Invoice Finance:

Turn your outstanding invoices into cash

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Get Paid Now with Invoice Financing!

• 40% of businesses in UK waste 208 hours a year dealing with late payments and chasing money which has already been earned by the company.

• 12% of companies have to hire another employee just to deal with the chasing of late payment.

Turn your outstanding invoices into immediate cash. Secure 80-90% of their value upfront in just 24 hours!

Once your client settles the invoice, the remainder is yours.

Awaiting payment?

Are you struggling to get paid by clients?

Or maybe you need to cover cashflow before getting paid?

Pinnacle Business Finance uses the best invoice finance solution to ensure you get up to 90% of what you’re owed from an invoice, typically in under 24 hours!

This service is designed to enhance your cash flow and financial stability, providing a seamless and discreet solution to receive cash on the very same day you issue invoices to your clients.

The process is incredibly straightforward, involving a minimal fee, thereby ensuring it is both cost-effective and efficient for your business operations

Invoice Financing is simply a game-changer for UK business owners!

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Invoice Finance

Invoice finance, also known as invoice factoring or receivables financing, is a financial arrangement in which a business uses its outstanding invoices (accounts receivable) as collateral to secure a line of credit or cash advance from a financial institution or a specialised funding provider, often referred to as a factor.

How does Invoice Financing work?

1. Issuing Invoices: A business provides goods or services to its customers and issues invoices with payment terms, specifying when the payment is due.

2.Invoice Submission: The business submits these invoices to an invoice finance provider.

3. Advance Payment: The invoice finance provider advances a percentage (typically 70-90%) of the total invoice value to the business immediately, providing them with quick access to cash.

4. Collection by the Finance Provider: The finance provider takes over the responsibility of collecting payments from the business’s customers. They may handle the collections process themselves or allow the business to continue collecting on their behalf.

5. Final Payment: Once the customer pays the invoice, the finance provider releases the remaining balance to the business after deducting their fees.

This financing method can be beneficial for businesses that experience cash flow challenges due to slow-paying customers. It allows them to access the funds tied up in their accounts receivable before the payment is received. While it provides quick access to working capital, businesses should be aware that the finance provider charges fees for their services, and the terms can vary.

Invoice Factoring vs invoice discounting

There are different forms of invoice finance, such as factoring and discounting:

Invoice Factoring: The finance provider takes full control of the sales ledger and credit control, directly managing the collection of payments from customers.

Invoice Discounting: The business retains control of its sales ledger and continues to collect payments from customers. The finance provider simply provides an advance based on the value of the outstanding invoices. Businesses often choose invoice finance to manage cash flow, meet immediate financial needs, or fund growth without waiting for customers to pay their invoices.

How do I choose an Invoice Finance provider?

Choosing the right invoice finance provider is crucial for the success of your business. As a broker we are here to support you in finding the right options. Here are just some of the key factors to consider when selecting an invoice finance provider:

1. Costs and Fees:

– Service Fees: Understand the service fees charged by the invoice finance provider. This could include discount fees, service charges, and any additional fees for credit checks or other services.

– Discount Rates: If you’re opting for invoice discounting, be aware of the discount rates associated with the advance. Factor in the total cost of financing when comparing providers.

2. Advance Rates:

– Different providers offer different advance rates, which represent the percentage of the invoice amount they are willing to advance. Consider providers that offer competitive advance rates to ensure you receive a substantial upfront payment.

3. Credit Control:

– Inquire about the credit control services provided by the invoice finance company. Some providers take over the responsibility of collecting payments from your customers, while others may allow you to manage collections yourself.

4. Flexibility:

– Look for flexibility in the terms and conditions of the agreement. A provider that can tailor their services to meet your specific business needs, such as accommodating seasonal variations, can be valuable.

5. Speed of Funding:

– Evaluate how quickly the invoice finance provider can process and fund your invoices. Quick access to cash is often a primary reason for using this financing method, so choose a provider with efficient processes.

6. Reputation and Reliability:

– Research the reputation and reliability of the invoice finance provider. Look for reviews, testimonials, and references from other businesses that have used their services. A reputable provider is more likely to deliver on their promises.

7. Contract Terms:

– Carefully review the terms and conditions of the contract. Understand the length of the agreement, any termination fees, and the provider’s policies on minimum and maximum funding amounts.

8. Transparency:

– Choose a provider that is transparent about their fees, terms, and processes. Hidden fees or unclear terms can lead to unexpected costs and complications down the line.

9. Industry Experience:

– Consider whether the invoice finance provider has experience working with businesses in your industry. Familiarity with the specific challenges and payment practices of your industry can be advantageous.

10. Technology and Online Tools:

– Evaluate the technology and online tools offered by the provider. User-friendly platforms and digital tools for submitting invoices and tracking transactions can enhance the efficiency of the financing process.

Taking the time to thoroughly research and compare invoice finance providers based on these factors will help you make an informed decision that aligns with your business needs and financial goals. We can speed up this process and ensure you are evaluating the right options for you.

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