Statistics

Statistics for factoring volumes are gathered by FCI on a yearly basis with the assistance of its local members.


Figures available relate to factoring volume per country including an overview of the estimated number of active factoring companies per country (regardless of whether they are FCI members). Figures indicating the total figure per country over the past seven years are also available

 Follow this link for the  complete overview of statistics 2018.

      * Export Invoice Discounting

      ** Reverse International 

The definition of each product can be found at the end of the page

DOMESTIC FACTORING:

Invoice Discounting (Accounts Receivable Financing/Block Discounting/ Undisclosed factoring)

Financing of accounts receivable with or without recourse, but without the administrative services of ledger maintenance or collection service; normally non-notification.

 

Recourse Factoring

Purchase of accounts receivable or bills of exchange, with recourse; includes ledger maintenance, with or without credit investigation, collections; with notification, and normally with financing.

 

Non-Recourse Factoring

Purchase of accounts receivable or bills of exchange, without recourse, with notification, with or without financing, and including credit investigation and credit protection, collection and ledger maintenance.

 

Collection Service

Legal and special purpose collection.

 

Reverse Domestic

The figure should include all "buyer-centric approved payables finance" domestic business.

 

 

REVERSE INTERNATIONAL

The figure should include all "buyer-centric approved payables finance” international business.

 

IMPORT FACTORING:

Two-Factor Imports

An Import Factor works closely with a foreign Export Factor and offers either a full service (collections and credit protection) or collection only or non-notification credit protection service.

 

Direct Imports

An Import Factor does not work with a foreign Export Factor, but signs a factoring contract directly with a foreign exporter and offers a range of factoring services.

 

 

EXPORT FACTORING:

Two-Factor Exports

An Export Factor works closely with a foreign Import Factor. The latter provides either a full service (collections and credit protection) or collection only or a credit protection only service. The Export Factor may or may not offer finance.

 

Direct Exports

An Export Factor does not use a foreign Import Factor, but offers the exporter a range of services, with or without recourse with credit insurance companies and/or collection companies.

 

Export Purchase Orders Financing

An Export Factor offers the exporter the possibility of obtaining advances, with or without recourse, against future debts.