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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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The Complete Guide To Flood Insurance

Property insurance policies do not normally protect you in case of damage from floods. Flooding is defined as water inundating an area of normally dry land and affecting two or more adjacent properties or 2+ acres. Your property insurance policy will protect you from other types of water damage, such as a burst pipe, but only flood insurance helps you in the event of an actual flood.

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Jan 13, 2023 Filed under: Business Insurance, Small Business

Introduction To Banking As A Service: How BaaS Can Benefit Your Small Business

Banking as a service is a software solution that financial technology companies, or fintechs, use to provide banking services to customers. Backed by traditional banks, fintechs offer bank accounts, credit cards, and more through one platform. BaaS providers aim to integrate as many financial services as possible, streamlining small businesses’ financial practices and accounting.

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Dec 14, 2022 Filed under: Business Banking, Small Business
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Brex Cash Review 2023

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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Dec 22, 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

Ramp VS Divvy: Corporate Card Comparison

Ramp and Divvy both have a lot to offer to businesses seeking corporate cards. With few if any fees, ample features for expense management and spend control, numerous software integrations, and cashback rewards, either of these cards can be a good choice.

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Jul 8, 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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Oct 7, 2022 Filed under: Business Bank Account Reviews

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