As a business registered for GST, you will need to submit a business activity statement (BAS) to the Australian Tax Office every quarter. The next BAS is due on 28-April-2018. When this time comes, many businesses can worry about whether they will have the finances to pay for their BAS. BAS includes GST, pay as you go (PAYG) instalments and other taxes, and if you don’t have the money put aside for BAS when the time comes, it can give you and your business a headache. This time can often put a strain on your business – but it doesn’t need to. If you have a good factoring company behind you to provide your business with factor finance, you can take away a lot of the stress at BAS time.
How does factor finance work?
Factor finance allows a business to get a percentage of their sales invoices paid to them immediately, instead of waiting up to 90 days for their customers to pay. At BCashflow Positive getting paid for your invoices can be done in 3 simple steps:
- Invoice your customer for goods fully delivered and services fully completed, and send BCashflow Positive a copy.
- BCashflow Positive will verify the invoice with your customer before releasing up to 90% of the invoice value in as quick as 4 hours.
- The remaining 10% of the invoice value is transferred to you once your customer pays, less any accrued fees.
How much does factor finance cost?
The price of factor finance varies between different factoring companies. For us, we charge 1.8% for the first 30 days, and then 0.06% per day thereafter for up to 90 days. We are transparent about fees from the start. Give our fee and funding calculator a go and see how much funding you can get and exactly how much it is going to cost.
Benefits of BCashflow Positive factor finance
Factor finance can have many benefits, mainly to get faster cash into your bank account. You can use the money to buy more products, expand your business, or to get on top of your BAS payments. Unlike with traditional bank finance, the approvals process for factor finance can be as quick as 24 hours, allowing you to capitalise on opportunities more quickly. Factor finance may also be a good option when you are unable to qualify for traditional bank finance due to a limited trading history, or lack of personal assets. Factor finance focuses more on the strength and spread of your ledger as opposed to director’s asset backing or business assets. Funding is also more align with your business growth and the more sales you make the more cash you can get. Another one of the many benefits of factor finance is that it takes away the stress of having to chase your customers to pay their invoices on time – BCashflow Positive will follow up payments with your customers on your behalf as part of our service. This can drastically cut down on your administrative costs while also saving you and your business money.
Who does BCashflow Positive factor finance suit?
BCashflow Positive factor finance is great for SMEs with a high level of customers on accounts where payments of invoices can take as long as 90 days. Industries that widely use factor finance includes recruitment and labour hire, manufacturing and wholesale, IT and business services, earthmoving and mining, and transport and logistics. If you are looking for additional working capital to grow your business, or simply want to close the gap of slow payments so you can get on top of BAS commitments – give us a call on 1300 937 292.