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Factoring and Forfaiting

  1. 1. COMMERCIAL BANKING TERM PROJECT Presented By: Rajan A - B12035 Lakshman Singh - B12021 Sunil Manchandia - B12051 2013 Praxis Business School A Brand Dossier - Sundrop Oil FACTORING AND FORFAITING
  2. 2. Agenda 2  Factoring  Steps in Factoring  Factoring Process  Types of Factoring  Pros and Cons of Factoring  Factoring Vs. Bank Loan  Factoring Vs. Bills Discounting  Eligibility and Documentation  Factor’s Fees and Expenses  Forfaiting  Forfaiting Process  Costs Involved in Forfaiting  Factoring Vs. Forfaiting  Comparative Analysis – Bills Discounting, Factoring and Forfaiting Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
  3. 3. Factoring Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting 3  Factoring can be defined as the conversion of credit sales into cash.  Factoring is a transaction where the exporter sells its receivables to a financial institution which is usually a bank.  The Factoring institution buys the accounts receivable and pays up to 80% of the amount to a company usually a client.  Examples includes factoring against goods purchased, factoring against medical insurance, factoring for construction services etc.
  4. 4. Parties Involved In Factoring 4  So, a Factor is,  A Financial Intermediary  That buys invoices of a manufacturer or a trader, at a discount, and  Takes responsibility for collection of payments.  The factoring transaction involves three parties:  Supplier or Seller (Client)  Buyer or Debtor (Customer)  Financial Intermediary (Factor) Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
  5. 5. Steps in Factoring 5 Customer places the order with client Client obtains a prepayment limit from factors Client delivers goods/services to the customers Copies of invoices, along with a notice to pay submitted to factors Factors makes a prepayment advance to the client Factors follows up on payment with the customers Customer makes payments for factors Factors makes the balance payment to the client Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
  6. 6. Factoring Process 6 Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
  7. 7. International Factoring Process 7 Source: HSBC Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
  8. 8. Types of Factoring 8 Types of Factoring Disclosed Recourse Non- Recourse Maturity Advance Undisclosed Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
  9. 9. Pros and Cons of Factoring 9 Pros  Receive cash as soon as orders are invoiced  Improves cash cycle  Protection from bad debts (if you choose non-recourse factoring)  Inexpensive way to collect debts Cons  It can be expensive  Hamper relationship with customers  Exiting the agreement can be difficult Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
  10. 10. Factoring Vs. Loan 10  Factoring is a word often misused synonymously with bank loan.  Factoring is a financial transaction whereby a business sells its accounts receivable (i.e., invoices).  Factoring differs from a bank loan in three main ways.  The emphasis is on the value of the receivables, not the firm’s credit worthiness.  Factoring is not a loan – it is the purchase of an asset (the receivable).  A bank loan involves two parties whereas factoring involves three Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
  11. 11. Factoring Vs. Bills Discounting 11 Factoring  Responsibility of collection of Debts  Can be done with or without recourse  Pre-payment made against all unpaid and not due invoices purchased by Factor  Notice of assignment is provided to customers of the Client  credit/ payment risk on factor Bills Discounting  No responsibility of collection of Debts  Usually done with recourse  Bill is separately examined and discounted  No notice of assignment provided to customers of the Client  Credit risk on client Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
  12. 12. Eligibility and Documentation 12  Factoring Solutions are offered to the following type of concerns  Sole Proprietorships  Partnerships  Private Limited Companies  Other criteria  The entity should be in operation for the last 3 years  The entity should have generated profits during the last 2 years and should satisfy our internal credit parameters.  The concern must have a positive tangible net worth.  Proof of identity  Proof of individual identity  Proof of residence address Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting Source: HSBC India
  13. 13. Factor’s Fees and Expenses 13  Commissions: Factors charge commissions for the credit risk they assume and for providing bookkeeping, ledgering, collection and other administrative services to their clients (0.50% to 1.50%)  Commitment fees: Factors typically charge commitment fees at inception of the factoring facility  Interest: Factors charge interest on prepayment  Additional fees: Additional fees may apply in any given factoring agreement. For example, some factors charge minimum monthly discount fees, and early termination fees may also apply if the client wants to terminate the arrangement ahead of its stated expiration date Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
  14. 14. Factoring Companies in India 14  Canbank Factors Limited  SBI factors and commercial services Pvt. Ltd  HSBC  Foremost Factors Limited  Global Trade Finance Limited  Citibank India  Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)  Standard Chartered Bank Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
  15. 15. Why Factoring Has not become popular in India 15  Banks’ reluctance to provide factoring services  Bank’s resistance to issue Letter of Disclaimer (Letter of Disclaimer is mandatory as per RBI Guidelines).  Problems in recovery.  Factoring requires assignment of debt which attracts Stamp Duty.  Cost of transaction becomes high Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
  16. 16. Forfaiting 16  The terms forfaiting is originated from a old French word ‘forfait’, which means forfeiting or surrender of right.  Forefaiting is a mechanism by which the right for export receivables of an exporter (Client) is purchased by a Financial Intermediary (Forfaiter) without recourse to him.  Forfaiting is a mechanism of financing export  Available by discounting export receivable  Evidenced by bills of exchange or promissory notes  Without recourse to the seller (viz. exporter)  Operated on a fixed rate basis (discount)  Available upto 100% of the contract value. Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
  17. 17. Forfaiting Process 17 Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
  18. 18. Pros and Cons of Forfaiting 18 Pros  100 per cent financing  Improves cash flow  Reduced administration cost  Increased trade opportunity  Eliminates the risk of non- payment  Risk elimination (Exchange risk, and political risks etc) Cons  It is very expensive (banks take high fees due to high risks)  Not available for short period  Not available in financially week country Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
  19. 19. Costs Involved in Forfaiting 19  Commitment Fee:- Payable to Forfaiter by Exporter in consideration of forfaiting services.  Commission:- Ranges from 0.5% to 1.5% per annum.  Discount Fee:- Discount rate based on LIBOR for the period concerned.  Documentation Fee:- where elaborate legal formalities are involved.  Service Charges:- payable to Bank. Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
  20. 20. Factoring Vs. Forfaiting 20 Points of Difference Factoring Forfaiting Extent of Finance Usually 75 – 80% of the value of the invoice 100% of Invoice value Finance Short-term finance (90 to 150 days or more) Long Term Finance (180 days to 7 years) Credit Worthiness Factor does the credit rating in case of non-recourse factoring transaction The Forfaiting Bank relies on the creditability of the Avalling Bank. Services provided Day-to-day administration of sales and other allied services No services are provided Recourse With or without recourse Always without recourse Sales By Turnover By Bills Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
  21. 21. Comparative Analysis 21 Bills Discounted Factoring Forfaiting Scrutiny Individual Sale Transaction Service of Sale Transaction Individual Sale Transaction Extent of Finance Upto 75 – 80% Upto 80% Upto 100% Recourse With Recourse With or Without Recourse Without Recourse Sales Administration Not Done Done Not Done Term Short Term Short Term Medium Term Charge Creation Hypothecation Assignment Assignment Praxis Business School Factoring and Forfaiting
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