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Why turn to a factor rather than seek a bank loan?


Many businesses find that invoice factoring is a much more secure process than entering into a bank loan when it comes to improving cash flow or funding growth. With factoring, you are borrowing money that is already tied up into a business asset, so it provides a means of unlocking money that you already own, but don’t have instant access to. Therefore, there a far fewer risks with a factoring agreement; you’re business isn’t going to be dragged into debt and there is no danger of not being able to meet loan repayments. In addition, a factor can take on all of your invoice administration, bookkeeping and debt collection, freeing up valuable resources and removing the threat of bad debt against the business.

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  • How does a factoring finance arrangement work?
  • Who collects the debt due, the factor or my business?
  • What's the difference between factoring with recourse and factoring without recourse?
  • Does factoring require a minimum number of invoices?
  • What does a factoring company do in the case of nonpayment?
  • Do my customers know of the factor’s involvement?
  • What are the requirements for invoice discounting?
  • Is there any collateral requirement for factoring?
  • How quickly can I access cash for the invoices I sell to a factor?
  • Who do I turn to if I have a dispute with my factoring company?
  • I have overseas clients; can I factor international invoices?
  • Is it easy to terminate a factoring arrangement?
  • What regulations apply to factoring companies?
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  • What is the difference between factoring and bill discounting?
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