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Invoice Finance in a recession

The ability to raise cash against unpaid invoices is probably a more a necssity than a luxury in the current econimic climate. There are so many invoice finance  providers to choose from and it is imperative that you choose the right funding partner for your business. It is no point going with a finance company that provides a headline rate of 90% against unpaid invoices if they are very restrictive on individual credit limits and you only end up with 60% funding. XL Buusiness Finance has over 10 years experience in the factoring and invoice discounting market and can help your business find the most appropriate funding partner.

Any search on google will reveal millions of results for invoice finance. There will be banks , independent finance companies and brokers all vying for your business. An independent finance company is  an actual lender that is not bank owned,  whereas a broker is not a lender and will take a commission from the finance company for introducing you to the most appropriate funder.  During a recession it is important that you choose the right funding partner. An independent finance company will tend to be more flexible than a high street bank.  There are many independent factoring and invoice discounting companies and which one is most suitable for your business will depend on your geographic location, how long you have been trading, the quality and number of your invoices and whether you are profitable or not. If any part of your debtor book is contractual than there are only one or two finance companies which can potentially provide funding for your business.

As a rule of thumb if you need a factoring facility with full credit control we would not normally recommended a bank. The independents tend to be better at credit control and are normally better at collecting the debt. If your business is very profitable and squeaky clean then invoice discounting via the banks might be more beneficial. However for every high street bank we would be able to recommend another invoice discounting company that is bank owned but has their own autonomy.

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