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Chris Motola

Chris Motola

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
An expert in personal and business loans and financial health, Chris Motola has been writing about small business finance and payments for over 5 years. He has been cited in various industry publications, including Forbes Advisor, GoBankingRates, and Medium. Chris is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.
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Stripe VS Square: Comparing Features, Pricing, & Key Differences In 2021

Both Stripe and Square offer powerful, full-service third-party payment processing APIs. Square has a pretty clear edge when it comes to processing in-person payments and being ready to go right out of the box. Stripe’s robust multicurrency and payment method support, on the other hand, can give it an edge in international eCommerce. Read on for a full comparison.

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Sep 7, 2021 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Payment Gateways 8

Western Equipment Finance Review

Pros Simplified application Fast credit decisions Fast time to funding Cons Opaque borrower qualifications Opaque terms and fees Overview Western Equipment Finance is a subsidiary of Western State Bank that provides equipment financing nationwide. The company is based in North Dakota. Western provides a solid range of equipment financing options for new and mature businesses. […]

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Dec 28, 2020 Filed under: Equipment Financing Reviews 0

AgDirect Equipment Financing Review

AgDirect is an Omaha, NE based equipment financing program offered by a network of specialized lenders called the Farm Credit System (FCS). AgDirect is a convenient way to access the benefits of the Farm Credit System quickly and easily, and should probably be somewhere near the top of an agribusiness’s options.

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Dec 28, 2020 Filed under: Equipment Financing Reviews 0

What Is PayPal Credit & How Does It Work?

PayPal Credit is a line of credit issued by Synchrony Bank. Approved PayPal users can use this virtual line of credit which functions similarly to a credit card, letting you pay for online purchases in installments, rather than upfront in-full. Wondering if you should sign up for PayPal Credit? Learn what you need to know about its terms, fees, and how it works here.

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Apr 20, 2021 Filed under: Business Loans, Mobile Payments 12

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