Accounts Receivable Company & Financing Company

By: Kris Koonar

In order to survive cutthroat competition in the corporate world, companies have to offer world-class services, which are not only at par but also a cut above the rest. Companies have to provide good services consistently to be able to stay ahead, and to enable survival in providing consistent services; companies require constant and even flow of working capital.

Working capital or revenue is the basic requirement of any company to establish its day-to-day operations smoothly. The day-to-day operational expenses include the capital needed for conversion of raw materials to finished goods or services that can be marketed to generate profits or further revenue and other overhead expenses. Any company's financial status and efficiency may be ascertained by the amount of working capital the company has.

However most small-scale companies have their assets blocked in accounts receivables. The buyers of the products or services usually make their purchases on credit. Hence the companies have a waiting period of thirty to sixty days or even more before they receive the payments of their products. However during this period of debts waiting to be cleared off, the companies face the crunch of generating the working capital for their daily operations.

As opposed to large-scale companies that have a number to options available to generate or maintain their working capital, small-scale companies often have problems in raising their capital. Thus small-scale companies have to be vigilant about the proper management of their working capital. In order to establish themselves and become successful small-scale companies have to find ways to generate the working capital.

Accounts receivable financing could be the key to solving the problems of deficit working capital. The purchasing of the outstanding receivables or invoices by an accounts receivable company is considered to be accounts receivable financing. This outright selling of the receivables brings in instant cash flow and offers many fringe benefits, giving respite to the fund requirements of the small-scale companies.

It is important to choose the right accounts receivable financing companies that suit all your business needs. Most accounts receivable financing companies offer the secured loan on the accounts receivables based on the age of the receivable. The more current the receivable is, the easier it is to get optimum funding against it. A receivable that is over 90 days usually is not considered for buying by the financing firm. The financing firms usually disburse up to 90% of the receivable bill amount.

However there are firms that can offer up to 95% amount. Rest of the amount would be paid when the debts are cleared off on the receivables. The amount of time taken to process the receivable bill financing is also an important factor to be considered; usually the process is done in 3 to 4 working days before the funds are released, but some well established and experienced firms release the funds in just 1 or 2 days. The fee charged by the financing firm may range from 1% to 5%, so go for the firm that offers a competitive service for a competitive price.

Thus the right accounts receivable financing company can serve many purposes, like providing the free working capital, which enables the firm to concentrate more on the business expansion activities rather than worry about the collections.

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