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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.

Wealthfront Raises Cash Account APY to 2.51%

Last week the robo-advisor platform Wealthfront announced that it was increasing the interest rate on its Cash Account to 2.51% — up from 2.29%. According to Bankrate, that makes the offering the "top-yielding account nationwide."

President Trump Announces New Tariffs on Goods From Mexico

Another week, another round of trade news. On Thursday night, President Trump announced that his administration would be imposing new tariffs on Mexican imports that are set to take effect in just a couple of weeks. What's more, unlike the more targetted tariffs on Chinese goods that apply to specific...

PayPal Reaches $10 Billion in Small Business Loans

FinTech giant PayPal announced this week that its small business lending had reached a major milestone. In less than five years, the service has now funded more than $10 billion in small business loans. That figure also amounts to upwards of 225,000 businesses around the world receiving funds from the...

FinTech Zero Raises $20 Million for Its Credit/Debit Hybrid Card

It looks like another FinTech firm is set to help change the way Millennials manage their money thanks to an injection of venture capital. As TechCrunch reports, this week Zero announced it had raised $20 million in Series A funding. This latest round was led by New Enterprise Associates and...

JP Morgan Economists Lower Q2 2019 GDP Estimate to 1% Growth

The last time the Bureau of Economic Analysis announced the United States' quarterly gross domestic product growth, analysts were surprised to learn actual growth was 3.2% — far higher than the 2.5% rate that many expected. However economists at JP Morgan aren't expecting a repeat performance for Q2. In fact...

Facebook's Digital Currency to Reportedly Be Called "GlobalCoin"

It was only a few weeks ago that word came down that Facebook was still hard at work developing their own cryptocurrency and getting partners on board. Now it seems those plans are firming up, with a potential name and launch timeframe emerging. According to BBC News the digital currency...

Small Business Lender Biz2Credit Unveils SaaS Lending Platform for Banks

Online small business lender Biz2Credit had some big news to share this week, announcing the launch of a new software as a service (SaaS) offering for banks. Dubbed Biz2X, the platform will allow institutions to improve their online lending experience for small business users. What's more, the Biz2Credit says such...

Tips and Tools for Building a Better Emergency Fund 3

Life can be unexpected. As a result it's important to prepare yourself — and your finances — for the worst case scenario. In the latter case, one of the best ways to ensure that an unforeseen expense, job loss, or other setback doesn't become exacerbated is to have an emergency...