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.

PNC Survey Finds Several Small Businesses See Hope in Vaccine

As March 2021 begins, it's now been nearly a year since the first wave of COVID-19 infections hit the United States. Yet, on the eve of that anniversary, the distribution of approved vaccines is providing some much-needed hope. Now, the latest survey from Pittsburgh-based bank PNC shows that small business...

Varo Bank Debuts Credit-Building Varo Believe Program

Among the numerous trends observed across the FinTech industry in recent years, one of the most impactful has involved credit. From creating lending solutions that rely less on traditional credit scores to introducing new ways for consumers to improve their credit standing, several startups are doing what they can to...

Chase and United Reveal Updated Credit Card Bonus Offers

Since the year began, several credit card issuers have attempted to lure new customers by rolling out enhanced bonuses for some of their offerings. This has been especially true in the case of co-branded travel cards. Case in point: this week, Chase and United introduced a trio of new welcome...

Upcoming BlockFi Credit Card Announces Additional Crypto Benefits

Late last year, BlockFi garnered headlines when it opened the waitlist for its Bitcoin Rewards Credit Card. At the time, the company announced that the BlockFi Credit Card would offer 1.5% cashback (paid out in the form of Bitcoin) on everything they buy in addition to a one-time Bitcoin bonus...

DoorDash Main Street Strong Accelerator Program for Restaurant Owners

As small businesses, including numerous independent restaurants, continue to struggle several larger companies have stepped up to offer support in the form of grants, programs, and other endeavors. Now, popular food delivery app DoorDash is joining such efforts, announcing the launch of the Main Street Strong Accelerator. Created in partnership...

Survey Details What Banking Features Matter Most to Customers

Throughout 2020, the personal finance site MyBankTracker conducted a survey with nearly 2,000 Americans participating. Now, the latest results show that what consumers found important from savings accounts evolved in some notable ways during the year. For example, more respondents put an emphasis on customer service this past year, with...

Marcus by Goldman Sachs Launches Roboadvisor Platform

When most consumers think of Goldman Sachs, they likely think of a wealthy Wall Streeter. That's partially why the bank introduced its Marcus brand in 2016 as a means of courting a new consumer market. Now, Goldman is continuing those efforts with the debut of Marcus Invest — a low-fee...