The Interface Financial Group Earns Two Top Franchise Honors

Alternative financing firm cited for comprehensive franchise support and training as well as helping clients to grow out of the recession.

Bethesda, MD - January 20, 2012 - The Interface Financial Group (IFG) credits the ability to help its franchisees and their clients grow during the recession with its continued strong showing in two prestigious franchise publications. IFG was listed at #228 in Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 list. The international franchise, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, was also recognized as a World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute® and FranSurvey®.

"We appreciate the recognition from these publications of our franchise model, which offers business owners a way to access cash and expand while offering franchise owners a chance to be their own boss and work from home while helping their community," says David Banfield, president of IFG. "Our franchisees have been able to grow their business because they have the ability to help small businesses flourish in tough economic times by providing quick access to cash. We believe that speed and flexibility will allow IFG to continue to grow as the economy recovers."

IFG's invoice discounting service, also known as spot factoring, is a form of short-term funding used to improve a company's cash flow. Franchisees provide their services primarily to local small and medium-sized businesses. IFG's service allows a company to use their unpaid invoices to accelerate their cash flow and meet current financial obligations. The service is also transactional, allowing businesses to use it as often as they need it. This easy and fast form of short term financing offers small business owners the opportunity to access cash quickly without having to wait for their outstanding invoices to be paid.

In addition to being ranked at #228 in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 list, IFG ranked higher by three spots to #64 in the Top Home Based Franchises and to #178 in the rankings of America's Top Global Franchises. The World Class Franchise ranking by The Franchise Research Institute® and FranSurvey® is based on the findings of an independent survey on the level of franchisee satisfaction with The Interface Financial Group's franchise system. Over 75% of IFG franchises participated.

Some of the criteria used by The Franchise Research Institute to certify World-Class Franchises include:

  • They establish realistic expectations with candidates and then consistently meet or exceed those expectations.
  • They are very selective and only offer franchises to individuals that meet the "success profile" for their franchise.
  • They successfully transfer "franchise owner knowledge" to new franchises.
  • They provide ongoing training and support to existing franchisees.
  • They communicate with consistent clarity and include franchisees in major decisions.
  • Their franchise offers an acceptable ROI for both the franchisor and the franchisee.

IFG provides its franchisees a world-class proven system, a comprehensive risk management program, thorough training, and a seasoned management team experienced in financial services. IFG has more than 140 franchises in seven countries.

About The Interface Financial Group (

The Interface Financial Group (IFG) is the leading alternative funding source for small business. IFG provides short-term working capital funding in the form of a unique Invoice Discounting service. The company serves clients in the manufacturing, service, and construction sectors. Interface operates from a base of more than 140 franchise offices in the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. IFG's innovative Invoice Discounting service is a fast and easy way for small businesses to turn receivables into cash.

For more information or contact IFG at:800.387.0860,

About the Franchise Research Institute:

Franchise Research Institute® and FranSurvey® were founded in 2002 to study and promote franchise excellence. As a full service research firm focused on franchising, we perform franchisee satisfaction research in the U.S. and world-wide. Existing franchisees as consumers can evaluate their franchise as a business opportunity. World-Class Franchise® opportunities must demonstrate that they have the support and endorsement of their franchise owners through confidential surveys.


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