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Is business funding possible with bad credit?
Yes! Here at altLINE, we offer invoice factoring, which is a common solution for business owners searching for funding despite bad credit.
Your eligibility for factoring isn’t solely reliant on your business’s credit history. Instead, factoring companies put a greater emphasis on your customers’ credit histories. This is what makes factoring such a popular financing method for first-time small business owners who otherwise wouldn’t be able to qualify for a traditional bank loan or line of credit.
Will a personal bankruptcy affect the business financing options I can qualify for?
If you’ve dealt with a personal bankruptcy, it may be challenging to qualify for traditional financing. Many lenders will check your personal credit history when determining eligibility for certain loans and financing options, particularly if you are running a new business and have a lack of business credit history.
However, there are alternative lending options that you can qualify for despite a personal bankruptcy. Some examples of financing for people with a bankruptcy under their belts include invoice factoring, ACH loans, accounts receivable financing, and asset-based loans.
Can invoice factoring build my business credit?
While invoice factoring does not have a direct impact on your credit score, it can be an excellent tool to help you build your business credit. Because invoice factoring provides the working capital you may have otherwise received from a loan, you can limit your debt and loan applications, which can improve your credit score. Additionally, you’ll have more cash available to make timely vendor and supplier payments, reducing your overall late payments and potential negative impact to your credit.
Why do invoice factoring companies look closer at my customers’ creditworthiness than my own?
Factoring companies look closer at your customers’ creditworthiness rather than your own because once you sell your unpaid invoices to the factoring company, they rely on your customers to pay. Therefore, a factoring company needs to know that your customers are reliable enough to make timely payments.
Remember, factoring is not a loan. The factoring company is not relying on your business to pay anything back. If your business has poor credit history or a lack of creditworthiness entirely, that doesn’t make much of a difference to a factoring company like altLINE as long as your customers pay their invoices.