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Non Recourse Factoring vs. Recourse Factoring

Aug 17, 2007
There are very few things more important to a new, starting small or medium business than cash equity. There are many things that count as equity for example business equipment, cash on hand, line of credit, and even invoices. That's right! Invoices can be a means of equity for almost any business, but getting a working cash flow is usually only possible through recourse or non recourse factoring.

What exactly is non recourse factoring? How does non recourse financing differ from recourse financing? Is non recourse financing right for your blooming business? Let's take a few moments to explore the answers to these fascinating questions.

Factoring is a means of getting a cash advance on payable invoices. Factoring companies hold the payable invoices, and the business gets the much needed cash. When the debtor pays the invoice directly through the financing company, and monies remaining are then given to the business. There is a fee, of course, for this service, and the service has two types of factoring coverage: recourse and non recourse.

Recourse financing translates to what the meaning of recourse actually is in and of itself. When recourse financing is the term of the cash advance on payable invoices, should the debtor of that invoice not pay his or her invoice, the factoring company has "recourse", or the option, to get the monies owed directly from the business receiving the cash advance. Recourse financing means the business is held liable for the future payment of the payable invoice.

On the other hand, non recourse financing is similar but different. With non recourse factoring, should the debtor of the payable invoice not come through on the payment(s), the business is not responsible for the cash advance amount or fee. Instead, in non recourse financing, the financing company is held liable for receiving payment from the payable invoice.

Both types of factoring are popular, and usually, a financing company only does one. However, more and more financing companies are choosing to offer both services to their customers. Since recourse financing is less dangerous for the factoring company than the alternative, factoring companies are choosing both as a viable option for your cash advance needs.

As may be obvious, non recourse financing has a higher liability than the recourse financing to the factoring company. This means it is easier to get a recourse financing cash. Nonetheless, getting a factoring loan will have a lot of different factors taken into consideration such as credit rating, cash amount of the invoices available, and/or time business has been in business.

Finding a good financing company will be the best way to decide this answer. Factoring companies have different requirements and offers, and finding out whether financing is right for your growing or established business is only determined by speaking directly with a reputable factoring company.
About the Author
Troy Degarnham is the author and webmaster of http://www.accounts-receivable-financing.info, an informative website about Accounts Receivable Factoring. Extensive help and tips on invoice factoring, factoring companies, assets, small business, medical factoring, non recourse factoring and other factoring financial services.
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