Credit Enhancement: Supplier Assurance Letters

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When your customer demands credit and your supplier demands cash, you might need more than standard factoring provides.

A supplier assurance letter, written by Riviera Finance on your behalf, can convince your supplier to sell you the materials you need ON CREDIT, long enough to deliver a finished product to your customer.  This transition credit can be a launching pad for your company’s success.

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Temporary Staffing Agency Benefits From Non-recourse Factoring

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Non-recourse invoice factoring benefited a temporary staffing agency client when Constar Plastics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The transfer of risk amounted to over $187,000.00 when Riviera Finance purchased invoices from the staffing company on a non-recourse basis, assuming the credit risk, and subsequent credit loss.

Often times, the value of non-recourse factoring is under estimated, but when extending trade credit to a customer there is a varying degree of credit risk. In this instance, the staffing agency’s customer, Constar Plastics lost a contract with Pepsico and eventually filed for bankruptcy.

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Riviera Finance Appoints Business Development Manager in Ontario

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imageWe’re very pleased to announce that Colin Dido has been named Business Development Manager for Central and Eastern Canada.  Effective immediately, Mr. Dido is responsible for serving new factoring prospects and originating business through our Mississauga, Ontario office.  Colin Dido brings a wealth of experience supporting small to medium sized businesses across a variety of industries, most recently as a business development professional for a major logistics company.

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Small Business Lending at Highest Level Since 2007

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The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index rose to 120.4 in October, its highest level since August 2007.  This is generally seen as a positive leading indicator for the U.S. economy, as small businesses step up their borrowing to handle growth in orders.  Supporting this trend, PayNet also reports that delinquencies as a percent of loans set a record low in October.

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When Selling Receivables Makes Sense

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Invoice Dollar Bill --- Image by © Images.com/CorbisAn alien from an all-cash planet would gaze in wonder at the trade credit system that runs the Earthly economy.  Let’s review:

Jack Brown invests his life savings to open a surfboard manufacturing business, MI Board, Inc.  It does well, attracting the interest of the media, surfers and retailers.  A few small shops in California put his boards on consignment.  They turn some heads, win some competitions, and MI lands $300,000 in initial orders from Becker, RonJon’s and HSN.  Cool.

After celebrating, Jack reads the purchase orders from his new customers.

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