When the global recession struck, the consequences of that major event were far reaching indeed and so the consequences were felt all the way down the food chain of the business world. The banks, eager to put the brakes on the rate at which they were losing money, decided that they would simply close their doors to new borrowers and so blanket refusal of loan applications was implemented.
This in turn causes major problems for business entrepreneurs who struggled to gain access to the requisite amounts of capital, both working and start up, necessary to found and maintain a viable corporate entity. This caused an impasse of sorts, with the economy only regenerating at an extremely diminished and sluggish pace indeed.
In an attempt to encourage stimulation of the economy as a whole, a great deal of attention and investment was focused on financial factoring, in order to establish financial factoring companies as a viable option for business owners looking for a decent and reliable source of capital investments.
In a short space of time, the financial factoring agencies no longer required any support or input from their paymasters by virtue of the fact that they were now fully independent and self-sufficient as they had managed to acquire a significant customer base all by themselves.
Business owners were more than relieved by the quality of service provided by these agencies, they were astonished at the sheer range of benefits that such agencies could provide them. No longer was the average business owner forced to wait prolonged periods of time as the banks moved at an excruciatingly slow pace when processing the loan application. Whereas once before the business owner would be waiting for the money for weeks, with factoring agencies the waiting period was reduced to a matter of days.
One of the major problems with the banks and other commercial lenders was just how demanding and inflexible they were about the terms of the loans that they issued. Demanding that the business owner secured assets as collateral, in the event that the business owner was not able to secure assets in this manner the bank would simply refuse outright to issue any additional credit.
On the other hand, factoring agencies effectively gave the client companies free license and reign to raise as many money as they pleased, simply by leveraging their invoices as the means of providing income. Because the value of the capital raised by the factoring of the invoices is directly related to the sales of the company, as the company grows and expands, so too does the amount that can be raised.
Unfortunately, factoring is not without its problems, risks and issues and so it is crucial that the business owner knows these before committing themselves to a legally binding decision with the factoring agency. One potential problem that can arise is the damage sustained to the credibility of the business, as customers are concerned by the fact that the company has to rely upon a collection agency.