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Kate Hoots

Kate Hoots

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
An expert in business banking, consumer finance, and online payments, Kate Hoots has been writing about small business commerce since 2020. A former journalist for the West Linn Tidings and the Wilsonville Spokesman, Kate boasts wide experience in business leadership and communication. She has a degree in English Literature from Lewis & Clark College.
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Brex Cash Review 2022

Brex Cash delivers most of the features and functions you’d expect to find in a business bank account and then some. Brex’s no-fee structure and unlimited free transactions are reason enough to like Brex Cash; the high APY and rewards rates are even better.

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Sep 6, 2022 Filed under: Business Bank Account Reviews

Ramp VS Airbase: Corporate Card Comparison

Ramp and Airbase have similar offerings, although they seem to be aiming for slightly different audiences. That’s not to say you can’t find crossover between the two platforms; there are many companies that will do well with either Ramp or Airbase. Still, let’s take a look at those target audiences, in an effort to help you choose the right platform for your business.

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Jul 13, 2022 Filed under: Corporate Cards
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Mercury Bank Review

Mercury bank delivers for its target audience: startups looking for an easy entry into business banking services. Of course, it’s not the only business bank ready to serve new businesses, but some features make Mercury stand out in its field.

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Sep 1, 2022 Filed under: Business Bank Account Reviews
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PEX Review

Pros Free trial Spend controls Employee cards Expense management tools Full API access Cons Set up fees & monthly fees Limits on free employee cards No ATM access Foreign transaction fees up to 1.5% What Is PEX? PEX is a financial product that includes a corporate spending card in addition to spend-management and expense control […]

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Jun 27, 2022 Filed under: Corporate Card Reviews
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Expensify Review

Expensify is an expense management system that includes something not all competitors offer: a corporate credit card that makes Expensify a complete business financial management system.

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Jun 30, 2022 Filed under: Corporate Card Reviews
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Oxygen Business Banking Review

Oxygen banking is an online financial service that markets itself to small and mid-sized businesses, from freelancers to LLCs to corporations. Oxygen bank includes personal and business checking accounts with APYs that vary depending on the account type but are well above the national average.

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Jun 16, 2022 Filed under: Business Bank Account Reviews

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