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Factor

A financial institution that buys a firm's accounts receivable and collects the accounts.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Consistent with previous registry studies,[sup][12],[13],[14],[15] intravenous diuretic agents are the primary therapy to relieve the congestion of AHF. Per the class I recommendation in guidelines,[sup][8],[9],[16],[17],[18] diuretics are consistently used for AHF patients in the clinical practices, but evidence regarding the survival benefits of diuretics is still limited.
Comorbid atrial fibrillation was less prevalent when compared to Western registries, and IHD, hypertensive heart disease, and idiopathic cardiomyopathy were the most common etiology of AHF. The most common precipitating factors were ACS and non-compliance with medications.
(30), who investigated patients with acute dyspnea and found a lack of diagnostic and prognostic utility of MPO concentrations at admission in patients with and without AHF.
He said the dates of the tournament will be finalized after consultation with AHF. 'This event is very important for the revival of international hockey in Pakistan, ' he said.
The primary endpoints of the study, which was investigating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of RLX030 (serelaxin) in patients with acute heart failure (AHF), were reduction in cardiovascular death through day 180 and reduced worsening heart failure through day five when added to standard therapy in patients with AHF.
Asked if OHA was under pressure to send its team for the championship, Mohy had this to say: "We were under no pressure and there was no threat from AHF. We had a very friendly talk with both AHF and QHF officials.