What to Look for When Comparing Debtor Finance CompaniesFeb 26 2020 in Debtor Finance
Not all debtor finance companies are the same, and the one you choose can have a big impact on your business. Navigating the terms and fees can feel overwhelming, especially if you are unclear about how this process can help your business grow and thrive. It’s important to understand exactly how debtor finance works and what an invoice finance company can do for you.
Before you choose a company to partner with, let’s take a closer look at how debtor finance works and what to consider when choosing between debtor finance companies:
How debtor finance companies can help businesses
For new businesses, small businesses, rapidly growing businesses, and in fact for most businesses, cash flow can become a problem. One of the main causes of cash flow issues is slow payments. Small and medium businesses are losing access to as much as $7 billion a year because bigger companies are not paying their bills on time, according to a study conducted of more than 150,000 Australian businesses. The study also found a link between long payment times and slower growth for small businesses, with 46 per cent failing in their first five years.
Your business might have made 100 sales, but some customers can take 30, 60, or even 90 days to pay, so your cash is tied up in unpaid invoices. The lack of cash flow can also prevent your business from growing as you can’t fund the next production run or hire new employees to support the growth.
That’s where debtor finance companies can help by advancing funds against unpaid invoices, giving you immediate access to cash.
How debtor finance works?
Debtor finance companies help businesses to improve their cash flow by shortening their normal receivables cycle. Businesses can use their outstanding invoices to get immediate cash instead of waiting up to 90 days to get paid.
BCashflow Positive debtor finance is as easy as 1 2 3:
- You invoice your customers as usual for the goods and services they receive and send BCashflow Positive a copy.
- BCashflow Positive will credit your account with up to 90% of the invoice value, in as quick as 4 hours.
- Once the customer pays us, BCashflow Positive will credit your account the remaining 10% less any accrued fees.
Benefits of using debtor finance companies
Partnering up with a debtor finance company has many benefits:
Pay bills and operating costs on time, avoiding costly late fees and perhaps qualifying for discounts for early payments or large-quantity orders.
Grow your business by expanding your operations and hiring more staff.
Offer various payment terms to customers, which could increase sales for customers who need flexibility.
Avoid using personal assets to fund your business.
What to consider when choosing between debtor finance companies
After you have narrowed down a few debtor finance companies to consider, take a close look at their websites and call them to get a gauge of their service level and professionalism.
Below are key things you should also look for when comparing debtor finance companies:
How long have the debtor finance companies been in business?
Experience matters and staying power shows that a company is providing a service that is serving their customer’s needs.
BCashflow Positive has been serving Australian businesses for more than 30 years. From wholesale and manufacturing to recruitment, transport, mining, business services, and more, companies in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, and beyond have relied on us to cover the gap created by slow payments to keep them in constant cash flow.
What fees do debtor finance companies charge?
This information should be clear and straightforward, and if you are having trouble determining how much the debtor finance company charge, they are probably not the best company to work with. Transparency is important since hidden fees can add up and hurt your bottom line.
At BCashflow Positive, we are upfront about our fees and there are no costly surprises. Our pricing structure is simple: we charge 1.8% for the first 30 days and 0.06% per day thereafter for up to 90 days. What does that add up to for you? You can use our calculator tool to find out.
How soon will your invoices be funded?
The whole purpose behind using debtor finance companies is to get your money quickly so you can get on with running your business. To that end, you should look for a company that can get your invoices funded fast.
BCashflow Positive can fund your invoices in as quick as 4 hours and will keep you updated throughout the process.
What is the process to get your invoices funded?
The process should be clear and simple; avoid debtor finance companies that try to make it more complicated than it has to be.
BCashflow Positive makes the process of getting your invoices funded straight forward. Simply send us copies of invoices you want to be funded. Our team will process your invoices and reach out to you should they have any questions. We fund the invoices in as quick as 4 hours and send you a report outlining what has been funded and any associated fees.
Why BCashflow Positive debtor finance?
In the end, choosing between debtor finance companies is simple when you focus on experience, transparency, and top-notch customer service. At BCashflow Positive, we pride ourselves on all three, and we have three decades worth of happy customers in a wide range of industries to back it up. We believe in close-knit working relationships, so you will be working with someone who will truly know your business and your story.
We love helping companies thrive, and we offer flexible customised solutions that allow you to take your business to the next level. A lack of cash flow is no reason for your business to struggle. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your business. Or call 1300 937 292 to speak to one of our local cash flow experts.
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Cash flow is the life line of any business
At BCashflow Positive we understand that cash flow is the lifeline of any business, like fuel to an engine, a consistent cash flow keeps your business going while helping to achieve growth.
How debtor finance works?
Our Debtor Finance facility can provide your business with constant cash flow by releasing the cash tied up in your unpaid invoices. Up to 80% of the invoice face value is advanced in as quick as 24 hours. The remaining 20% is credited to you as soon as your client pays. Click here to learn more about how it works.
Benefits of a predictable cash flow
With a more predictable cash flow you can get on top of your operating expenses, pay your staff on time, take on more business and most importantly grow.
Why BCashflow Positive?
At BCashflow Positive we also pride ourselves on providing personable debtor finance solutions to our clients. With a national footprint and offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, you will be dealing with our friendly and experienced team. Click here to learn more about us.
Our simple and fast debtor finance service grows with your business without the need of property security. So the more sales you make, the more cash you can get.
So don’t wait 30, 60 or even 90 days to get paid. Call 1300 937 292 and convert your invoices into instant cash flow now.