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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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SRE activation leading to c-fos transcription, although a good risk indicator, is not sufficient for transformation because promotion-resistant cells can induce c-fos expression in response to TPA or EGF (24).
In our in vitro analyses, TNF[alpha] was the most effective of all three elements, but its activities were potentiated by estrogen and EGF. Based on these studies, we propose that TNF[alpha] is the factor that dominated the high protumoral phenotypes and responses, leading to its most extreme impact on tumor cell spreading to remote organs.
The closure time of TMPs was noticed to decrease with the daily application of EGF and gelatin sponge patching vs.
The treatments were as follows: (i) bFGF at 0, 1, 10, and 100 ng/ml, (ii) EGF at 0, 1, 10, and 100 ng/ml, and (iii) both bFGF and EGF at 0, 1, 10, and 100 ng/ml each.
A product National Junior Development Program that has been developing and identifying National talent, the EGF is excited to these players continue their progress onto the UAE National Golf Teams.
CLFCR and EGF are both Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that provide small business loans and business advisory services.
Among these, epidermal growth factor (EGF) is reported to resume meiosis in various mammalian species (Gall et al., 2004).
EGFR activates two major intracellular pathways: (i) the RAS-RAF-MEK-MAPK pathway, which controls gene transcription, cell-cycle progression from the G1 phase to the S phase, and cell proliferation, and (ii) the PI3K-Akt pathway, which activates a cascade of antiapoptotic and prosurvival signals: bFGF, basic fibroblast growth factor, HB-EGF, heparin-binding EGF, MAPK, mitogen-activated protein kinase, PI3K, phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-kinase, TGFa, transforming growth factor alpha, and VEGF, vascular endothelial growth factor (Figure 1).
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) also promotes collagen synthesis, so the investigators thought it might help.
Study design: Confluent NCI-H292 cells were pretreated with dioscin or methylprotodioscin for 30 min and then stimulated with EGF or PMA for 24 h.
19 September 2014 - Suma, a consortium led by Portuguese construction group Mota-Engil SGPS SA (ELI:EGL), has won the race to acquire state-run waste management firm Empresa Geral do Fomento (EGF), proposing to pay EUR149.9m (USD193.6m) for the business, the Portuguese government said as quoted by Reuters today.
(SeeNews) - Sep 5, 2014 - Belgian waste manager Indaver has been out of the running for the takeover of Portuguese state-run sector player Empresa Geral do Fomento (EGF), which is being privatised by the government, daily De Tijd reported on Thursday.