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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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The current study was planned to assess the levels in the blood of soluble P-selectin (sPS), soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L), beta thromboglobulin (BT) and platelet factor 4 (PF4) in patients with HBT.
Diagnostic testing for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT): an enhanced platelet factor 4 complex enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (PF4 ELISA).
In vitro platelet activation has consequences for the evaluation of heparin activity as well (4) because activated platelets might release platelet factor 4 (PF4), inactivating heparin and leading to artifactual shortening of activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) results.
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.
Immuno-globulin G from patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia binds to a complex of heparin and platelet factor 4.

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