Synthia Corp. factored $750,000 of accounts receivable to Thomas Company on December 3, 2006. Control was surrendered by Synthia. Thomas accepted the receivables subject to recourse for nonpayment. Thomas assessed a fee of 2% and retains a holdback equal to 4% of the accounts receivable. In addition, Thomas charged 12% interest computed on a weighted-average time to maturity of the receivables of fifty-one days. The fair value of the recourse obligation is $15,000. Assuming all receivables are collected, Synthia’s cost of factoring the receivables would be

  1. $12,575
  2. $15,000
  3. $27,575
  4. $42,575