Here at All Star Funding Solutions, we pride ourselves for being industry experts within the field of Invoice Finance. With over 16 years experience in this sector we know the market very well and can find your business the perfect Invoice Finance solution. Whether you are new to Invoice Finance or whether you are looking to switch lenders we can assist. We work with all the major lenders in UK so we can find the most suitable funding solutions for your businesses.

We provide a FREE assessment of your current position with a view to finding your business the perfect Invoice Finance solution.

How does Invoice Finance work?

Invoice financing is when a third party (lender) agrees to purchase your outstanding invoices up front in return for a fee. The lenders we work with will provide you with up to 90% of the invoice value upfront (less fees) and once the debtor pays their invoice the remaining 10% is then remitted back to you.

Invoice Finance solutions

Factoring – Your business continues to issue your invoices as normal. When the invoice is ready you send one copy to your debtor and then one copy to the lender. The lender will then agree to pay you up to 90% upfront (less fees). When the debt becomes due the lender will then complete the credit control duties and collect the outstanding monies which are owed. Once the debt is repaid the lender will then advance the remaining 10% which had been withheld at the outset.

Invoice Discounting – Similar to Factoring however your business retains ownership for the credit control function and the collection of payments. The lender does not get involved with any credit control. This service is primarily undertaken on a Confidential basis without your debtor knowing that the Invoice has been funded.

Spot Invoice Finance (Factoring / Discounting) – We currently work with a number of lenders who provide Spot Invoice Finance. This is a facility where you only fund one invoice or one debtor at a time. It is often referred to as Selective Invoice Finance. This type of facility is becoming more and more popular as businesses do not require a whole turnover agreement and most often would just like to pick and choose the invoices or debtors which they require funding against.

Ledger Funding – A new product to the market in which a lender will take the value of your current sales ledger and will provide funding against the whole ledger value at that moment in time. It is a “one off” lend against the outstanding sales ledger which can be repeated as and when required once the borrowings have been repaid in full. This is a middle ground between Spot Invoice Finance and a whole turnover Factoring/Invoice Discounting agreement.

We have associations with a wide range of selective and focused lenders. We can assess your case and navigate towards a solution from the best possible lender.

Switching Invoice Finance lenders

Over at All Star we have been involved with switching Invoice Finance facilities for over 16 years. Over this period of time the switching process has become more streamlined and is now a simple process. If managed correctly there should be no disruption to business or funding and the switch occurs on a specific date agreed by all parties.

We have a very good relationship with many lenders in the UK and therefore we work on your behalf to make the switch over process as seamless as possible. It is often assumed that the switching process is complicated and difficult which often leads to businesses staying with lenders for longer periods than is necessary.

If your business is looking to switch lenders we provide a FREE switcher assessment. The following items of information are required for us to begin the switcher assessment and to find your perfect Invoice Finance provider.

1) An up to date Aged Debtors report.

2) The last 12 months Invoice Finance statements.

3) A copy of your most recent set of filed accounts.

We specialise in saving businesses £000’s off their current Invoice Finance fees. If you are interesting in switching please speak to our switching team today.

We operate throughout the UK but have built strong relationships in the following areas Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Preston, Newcastle, York, Chester, Birmingham, Warrington, St Helens, Wigan, Bolton, Bury. If your business requires funding then we can help you find the solution.

Take the hassle out of invoice worries. Speak to one of our Invoice Finance experts today.

Invoice finance FAQ’s

What are your fees?

There are no charges to yourself as our fees are covered by the lender who you choose to work with.

What is Invoice Finance?

Invoice finance allows you to receive up to 90% of your invoice value within 24hrs. As funding is released within 24hrs you do not have to wait up to 30 or 60 days to receive payment, therefore improving cash flow.

How much does Invoice Finance cost?

This is a difficult question to answer as the cost is specific to each business. Typically the costs are between 1% – 5% per invoice depending on the type of facility and credit worthiness of the debtor book.

What is the average funding % my business can get?

We can usually source funding of up to 90% of you invoice value, however, this is subject to a due diligence of your debtor base and the credit worthiness of your business.

How quickly can you put an invoice finance facility in place?

This depends on you. We can source the lenders very quickly. The lenders may require information to be provided and this is where you come in. The quicker the information provided the quicker the set up process will be. An average facility is usually put in place within a week or two.

What types of Invoice Finance can you source?

We are able to source Invoice Discounting (No credit control), Factoring (with Credit Control) and Single Invoice Finance.

Can you tell me more about Single Invoice Finance?

Traditionally lenders wanted to fund “All or nothing” but over the years facilities have changed and you can now pick and choose the invoices which you would like funding against. These facilities can be used as and when you choose.

Is Factoring more expensive than Invoice Discounting?

As there is an additional service of credit control you would expect Factoring to cost slightly more than Invoice Discounting.

Is there a minimum turnover level?

There is no minimum turnover level, however, with the smaller levels of turnover this could restrict the amount of lenders who would be interested in providing funding. Just let us know what your turnover is and we can work with you to find a solution.

Do we have to provide Personal Guarantees?

This is a question for the individual lender. For smaller facilities a PG is required for up to 30% of the borrowing limit. In the case of larger facilities the lender may ask you to sign a Fraud Undertaking instead of a PG.

Do you need to take a charge over my house as security?

This is uncommon for this type of lending.

It is easy to transfer from one funder to another?

The lenders which we work with transfer facilities on a regular basis and therefore the process has become far smoother than what it was like years ago.

It has never been easier to transfer facilities and each lender will work closely with you to ensure as smooth transition.

Are you able to fund my exports?

We have lenders who are able to support up to 100% exporting if this is required. We are also able to source Credit Insurance on the export debt so that you can trade internationally with a reduced risk. Get in touch and we can talk you through your options.

If I work in construction can you assist?

Yes we can. We have lenders who are now up to date with construction terms and we can source lenders who can fund your Applications for Payments or Stage Invoices. These may attract higher charges from the lender due to the risk of the debt but will provide the cash flow which you may need.