The following are common myths & facts about asset-based lending.
Myth: A/R financing is a loan.
Fact: A/R financing is a cash flow tool that allows you to create working capital when you need it.
Myth: The requirements for getting financing are always changing.
Fact: Hitachi Business Finance uses the same criteria with each client to determine if there is a good fit between both businesses.
Myth: Only a company’s accounts receivable can be used to create additional cash flow.
Fact: In addition to A/R, Hitachi Business Finance also looks at inventory and equipment to increase cash flow.
Myth: A business with financing from a bank cannot benefit from other sources of financing.
Fact: In many cases, our clients use A/R financing to complement an existing bank line and increase working capital.
Myth: A/R financing and asset-based lines of credit limit flexibility.
Fact: By creating immediate cash, you can quickly improve your liquidity and opportunities for growth.
Myth: A/R financing is restrictive and only for small businesses.
Fact: A/R financing includes the benefits of additional credit, collection, and monitoring services which can assist companies in managing A/R. It is used by companies of all sizes for a variety of needs, including payroll, seasonal demands, new contracts needs and more.
Myth: A/R financing hurts your credit score.
Fact: Our financing is used strictly for business. It won’t appear on your personal credit report because the funds are used strictly for company expenses.
Myth: A/R financing is only for companies that have been turned down by a bank.
Fact: A/R financing is a great way for a young business to really grow and develop into a booming success.
Myth: Required reporting is time consuming.
Fact: Modern workplace technology has made it incredibly easy to communicate with us and report any changes in accounts receivable, inventories, or equipment.
Myth: Asset-based lending is very controlled and doesn’t offer much flexibility.
Fact: Asset-based lenders tend to be a lot more flexible than traditional banks. Our goal is to see you succeed.
Myth: A/R financing always requires a long-term commitment.
Fact: You use the financing for what you want, when you want it.
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