Are There Too Many Factoring Companies?

Over the last several years it seems that competition among factoring companies has increased dramatically. The supply and demand between invoice factoring companies and qualified prospects has tipped to the point where too many funders are chasing too few deals. Just look around at some of the social media boards where a broker posts a potential lead and ten different factoring companies respond to it. Economics 101 teaches us that a perfectly competitive market structure is one where there are many buyers and sellers, homogeneous products and relatively free entry and exit in the marketplace. I will be the first to go on record to say that I believe that competition is the cornerstone of our economy which makes us the great … [Read more...]

Qualifying vs. Working For Your Receivable Factoring Referral Fee

What is expected of the receivable factoring referral source? As a direct funder, we have requirements of our factoring brokers. Our brokers make monthly residual income and for that, certain things have to be done. The basic minimum requirement is to introduce a potential client to us and to complete/submit the necessary broker agreement. Once that process is completed and the transaction closes the broker has qualified for his/her fee and once payments are collected from payers, fees are distributed. The question here is “Should the factoring broker be satisfied with this?” If a referral source is to be successful that individual must look after, or nurture the prospect. It should always be noted that the broker is the first line of … [Read more...]

Accounts Receivable Factoring Examples

For some business owners accounts receivable factoring will provide solutions when all other avenues fail. Of course the greatest area of concern is usually the factoring fees leading many to wonder, "How much will it cost to use invoice factoring services?" … [Read more...]

Using a Factoring Company

One of the most common challenges for companies that work with commercial clients is having to offer credit terms. This gives clients the option to pay an invoice 30 to 60 days after you have delivered your product or provided your services. Your company has to cover the expenses of fulfilling the contract and then wait – for up to two months – to get paid. Offering credit is expensive Most small companies have to offer credit even though they can’t afford it. Large companies demand it and you have to provide it if you want to earn their business. But providing credit has a cost, especially if your company has tight cash flows. At the very least, it will slow down your growth since you won’t be able to add new clients who may also demand … [Read more...]