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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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Few evaluations of the impact that IGF pathways have on cancer have included the effect of insulin.
Shamblott et al [149] reported that in primary hepatocyte culture, IGF I and IGF II mRNA levels increased in a GH dose-dependent fashion.
The IGF binding proteins represent a family of six conserved proteins (IGF-BP 1-6) with the common property of binding IGF-1 and IGF-2 present in serum and other biological fluids (12) (Table; Fig.
The results presented here clearly demonstrate a rapid method for identification of both FSHR and IGF 1R expression during COC development without extracting mRNA.
Las gonadotropinas maximizan la utilizacion de IGF-1 o de IGF-2 por sus receptores, en el proceso de desarrollo folicular y durante la vida media del cuerpo luteo, ya que incrementan el IGF e inhiben la produccion de IGFBP (30,38,50).
Spoon is pleased to support the independent game development community by offering online versions of the IGC and IGF game competition finalists," said Spoon CEO Kenji Obata.
An energy-rich diet causes rumen papillae proliferation associated with more IGF type 1 receptors and increased plasma IGF-1 concentrations in young goats.
The primer pair for IGF BP1 PCR was CTCTGCATGCCCTCACC (forward) and CCAGCAGCTGTTCCTCT (reverse) (17).
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The primary objective of the present study was to systematically estimate the effects of a betaine diet on the IGF system in the blood and livers of laying hens.
Unlike mammalian cells, chicken cells do not express a second IGF receptor type (type 2 IGF receptor) with a selective specificity for IGF-2 (Duclos et al.
Overall, these results are similar to those known in the rat, which suggests that the IGF system components are likely to be expressed and secreted in pig liver in a manner similar to that in rat liver.