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Chris Motola

Senior Staff Writer

9+ Years At Merchant Maverick

Expertise: Business Payments, Crytocurrency, Business Funding

Education: MS Interactive Media, University of Central Florida

Chris has been writing about small business topics since 2003. In 2015, he joined Merchant Maverick, where he writes about business financing, payment processing, and demographic trends in entrepreneurship. Chris has been featured in Fox Business, ABC News, Yahoo Finance, GoBankingRates, Newsweek, BizJournals, and other publications. He has a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Writing Arts from SUNY Oswego, and a Masters of Science in Interactive Media from the University of Central Florida. He currently resides in the Hudson Valley region of New York.

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Credit Card Decline & Error Codes

Credit card decline codes are sent to merchants from credit card processors when a transaction is unable to be processed. Each numerical code corresponds to a different reason a transaction may be declined, such as the card in question being reported lost or stolen. Want to know more about how to deal with decline codes or what to do when one comes up? Read our handy guide to credit card decline codes.

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Jun 8, 2021 Filed under: PCI Compliance

5 Banks That Are Currently Accepting Round 2 PPP Loan Applications

With Round 2 of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) ready to kick-off the second week of January for community-based lenders, businesses may be wondering where they should go to apply for a first or second draw PPP loan. For many businesses, the most natural place to apply will be their bank. Read on for a list of the top banks with which to apply for a second round PPP loan.

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Jan 12, 2021 Filed under: Business Loans