Personal Finance News Round-Up: November 2023
Personal Finance News - November 2023

Personal Finance News Round-Up: November 2023

Each month, the Money@30 YouTube channel rounds up the top personal finance, credit card, and travel news. Now, we here at Fioney are pleased to present these quick and to-the-point video digests with our readers. Dive into the November 2023 round-up video and go even deeper into the stories below.

Two Amex Hilton Honors Cards Get Revamps

American Express and Hilton have updated two of their co-branded credit card: the Hilton Honors Surpass and Hilton Honors Aspire. While both cards have gained some new perks, they’ve also removed some other benefits. On top of that, as you can imagine, the annual fees for each have been hiked.

NerdWallet Introduces a Secured Credit Card

In some out-of-left-field news, the site NerdWallet has debuted its own credit card. However, rather than launch a traditional rewards card, the NerdUp card is a secured credit product. Nevertheless, customers can earn 1% back on purchases — and increase their credit limit in the process.

Intuit is Closing Down the Mint App

Believe it or not, the popular budgeting app Mint is going away. Word of this impending closure came from the platform’s parent company Intuit, which says that some of the app’s features will move over to Credit Karma. Of course, just how much of Mint will be found on the site remains to be seen.

Robinhood Offering Limited Time 1% Transfer Bonus

If you’re looking to move your existing brokerage account, Robinhood is willing to make it worth your while. Through December 8th, those who transfer assets via ACATS can earn a 1% bonus. That said, in order to retain this bonus, you will need to keep your assets with Robinhood for at least two years.

Delta Adjusts Medallion Status Requirements, Credit Card Lounge Access Rules

Completing the three-month saga of Delta’s announced SkyMiles and Sky Club changes, the airline has officially made positive adjustments — while stopping short of a complete reversal. First, Delta has lowered the MQD requirements for all tiers of 2025 Medallion status (at least lowered from the initially revealed levels). Plus, Amex Platinum and Delta SkyMiles Reserve cardholders will gain more allotted visits than originally planned.


Kyle Burbank

Head Writer ~ Fioney
Kyle is the head writer for Fioney. He is a personal finance nerd, constantly looking for new apps and services to test and incorporate into his own financial game plan. In addition to his role at Fioney, he's written for other publications including Born2Invest, Lifehack, and Laughing Place, as well as his own site Money@30. He also creates personal finance and travel-related videos for Fioney's YouTube channel, which has garnered more than 2 million views. Currently, Kyle resides in Springfield, Missouri with his wife of 10 years. Together, they enjoy traveling (including visiting Disney Parks around the world), dining, and playing with their dog Rigby.

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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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Technology Financing Company Gynger Raises $20 Million

A FinTech that helps tech-buying businesses finance their purchases has closed a new round of funding. About the round: This week, Gynger announced that it had raised $20 million. The Series A was led by PayPal Ventures, while Gradient Ventures, Velvet Sea Ventures, BAG Ventures, and Deciens Capital also participated. In addition to the equity round, the company secured a debt facility of $100 million from Community Investment Management. Previously,...
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Starbucks and Marriott Bonvoy Announce Rewards Partnership

Two popular loyalty programs are joining forces to reward travelers (and keep them caffeinated). About the partnership: Starting this week, Starbucks Rewards and Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to link their accounts and earn bonus rewards. First, those with linked accounts will earn Double Stars during stays at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties. If a regular Starbucks Double Stars Day falls during one of these stays, members can earn Triple...
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