Accounts Receivable Financing or Factoring–How to Get Cash Fast

One of the most useful, yet misunderstood types of loans is Accounts Receivable Financing or Factoring. This is a method used by a firm to obtain cash when the available cash balance held by the firm is insufficient to meet current obligations and accommodate its other cash needs. The use of Factoring to obtain the cash needed to accommodate the firm’s immediate needs will allow the firm to maintain a smaller ongoing cash balance. By reducing the size of its cash balances, more money is made available for investment in the firm’s growth.

Often when Factoring or Accounts Receivable Financing is recommended, the business owner is less than enthusiastic as they believe that it will make them look insolvent to their customers. Nothing could be further from the truth. In most cases, before their customers grew to their current size, they probably used factoring themselves. Many times, they’re still using some form of factoring.

Many businesses have cash flow that varies. A business might have a relatively large cash flow in one period and might have a relatively small cash flow in another period. Because of this, firms find it necessary to both maintain a cash balance on hand, and to use such methods as Accounts Receivable Financing or Factoring, in order to enable them to cover their short term cash needs in those periods in which these needs exceed the cash flow.

Not all Accounts Receivable lenders or Factors are comfortable with every type of business or industry. That is why we maintain active relationships with several different Accounts Receivable Lenders or Factors. You can save you lots of time and wasted energy by quickly matching your needs with the appropriate lender.

Once the application and supporting documents is received, funds can usually be made available within 2 weeks. However, there are some lenders we have relationships with that can make funds available within 24 or 48 hours of receiving the completed application and supporting documentation.

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