Do I need to provide all of my invoices?
While you can request to exclude specific customers, you should provide all of your invoices for factoring.
How long do I need to sign up for?
There is no minimum sign-up period unless specified in the agreement.
How and when can I exit the arrangement?
You can exit at any time just by allowing the facility to repay.
What happens if my customer does not pay me?
Invoices are funded up to 90 days from the invoice due date. After this point the funding is removed from that invoice and a new invoice or cash is required to cover the shortfall.
Do I need to let my customers know I am factoring?
Factoring facilities are disclosed so customers must be notified of the relationship. We help with this process. In some cases we can offer undisclosed invoice finance to qualifying customers.
How much does it cost?
- We charge on administration fee based on the level of turnover provided. This may range from 1-5%
- We charge an interest rate similar to that of a bank overdraft, this is charged on what you borrow only.
How long does it take to establish a factoring facility?
If all information is provided, we should be able to settle your facility within 48 hours.
What is the minimum turnover required?
We will consider any turnover.
How long does my business need to have traded for?
We are happy to fund start-up businesses – the only requirement is that you must have issued some invoices already.
What happens to the 20% not provided when the invoice is first funded?
The remaining 20% is made available to you when the invoice is paid.
Do I need to borrow everything?
No, you choose what to borrow and only get charged interest accordingly.
Whose bank account do my customers pay into?
We set up a new bank account for you. Your customers pay into this.
What happens if a customer pays direct to my bank account?
You are required to notify us and deposit the amount to your factoring bank account.
How do I know when my customers pay?
You are provided with your own bank account which you can view and allocate direct credits from.
You are provided with up-to-date ledger information via the client portal on our website and daily electronic reports.
Who sends the invoices to customers?
You send the invoices, while we send the statements and reminder letters.
These can be sent on your letterhead if you prefer.
How does undisclosed factoring work?
In some cases we can offer undisclosed invoice finance to qualifying customers.
With an undisclosed facility we provide a funding line to 80% of the value of your debtor book, without your customers ever knowing you are factoring.
On an ongoing basis your overall balances are submitted to us to make funding available, but you are still responsible for the collections and your customers are not aware of the relationship.
This is a very versatile product generally reserved for high turnover clients with a strong trading history.
What invoices can I not factor?
The following invoices generally cannot be funded:
Invoices to the general public
Interest and penalty invoices
Invoices for goods not delivered
Sale or return invoice
Aged invoices or bad debts
What security do I need to provide?
We do not require personal assets for security. We fund your business by taking the following:
A General Security Agreement – This is a registered charge that sits on your business.
A Factoring Agreement – This is a contractual agreement assigning all of your invoices to us while defining the rules of the facility.
Personal Guarantee – Personal Guarantees will be required from major shareholder directors. As we only fund to the value of invoices, this guarantee will only be called on in an instance of fraud.