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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.

Ally Becomes Latest Bank to Discontinue Overdraft Fees

One of the most frustrating aspects of dealing with many banks is the dreaded overdraft fee. If customers accidentally spend more than is in their checking account, they may be assessed a charge of $30 or more. What's worse, this fee is per transaction — with some institutions being accused...

$SOFI Debuts on Nasdaq Stock Exchange

One of the biggest players in the FinTech space is now a publically traded company. Yesterday, SoFi officially hit the Nasdaq stock exchange, trading under the ticker symbol $SOFI. During its first day of trading, the stock closed at $22.65 — up 12%. As of this writing, $SOFI continues to...

FinTech MotoRefi Raises $45 Million

As more Americans look to save money on their auto loans, one FinTech is seeing significant growth — and attracting investors. Last week, MotoRefi revealed that it had raised $45 million. The Series B was led by bank Goldman Sachs with additional participation from Motley Fool Ventures, Moderne Ventures, Link...

LendingTree Survey Finds Credit Limit Cuts Still Common in 2021

Last year, as many Americans saw their finances affected by the pandemic, anecdotes emerged suggesting that some banks were cutting credit limits and even closing accounts of certain customers. This was later borne out in data, with Bloomberg reporting that issuers cut customer credit limits by a total of $99...

Bitcoin Rewards App Fold Raises $13 Million in Funding

It looks as though the app Fold is the latest FinTech to cash in on the current crypto craze. Today, the company announced that it had raised an impressive $13 million. The Series A was led by Craft Ventures while M13, Slow Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners also participated. With the...

Visa Expands FinTech Partner Connect Program to U.S. and Beyond

As FinTech becomes increasingly mainstream, Visa is now looking to facilitate even broader financial technology integrations. Following an initial launch in Europe, the company has announced it will now be expanding the FinTech Partner Connect program to the United States as well as markets in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the...

BlockFi Drops Annual Fee From Crypto Credit Card Plans

Even as the cryptocurrency market experiences some major volatility, the race to bring a crypto credit card to market continues. In fact, it now looks as though a battle in the space is heating up as BlockFi has announced some revisions to their card plans. The most notable change is...

QuickBooks Data Highlights COVID's Financial Impact on Small Businesses

At long last, it seems as though the United States is slowly putting the pandemic behind it as vaccination rates increase and mandates are rolled back. As that happens, however, many small businesses are continuing to pick up the pieces from what's been a rough year for many. On that...