GSCF services programs based on Accounts Receivable (AR) of companies. AR Financing programs involve an originating company (Vendor) and its customers (Buyers). These programs can be financed by a third-party Funder and might include Credit Insurance coverage.
- GSCF is at the centre of programs, ensuring that data and processes flow seamlessly
- GSCF can act as program servicer towards the Funder or the Vendor
- Credit Insurance could be established by the Funder or the Vendor
How does it work?
- Distribution Financing is a comprehensive solution that establishes a win-win scenario for the Vendor (sponsor) and it’s chosen Buyers
- The Vendor sells the receivables to the Funder on a true sale basis and collects them earlier. The Buyers obtain extended payment terms, paying the Funder upon an extended maturity date
- These programs are typically credit insured and require some level of recourse from the Vendor
- The Vendor and Funder execute a Receivables Purchase Agreement (RPA) and the Buyers sign a Payment Agreement
- Distribution Financing is also known as “Channel Financing” or “Sales Financing”
- Increase competitiveness by offering Buyers an extension in payment terms
- Boost sales and enhance customer relationships
- Improve liquidity, and that of Buyers, by accelerating receivables collections and extending Buyer payment terms off-Balance Sheet
- Working capital enhancement for Vendor (via reduced Days Sales Outstanding or DSO) and for Buyers (via increased Days Payable Outstanding or DPO)
- Reduce credit risk on Buyers
Who can use it?
Companies with high-volume recurrent sales to a portfolio of Buyers, looking to grow sales through enhanced competitiveness whilst maximizing liquidity.