Companies have used escrow for many years to secure protection during risky transactions. The rising complexity of business deals has made escrow services even more important and revealed new areas where escrow can add value.
Fortunately, advances in fintech have allowed the escrow industry to evolve along with business needs. Today, business escrow services promote fairness in transactions while also providing more robust protection.
What is Escrow and How Does It Work for Business?
An escrow service protects companies during risky transactions by acting as a safekeeper for cash or other assets and only releasing them when certain conditions are met. These services help buyers and sellers reduce risk in numerous ways.
How does escrow help buyers?
Escrow protects buyers by holding their payments or other assets securely until the seller has fully completed their obligations. If the seller does not uphold their responsibilities, the escrow agent can return the buyer’s valuables according to the terms of the contract. In this way, escrow protects the buyer from losing money if the seller backs out of the deal or is unable to uphold their end of the bargain.
How does escrow help sellers?
Escrow protects sellers by collecting payment from the buyer upfront and holding it securely until goods or services are delivered – ensuring that the funds for the purchase are delivered to the seller when the time comes. Once the seller has completed their obligations, they receive their funds without the risk of delays or missed payments.
As a neutral third party, the escrow agent upholds the conditions of the contract without preference toward either party. As long as a participant meets their agreed upon responsibilities, they can rest assured that they are protected.
What types of businesses commonly utilize escrow services?
Escrow can work for just about any type of business involved in a risky transaction. Some of the most common examples of these risky transactions are large or lengthy purchases, buying or selling property, merging with another company, and working with a new supplier.
When engaging in a large, lengthy, or complex deal, choose your business escrow partner wisely. The fact is, escrow agents are not created equal, and the features they offer can vary dramatically — especially the returns.
What are the key features of business escrow services?
There are two key features that all reputable escrow agents will provide – monetary safekeeping and reduction of transaction risk. While there are different levels of protection for your cash – with government protection being the pinnacle – safety and risk reduction shouldn’t be your only concerns when choosing an escrow agent.
With the complexity of modern business, transactions often take months or even years to come to fruition. Choosing a company that puts you first is a top priority. That is one reason why it is important to choose the right escrow provider – one that offers transaction protection as well as excellent customer service.
ADM Provides Robust Benefits to Business Escrow Customers
At the American Deposit Management Co. [ADM], our goal is to enhance the escrow process for businesses. Our comprehensive escrow service provides the transaction protection that businesses expect from an escrow agent plus full government insurance and unparalleled customer service.
All these benefits are made possible through our proprietary fintech. This technology spreads millions of dollars of escrow cash throughout our network containing hundreds of community financial institutions to achieve full government protection.
If your business is interested in escrow services or other innovative cash management solutions, don’t hesitate to contact our team.