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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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The median pediatric factor XI concentrations were similar to that for adults, but the reference intervals had a higher lower limit.
2], including Vtgs 1 and 2, choriogenins 2 and 3, ER[alpha], and coagulation factor XI.
Factor XI is a coagulation protein in the intrinsic coagulation pathway that is responsible for activating factor IX (Figure 3).
We can rule out a spontaneously acquired inhibitor to factor XI because it is extremely rare and it is not known to be associated with postpartum bleeding.
Comparing 473 clot patients with 474 healthy participants matched for age and other characteristics, the researchers found that 92 of the patients but only 47 of the volunteers had factor XI concentrations exceeding 121 percent of normal.
The presence of tissue factor pathway inhibitor rapidly dampens the initial burst of thrombin, but the presence of sufficient thrombin engages a positive feedback loop, with activation of factor XI, which helps to generate tenase (consisting of calcium, phospholipid, and activated factors IX and VIII), leading to more prothrombinase formation.
Factor XI deficiency was found in nine families (n=10), 2.