Invoice financing: are you 'on trend'?

In these challenging times, with change around every corner, invoice financing offers a way for businesses to manage cash flow and free up working capital — it is fast evolving into the latest way to fund.

Invoice financing includes factoring, invoice discounting and asset-based lending. It can be accessed by the SME and corporate market to unlock the value of unpaid debts and assets of a business, such as stock, plant and machinery.

This type of financing has distinct advantages. In invoice discounting, funders may be able to offer up to 85 per cent of the value of unpaid debts well before that debt is due to be paid. This dramatically reduces the credit cycle, getting cash back into the business sooner. The benefit of improved cash flow means cash to drive the business forward or simply to keep a company trading…

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