Mar 3, 2022

How Factoring Works for Telecom Companies

Ernane Iung

Ernane Iung – President and Owner of ei Funding

Today’s telecom industry is constantly growing as consumers demand more connectivity options than ever before. From building new towers to implementing the upgrades needed to receive 5G, companies are continuously competing to provide the fastest speeds possible.

Thanks to this increase in demand, telecom companies are faced with both new challenges and tremendous opportunities. If you find that you need immediate working capital to finance your growing telecom business to meet the challenges created by the 5G build-out, then invoice factoring may be the solution for you.

What Is Telecom Factoring?

Invoice factoring is a business financing option that allows you to sell your company’s invoices to a professional factoring company in order to quickly get the cash you need to support your business’s growing expenses today. It might sound complicated, but invoice factoring can actually be quite simple — even broken down into five steps:

  1. You provide telecom services to your Customers as usual.
  2. You send out invoices to your Customers for those telecom services.
  3. You then sell your invoices to a factoring company, which pays you a cash advance of between 80% – 90% of the invoices’ face value, less a nominal fee.
  4. The factoring company collects payment directly from your Customers, usually 30 – 45 days later.
  5. Once the Customer has paid in full, the factoring company will pay you the remaining invoice balance.

The Benefits and Considerations of Telecom Factoring

The Benefits of Telecom Factoring

  • Immediate Access to Working Capital: Telecom factoring provides your company with immediate cash flow, essential for maintaining operations, investing in new technology, and expanding service offerings. You can stay ahead in the fast-paced telecom industry by converting your outstanding invoices into liquid capital.
  • Simplified Cash Flow Management: With telecom factoring, you can predict your cash flow more accurately. Since you receive funds quickly after issuing invoices, it reduces the unpredictability of payment delays and helps in better financial planning.
  • No Debt Accumulation: Unlike traditional loans that can increase your company’s debt burden, telecom factoring is not a loan; it’s an advance on your own receivables. This means you can fund your business growth without compromising your balance sheet.
  • Flexible Financing Solution: As your business grows, the amount of financing you can access through telecom factoring can also increase. This scalability makes it an ideal solution for telecom companies experiencing rapid growth or seasonal fluctuations.
  • Credit Management and Collection Services: Many factoring companies offer credit management and collection services, which can relieve your administrative burden. This lets you focus more on your core business activities, like service innovation and customer acquisition.

Considerations When Choosing Telecom Factoring

  • Understanding the Fees: It’s essential to understand the fee structure of telecom factoring agreements. Fees can vary based on the volume of invoices, the creditworthiness of your customers, and other factors. Ensure you know all costs involved to determine if factoring is cost-effective for your situation.
  • Customer Relationships: As the factoring company will be involved in collecting payments, consider how this will impact your relationship with your customers. Choose a reputable factoring company that treats your customers professionally.
  • Contract Terms: Be aware of the contract terms and obligations when entering a factoring agreement. Some contracts may require a long-term commitment or factoring of all invoices, while others offer more flexibility.
  • Comparing Providers: Not all telecom factoring services are the same. Compare different providers to see who offers the best terms, rates and additional services like credit checks and collection assistance.

Why Choose Invoice Factoring for Your Telecom Company

Telecom companies like yours need a steady cash flow to keep pace with the market, making cash advances from invoices a natural solution to meeting that demand. Different from a term loan with its ceilings on loan amounts and long payback periods, Factoring is an advance on the money to be collected from your regular invoices which can grow as your business grows. Advances are typically made within 24-48 hours after receipt of approved invoices, and in this way, cash is provided immediately to help ensure your telecom operations run smoothly and continue growing.

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Growing Your Telecom Business Through Equipment Purchases

There’s more than one way to grow your telecom business. In addition to cash, your business needs equipment and tools to keep pace with growth and differentiate yourself from your competitors.

Our solution? ei Funding’s Factoring+, a new and unique way to reduce the payback period on revenue-generating assets.

How does it work? ei Funding will purchase specific revenue-generating assets, such as new installation and maintenance equipment, and use the rebates generated from the revenue of your newly acquired equipment to pay down the asset’s loan. That way, you can grow your telecom business faster, reduce debt and generate even more revenue.

How to Apply for Invoice Factoring

If you think invoice factoring or ei Funding’s Factoring+ is the right fit for your business, submit an online application to begin the process. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at 407-395-9985.

When applying online, we recommend you have all of your most important documents on hand. This includes financial documents that account for at least two years, your driver’s license, Social Security number, articles of incorporation of your business (LLC, Corporation, or other), and your business tax I.D.

Once your application has been submitted, we typically take a week to 10 days to get you approved and all set up. We do our best to get you onboarded in as little time as possible, and once you’re approved, it’s likely we can get any outstanding invoices funded almost immediately.

Get Started Financing With ei Funding Today

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When it comes to telecom companies, invoice factoring from ei Funding can provide a quick and easy way to obtain the necessary funding for your growth.

ei Funding is your trusted provider for telecom factoring services. Download our free guide to invoice factoring today to learn more about how factoring can help your business reach its highest potential.

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