As technology evolve so does the world of finance. Financial Technology, also known as FinTech, relies on software to provide financial services. Factoring, one of the world’s oldest method of finance is also going online with lots of new FinTech factoring companies entering the market.
Businesses looking for ways to raise working capital can find it quite daunting navigating through this new market. By understanding the difference between a traditional factoring company and a FinTech factoring company, you will be able to make a more informed choice.
FinTech Factoring is the new kid on the block and has also been called ‘peer to peer funding’ or even ‘crowd funding’ in that a business lodges invoices it has raised via an online portal or digital wallet with the FinTech, who then checks the authenticity of the invoices before exposing them to its suite of investors to see if there is an appetite to fund against said invoices. The FinTech does not fund in its own right.
Most often acceptable invoices/debtors pertain to large and well-known companies and each transaction is structured by a composition of collaterals depending on the stability of the business and its debtors. The charges incurred can vary from both invoice to invoice and debtor to debtor, a version of ‘Rate for Risk’. Non-payment of an account will still result in a recourse of the debt back to the business, plus payment of interest and charges to accommodate both the FinTech and the investor[s].
Businesses considering FinTech factoring should be mindful of the start up nature of most FinTech factoring companies and the longevity of these providers. FinTech factoring also rely more on technology and online platforms to provide funding, so there may be no staff or phone support.
At Key Factors we believe in good old fashion service and operate under a traditional factoring model. Although we invest in technology to improve user experience, our offices are staffed with actual people who are always on hand to take your call.
Our staff play a major part in everything that we do. From the initial consultation, right through to the daily management of clients accounts.
We believe in building long-term partnerships by providing flexible and personable financial solutions. Our facility has no minimum volume requirement, no long-term contracts, and no on-going monthly charges.
With over 30 years of experience and offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, your business is in safe hands.
Call 1300 884 100 today to find out more.