Canadian Inventory Finance Loan Solutions
Information on inventory financing in Canada . What are the best ways to finance inventory and accounts receivable via a loan arrangement that works ?
So we have dubbed the solution as W/C solution if you will . What's W/C - Why working capital of course, and a variety of ' flavours of this type of financing loan facility are available to your company. It's just that they are not well known - Until now!
Is it unique, or novel to be looking for way to raise cash flow and working capital out of your receivable and inventory investments? Absolutely not, its just that its become a lot more difficult in the past several years - and we're talking from the start up right up to major corporations - No one has been exempt from the pain challenge of raising working capital, that works!
So what sort of ' cash flow products ' if you will, are available? Many clients are skeptical that it is difficult, or impossible to generate a stand along inventory finance facility. There is some truth in their belief, in that the collateralization of your inventory is in many cases tied to the overall collateral that your company offers up, usually in the form of a blanket General Security Agreement given to your lender, in some cases Canadian chartered banks.
However the hard reality, even harsher since the 2008-2009 recession, is that inventory financing in Canada has been difficult to achieve.
So let’s cover off your options in this regard, one of them might well be the option you are looking for. At the top of our order is of course straightforward bank financing that is margined against your collateral, typically the A/R and inventory we mentioned. That’s probably optimal, but the requirements that come with that facility are significant, they are good financials, owner guarantees, strong operating performance... well you know the drill.
However, did you know that there are independent finance firms that offer a working capital facility along the same lines as that chartered banking arrangement we mentioned. The most valuable facility is the asset based loan, a financing arrangement that in many ways is similar to a bank deal, but significantly margins your inventory financing needs simply because real value and appraisals are made on your inventory. There are numerous situations where clients have been able to double, and even triple their overall working capital loan facility with this type of transaction.
A number of what we call ' second tier ' firms step in for many small and medium size transactions, for facilities that generally range from 250k - to 3 Million dollars. These facilities are more expensive, but again give you very solid borrowing power.
And back to our main theme, is it possible to achieve a pure inventory and contract financing in Canada. This solution is more expensive, but non bank in nature, and provides a method in which you suppliers are paid directly , with your rights in inventory and contracts being assigned to the lender an independent finance firm, somewhat boutique in nature . You are simply leverage the actual inventory prior to it being sold and generated into a true receivable, which of course itself can then be monetized.
So, whats our take away here? Pretty basic, yet giving you hope. Various forms of direct inventory, non bank financing, and contract and purchase order financing do exist in Canada. They are becoming more mainstream everyday. Intrigued? Got questions? Have a unique situation? Speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor real world solutions to an inventory financing loan facility in Canada.
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Prior to founding 7 Park Avenue Financial in 2004 his employers over the last 25 years were, ASHLAND OIL, ( 1977-1980) DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, ( 1980-1990) ) CABLE & WIRELESS PLC,( 1991 -1993) ) AND HEWLETT PACKARD ( 1994-2004 ) He is an expert in Canadian Business Financing.
Stan has over 40 years of business and finance executive experience. He has been recognized as a credit/financial executive for three of the largest technology companies in the world; Hewlett-Packard, Digital Equipment and Cable & Wireless. Stan has had in depth, hands on experience in assessing and evaluating thousands of companies that are seeking financing and expansion. He has been instrumental in helping many companies progress through every phase of financing, mergers & acquisitions, sales and marketing and human resources. Stan has worked with startups and public corporations and has many times established the financial wherewithal of organizations before approving millions of dollars of financing facilities and instruments on behalf of his employers.