Businesses and SMEs can create a number of different invoices for clients, and these vary depending on the industry they work in, how often they get paid and how they choose to bill for the services they offer. These include:
Sent before any work is carried out, these documents list out the goods and services being provided along with the price. They aren’t usually a request for payment but more a notice of when your client will need to pay the invoice.
When working on very large projects, instead of waiting until the end of the work and issuing one big invoice, interim invoices allow you to send them intermittently throughout the project.
These invoices tend to be scheduled to go out indefinitely or for projects set to last for a set period of time, for example 12 months.
This is the last invoice sent to a client outlining all the work that has been carried out as well as any outstanding balance due.
If a business is doing lots of small projects for a client, instead of issuing multiple small invoices, they can instead provide one collective invoice grouping together the smaller invoices. These tend to be beneficial as you don’t need to keep track of multiple invoices and keep transaction fees to a minimum.
Credit invoices are issued by businesses to clients to provide a refund or discount as a result of a previous invoicing error. They usually include a negative amount that needs to be paid.
Much like a credit invoice, your client may issue a debit memo if you have underbilled them.
Although not technically an invoice, account statement summarise the goods or service.
Invoice finance allows you to release cash quickly from your unpaid invoices.
As your lender, we can release up to 90% of your invoices within 24 hours. On payment of the invoice from your customers, we will then release the final amount minus any fees and charges. There are different types of invoice financing options available to businesses depending on the situation and the level of control they require in collecting unpaid invoices.
We are an invoice financing company who offer a solution whereby payments are collected on your behalf managed by our team of expert credit controllers so you can focus on running your business. Our Confidential Invoice Discounting solution is offered to businesses who want to maintain their own credit control processes, therefore this remains strictly confidential so your customers are unaware of our involvement.
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