Invoice Finance & Debtor Finance
Invoice finance made simple
Turn unpaid invoices into cash using a fast and flexible line of credit.1300 760 205
Lines of credit up to:
$50k - $15 million
Approvals as fast as:
Helping Australian businesses grow.
Earlypay's business line-of credit supported by unpaid invoices can be tailored to businesses of all shapes and sizes. Facilities from $50k to $15m and with or without on-line accounting - we can find the funding solution that works for you.
Have an ACN or ABN and outstanding invoices due from other businesses for completed work? We'd love to hear from you.
Easy loan applications
Earlypay links with Xero, MYOB and Quickbooks to fast track loan applications. Don't use one of these? No problem, we can still help.
High approval rates
Short trading history, ATO debt or less than perfect credit history? It doesn’t need to stand between you and the finance you need.
No real estate
Rather not use your home as security? Our business line of credit only uses your outstanding customer invoices.
Cash flow that grows
The business line of credit is linked to your outstanding invoices so your finance can grow in line with your sales.
Simple and intuitive
Had enough of endless admin? Our modern platform links to your accounting software, freeing up cash flow in a single click.
Invoice finance for businesses of all shapes and sizes
As Australia's most flexible invoice finance provider, we can support businesses that others can't.
If you satisfy the basic requirements below, we'd love to hear from you.
- You have an ABN or ACN
- You have outstanding invoices with other Australian businesses
- You invoice after goods or services have been delivered
At Earlypay, we like to say ‘yes’ to supporting Aussie SMEs. Contact us today for a tailored finance solution that works for you.
Applying for invoice finance
To apply for invoice finance, simply click the Sign-up button and complete some basic details. An Earlypay representative will then contact you to understand how you invoice your customers. For businesses using Xero, MYOB AccountRight or Quickbooks Online, you can streamline your application by connecting your accounting software to Earlypay.
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about what Invoice Finance (Debtor Finance) is
What is invoice financing?
Invoice financing is a line of credit that provides funding based on outstanding invoices. Businesses can receive 80% of the value of invoices upfront which increases cash flow that can be used for operational costs or to invest in growth opportunities,
As invoice finance is supporting by outstanding invoices, the amount of available funding grows with your sales and can be used by early-stage, growing and established businesses across a wide range of industries.
What are the Pros and Cons of invoice financing?
- Immediate cash flow
- Ongoing access to finance
- Backed by invoices, not real estate
- High approval rates
- No regular fixed loan repayments
- Option to outsource collections
- Costs higher than real estate backed finance
What is the difference between Invoice Finance and Debtor Finance?
Nothing. Invoice Financing and Debtor Financing are different names for the same thing. It's also sometimes known as Accounts Receivable Financing.
What is Confidential Invoice Finance (Undisclosed Invoice Finance)?
Confidential Invoice Financing or Undisclosed Invoice Financing is when Earlypay provides funding of your invoices and your customers are not aware that there is a Factoring facility in place. Confidential invoice financing is generally offered to businesses with a strong track record.
What is Disclosed Invoice Finance?
Disclosed Invoice Finance is the arrangement where your customers are aware that Earlypay is financing your invoices. Disclosed arrangements generally involve Earlypay managing the collection of your invoices and we may contact your customers on your behalf to ensure they pay your invoices. This is a useful arrangement for businesses that have small finance teams or simply choose to outsource this function and focus on other areas of their business.
Disclosed invoice financing is increasingly common in Australia and although some business owners worry about their customers knowing that they use factoring, it is very rarely an issue. If you do prefer that the factoring arrangement remains confidential, please let your Earlypay representative know.
What is the difference between Invoice Factoring and Invoice Discounting?
Invoice Factoring and Invoice Discounting are the two types of Invoice Financing.
Invoice Factoring involves a business selling its invoices to the invoice factoring company in exchange for upfront payment for around 80%. When the invoice is paid, the finance with the factoring business is repaid and the balance, less any fees, becomes available to the business that sold/financed the invoice. Invoice factoring is generally disclosed to your customers and the financier can manage collections. Earlypay can however, offer confidential facilities to selected businesses.
Invoice Discounting is different to Invoice Factoring as the invoices are not sold to the invoice financing business but instead used as security for finance. A business can access funding of up to 80% of the value of its outstanding accounts receivable balance. Invoice Discounting is often confidential and the business retains control of invoice collections management making it better suited to larger and more established businesses.
What type of Invoice Financing is right for my business?
Invoice Financing is a very flexible form of business finance that can be tailored to suit the needs of your business. In addition to unlocking cash from unpaid invoices, invoice finance can also include collections management services, allowing businesses to focus resources on other areas.
