Date Added: Jan 2010
Debt factoring takes place when a business sells its accounts receivable to a specialized finance company known as a factor. The receivables are sold at a discount and the factor has the responsibility of collecting the outstanding amounts. This is also referred to as accounts receivable financing or factoring. This type of arrangement is used by many businesses to improve cash flow and shorten the cash cycle. The business receives immediate cash from the factor and does not have to handle the collections process. Before entering into a debt factoring agreement, there are several key advantages and disadvantages to consider.