Credit cards are a common sight in wallets and purses, used for nearly a third of all in-person purchases. There’s nothing strange or novel about them. And yet, despite their ubiquity, there are a lot of misconceptions about how credit cards work and the best way to use them. Should you use them regularly, or […]
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When you swipe your card (or insert your EMV chip into the reader), you’ll have pretty much the same experience whether you’re using a credit card or a charge card. So why would you choose one over the other? Turns out there are some important differences to consider before you sign up for a card. What […]
Confused about the different types of business credit card rewards? Let’s take a look at the three biggest categories of small business credit card rewards and some of their pros and cons. Note that any of these reward types may come with limitations on what you can earn during a given period. You’ll also want […]
Business credit cards are a useful way for anyone in your organization to make purchases, all while earning reward points. But while swiping the card may be easy, it raises questions about who is ultimately responsible for the purchases made with the card. The swiper? The business owner? The business itself? If you’re confused about […]
Short-term business loans are a relatively recent addition to a merchant’s arsenal of business loan options. Introduced in the last decade or so, short-term loans are similar to traditional installment loans, but fees are calculated a little differently.
Business credit cards offer a variety of enticing perks to companies that use them skillfully. But with those tempting rewards come a unique battery of risks that can catch unprepared businesses off guard. Here are some of the risks that come with using business credit cards… Interest Rates The most obvious risk you take when […]
A merchant cash advance is a sales agreement where the merchant (the “seller”) is selling their future revenue at a discount to the merchant cash advance company (the “buyer”). Because merchant cash advances are sales agreements, they generally aren’t covered by usury laws that govern loans. This is where they get their dubious reputation. The effective APRs of merchant cash advances can easily crawl into the triple digits.
One of the biggest perks offered by business credit cards, other than convenience, is rewards. Gamed correctly, business credit card rewards can be a way to save money on your biggest expenses. Not sure which rewards are right for your business? Wondering what kinds of expenses to use your card on? Not even sure what’s […]
Business credit cards offer one of the most convenient ways for your company to borrow money for goods and services without having to have your purchases scrutinized by a lending institution. Best of all, the revolving credit offered by your card means that as long as you pay off your card on a regular basis, […]
If you’re investigating hard money loans, a type of private lending used to purchase or upgrade real estate, you’ve probably come across an unfamiliar acronym: LTV. We’ll take a look at what LTV is and the role it plays in lending. What Is A Loan-To-Value Ratio? LTV stands for Loan-To-Value ratio. While it plays a […]