10 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Factoring Contract

If you are considering factoring your receivables, you are probably already aware of its benefits. But other things are essential to know before you sign on the bottom line with a factoring firm. The most important is this: not every factoring firm is the same! Not only does every company have its own procedures and requirements, but some also have more experience in certain industries and factoring methods than others. Here is a list of questions you should ask before signing a factoring contract. 1. How many years has the company been in business? Over the years the factoring industry has grown considerably as more and more people realize factoring is an excellent method for increasing cash flow. However, with the increase in … [Read more...]

Single Invoice Factoring Provides Cash Flow for Small Businesses

FROM  MARKETWIRE May 13, 2009 BETHESDA, MD   The Interface Financial Group (IFG), North America's largest alternative funding source for small business, reports instances where invoice factoring, when a business sells its accounts receivable invoices at a discount, has helped a company stay in business in the midst of the current global economic downturn. A recent report by BizBuySell.com, which tracks the health of small business, indicates that there has been a decline in business-for-sale transactions and valuations. Additionally, the number of closed transactions reported in the first quarter decreased by 36 percent as compared to the same 2008 time period. As many small business owners across the country are struggling, many … [Read more...]

Recourse and Non-recourse Factoring

The big difference between recourse factoring versus non-recourse factoring is the party at risk for bad debt. Understanding this important distinction will help a business select the right financing terms when factoring invoices and accounts receivable. … [Read more...]