What is an Invoice Factoring Company?
You may have heard of the concept of factoring, but might wonder, “What is a factoring company?” “What do they actually do?” “Are there different kinds?”
A factoring company is a business that purchases another company’s invoices. Basically, a factoring company offers invoice factoring (or accounts receivable factoring) services to companies of a variety of sizes.
Working with factoring companies is a popular financing solution for businesses that have cash flow issues due to slow-paying customers, seasonal highs and lows or rapid growth.
One important aspect of a factoring company to understand is that businesses don’t borrow any money from a factor. Instead, they are simply advanced their own money ahead of time since it’s their invoice.
Why Would a Business Work With a Factoring Company?
Working with a factor company provides businesses with cash quickly, usually within 24 hours. Because it is so fast and simple, B2B (business-to-business) companies find it to be a great funding solution for unsteady cash flow.
Businesses with credit issues also look to factoring as a solution. Because your funding is based on outstanding invoices, factors look at the credit history of the businesses your company invoices, not you. Factoring companies approve businesses more easily than a traditional bank loan, there aren’t any long-term contracts, no debt is created and the fees are low.
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