Construction Sector Challenges for Invoice Financing

The construction sector accounts for approximately 16% of invoices financed on the MarketInvoice platform and issues from construction company Elimco UK have uncovered some new potential risks for the sector; Elimco UK has stopped making payments to the platform; in most cases MarketInvoice as the lender would receive preferred rights to the company’s payments however in the construction sector set off rights give the customer preference of payment which has caused the construction company to default with MarketInvoice; the total amount of losses reported for MarketInvoice has not been disclosed; the company says its overall loss rate is 2.4% after recoveries; the firm also says it does not have plans for data filtering by industry category since it would lead to cherry picking loans.  Source