Author: Lucinda

Invoice Finance – funding for a fresh start

Invoice Finance – fast funding in 7 working days This newly established company was incorporated in December 2015, after a long-established food wholesale business ceased to trade due to lack of management and legacy debt. Two savvy businessmen saw an opportunity and took over the client base, the lease on the building and – importantly- […]

Refinancing assets – fast access to cash

Need a significant cash boost? If your business needs a significant cash boost, then refinancing your business assets could be an ideal option.  Very simply, refinancing assets is a great way for business owners to unlock valuable cash from assets already owned by the company. For a company with strong capital assets, it’s a great way to generate cash.  The […]

Working capital options for SMEs

Your guide to Invoice Finance There’s a growing trend towards alternative working capital products such as Invoice Finance, as SME’s continue to face challenges trying to access capital for growth  One of the great benefits of these flexible funding products is they are a lot more accessible for SME’s than traditional bank funding, and they […]

SMEs turned down for Invoice Finance?

Time to look beyond the banks… It’s great to see that a lot more business owners are open to the idea of using Invoice Finance. The first port of call is usually the bank, and their invoice financiers are definitely open for business – and busy!  However, not all SMEs meet the banks’ strict lending criteria. Any business with a poor financial track […]

Late payments giving you sleepless nights? Invoice Finance can help you rest easy

Late payments giving you sleepless nights? Invoice Finance can help you rest easy Late payments are having a huge impact on Irish businesses, affecting cashflow, credit ratings and even threatening employment. A recent survey by Sage Ireland found that nearly two-thirds of Irish SMEs were affected by late payments. Late payments can have a very detrimental effect […]

A new lease of life for Asset Finance

Asset financing, also known as lease financing is on the increase in 2014, and it’s not hard to see why.  Leasing is a more flexible way of financing assets, offering business owners a way of obtaining machinery and equipment without a huge capital outlay. Leasing allows a business to maintain its cashflow and doesn’t eat […]

“I didn’t know Invoice Discounting even existed!”

This may surprise you, but many Irish business owners have little or no idea of the alternative sources of working capital finance available in Ireland. They are unaware of such products as Invoice Discounting and Factoring. It certainly surprises me, especially in today’s economic environment where, for the past few years, businesses have found it […]

Thinking about Invoice Discounting? Key areas to consider…..

Choosing an Invoice Finance provider – what to consider: For some business owners, using Invoice Finance can be one of the best decisions they make. However choosing the right funder partner can be difficult. Many of the funders seem to offer similar products and they all promise the best rates.  But like any industry, the players […]

Invoice Discounting and Factoring – what’s the difference?

I’ve talked to lots of people who are confused about Invoice Discounting and Factoring, and many think they are the same product. Well, they’re not. Let me explain. Invoice Finance is an umbrella term to describe a number of products including Invoice Discounting and Factoring. It’s also often referred to as debtor finance or receivables […]

Invoice finance versus bank overdraft – the facts!

More business owners are choosing Invoice Finance over traditional bank overdraft – with good reason. When a company needs working capital finance they usually go to their bank, in search of an overdraft. Why? Well, better the devil you know, goes the thinking. And for many companies, the traditional overdraft is a hard habit to […]

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