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Investly newsletter - September 2016

by Kristjan Velbri

September was a very busy month for the whole team at Investly. We signed up a record number of new customers and investors purchased a record amount of invoices. We also implemented a few improvement to the website.

5 things you should know about invoice finance

by Kristjan Velbri

1. What is it?

As an entrepreneur, you know that working capital (cash) is the lifeblood of your business. Small businesses must absorb direct costs, labour and other expenses weeks or months before getting paid. Landing a large customer or getting a huge order is good for business, but it can put extra pressure[...]

May 2016 invoice trading overview

by Kristjan Velbri

The month of May saw a slight decrease in invoice volumes, but overall the month was successful. In April we sold quite a few large invoices which pushed up the average invoice value and the monthly volume. However, the overall trend is positive: we had four new companies sell their first invoice and many more have[...]

Investly received the Best Practice label and started investing in invoices

by Kristjan Velbri

We've got important news for you! We're honored to have received the Crowdfunding Best Practices label by FinanceEstonia and Law Firm Deloitte Legal. Also, we have updated our business model and decided to start participating in invoice auctions, further aligning our interests with those of investors.

What determines the invoice interest rate?

by Kristjan Velbri

A classic auction involves participants making ever-higher bids. That is the model used by eBay, for example. Investly uses reverse auctions, where participants make ever-lower bids. Investors bid on invoices, bids compete by lowering the discount rate. After one to three days the auction ends and the company is[...]

Key differences between factoring and invoice discounting

by Ruth Chamberlain

There are two main options when companies are looking to sell their invoices: factoring and invoice discounting. There are some key differences that are worth considering to ensure you get the service that is right for you and your business.