What is the difference between a payroll advance and payroll funding?

A payroll advance refers to a personal loan product that allows an individual to receive an advance from a future paycheck, usually in exchange for a flat fee.  These loans have a repayment requirement, usually in two to four weeks, and carry a relatively high interest rate.  If someone defaults on a payroll advance, there are steps that are taken by the lender to recover those funds including collections activities and negative reporting to credit bureaus.

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Payroll funding, on the other hand, refers to a process whereby a business obtains the cash necessary to cover its payroll obligations.  Most companies have a reserve in their bank accounts to cover their payroll obligations, however if a business lacks the necessary funds to cover their payroll, they can sell invoices to a factor like us to receive payroll funding.  Payroll funding through an accounts receivable financing company like ours is not a loan and there are no repayment obligations.  Since there is no repayment obligation, there is no risk of default or negative credit reporting.  It is a simple sales transaction that helps companies meet their payroll obligations and keeps their businesses running smoothly.  This makes it an ideal solution for businesses looking to cover a short term financial shortfall.

If your company could benefit from payroll funding to ease cash flow concerns, fill out a rate form and one of our Business Development Associates will give you a call to discuss your situation further.


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