Your Guide To Selling Receivables in 2018
When your business is strapped for cash, it might seem like taking out a loan is your only option. Loans have a long approval process and charge you interest when you go to pay them back. Luckily there's a better way to get cash for your business in the short term without having to take out costly loans. United Capital Funding can help turn your unpaid invoices into working capital in no time. It might sound complicated but that's why we put together this guide to selling receivables in 2018.
How Accounts Receivable Financing Companies Can Help
Accounts receivable financing at first glance sounds like a tricky topic. While it can be complicated it boils down to a simple fact that companies often need more cash than they have on hand. Accounts receivable financing helps companies who need their invoices paid so they can pay their employee and have cash on hand for miscellaneous company business. This type of financing is very beneficial to companies who need working capital and can’t afford to wait until their invoices are paid, or something never paid. United Capital Funding can help you turn your invoices into working capital so you can continue business operations.
Government Invoice Factoring in 3 Easy Steps
Landing a government contract for any business can be exciting. It means a steady stream of income to support your business. But, because the nature of these contracts is very complicated, it usually takes some time before you will see results. That’s where government invoice factoring comes in. At United Capital Funding, we provide working capital for your business so that that you have the money to operate while you are waiting for your invoices to be paid. We are a simple way to turn your accounts receivable into working capital for your business.
A Business Case for Account Receivable Factoring
Accounts Receivable factoring is a business tool used all around the world. However, it is a relatively new practice in America, and common misconceptions prevent businesses from pursing this credit tool.
What is Account Receivable Factoring?
Simply put, it is selling Accounts Receivable at a discount. Accounts Receivable factoring is not a loan; the business sells its invoices and receives cash. Then, the factoring company has the right to receive future payments from the client.
How Does It Benefit Business?
The main benefit is that factoring Accounts Receivable allows the client to receive immediate cash. Instead of waiting on payments from customers, the liquid cash flow remains consistent, which allows for day-to-day production. Additionally, factoring Accounts Receivable prevents the business from turning into a collection agency. Collecting the payments becomes the job of the factoring company. Business can continue as normal with a working cash flow.
Accounts Receivable factoring is different from a traditional bank loan. This makes it an appealing option for businesses that are reluctant to sign a personal guarantee on a bank loan.
Why Is It Better Than A Traditional Loan?
Banks are interested in getting their money back, no matter the cost to the individual. Traditional lenders hit companies with a variety of fees such application fees, credit check fees, and due diligence fees. With United Capital Funding, there are no up front or out-of-pocket costs, which can save tons of money. It is sometimes an uphill battle for small businesses to receive traditional loans.
Factoring accounts receivable is a smart business decision, and it is part of almost a $3 trillion industry with a proven track record worldwide. Be one of the innovative entrepreneurs to take advantage of accounts receivable factoring before your competitors.
Rights You Give to the Factor as Part of a Receivables Financing Agreement
One benefit of receivables financing is passing off some responsibilities and internal workload to the factoring company. However, it’s important to make it clear what your business will do and what the factoring company will do. Make sure you understand what rights and actions you are assigning to the factoring company. With your permission, the factoring company will do things in your name. If there is anything that makes you uncomfortable, negotiate that up front. You can also keep some rights for your business.
Find Out What You Are Signing Away
First of all, get everything in writing. Make sure no agreement or responsibility is given verbally. This can help eliminate confusion and potentially uncomfortable situations. Also, getting it in writing provides a clear-cut list for your business and the factoring company.
Now, it’s time to tackle what rights and responsibilities are now that of the factoring company. First, determine if they have the right to receive, take, endorse, assign, deliver, and accept deposit proceeds. Do they have these rights on all accounts, or only factored Accounts Receivables? Determine if the company has the right to file mechanics liens and related notices.
Also, figure out if the factoring company can change the address for delivery of mail. Can they open mail? These are common practices for factoring companies, but still make sure you are comfortable with them. If you allow this, do you want this right to only apply to Accounts Receivables or all your accounts? Another thing to thing about is if they file a claim. Should they file claims under payment bonds?
Determine Collection Rights
Professional collection services can be a significant benefit of receivables financing. Figure out if you want your factoring company to communicate directly with your clients. Also, you can outline how you would like the factor to communicate when collecting invoice payments. These are your clients, so you want them treated with the utmost respect and consideration. A factoring company should not be damaging your reputation with clients.
Once again, do you want them to collect from all accounts or only factored Accounts Receivables? When they begin invoice collection, specify how you want them to notify the client. Determine how they should go about contacting the client and how often.
A factoring company and receivables financing can help you with more than just cash flow. A factor can provide a variety of services that can speed business production, and take responsibilities off your hands. You can learn more about that here. However, if you are uncomfortable with a factoring company handling some of these responsibilities, negotiate that upfront. All of these questions might seem like a lot to address, but it’s worth it when you can negotiate a perfect agreement with receivables factoring.
UCF Corporate Sponsor 13th Annual Suncoast Hospice Gala
SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla., February 1, 2014 – United Capital Funding Corp., the leading provider of professional Accounts Receivable based funding and credit management solutions in the United States, announced today is will again be a Corporate Sponsor at the 13th Annual Suncoast Hospice Gala and Benefit, to be held on Saturday February 1, 2014 at The Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, Saint Petersburg, Florida. This is the second year that United Capital has been a Corporate sponsor for the event that generates revenue to ensure that the Mission of the Suncoast Hospice to improve life for those touched by advanced illness, death, dying, grief, bereavement and other end of life issues is achieved.
“We are honored to be able to support the amazing work done by The Suncoast Hospice”, commented Mark Mandula, Managing Partner of United Capital Funding. Mandula also noted that “We fully support the mission of The Suncoast Hospice and know that their efforts are truly valued in the Tampa Bay community.”
About Suncoast Hospice
Founded in 1977 by volunteers, Suncoast Hospice was born out of the vision of an exceptional group of people who realized the value of hospice care and wanted it for their families and neighbors. Today, their vision and mission remain the cornerstones of their work and organizational soul. Suncoast Hospice is a not-for-profit organization committed to serving those living with chronic and terminal illnesses, nearing the end of life, or experiencing grief. Suncoast Hospice cares for patients and helps to guide their families as they provide care and make decisions. Suncoast Hospice is community based, offering comprehensive hospice and palliative care, caregiver education, individual and group counseling, spiritual support and many other programs to those it serves regardless of race, age, faith, diagnosis or financial circumstances.
About United Capital Funding Corporation
United Capital Funding Corporation provides Intelligent Working Capital via factoring, credit insurance coverage and efficient Accounts Receivable management solutions to clients nationwide. These professional services allow clients to strengthen their cash flow, streamline internal operations and assist them in competing successfully in the current challenging economic environment. United recently exceeded $2 Billion in funded and managed relationships since its formation in 1997. Starting with a single Florida based client, United Capital Funding now serves clients in 29 states, and is based in Tampa Bay, Florida. United also has a regional offices in Nashville, Tennessee and Charlotte, North Carolina.
United Capital Funding is the fiscally savvy alternative for healthy companies in the staffing, government, manufacturing, service, distribution, technology and professional services sectors looking to profit from the flexibility and speed of partnering with a privately held, well capitalized source. A partnership with United Capital Funding Corp. results in a client gaining monetary as well as back room efficiencies to better compete in the current very competitive economic environment. Additional information on the specialized business financial services provided by United, including factoring, Accounts Receivable management, and working capital are available online at their website; www.ucfunding.com
Article Posted On: February 01, 2014