YOU GET FLEXIBILITY
THAT NO ONE ELSE OFFERS


We offer tailored processing systems

You can choose to use the latest in technology- based  processing systems
or the old-fashioned paper-based ones
or a combination.

Unlike the others
we don't force
you into a box


We will tailor our financing programs to help you make more cash.

Unlike the others 
you get to choose

what works best for you.

We can do this because we have the knowledge,experience,
systems, and
one-of-a-kind financing that is unique in the factoring industry.

 

OUR PROVEN FACTORING PROGRAMS
HELP BOOST YOUR CASH PROFITS

Contact our factoring specialists at:

Toll Free:  888-266-0197

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OCF FACTORING COMPANY
 - Providing factoring services nationwide
 - Over 70 years of factoring company experience
 - Up to 97% Advance Rates


Factoring History

Welcome to factoring. Whether you own a business,
look forward to building one or are looking for new financial
tools for your current employer, Factoring can help you reach your financial goals.

Factoring has the ironic distinction of being the financial backbone of many of America's most successful businesess. Why ironic? Because factoring is not taught in business
colleges, seldom mentioned in business plans and is relatively unknown to the majority of American business people,
yet it is a financial process that frees up billions of dollars
every year, enabling thousands of businesses to grow and prosper.

Factoring is the process of purchasing commercial accounts receivable(invoices) from a business at a discount. Business practices today dictate that in order to get business you, as a provider of goods and services, must extend terms to your customers.

These terms can squeeze the life(and cash is the lifeblood of any business) out of a new or struggling company.

Factoring has a long and rich tradition, dating back 4,000 years to the days of Hammurabi. Hammurabi was the king of Mesopotamia, which gets credit as the "cradle of civilization." In addition to many other things, the Mesopotamians first developed writing, put structure into business code and government regulation, and came up with the concept of factoring.

After a while, Hammurabi and the Mesopotamians went the way of extinct civilizations, but factoring endured. Almost every civilization that valued commerce has practiced some form of factoring, including the Romans who were the first to sell actual promissory note at a discount.

The first widespread, documented use of factoring occurred in the American colonies before the revolution. During this time, cotton, furs and timber were shipped from the colonies. Merchant bankers in London and other parts of Europe advanced funds to the colonists for these raw materials, before they reached the continent. This enabled the colonists to continue to harvest their new land, free from the burden of waiting to be paid by their European customers.

Recognize that these were not banking relationships as they exist today. If the colonists had been forced to use modern banking services in eighteenth century England, the process would have been much slower. The banks would have waited to collect from the European buyers of the raw materials before paying the seller of these goods, the colonists. (And at that point, who needed the bank?) This was not practical for anyone involved. So, just as today, the "factors" of colonial times made advances against the accounts receivable of clients, enabling the clients to continue with their operations, long before they had been paid for what they were sold.

With the advent of the Industrial Revolution, factoring became more focused on the issue of credit, although the basic premise remained the same. By assisting clients in determining the creditworthiness of their customers and setting credit limits, factors could actually guarantee payment for approved customers.

This is known as factoring without recourse(or non-recourse factoring)and is quite common in business today.

Prior to the 1930's, factoring in this country occurred primarily in the textile and garment industries, as the industries were direct descendants of the colonial economy that used factoring so specifically. after the war years, factors saw the potential to bring factoring to other forms of invoice-based business and the expansion began.

Today, factors exist in all shapes and sizes: as divisions of large financial institutions or, inlarger numbers, as individually owned and operated entreprenurial endeavors.

Many of these private factors sprung up in record numbers as interest rates rose to new heights in the 60's and 70's. This trend intensified in the 80's, primarily due to the increasing impact of interest rates and changes in the banking industry. With banks becoming too expensive and too inflexible due to heavy regulation(remember the Savings and Loan crisis?), the small businessperson was forced to find other sources of financing for expansion and growth. As more and more banks stop befriending the small bussinesperson, factoring is becoming an increasingy popular option.

This year alone thousands of businesses will sell billions of dollars in accounts receivable, and they are doing it for profit, growth, and in some cases , their very survival.








WHAT SETS US APART 
Same Day funding on approved invoices
We do not require a long term contract.

97% advance rates; tops in the industry
Credit analysis on new and existing customers
Continuous collection management and
   follow up on factored invoices
Invoice and statement mailing (postage included)
Account status inquiries anytime;
  24/7 online account access.


Our flexibility allows you to maintain control:

You select accounts you prefer to factor
   on an invoice by invoice basis.
You control total factoring costs by only
   factoring on an "as needed" basis.


Up to 97% Advance Rates:
Advance rates are based on overall risk
associated with a particular industry as
well as experience and track record.
We hold reserve accounts to accommodate
industries which typically experience dilution
and that we would otherwise not be able
to service. Advance rates range from
80% to 97% of the gross invoice amount.


Fee Structures:
Fees are determined based on your industry,
the credit worthiness of your customers,
how quickly your invoices turn, and
monthly factoring volume.

OCF provides individualized customer service,
by tailoring our flexible programs to fit the individual
needs of each of our clients. We strive to
be responsive, handling receivables
with speed, efficiency, and a personal touch.

As a client you are assigned one account
administrator who will personally handle
all of your account activity and inquiries.
This gives us the ability to buy your
receivables and get the money to
you within 12 to 24 hours.

Having one person look after your account
also makes it easy for you to decide
which invoices you are going to sell and
when you want to sell those invoices.

Our funding is primarily done by
direct deposit or wire.

OCF has more than 70 years of successful
cash flow and credit management experience,
experience we would love to put to work for you.


To talk with a member of our sales team,
please contact one of our regional offices at:

Toll Free:  888-266-0197

Fax #:  425-702-1874

On-Line Factoring
Request Form


Email Us

 

 

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