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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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LIF es clave para la placentacion y posee acciones tanto en el embrion pre-implantacion como en el utero, enfocandose su actividad en particular tanto en la preparacion uterina para la receptividad como en el anclaje del blastocisto.
The eight scenes that lack authorial headings are headed by promptbook notes referring to four specific scenic items used in the original LIF production: 'The scene with the Chimney in it', 'The Q[ueen] of Hungary's Chamber', 'A flat Scene of a Chamber', and 'The New Flat Scene'.
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Chemicon is the exclusive manufacturer of recombinant murine and human LIF and LIF based stem cell culture supplements, such as ESGRO(R) for diagnostic and research applications.
As a valuable new Process Analytical Technology (PAT) the LIF Sensor enables manufacturers to build quality into the process, utilizing QbD to the fullest extent.
OPIC support to LIF is the first through the institutions Innovative Financial Intermediaries Program (IFIP), a pilot program launched to support smaller-scale financial intermediaries and vehicles investing with a specific focus on impact and innovation.
MSCI's decision to remove the LIF currently applied to the MSCI Taiwan Index recognizes that significant developments have taken place to relax foreign investment restrictions in Taiwan over the past few years.
In addition to existing optical metrology (spray analysis, PIV, Lowspeed LIF system) can be integrated into the new system to be procured.
Importantly, this decision may or may not result in any change to the LIF currently applied to the MSCI Taiwan Index.
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