Bridging the gap between raising invoices and receiving payment is a familiar problem for most business owners. Unfortunately the problem appears to be getting worse, with over 1,000,000 businesses affected by late payers by the end of 2009, an incredible increase of 54% on 2008.
Cash flow issues can cause a number of problems, including:
Working with a Factoring company you could immediately release up to 95% of the cash tied up in your unpaid invoices — effectively allowing you to receive payment as soon invoices are raised!
A lender will also manage your sales ledger on your behalf, chasing and collecting payments from customers. This service could save you both time and money as additional headcount and expensive management systems may not be required.
Factoring and Invoice Discounting could also operate as a confidential service. This would involve a lender chasing and collecting money using your name as opposed to contacting the customer as Barclays for example.
Touch Financial is the UK’s largest independent Factoring broker, providing free guidance to over 500 businesses a month.
We work with over 30 of the UK’s leading Factoring lenders, including Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance, Barclays Sales Finance and Royal Bank of Scotland.
With such a broad panel of lenders and the volume of businesses we help each month, Touch have access to preferential rates and special offers — including a 28 day no-commitment period – so why not choose to use our service to compare invoice factoring companies for you.
Unlike a business overdraft and credit cards the fees associated with Factoring are relatively low, making it perfect for long term borrowing. There are a few variables which determine the rate you pay, including your turnover, industry, credit score of your customers etc.
There are a number of advantages for firms who use Factoring rather than overdrafts or business loans to finance their business. Young, high growth firms can find Factoring particularly useful. Banks are often wary of lending unless the company can show substantial collateral. With Factoring, on the other hand, a business with few physical assets unlock cash that is tied up in the business by raising money against its invoices. Factoring lenders are willing to advance money to start-ups, as long as they have significant invoiced revenues coming through.
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