The Interface Financial Group’s New Funding Solutions Help Small Businesses Leverage Assets

BETHESDA, MD–(Marketwire – September 22, 2009) – The Interface Financial Group (IFG), North America’s largest alternative funding source for small business, today announced three new private label products including: 1) Export Factoring, 2) P.O. Funding, and 3) Inventory Financing, to support the growing demand from businesses. IFG provides short-term financial resources including single invoice factoring to companies in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and offers cross-border transaction facilities between the U.S. and Canada.

Export Factoring provides factoring services for companies who export from the United States and Canada. P.O. Funding finances a purchase order. When a company receives a purchase order and needs to purchase supplies to fulfill the order, IFG’s P.O. Funding provides services to finance the order. IFG’s Inventory Financing solution promotes a company’s growth by funding them when they must expand and purchase inventory.

“These new private label solutions confirm IFG’s commitment to support the working capital needs of our small business clients in the face of the economic conditions and tighter credit constraints at mainstream banks,” said George Shapiro, chief executive officer, The Interface Financial Group. “Accounts receivable factoring leverages the funds that a company expects to have coming in 30/60 or 90 days out, providing cash to cover manufacturing costs and supplies, fund a purchase order or finance new inventory.”

Standard accounts receivable factoring has been around for more than 4,000 years, while today IFG is finding that single invoice factoring is a popular new tactic allowing companies to factor one invoice at a time. Invoice factoring benefits businesses that do not get paid for 30 to 60 or 90 days by advancing up to 90 percent against invoices. IFG looks at the creditworthiness of the client’s customers and can fund within as little as 24 hours. The company does not expect to buy 100 percent of a company’s receivables, and there are no minimum or maximum sales volume requirements. Invoice factoring differs from traditional bank loans in that bank loans involve two parties, while factoring involves three parties.

Banks base their decisions on a company’s credit worthiness, whereas factoring is based on the value of the receivables. Factoring is not a loan — it is the purchase of financial assets, or receivables. IFG’s professional rates are competitive because each client’s circumstances vary, which may have an impact on the fees charged. The program allows choices of invoices to be factored, enabling customers to retain most of their money, while spending the minimum fees to guarantee adequate cash flow. The factoring process begins with due diligence that typically takes one to two business days, and after this has been completed the client is at liberty to offer invoices to IFG for purchase. Upon receipt of invoices, IFG checks the credit of the debtor named on the invoice and makes sure that the sale represented has been satisfactorily completed. Once this is done the debtor is advised of the purchase by IFG and the client receives their funding.

About The Interface Financial Group (

The Interface Financial Group (IFG) is North America’s largest alternative funding source for small business, providing short-term financial resources including invoice factoring (invoice discounting). The company serves clients in more than 30 industries in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and offers cross-border transaction facilities between the U.S. and Canada.

With more than 140 offices across North America and over 35 years of experience, IFG provides innovative invoice factoring solutions by offering short-term working capital to growing businesses. Single invoice factoring, or spot factoring, is an extremely fast way to turn receivables into cash.

IFG was founded in 1972 to provide short-term working capital to help small to medium sized businesses grow. The IFG organization operates on a local level, providing clients with local knowledge and experience and business expertise in numerous diverse areas in addition to accounts receivable financing, including accounting, finance, law, marketing and banking.

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The Interface Financial Group
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1430
Bethesda, MD 20154
T: Toll Free: USA; 877.210.9748
Canada; 877.340.6893

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