What is a Merchant Cash Advance?
If you have found yourself reading this article, chances are you are most likely a business owner looking for quick funding and are weighing out the pro’s and con’s of the plethora of business funding options out there. A merchant cash advance is a lump-sum payment to a business in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of future credit card and/or debit card sales. A merchant cash advance is not technically a loan, it is funding based on the credit card sales of your business. When applying for a merchant cash advance, the funding company will evaluate the credit risk and look at your daily/monthly credit card receipts to determine the likelihood that your business can pay back funds in a timely manner.
Benefits of a Merchant Cash Advance
If your business if fairly new or you lack the credit rating or collateral to secure a traditional loan from a bank, a merchant cash advance could be your best alternative. As it is not considered a loan and as such will not appear as a debt on your credit. This is important if you decide in the future that you would like to apply for additional funding through a traditional bank. Another major advantage that merchant cash advances have over some of its counterparts is flexibility. Payments and term length are both negotiable and flexible so you may have different options to choose from. In addition, you do not need perfect credit. Credit history is less important to a merchant cash advance funding company. Other benefits include:
- No collateral
- No personal guarantee
- No set-up fees
- No fixed monthly payment
- Improved cash flow
- No interest
- Easy application process
- Short approval process
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CapitalFront was launched with a simple premise – create an easy, accessible and rapid process for small and mid-size businesses to fund their growth. CapitalFront strives to bring a wide array of financial products, including merchant cash advance, receivable financing, factoring, SBA lending and fixed rate term solutions, to independent business owners nationwide. Call today or fill out our online application.