What Is Accounts Receivable Factoring?

If you’d like to learn more about accounts receivable factoring, you have come to the right place! Factoring University provides educational information about non-recourse factoring.

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Accounts receivable (AR) factoring is a way for business owners to get working capital to run their business and the peace of mind to know they’ll get paid. When a retailer places an order with you, the factoring company makes sure the retailer is creditworthy to pay for the order. They keep records of all payments and they collect payments from retailers, so you don’t have to. Even if the retailer goes bankrupt the factoring company will still pay the full undisputed amount that you are owed.

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Definition of Factoring:
Factoring is an agreement between a factor and a supplier in which the factor purchases the supplier’s accounts receivable and, in non-recourse arrangements, assumes responsibility for the supplier’s customers’ financial inability to pay. (The customer is typically a retailer, but it could be a wholesaler or a manufacturer as well.) If a customer is financially unable to pay, the factor makes payment on undisputed, approved invoices. The factor extends credit to the customers, collects the accounts receivable from customers and performs the related bookkeeping functions. As needed, the factor may also provide cash advances against open receivables prior to collection.

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