How to Finance a Construction Company (Subcontractor)

Getting paid is always a challenge in the construction industry, especially for subcontractors. Most construction subcontractors work with principal contractors and end employers under a contractual arrangement that uses progress claims. The subcontractor raises an invoice once a stage of the project is completed and then waits 30 to 60 days to get paid. The […]

How to Choose the Right Debtor Financing Company

Debtor financing is an umbrella term that refers to a number of cash flow financing products. The two most common debtor financing products are invoice factoring and invoice discounting. Companies use debtor finance because they have financial problems due to slow-paying clients. Often, they need to offer net 30 terms to clients even though they can’t afford […]

Debtor Financing Costs Explained

Debtor financing is an umbrella term for two cash flow finance programmes called factoring and invoice discounting. These solutions allow your company to finance slow-paying invoices, which improves cash flow. This article helps you understand the rates and fees associated with these two solutions. This article assumes that you are familiar with how factoring and invoice […]

Differences Between Factoring and Invoice Discounting

Invoice discounting and invoice factoring offer financing based on your accounts receivable. Both products offer similar benefits to client. While there are similarities between these products, there are also a number of important differences. This article helps you understand the main differences between factoring and invoice discounting so that you can make an educated choice between […]

Advantages of Debtor Finance

Debtor finance solutions have been gaining popularity in Australia as a way to finance growing companies that need cash flow. This article presents the most important advantages of this product to help you determine if this financing programme is right for your company. If you are not familiar with debtor finance, read “What is Debtor Finance?” first.  Debtor […]

Disadvantages of Debtor Finance

Like any business financing solution, debtor financing has a number of advantages and disadvantages. This article presents the most important disadvantages of this product to help you determine if this financing solution is right for your company. Debtor finance solves only one specific problem The most important limitation of debtor finance is that it solves only […]

How to Offer Early Payment Discounts

A common problem for many small and mid-sized companies is having to offer customers the option to pay an invoice in 30 – 60 days. Unfortunately, you have to offer net-30 day payment terms to clients if you want to remain competitive. If you don’t offer terms, your clients could choose to work with a competitor who is willing to […]

Should you Offer Net 30-Day Trading Terms to Clients?

For many small and mid-sized companies, offering net 30-day payment terms to customers creates a financial challenge. Many companies can’t afford to wait 30 to 60 days from the date of invoicing to get paid. They need funds to pay for their immediate business expenses. Slow payments are not the only problem of providing credit terms. Offering […]