What is Invoice Finance?

Waiting for payment of invoices can be a huge burden on your business. Discover how Invoice Finance might be able to help.

Invoice Financing allows invoices to be paid early

Funding providers may offer payment of up to 98% of your unpaid invoices. You can select individual invoices that you want to finance, or get financing for your full sales ledger. You can receive money within a day, meaning you don’t have to wait weeks or even months for outstanding payments. This can relieve any immediate cashflow problems and give you the opportunity to focus on what’s important – growing your business.

of invoices

Funding amount of unpaid invoices due for collection


Depending on length of invoice

2% - 5%
of value

Annualised costs of financing vary between 2% - 5% of financing volume

Invoice Finance at a glance

3 month's trading

To apply for invoice finance, you must be trading for more than three months. Typically, your revenue must be equal to, or more than £100,000 per year, although there are new providers that only require £40,000 per year. It’s particularly suited for businesses that are fast growing because the access to finance grows with turnover.

Customer track record

You don’t need to have a perfect credit record, but your customers should have a good track-record of paying suppliers.

Sales ledger

You’ll need to share the details on the value of outstanding invoices or upload your sales ledger.

Personal guarantees

A personal guarantee – an agreement that means a director takes on a certain level of personal responsibility for the debt through their own finances/assets - is sometimes required.

Your Resources

SME Funding Guide - Understand your options

Produced in association with our partners at KPMG Small Business Accounting.

Case studies – How we’ve helped

How Funding Xchange helps businesses access the finance they need on the best terms.

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