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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.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

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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ABBREVIATIONS: DIC = disseminated intravascular coagulation; HELLP syndrome = microangiopathic hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and a low platelet count; HIT = heparin-induced thrombocytopenia; HUS = hemolyticuremic syndrome; HUS = hemolytic-uremic syndrome; ITP = immune thrombocytopenic purpura; PF4 = platelet factor 4; TAR = thrombocytopenia with absent radii; TTP = thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura; ULVWF = unusually large von Willebrand factor; VWF = von Willebrand factor.
Platelet factor 4 complexed to heparin is the target for antibodies generated in heparin-induced thrombocytopenia [micro]Letter].
Heterogeneity in storage pool deficiency: studies on granule-bound substances in 18 patients including variants deficient in [Alpha]-granules, platelet factor 4, [Beta]-thromboglobulin, and platelet-derived growth factor.
Further evidence that alpha-granule components such as platelet factor 4 are involved in platelet-IgG-heparin interactions during heparin-associated thrombocytopenia.
Platelet factor 4 complexed to heparin is the target for antibodies in heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.
Antibodies from patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia/thrombosis are specific for platelet factor 4 complexed with heparin or bound to endothelial cells.
platelet factor 4 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in the diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia-thrombosis.
Platelet factor 4, [beta]-thromboglobulin, and serotonin are specific products of platelets that are released on the activation of platelets (20).
Thus, platelet factor 4, [beta]-thromboglobulin, serotonin, and thromboxane [B.sub.2] may be increased.
Despite the cost limitations, the application of some of these analytes, such as [F.sub.1.2], FPA, platelet factor 4, and D-dimer have provided useful information for the differential diagnosis of the hypercoagulable state and thrombotic response during MI.

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