January 2018

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    FundInvoice Exceeds 10 Million Funding Target

    We are pleased to announce that the team at FundInvoice have exceeded our £10M funding target, and arranged £10.75 million of lending for clients.The facilites are spread across a large number of individual corporate clients, and we have dealt with the full range different size clients.Many facilities have been for small businesses, some have been as small as £15K, including a number that we...

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    Pulse On Protecting Against Carillion Bad Debts

    I had an email from Pulse Cashflow Finance, one of our funding panel, that I thought raised a great point about the recent failure of Carillion. Their clients will not be suffering any bad debts.They have included "bad debt protection" for all of their clients, including those operating within the construction sector, meaning that their clients are protected from taking a bad debt.OK, so it was...

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    Service Charge & Discount Charge Differences Between Invoice Discounting Companies

    I recently reported the 86% differential between the cheapest and most expensive quotes that we received for a particular client situation. This difference was based on a comparison of the anticipated charges that might be levied by different invoice discounting companies.I thought it might be interesting to look in a bit more depth at the components of those costings, and how they vary between...

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    Amicus Commercial Finance Rebrands As Investec Capital Solutions

    In the second rebranding within the invoice finance sector this week, Amicus Commercial Finance has rebranded as Investec Capital Solutions, with effect from 25th January 2018.Amicus was launched in 2015, and was acquired by Investec Bank plc on the 6th December 2017, hence the rebranding to complete their integration into the banking group.Their email to their introducers confirms that despite...

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    97% Business Finance Approval Rate

    FundInvoice have a strong record in terms of being able to find business finance for companies.We have just checked our records and we found that to date, we have a 97% business finance approval rate.That means that of every 100 prospects that we have dealt with, we have been able to find business finance for 97 or them, with only 3 being cases that we cannot help. This could have been for...

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    Invoice Discounting Minimum Monthly Fees Charges Compared

    I was asked to clarify if minimum annual fees are still charged monthly, and how many providers offer a flat fee structure (as opposed to charging a percentage of turnover). The answer is that most providers have moved away from quoting a minimum annual fee, towards quoting minimum monthly fees. The effect is the same, but I guess the number presented to a prospective client seems much smaller...

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    41% Cost Saving On Recourse Factoring

    One of the things that we pride ourselves on is keeping up to date with pricing around the factoring market, so that we can find the best rates for our clients.In a recent example we were able to find a c. 41% projected cost saving for a prospect, on the fees that they were already paying - this equates to a substantial annual cost saving for the company.This particular example involved a company...

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    Factor 21 Changes Name To Advantedge Commercial Finance

    The established, independent invoice finance company Factor 21 has changed its name to Advantedge Commercial Finance, with effect from 22nd January 2018. The name appears an interesting combination of the words “advantage” and “edge”.We understand that only the name and the look has changed, apparently everything else remains the same.The company has been established since 2001 and...

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    Funding Differences Between Invoice Discounting Companies

    Our recent search for quotes from across the market on behalf of an invoice discounting client has also identified differences between the funding approaches of different invoice discounting companies.Based on the quotes provided for a client, we set out to compare the funding levels offered by different invoice discounting companies that we spoke to. The two areas of comparison that we focused...

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    CID Pricing Can Vary By Salesperson

    We have just seen a good example of how CID pricing can vary by saleperson (confidential invoice discounting), within a single organisation.This example also demonstrates how difficult it is for clients to keep abreast of the best rates on the market, even if they have a reasonable understanding of the various providers and what has been on offer historically.We recently checked some prices for...

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    Education Finance From Nucleus Commercial Finance

    I recently had the opportunity to interview Phillip Speed of Nucleus Commercial Finance, about their Education finance product.The market for further and higher education is apparently worth a huge £2.5 billion, and there have been big developments in aspects of the education sector, such as apprenticeships.In response to this, Nucleus Commercial Finance have launched their education finance...

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    Carillion Liquidation Help For Contractors

    With the liquidation of Carillion many contractors that supplied the countries 2nd largest construction company will be looking to understand what help they can access as a result of the money that they are owed by this construction giant.The good news is that many companies have pledged support. Some of the major banks have offered up support funds, many alternative finance companies have...

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    Comparison Of Quotes for Confidential Invoice Discounting - 86% Difference

    This is a comparison of the confidential invoice discounting quotes that we checked for a company recently. Also known as CID, this kind of facility provides funding but allows the prospect to retain control of their own credit control function, without their debtors being alerted to the involvement of a third party funder. The business was a straightforward average size proposal, but of the 13...

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    Up To 25% Lower Charges By Taking Out Protected Invoice Discounting

    Interested in saving up to 25% on your invoice discounting charges?Some factoring companies will actually lower the service charge element of a factoring quote if you agree to take bad debt protection, as an optional extra.A few well known providers recently quoted for a potential client and told us that they would be able to reduce the administration charge (often referred to as service...

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hitachi
marketinvoice
closebrothersinvoicefinance
hh cashflow
lloyds bank