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...]

What is a UCC-1?

UCC stands for "Uniform Commercial Code." It is a federal code that is recognized in over 40 states. The UCC took the place of various state statues covering conditional sales, chattel mortgages, and other forms of personal property. Think about how a mortgage or deed of trust tie the home loan to the collateral - enabling a lender to foreclose on the property due to nonpayment of the note. A UCC is a way to tie collateral (other than real estate) to the debt owed. A UCC-1 is on record with Secretary of State and/or the County Recording Office. … [Read more...]