Financial Education Articles

Financial Education Articles

To help our visitors understand business finance better, we have written hundreds of business credit card articles, business debit articles, fuel and gas card articles and prepaid business card articles. Bento provides business debit cards for small businesses, high growth companies and midsize companies that need significant control over their expenses and those that want to lessen their fraud risk.

Our goal is educating business owners on how to prevent fraud, how to control payments tightly and better manage expenses. Bento focuses on vertical industries like construction, accounting firms, relocation companies, non-profits, religious organizations, fleet companies, healthcare and a dozen more.

These articles cover many different types of credit and debit cards including prepaid business cards, refillable business cards, secured credit cards, fuel cards, commercial cards, corporate cards. Please see our other business debit card articles and business credit card articles. We offer many types of business debit and credit card reviews as well as look at what makes for the best business debit cards.

Credit cards are a major source of employee fraud and business debit cards can be used to control where debit cards can be used and how you can limit how much can be spent by an employee. We offer an extensive number of fraud articles including employee theft, church fraud, internal fraud and business fraud. Bento is a leader in virtual cards including ghost cards, procurement cards, purchasing cards and p-cards.

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Financial education articles on business credit cards.

Business credit card articles

Business credit cards are used by business owners to cover expenses associated with the business. There are several types that include reloadable business credit cards, secured business credit cards. Both Visa and Mastercard offer business credit cards. Bento has over fifty total articles on business credit cards and you can learn how to find the best business cards, who uses them and how they can help prevent fraud and track expenses.

Business debit card articles

Business debit cards are used for company purchases and help control expenses. They offer extensive controls as to where employees can use the business debit card and let you set a maximum of how much can be spent daily, weekly or monthly. Globally 5% of all business revenue goes to fraud according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Financial education articles on commercial card and corporate cards.

Commercial card and corporate card articles

Commercial cards and corporate cards are credit and debit cards that are used for business expenses by employees or by the business itself. They are frequently used for travel expenses, gas and fuel expenses and general corporate expenses. Companies typically have corporate card policies for the usage and the payments. Employees should know their company policies prior to using them. Learn more about how corporate cards work in this series of articles.

Church cards and religious organization credit cards

Credit cards and debit cards for religious organizations let you control the amount of spend and the venue where they can be used. Over $100M per year is stolen from religious organizations in the US and the incidence of church fraud is at an all-time high. Church cards are becoming an increasingly popular way to document expenses, lower fraud and control internal purchases. Bento offers church debit cards, synagogue debit cards and mosque debit cards among many others. You can also learn about upcoming church conferences and seminars for 2018 and 2019.

Financial education articles on business prepaid cards and reloadable prepaid cards.

Business prepaid cards and reloadable prepaid cards

Business prepaid cards let you control employee spending by setting limits on where the card can be used and how much an employee can spend. They help document expenses and work with commercial accounting systems like QuickBooks. With prepaid cards and debit cards, there is usually no credit check. Reloadable Visa cards let you choose how much to fund the cards with. When you use the cards to make a purchase, the amount is subtracted from the money you have put on the card instead of deducting it from your checking account as with debit cards.

Business Visa cards

Bento for Business offers a business Visa card that can be used for charging and tracking company expenses. The Bento for Business Visa® Debit Card is a business debit card that lets you choose how much money to place on it. You can give them to employees so that they can spend the money that you have placed on the card to purchase items for your business. Funds held within Bento are FDIC insured to at least $250,000 through The Bancorp Bank; Member FDIC. This is not a credit card and no credit check is performed.

Small business debit cards and small business credit cards

There are over 28 million small businesses in the US and they are the largest job creators and contributors the US GDP. They contribute about half of the 17 Trillion dollar GDP for the United States. Many small businesses have business credit cards. Small business credit cards allow the business to make purchases on credit but can be abused by employees. Small business debit cards can help track expenses and control purchases more tightly.

Financial education articles on employee cards and tracking employee expenses.

Employee cards and tracking employee expenses

Employee cards and the Bento business Visa cards have a built-in control for how much and employee can spend and where they can spend money on business purchases. Learn how to track employee expenses with trackable prepaid business cards with Bento.

Gas cards and fuel cards

Business debit cards can be used for gas and fuel expenses. With over 100,000 gas stations in the US, general business cards can be used to purchase fuel for fleets or individual employee automobiles.

Credit cards for accounting, staffing cards and event management credit cards

Bento prepaid cards support over twenty industry verticals which include accountants, churches and religious organizations, staffing companies, event planning company, healthcare, construction companies, non-profits and many others. Learn about prepaid debit cards for accounting firms and upcoming accounting conferences and seminars with these articles. These prepaid business cards offer the benefits of remote shut off using your mobile phone and extensively limiting employee purchases.

Financial education articles questions and answers.

Questions and answers

Bento has compiled a set of answers to common business credit card questions and the most frequent business debit card questions. We receive hundreds of debit card questions annually from business owners, especially those running small businesses and high growth companies. Another hundred articles can be viewed on our educational articles page.

Related content hubs

Bento content hubs are collections of detailed information typically 10 to 30 pages on a specific subject related to different types of debit cards, credit cards, and prepaid cards.