Invoice factoring is a type of short-term business funding involving the sale of outstanding sales invoices to a third-party finance company (the factor). In many business transactions, there is a gap between issuing of the invoices and receipt of actual payment of an invoice usually between 30 days to 90 days. This lag in time holds up the receipt of essential cash and affects the businesses cash positions and ability to pay its creditors. Invoice Factoring allows the business to realize the funds sooner.
Some industries such as construction, manufacturing, logistics, printing, recruitment, security, transport, and wholesalers utilize invoice finance more than others.
The terms of factoring deals are different in many situations, but most factors advance businesses up to 80 percent of the value of the invoices. You get your cash immediately, and the factor takes on the responsibility for getting payment from those customers, managing the credit-control of the business, and processing invoice payments. This means that your customers will be aware of your relationship with the factor. In other words, they will know that you are using invoice factoring as a short-term financing method. The Factor is responsible for the invoice value and then later collects debt.
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What is Invoice Discounting?
Like business invoice factoring, invoice discounting is a form of short-term borrowing against your outstanding invoices. It is usually used to help improve a company’s working capital and cash flow position. With invoice discounting, you maintain responsibility for your book debts, sales ledger, payment chasing, and invoice processing. As a result, your customers are unlikely to be aware of your relationship with the lender.
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