Factoring (finance)

Kurt Graver

Factoring is a financial transaction whereby a business sells its accounts receivable to a third party at a discount. In “advance” factoring, the factor provides financing to the seller of the accounts in the form of a cash “advance,” often 70-85% of the purchase price of the accounts, with the balance of the purchase price being paid, net of the factor’s discount fee (commission) and other charges, upon collection from the account client.