by Alleon Capital on 06/16/16 at 9:28 am
Hey everybody, Ben here and I just wanted to make a quick video about the main difference between MCA’s and factoring. MCA’s go by a couple of different name: working capital loans, cash advance. As I see it there are two main differences between the two loan products. One is the cost. The average MCA is significantly more expensive than the average factoring agreement. And the second and probably most thing is the way it affects the client’s cash flow. A cash advance will automatically debit, take money from the client’s account, everyday starting on day one of the loan. The problem with that is most people go to get an MCA because they’re in a cash flow crunch. The way that these loans get repaid actually leads to more cash flow problems.
On the other hand, in a factoring transaction, the factor gets paid back only when the client gets paid on the invoice. So a client produces an invoice and sells it to a factor. If it takes a week, two weeks, or months, the factor waits until the client gets paid to take his fee. It is much healthier for a client’s financial status in the long term.
So I hope that provides a bit of clarity in what I know can be a lack of transparency in the industry. If you have any more questions, please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com