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Factor

A financial institution that buys a firm's accounts receivable and collects the accounts.

Factor

A third party that buys a firm's accounts receivable. If a firm is not confident in its ability to collect on its credit sales, it may sell the right to receive payment to the factor at a discount. The factor then assumes the credit risk associated with the accounts receivable. This provides the firm immediate access to working capital, which is important, especially if the firm has a cash flow problem. The price of factoring is determined by the creditworthiness of the firm's customer, not of the firm itself. It is also known as accounts receivable financing.

factor

A firm that purchases accounts receivable from another firm at a discount. The purchasing firm then attempts to collect the receivables.

factor

To sell accounts receivable to another party at a discount from face value. Thus, a firm in need of cash to pay down short-term debt may decide to factor its accounts receivable to another firm.

factor

  1. a firm that purchases TRADE DEBTS from client firms. See FACTORING.
  2. a firm that buys in bulk and performs a WHOLESALING function.
  3. an input (for example raw material, labour, capital) which is used to produce a good or provide a service.

factor

  1. 1a FACTOR INPUT that is used in production (see NATURAL RESOURCES, LABOUR, CAPITAL).
  2. a business that buys in bulk and performs a WHOLESALING function.
  3. a business that buys trade debts from client firms (at some agreed price below the nominal value of the debts) and then arranges to recover them for itself. See FACTOR MARKET, FACTORING.
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That only one twin is affected by ASD in some identical twin pairs suggests that environmental factors may play a role either independently or in interaction with autism risk genes.
They had suspected that environmental factors such as infections might be responsible for the increase and carried out the current study to look for evidence for their theory.
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Recent toxicologic studies have suggested that multiple genetic and environmental factors could be involved in the etiology of PD.
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Dr Richard McNally, from Newcastle University, said: "A primary factor influencing the incidence of these tumours may relate to exposure to environmental factors that vary over time.
Vargas III (5th District, Quezon City), the report shall summarize the body of scientific knowledge on the effect that environmental factors have on women and children's health.
In his studies, Li also has found that environmental factors more likely determine how much money proactive employees earn, while genetics more likely determine job satisfaction.
Previous studies to determine disease causes have been typically conducted by using data on each person's combination of genomes and changes in biomolecules such as blood proteins, as well as subjective data on environmental factors that is collected infrequently through questionnaires.
The research is the first population-based study to demonstrate that environmental factors may outweigh genetics in the development of myopia.
Federal Government Polyclinic Hospital Paediatrics head Dr Munir Shahzad said, "the rise in vector-borne diseases, including diarrhoea, cholera, gastroenteritis, typhoid, and hepatitis, is due to environmental factors and the effects of climate change.

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