Why don't business cash advances improve your business credit?

Why don't business cash advances improve your business credit?

Very simply, they don’t report to the credit agencies. A Merchant Cash Advance (MCA) can provide business borrowers with an upfront fixed amount of cash in as little as 24 hours. The funding amount is based upon a percentage of the businesses credit card receivables or daily cash balances using historical credit card receipts and bank statements to determine the initial advance. The business pays back the advance, plus a percentage, often referred to as a discount factor, from a portion of their credit card receivables or cash available plus a percentage which is often referred to as a discount factor. The remittances are drawn from the business customer on a daily, weekly or monthly basis until the obligation has been met. An MCA is not technically a small business loan and as such MCA's are not limited in what rates they charge or what terms they establish and therefore often have high interest rates. For this reason it is very important for a business owner to be completely aware of how the MCA product works and how it could affect their business. MCA's are good options for small business owners who may not have strong credit but have lots of credit card activity and need financing quickly.

If you’re interested in learning more, the following link will get you to a great article that breaks it all down:

Although Often Misunderstood, a Small Business Cash Advance or Credit Card Merchant Cash Advance Could Work Wonders For Your Business...If Used Correctly!