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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.

Credit One Introduces "Wander" Credit Card With Unique Rewards

For those looking to enjoy the majesty of nature for these final few weeks of summer or who plan on experiencing other entertainment options throughout the year, Credit One has just introduced a new rewards credit card option: the Wander card. With the Wander card, customers can earn 5 points...

PepsiCo Launches Platform Supporting Hispanic-Owned Small Businesses

PepsiCo is doing its part to help small business owners across the United States with its latest efforts. Juntos Crecemos (translating to "Together We Grow") is a $50 million platform specifically aimed at Hispanic-owned restaurants, bodegas, and carnicerías. It's also part of PepsiCo's Racial Equality Journey Hispanic Initiative, which was announced last year....

Payroll API Provider Zeal Announces $13 Million Series A

FinTech's record-breaking year rolls on as the payroll API provider Zeal has announced a $13 million funding round. The Series A was led by Spark Capital with Commerce Ventures and various individual investors also participating. Among those numerous individual investors, one of the most notable is Robinhood co-founder and CEO Vlad Tenev. This...

One-Third of Recent College Grads Turn to the Internet for Money Advice

It's often said that those graduating college or other higher education institutions are entering the "real world." Of course, in the past couple of years, that "real world" has been far from normal. Nevertheless, a new survey of recent college graduates conducted by Experian found that Gen Zers were actually...

FICO Survey: 71% of Americans Willing to Open a Bank Account Digitally

With the pandemic continue to shape how Americans interact with various institutions, it looks as though Americans are more willing to embrace digital solutions for financial services. According to a recent survey by FICO, 71% of U.S. consumers say they'd be willing to open a bank account digitally — via...

Vast Bank Introduces Crypto Banking Service and App

At a time when cryptocurrency is seeing greater mainstream acceptance, one FDIC-insured bank is now making it easier for their customers to trade and hold crypto assets. The Tulsa-based bank Vast has launched its Crypto Banking platform and app, made possible through a partnership with Coinbase and SAP. According to...

BankUnited Launches Inaugural Women in Business Challenge

Women-owned businesses that could use an extra $10,000 might be interested to hear about the latest small business challenge. BankUnited's inaugural “Small Business, Big Dreams” content is now accepting entries through September 23rd. However, applicants must be based in either New York or Florida and be at least 51% women-owned....

Fractional Trading Platform DriveWealth Raises $450 Million

Another FinTech mega round is in the books as DriveWealth has just announced that it's raised $450 million. The Series D was co-led by Insight Partners and Accel with "significant participation" from Greyhound Capital, Softbank Vision Fund 2, and Point72 Ventures (which previously led the firm's Series C). Returning investor...