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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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Persons with levels of 30 to 50 IU/dL may need agents to increase VWF levels during invasive procedures or childbirth.
Studies have demonstrated that VWF collagen binding (VWF:CB) can serve as a surrogate measure for the presence of HMWM (7-9).
Sadler's group gathered the DNA sequences of VWF for humans, 19 other placental mammals, a marsupial, two birds, a reptile, an amphibian and five fish.
He appealed to VWF sufferers who believe they may have lost out to come forward.
Around 200,000 claims have been registered under the lung disease scheme, and 150,000 are being dealt with for VWF.
Similar studies have been conducted for the GPIb complex, which plays a central role in the tethering of platelets to insoluble VWF bound to exposed collagen.
VWF is synthesized and released from the endothelial cells and megakaryocytes into the circulation (3).
A form of Raynaud's disease, VWF is triggered by the continuous use of vibrating hand machinery such as chain saws and drills.
Patient citrated platelet-poor plasma was tested for Fg, FVIII:C, VWF:Ag and VWF.
wilate(R) contains a VWF triplet structure and VWF mulitmeric distribution similar to normal human plasma.
The system is so finely tuned that the A2 shear sensor is able to regulate the size of VWF within the blood stream, maintaining the optimal size for responding properly to traumas," Wong said.