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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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First, it makes some sense from a pathophysiologic standpoint, as intrinsic factor is needed to absorb the small amounts of vitamin [B.
This can arise from a number of factors which include: (i) decreased synthesis of intrinsic factor (IF) due to the atrophy of gastric mucosa that can occur with ageing; (ii) interaction with drugs, such as antacids, which reduce secretion of gastric acid needed to release B12 from its binding to proteins in the food matrix; and (iii) surgical procedures, such as gastrectomy or resection of the terminal ileum, which can result in reduced absorption due to loss of secretion of IF or to removal of IF receptors, respectively.
Intrinsic factor is the substance in the stomach that helps the body to absorb [B.
Immunologically, the hallmark of pernicious anemia is the presence of autoantibodies to gastric parietal cells (AGPA), proton pump (H+K+ATPase), and to the cobalamin-absorbing protein, intrinsic factor.
We measured Cbl with a competitive chemiluminescence assay in which the endogenous Cbl and the Cbl present in the assay compete for binding to hog intrinsic factor (HIF).
The patient later was found to be positive for intrinsic factor antibody, and a diagnosis of pernicious anemia was made.
Intrinsic factor (IF) is a single glycoprotein chain of 340 amino acids with carbohydrate residue and a molecular weight of about 44 kDa.
The reason is that in pernicious anemia, patients suffer from gastric mucosal atrophy, which leads to diminished or absent gastric acid, pepsin, and intrinsic factor (IF) production.
The AUC chairperson said the matter of local and alternative sources of funding has been an intrinsic factor of the region's commitments of the Pan African values of self-determination, unity and self-dependence.
Various binding proteins have been used in these methods, including intrinsic factor (IF), pooled human or chicken serum, transcobalamin (TC), and saliva (1, 2).
SERIOUS deficiency of B12 can occur, regardless of diet, in people who don't produce enough of a substance called intrinsic factor.

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