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Bernardo Martinez is the Vice President of Global Merchant Lending at PayPal, leading the company’s merchant lending strategy.

Despite the clear impact small businesses have on the global economy, small-business lending has been a challenge for traditional institutions due to a variety of reasons. This has led to a challenging, frustrating experience for small businesses, resulting in the traditional loan application process taking an average of 26 hours, according to a 2013 Federal Reserve survey. A 2021 Federal Reserve small-business survey found that 23% of businesses that applied for financing did not receive the full amount they

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6 Insurers Initiate New Cryptocurrency Investment Positions: Report

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Six large insurers acquired shares of cryptocurrency investment products offered by Grayscale Investments, according to an S&P Global Market Intelligence report.

The insurers didn’t directly purchase bitcoin or another cryptocurrency, but the investment products derive their value from shares of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust or Grayscale Ethereum Trust. Grayscale is a unit of Digital Currency Group, CoinDesk’s parent company.

Investors can buy shares in a private placement transaction and then sell them on the secondary market following a holding period. Retail and institutional investors can then buy shares on the over-the-counter market. The trusts use published CoinDesk indexes to track

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Rochester business feels detour impacts

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — Construction season is ramping up in downtown Rochester.

Last week, the North Broadway Avenue Construction project expanded — closing down the blocks between 13th Street/Silver Lake Drive to 7th Street.

“We get, you know, probably ten calls a day,” Shoe and Zipper Repair Owner Mike Derouin said. “How do we get to your place now? So, people are still trying to get here.”

Derouin is one of the many along the six block strip that has a store front impacted by the construction project. While residents and business owners knew it was happening–as it’s been in

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Zee Exclusive: Do’s and Don’ts of applying for loans on digital platforms | Personal Finance News

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The digitisation of lending services has brought about its fair share of debates. While the entire borrower journey has moved online, the former is also susceptible to rising fraudulent cases today. Hence the borrowers must exercise caution and vigilance while opting for a loan via a digital lending platform.

Check out some important do’s and don’ts that one must consider before applying for a loan on a digital lending platform. (Also read– Zee Exclusive: Borrowing from loan apps; know how to identify genuine fintech lenders)

Do’s of applying for loans on digital platforms

Be thorough with your research

Before applying

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Family-owned funeral homes in Flower Mound, Lewisville deliver personal touch

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Flower Mound Family Funeral Home opened in 2003. (Kaushiki Roy/Community Impact Newspaper)

In an industry where nearly 11% of funeral homes in the U.S. were owned by publicly traded corporations as of 2019, according to the National Funeral Directors Association, Dalton & Son Funeral Home is providing the personalized touch of a three-generation-old family-owned and -operated business.

The original Dalton & Son Funeral Home opened in 1969 with Cecil Dalton and his son Bill Dalton at the helm. It offered complete funeral and ambulance services, which was common in the 1960s and 1970s. The ambulance was even equipped with a

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Cyber Insurance Market Valuation to Reach USD 24,185.3

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Pune, June 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Market Analysis
The global cyber insurance market size is bound to display a stupendous CAGR of 15% over the forecast period (2020-2027), according to the latest report by Market Research Future (MRFR). Grid connected photovoltaic (PV) systems contain solar panels that power the appliances of households during the day. Solar PV systems can produce surplus of electricity during summer months and are stored in grid connected systems to be fed back to the electrical network. Use of hybrid systems for leveraging on solar energy as well as sustainable approaches of generating power can

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