank has released two...

CB Insights Names FinTech 250 for 2021

As FinTech's blockbuster year rolls on into the fourth quarter, CB Insights has just released its list of the top 250 FinTechs of 2021. This is the fourth year that the firm has put out the list of private companies selected from a pool of more than 17,000. According to...