What is reverse factoring?
Reverse-factoring is a financing option where a 3rd party financial provider finances the supplier on behalf of the buyer.
Reverse-factoring is initially set up by the buyer who ensures the supplier is on board. The buyer receives the order from the supplier and approves the invoice. The supplier then sells the unpaid invoice to the financial provider at a discounted rate.
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How does reverse factoring work?
Reverse-factoring is initially set up by the buyer who ensures the supplier is on board. The buyer receives the order from the supplier and approves the invoice.
The supplier then sells the unpaid invoice to the financial provider at a discounted rate.
The financial provider will then advance up to 100% of the value of the invoice to the supplier immediately.
The buyer, who has negotiated terms with the finance provider to increase the time it gets to fulfil the invoice, then pays the financial provider the value of the invoice plus interest on its maturity.
What are the advantages of reverse factoring?
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What's the difference between reverse factoring and invoice financing?
- Reverse factoring involves a finance provider paying up to 100% of a outstanding invoice to the supplier of the goods or services that have been delivered to a buyer.
- The buyer pays back the finance provider on maturity of the invoice plus interest.
- It is the buyer that sets up the arrangement with the agreement of the supplier.
- Invoice financing involves a finance provider loaning up to 90% of an outstanding invoice to the supplier of the goods or services that have been delivered to a buyer. The supplier is responsible for chasing up the invoice from the buyer and paying back the finance provider.
- It is the supplier that sets up the arrangement and the supplier that pays the fee for the service.
- The buyer doesn’t need to be aware of the loan and pays the invoice as normal to the company on maturity.
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Alternative invoice factoring products from Novuna Business Cash Flow
Spot factoring is a way for a business to access funds by selling unpaid invoices to a 3rd party, a spot factoring company, on a one off basis in order to receive payment quicker.
Account Receivable Factoring
Account receivable factoring provides businesses with an option to finance their venture without taking out a loan. This is a type of debtor finance where SMEs sell its invoices to a third party at a discount, in order to provide an immediate cash injection. There are many reasons why a business may factor an invoice, including increasing cash flow and mitigating credit risk.
Recourse and Non-Recourse Factoring
Resource factoring is a form of finance where a company sells its invoices to a factoring company. The factor pays the company a percentage of their cash value and then chases up payment of the invoices on behalf of the company. Non-Recourse factoring is a form of finance where a company sells its invoices to a factor and receives a percentage of the cash value from them.
Debt factoring is a finance facility provided by a debt factoring lender to help businesses leverage their acccounts receivable enabling them to instantly inject cash into the business. The debt factoring company pays the business a percentage of the total amount charged to the client and usually takes full responsibility for collecting the payment from the buyer.
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