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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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Applying one-way analysis of variance, the difference between the mean NGF levels for study groups was found to be statistically significant, with P < 0.
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Without rebates or tax credits, NGF & A/Cs had the highest net present value and GSHPs had the lowest value among other systems.
It has been demonstrated that neurotrophins including NGF, BDNF, NT-3, and NT-4, (also known as NT-5) have neurogenesis, neurotrophic, or neuroprotective effects on the brain.
The program introduces new rules which will contribute to the greater flexibility, independence and swiftness of operations of commercial banks in the provision of loans guaranteed by the NGF.
We, the other governors, have decided to react to the fact that Governor Jang is the chairman of the NGF, since 18 northern governors and the PDP Governors' Forum supported his candidature.
The findings also support the idea that reducing elevated levels of NGF - a protein that promotes the growth and survival of nerves, but also causes pain-may be an important strategy for developing treatment of arthritis pain.
Llama semen is loaded with NGF, says study coauthor and veterinarian Gregg Adams of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada.