SOURCE: The Interface Financial Group

The Interface Financial Group

August 17, 2015 17:00 ET

The Interface Financial Group and Bigstone Capital Have Launched Pacific Region JV to Provide Invoice Finance Services to Small Business

BETHESDA, MD and SYDNEY, AUSTRIA--(Marketwired - August 17, 2015) -

  • Select invoice finance marketplace solution for small business in pacific region through JV of Bigstone Capital and The Interface Financial Group
  • Investments can be made by institutional investors by purchasing participation in invoice finance transactions
  • Returns are expected to be 10% - 15% pa gross yield for investors
  • 50/50 Partnership signed and product launched

Bigstone Capital, a start-up Australian loan market dedicated to small business, and The Interface Financial Group (IFG), one of the North America's largest alternative finance sources for small businesses and operating in nine countries, have signed a deal to deliver a much needed cost effective and flexible invoice finance product funded by a peer-to-peer market platform.

The collaboration enables a full range offering of funding solutions to be offered through advisors and direct to small businesses. Invoice finance funding is immediately available to Australian small businesses, and will quickly roll out to New Zealand and then beyond.

Invoice finance investments will be available to institutional investors in September. Diversification, flexibility, liquidity and returns are all catered for in the Bigstone and IFG investor platforms. Both platforms will enable investors to automatically diversify their investments across a portfolio of funding products, tenures and other criteria, or select individual transactions to invest in.

Boyd Pederson, CEO of Bigstone Capital, noted, "The team at Bigstone is very excited to be partnering with IFG to help small business owners and investors achieve their goals. This is just the beginning as we are building a range of credit products, supported by proprietary credit methods, models, data and most importantly, a market where a wide range of investors can participate in this new asset class."

"IFG invented the product that bankers call spot-factoring. This innovative product provides flexible funding of single or multiple invoices. A business owner has complete flexibility to decide how much to use and when to use the product. We're an on-demand, pay-as-you-go, invoice funding partner, with no application fees, no restrictions on invoice amounts, and no termination costs."

George Shapiro, CEO and Chairman of The Interface Financial Group (IFG), said: "For investors, the product provides very good liquidity, and strong returns. The product is protected by the strict credit underwriting, security standards and industry specific processes that IFG has honed over the past 40+ years.

"IFG has launched its invoice finance marketplace platform in US, Canada, and UK in 2014. Since its inception, the Company has funded billions of dollars, supporting thousands of businesses in 9 countries around the world to address cash flow funding."

About Bigstone Capital

Bigstone Capital aims to create a better solution for small businesses funding needs. We help them gain access to finance for their projects and future business growth. Bigstone Capital is run by experienced professionals with deep understanding of how to build high quality and safe lending businesses with robust and scalable processes. Appropriate security is taken to reduce the risk of capital losses for investors and traditional credit assessment techniques are enhanced with new data-rich credit algorithms and methods which until now have not been available to Australians.

About The Interface Financial Group

The Interface Financial Group (IFG) is one of North America's largest alternative funding source for small business, providing short-term financial resources, including invoice finance and invoice discounting. The company serves clients in more than 30 industries in the United States, Canada, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Mexico and South Africa and offers cross-border transaction facilities. With more than 150 offices and over 40 years of experience, IFG provides innovative accounts receivable funding services and solutions by offering short-term working capital to growing businesses. Single invoice factoring, or selected invoice finance, is an extremely fast way to turn receivables into cash.

IFG was founded in 1972 to provide short-term working capital to help small to medium-sized businesses grow. The IFG organization operates on a local level, providing clients with local knowledge and experience and business expertise in numerous diverse areas in addition to accounts receivable factoring, including accounting, finance, law, marketing and banking.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT INFORMATION

    The Interface Financial Group
    George Shapiro
    CEO
    T: 301-299-2688
    E: Email contact

    7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1050
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    USA

    T: Toll Free: USA - 877.210.9748
    T: Toll Free: Canada - 877.340.6893
    T: Toll Free: Australia - 1300.957.900
    W: Email contact

    Bigstone Capital
    Boyd Pederson
    CEO

    4 Cornwallis Street,
    National Innovation Centre
    Eveleigh, NSW 2015
    Australia

    T: + 61 2 9209 4329
    W: Email contact