Invoice Factors and Banks

One of the most common slogans you’ll see on any factoring company’s website is how they are better than most banks in getting businesses working capital. Conventional thinking is that banks qualify prospective clients based on the financial stability of the company whereas invoice factoring companies focus more on the credit worthiness of client’s customers. Therefore a prospect with little or no credit or one that has been in business for a short period of time can qualify for a factoring line assuming they have strong customers. For example, many banks will ask for several years of tax returns, financial statements and sufficient collateral to offset the loan. When dealing with the SBA, new companies will have to submit a business … [Read more...]

Working Capital During the Credit Crunch

There's no secret banks are putting the squeeze on business lending and credit lines. In fact 55% of small to midsize businesses surveyed by the National Small Business Association reported difficulty in obtaining credit last year. And that was in early 2008 before the credit crunch really hit. So where can business owners turn for working capital as banks say no to business financing? Here are three places to consider during the 2009 credit crunch: … [Read more...]