Our newest client was looking for a business import, export and cash flow solution, but did not like the idea of property security over his family home.
As a result he started to look at various unsecured business loans and initially he thought this would be an excellent solution. However, the problem became obvious to our client.
- The business needed a regular cash flow facility;
- His debtors terms were 90 days;
- He needed to pay 50% of the international order on placement and the balance with Bill of Lading.
- 6 weeks on water, customs and the like;
- Four months without cash flow and paying in advance; and
- He needed to service the business loan.
Therefore the business loan solved very little and cash flow to service the very expensive loan.
Our new client spoke to a number of factoring and debtor finance companies, and most offered a mix of trade finance and cash flow finance. No one had a complete solution.
He was finally referred by his accountant to TIM which structured the following solution:
- Established a $200,000.00 pm unsecured working capital arrangement;
- Provided a trade import facility (unsecured and non-recourse to the business) with a 90% supplier advance payment;
- No repayment until the product was delivered to his client;
- Provided a trade export facility (unsecured and non-recourse to the business);
- All FX, customs, QC managed, and reducing the clients import/export costs by 12% over their previous strategy.
Set up time to complete funding 7 business days. A little longer than usual TIM standards but the client understood.
Once again a facility which is absolutely unique in the Australia market, plus all reporting and tracking is available online with real time updates and cash flow management.
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