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American Express to Acquire Tock from Squarespace

American Express is expanding its dining platform with not one but two acquisitions. About the acquisitions: Today, Amex announced that it will be acquiring the restaurant reservation service Tock from Squarespace (who purchased the company in 2021). The purchase is expected to be for $400 million in cash but is subject to closing conditions, customary adjustments, and regulatory approval. Amex also notes that, as part of the deal with Squarespace,...
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Visa Relaunches Small Business Rewards Platform SavingsEdge

Small business owners with Visa business cards can once again earn rewards via SavingsEdge. About the relaunched program: Visa has officially relaunched its SavingsEdge platform following a short hiatus. The updated tool includes some enhanced features, new offerings, and more. These changes are meant to "support smarter spending and saving." According to Visa, the new SavingsEdge includes hundreds of new merchant offerings. This includes Instant Coupons and Cashback Offers in...
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Wells Fargo Introduces Signify Business Cash Credit Card

Wells Fargo has launched a new business rewards credit card. About the Signify Business Cash Card: This week, Wells Fargo announced the debut of the Signify Business Cash World Elite Mastercard. With the card, business owners can earn 2% cash rewards on purchases with no cap. These rewards can then be redeemed for statement credits, a direct deposit into an eligible Wells Fargo account, gift cards, travel, and more. Notably,...
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Barclays Reveals Winners of Fourth Small Business Contest

After launching its fourth annual "Small Business Big Wins" grant contest in February, Barclays has now revealed the winners. About the winners: Barclays reports that more than 4,500 businesses applied for this year's Small Business Big Wins contest. Following a finalist selection round and a public voting period, a grand prize winner has been chosen. Diversability LLC is a New York-based business dedicated to increasing the visibility of disabled people. The...
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Majority of Small Businesses Expect Increased Revenue This Year

In the face of continued uncertainty, a majority of small business owners are still bullish overall. About the survey: This week, Bank of America released its 2024 Business Owner Report. The survey included participation from more than 1,400 small and mid-sized business owners. In this case, a small business is defined as having between $100,000 to $5 million in annual revenue while "mid-sized" is capped at $50 million in revenue under BofA's metrics....
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T-Mobile Introduces "Amazon Business Prime Essentials On Us"

T-Mobile has unveiled a new benefit for its small business customers. About the new benefit, plan, and more Starting April 25th, select T-Mobile small business customers will be able to claim a free year of Amazon Business Prime Essentials. Valued at $179 a year, this membership includes free shipping on eligible orders. Additionally, businesses will have access to more than 60 million items that are exclusive to those with Business...
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SBA and Score Announce Small Business Week Virtual Summit

With National Small Business Week quickly approaching, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE have announced a virtual summit event. About the event: On April 30th and May 1st, the SBA and SCORE will co-host the 2024 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit. The special event will feature educational webinars with actionable insights, business resources, networking opportunities, a virtual exhibitor hall, and more. Additionally, as part of the programming,...
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Amex Increases Grants for 4th Historic Small Restaurant Program

American Express has launched its latest Backing Historic Small Restaurants Program — and has significantly increased the grant money up for grabs. About this year's Backing Historic Small Restaurants Program: For the fourth annual Backing Historic Small Restaurants Program, American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation have announced that it will not only double the number of grant recipients but also increase the total funding. This year, 50 historic...
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A Guide to Building Credit and Increasing Your Credit Scores

When it comes to credit, there’s some good news. The average credit score in the United States has been steadily rising in recent years, coming in at 715 in 2023. That may be because, today, consumers not only have more ways to access their credit reports and scores than ever before but also because there are an increasing number of options that Americans have for building credit in the first...

2024 SoFi Checking and Savings Review

Ever since I started taking an interest in the FinTech sector, one company whose name I’ve seen pop up over and over again is SoFi. Lately it seems as though that theme has been sent into overdrive as the company has not only become a household name thanks to its stadium naming rights deal but also because of the company’s continued product expansions. The most interesting development in my mind...
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Brim Financial Raises $85 Million as It Eyes Global Expansion

Toronto-based FinTech infrastructure startup Brim Financial has announced a new funding round. About the round: Brim has revealed an $85 million round. The Series C was led by EDC Investments while new investor Vistara Growth and returning investors White Owl Group, Epic Ventures, and Zions Bank also participated. To date, the company has now raised $110 million including a Series B in 2021. According to Brim, the latest funding will...
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Chase Reveals Q2 2024 Freedom 5%(+) Bonus Categories

Chase has announced its bonus category picks for the second quarter of 2024 — including some interesting twists. About the categories: As April approaches, Chase has revealed what categories Freedom and Freedom Flex cardholders can earn bonuses on. From April 1st through June 30th, customers can earn 5% (or more) in three categories: Amazon.com, Hotels, and Restaurants. Similar to how Chase embraced a "New Year, New Me" theme last quarter,...
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Bilt Announces Home Collection Deal for May 2024 Rent Day

For May's Rent Day, Bilt is offering a deal that will allow members to decrease their rent bill while also adding to their home decor. About the Home Collection offer: Bilt has crafted a unique Rent Day offer for May 2024. Through the 1st, when Bilt members redeem their points toward rent payments, they'll receive the same number of points to be used toward Bilt Home Collection items. To take...