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Factoring, in one form or another, has been around for thousands of years. Factoring releases the funds locked up in outstanding sales invoices, is a sure-fire way to turn your outstanding debtors into cash. Factoring is frequently used by businesses to improve cash flow. It can also be used to decrease administration expenses.

Factoring for Growth. Can Banks keep up?

We are experiencing more and more small businesses being affected by the banking community’s efforts to tighten up their credit facilities and having their availability to obtain working capital continually squeezed. Unfortunately, Banks all over the UK seem to be … Continue reading

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Factoring, Business, and Invoice Discounting Finance

We have updated our factoring page with new content. Factoring, Business, and Invoice Discounting Finance. First Factor UK launches updated advice on Factoring and Invoice Discounting designed to provid invaluable insights into the Factoring and Confidential Invoice Discounting finance facilities.

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Invoice Discounting

About Invoice Discounting Confidential Invoice Discounting is an invoice-financing product that releases working capital tied up in outstanding invoices immediately. How often has the elation of securing a new customer or large order subsided with a sinking feeling when you turn … Continue reading

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Asset Based Finance Association (“ABFA”)

Promoting & Representing the Interests of members The Asset Based Finance Association (“ABFA”) is a UK and Ireland based trade association representing the Invoice Financing Sector. The ABFA is an amalgam of three rival industry bodies unified in 2007. They … Continue reading

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Asset Based Finance Association Code of Business Practice

This is the Asset Based Finance Associations code of business practice July 2008 Edition 1.     Introduction The objects for which the Asset Based Finance Association (“ABFA”) has been set up are: to promote the current asset based working … Continue reading

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Asset Based Lenders Association

Asset Based Lending The Asset Based Finance Association (“ABFA”) is a UK and Ireland focused trade association representing companies that provide Factoring, Invoice Discounting and Asset Based Lending services. Its members are said to have been supplying theses services for … Continue reading

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Asset based lending (ABL)

Use of asset based lending set to increase during credit crunch Private equity, corporate finance, hedge funds and businesses now see asset based lending as a better proposition than leveraged finance ABL offers one of few current methods of tackling … Continue reading

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The History of Factoring

Factoring companies, how did factoring companies start and how have factoring companies grown to their current market dominance. Factoring companies are now universally accepted as vital to the financial needs of small and medium-sized businesses. Factoring companies have the support … Continue reading

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