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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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Thus, the current study is a preliminary investigation of a brief parent involvement measure that could be used in schools, specifically focused on the measure's psychometric properties and relations with theoretically relevant constructs, such as familial factors and student achievement.
Of note, other studies carried out within 1975-1979 timeframe yielded similar results, even though it should be pointed out that the focus of the later studies devoted to this problem had mostly been shifted from familial factors, in particular familial relations favoring drug addiction onset (Coleman & Stanton 1978; Harbin & Maziar 1975).
The researchers identified four familial factors that were related to developing breast cancer at a younger age: at least two cases of breast cancer in first-degree relatives; at least two cases of female breast cancer in first or second-degree relatives younger than 50; at least one case of breast cancer in a first or second-degree relative younger than 40; or any case of bilateral breast cancer.
It is unknown to what extent the association between the Mediterranean diet and inflammation is due to genetic or other familial factors.
Environmental and familial factors and personal characteristics were examined in the survival models as risk factors for the onset of major depression, Dr.
These results suggest that early patterns of use are influenced by social and familial factors, whereas later levels of use are affected by genetic factors.
Second, the study assessed whether certain personal and familial factors were associated with decreased likelihood of dating violence.

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