What is invoice financing?
Invoice financing, which is also sometimes called factoring, is financing based on business-to-business transactions. It is a way to turn the money owed to you by your business customers into ready capital for your business. You submit an invoice for consideration and you are advanced a sum of money based on the value of that invoice. Invoice financing gives you quick access to future receivables.
One other thing to note: In the past, your business likely would have had to factor all of the invoices you had written to participate in invoice financing. With modern invoice financing, you can choose which invoices to submit.
How can I get invoice financing?
Diversified Financial Service, LLC has streamlined the application process for all kinds of funding. Thanks to our sophisticated technology, we require very little documentation from applicants. To get started with invoice financing, pick the invoices you wish to submit and submit them electronically to our funding partner. No more mailing or faxing over invoices.
Invoice financing can be particularly appropriate for business owners with less than perfect credit because the financing is extended based on the creditworthiness of your client, and not your own credit history. Once the financing is approved, you will receive a percentage of the money owed to you right away and the rest–minus fees–in short order. The fees associated with invoice financing mean that you will net less on your receivables than if you had waited for customers to pay you directly, and the fees applied by the financing company will be higher for clients that pay their invoices slowly.
How can I use invoice financing?
The choice is really up to you. Unlike a loan, invoice financing is not capital advanced to you for a specific purpose. Examine your cash flow to see where the proceeds can best be applied.