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Finance & Accounting, Merchant Services

Things You May Not Know About a Merchant Cash Advance: 4 Myths Dispelled

Compared to traditional bank loans and credit cards, merchant cash advances are a relatively new type of business funding. However, in the short time they have been around, many myths and misconceptions have sprung up about them. If you are a business owner, it’s important to understand the truth behind both the positive and the… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Merchant Services

10 Things You Need to Know About Peer-to-Peer Lending

Based on the ancient concept of lending money between friends, peers or associates, peer-to-peer lending, also known as P2P lending, connects people who want to borrow money with people who want to lend it. This innovative lending framework has been gaining popularity over the last decade, but many people still aren’t sure how it works…. Read more

Finance & Accounting, Merchant Services, Small Business Loans

What is a Merchant Cash Advance (MCA)?

As a business owner, nothing is more rewarding than seeing your company grow and thrive. After all, you are the one putting it all on the line, calling the shots and making important decisions that will lead to your future success. There is a natural ebb and flow to business ownership. At times, you may… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Financial Management, Merchant Services, Technology

What is Level Up and Should Your Business Use It?

What is Level Up and Should Your Business Use It?

Are you ready to LevelUp? If you are a restaurant owner or manager, it’s time to explore what LevelUp can do for your business. LevelUp is a cross between a mobile payment processor and a loyalty rewards service. With more than 14,000 businesses now on LevelUp, it’s a growing contender in the mobile processing business…. Read more

Finance & Accounting, Merchant Services

Are You Hurting Your Small Business by Being Cash-Only?

Are You Hurting Your Small Business by Being Cash-Only?

Every once in a while you may find yourself encountering a small business that doesn’t accept credit cards. Usually it’s a nail salon or a mom-and-pop shop, but I’ve even had to talk some freelancers out of the cash-only model. In all fairness, there are some advantages to accepting cash. It allows you to keep… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Kabbage News, Merchant Services, Small Business Loans

Announcing the New Kabbage and Mastercard Partnership

kabbage and mastercard partnership

We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with one of the world’s leading global payments companies – MasterCard. Our goal with this partnership is to allow even more small-to medium-sized businesses access to a small business loans through MasterCard’s network of acquirers. This new partnership means that MasterCard will provide its small business partners access to working capital through their acquirer network and… Read more

Merchant Services

Elavon Merchant Services Review

Quick details of the company Before we dive deep into Elavon’s payment processing, let’s begin with a few quick facts about the company. Elavon, formerly NOVA, was founded 23 years ago in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2009, and it is currently graded with the highest score possible –… Read more

Merchant Services

Vantiv Merchant Services Review

Quick details of the company Before we dig into Vantiv’s review, let’s take a quick stroll through some general points about the business. Vantiv, according to the Better Business Bureau, began over 40 years ago. In 1970, many knew the company as Midwest Payments Systems. But in the early 2000s, Midwest Payment Systems took its… Read more

Merchant Services

Heartland Merchant Services Review

Quick details of the company and the product offering As one of the top and most widely used payment processors in the U.S. and the world, Heartland Payment Systems has provided its customers credit card processing services since 1997. Being a fairly new company, it’s impressive that Heartland processes $120 billion of transactions per year… Read more

Merchant Services

Wells Fargo Merchant Services Review

Quick details of the company Financial Services company Wells Fargo has been in business since 1852, but its payment processing services began in 1971 with the partnership with First Data. Wells Fargo has more than 10,000 locations in the U.S. while First Data works with merchants in around 36 countries. Contracts with both Wells Fargo… Read more