IFA Survey: Large Majority of Factors Have High Expectations for 2013

The 2013 International Factoring Association (IFA) Business Profile and Performance Survey was distributed to about 1,500 factoring industry members in the U.S. and Canada in January 2013. The purpose of the study was to provide information that can be used by members to benchmark their own performance metrics and better identify operating practices and trends.

A Borrowers’ Sector Report Card Shows Some Improvement

Given the extraordinary credit crisis American businesses have been weathering, we thought that Merchant Factors’ outlook on various borrower sectors is an excellent barometer for commercial finance companies. Adam Winters, the company’s president and CEO offers a sector by sector report card. Some sectors move to the head of the class, some show scant improvement and others aren’t making the grade.

For the Love of Factoring –— Industry Consultant Discusses Business Climate

With a career at a variety of leading factoring organizations, Darla Auchinachie knows her way around the industry. Now as a consultant, she aids those companies that benefit from her insight — and for that reason ABF Journal asked Darla for her thoughts on the industry now that the economy seems better poised for a recovery.