American Express Makes Adjustments to Platinum Card Benefits

With an annual fee of $695, the Platinum Card from American Express is regarded as a premier travel and "lifestyle" card. However, the company has also sought to provide its members with value for that fee, often partnering with various brands to bring credits and benefits to cardholders. On that note, Amex has recently made a pair of updates to the card that will likely be positively received by customers....

Money at 30: Our Latest Credit Card Point Redemption Win

In the past few years, I've often written about earning credit card rewards and maximizing my setup to get even more of them. Yet, my plan for redeeming all of these points has been less thought-out. In fact, aside from buying a backpack and a hotel stay (that I later had to cancel), we haven't really tapped points from our Chase or American Express cards. That was until today, when...

Zip Expands Pay-in-4 Platform with Launch of Zip Card

With demand for "buy now, pay later" services still proving strong, the BNPL platform Zip has revealed its latest offering. Previously known as Quadpay, the Australian FinTech has announced the launch of Zip Card in the United States. Using the card, customers will be able to utilize the company's "Pay-in-4" service nearly anywhere Visa is accepted. The Zip Card is issued by WebBank. According to Zip, following a pilot program...

Best Credit Card for "Everything Else" — Earning 2% to 4.5%

When it comes to credit card rewards, most of the focus is usually on the special categories that various cards emphasize with heightened earning rates. For example, a card might offer 4x on dining, 5x on rotating quarterly categories, or even 10x on rental car booking via a specific travel portal. However, outside of those handful of categories, all other purchases tend to offer just 1% back. That said, there...

MoneyGram Adds Support for Buying, Selling, and Holding Crypto

Before the days of digital peer-to-peer money transfer, consumers relied on such services as MoneyGram to send money to loved ones. As technology as shifted, however, MoneyGram itself has had to evolve beyond its core product. Now, the company is once again expanding its reach by getting into the world of crypto. Recently, MoneyGram joined the ranks of P2P apps such as PayPal, Venmo, and Cash App by adding the...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — October 2022 

It’s time again for one of my favorite features here on Dyer News: a look at the top 10 personal finance articles of the month. To kick things off this month, we'll look at a trio of posts covering various aspects of investing. Then, we'll talk about building wealth and those who strike it rich. Finally, we'll look at bank bonuses, buying time, financial independence, and more. As usual, this...

Cross River to Issue Cards American Express Cards for FinTechs

For years, American Express has been known for issuing its own credit and charge cards — including some premium options. However, while the company has previously worked with other issuers from time to time, these efforts have accelerated as of late. Now, another such agreement has been reached. Recently, Cross River announced a partnership with Amex to begin issuing cards on behalf of FinTechs that operate on the American Express...

5 Last Minute Things to Remember for Small Business Saturday

It’s almost here — this year’s Small Business Saturday will be held on November 26th. With 2022 promising to be the biggest SBS yet, it’s imperative that entrepreneurs across the nation take advantage of this growing retail holiday. Even if you’re just learning about this special day now, the good news is that it’s not too late for you and your business to get on board. Whether you’ve been planning...