Invoice Financing is used by businesses across a wide range of industries including Wholesale trade, Transport, Manufacturing, Recruitment, Labour hire, Business services and many others.
Start-ups, Growing and Established businesses are all eligible for Invoice Finance and we’d love to hear from you even if you have a short trading history, less than perfect credit score or ATO debts.
Given the flexible nature of invoice finance, and the fact that every business is different, it's best to speak to our experienced team to design a solution that works best for you and your business.
Questions about how Invoice Financing (Debtor Financing) works
How Invoice Financing works with Earlypay
- Invoice your clients as you normally would.
- Provide Earlypay with the details of the invoices you would like to fund. (If you use Xero, MYOB AccountRight Live or Quickbooks Online, Earlypay can source your invoice details through our clever integration. If you don't use these online accounting platforms, you can upload the invoice details to our platform.)
- Receive up to 80% of the value of your funded invoices upfront.
- Your customers pay invoices into a collections account set up in your name which repays the outstanding finance and the excess becomes available to you.
Will my customers know that I'm using Invoice Finance?
Earlypay offers both Confidential (Undisclosed) and Disclosed Invoice Financing services. Typically, established businesses are eligible for Confidential Invoice Finance, and Disclosed Invoice Finance is better suited to businesses that have a short trading history, significant debts or a less than perfect credit history. Earlypay will work with you to tailor the best solution for your business.
How do I access my Invoice Finance facility?
You will be given access to an online portal where you can view your invoices and funding availability, request drawdowns and download reports.
What security do I need to provide for Invoice Financing?
One of the main benefits of Invoice Financing is that it doesn't require real estate security. Funding is advanced against the value of the unpaid invoices and the primary security is the invoices themselves.
Why would I use Invoice Finance (Debtor Finance) instead of an Unsecured Business Loan?
Invoice Financing is generally more flexible than Unsecured Business Loans because you can access funding as and when you need the cash flow. Unsecured Business Loans provide a lump sum amount that is repaid with regular repayments over a fixed term whereas the repayment of Invoice Financing occurs when customers pay the invoices that were financed.
Invoice finance is often more cost effective than unsecured business loans as it uses the accounts receivable ledger of your business as security, making it less risky for the invoice financier.
Business loans require businesses to have been operating for a minimum period and show evidence that the repayments can be adequately covered by revenue. Invoice financing, and specifically Invoice Factoring, can be a great solution for businesses that have invoices eligible for financing but don't quite satisfy the requirements for unsecured business loans.
If you're business has a short trading history, less than perfect credit score or ATO debts, you may still be eligible for invoice financing with Earlypay.
Questions about eligibility for Invoice Financing (Debtor Financing)
Can I use Invoice Financing if I have debt with other lenders?
Yes. We are mainly concerned with having security against your accounts receivable and can work alongside other lenders.
Is Invoice Financing suitable for start-ups?
Yes! We love supporting early stage businesses. If you have outstanding eligible invoices, we can help with the cash flow your business needs to grow with invoice factoring.
Can you help if my business has ATO tax debt?
Yes. Invoice Factoring can be suitable for businesses that have ATO debts and is often available when other types of business loans are not.
Questions about applying for finance
How do I apply for Invoice Financing?
Applying for Invoice Financing with Earlypay is a quick and easy online process. Simply click the sign-up button above, complete some basic details to get started and an Earlypay representative will contact you ASAP.
If you use Xero, MYOB AccountRight or Quickbooks Online, you can streamline the process by connecting your accounting software to Earlypay. This securely provides financial information that may include invoices, credit notes, bank transactions, payments, profit & loss statement and balance sheet.
How long will it take for my finance to be approved?
If you use one of the compatible online accounting platforms, we aim to let you know within 24 hours if your finance has been approved or not. If you don't use Xero, MYOB AccountRight or Quickbooks Online it can take a little longer depending on how long it takes to get the information together.
How long will it take to receive funding?
We aim to advance funding within 24 hours of approving your finance.
How much finance can I get?
Earlypay provides Invoice Financing facilities from $50k all the way up to $15m so we have the capacity to support businesses of all shapes and sizes. More relevant is the size of your accounts receivable ledger as we can advance 80% (sometimes 90%) of the value of those outstanding invoices. For example, if you have $500k of Eligible Invoices, we can advance up to $400k noramlly and can make temporary exceptions to advance more than that.
What invoices can I fund?
Invoices eligible for funding are invoices outstanding with Australian businesses for goods that have been delivered or services that have been completed. Typically, Earlypay doesn’t fund invoices that are more than 90 days past the issue date.
How much does Invoice Financing cost?
The interest rate charged on Invoice Financing balances ranges between 7% and 11.95% per annum. Depending on how you would like your facility to work and any additional services (eg. collections management), there may also be Drawdown or Administration fees.