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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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In the Under-13 category Asad Ullah of PAF beat Usman Alluddin by 3-1, the score was 10-12, 11-8, 11-5 and 11-4 in a thrilling match while Hammad of KP beat Afaq Khan of KP by 3-0 in straight sets, the score was 11-4, 11-4 and 11-5.
In the U-13 Asad PAF beat Tayyab Rauf by 3-0, Usman Alludin Punjab beat Hamza Zahid KP 3-0, Hammad KP beat Fawad Hussain KP 3-0, Afaq Khan KP beat Ghulam Mustafa Punjab 3-1, Khushal Riaz KP beat Jawad Hussain KP 3-1, Hamza Sharif PAF Mubassir Khan KP 3-0, Ghulam Mohammad KP beat Saad KP, Noor Zaman PAF beat Ali Sher KP 3-0 Other results:
After the PAF camp attack school and colleges located in surrounding areas of PAF base has decided to give holidays to students in solidarity with martyred people in attack.
The electronic platform would truly benefit people if the PAF is able to immediately attend to complaints filed by people, said Chief secretary Leela Mani Poudyal.
The two planes hit each other in the air during the training mission after they took off from a PAF air base in Risalpur, a neigboring town lying less than ten kilometers to the north of Nowshera, said police.
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Anido, who served as a PAF Reserve officer, and Brian Austria-Tomkins of Anglo-Philippine Aviation, as well as other contributors, have produced a fine reference publication on PAF aircraft and airpower.
Among the best-established pharmacological activities of ginkgolides is their PAF receptor antagonistic activity (Braquet, 1987), which has been proposed to be used as a means to standardize and discriminate different Ginkgo extracts (Steinke et al.
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