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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.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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Effect of Follicular Fluid and Platelet-Activating Factor Treatment on Sperm Motility Index
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[3] Nonstandard abbreviafions: LDL-C, LDL-cholesterol; PAF-AH, platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase; IMT, intima-media wall thickness; and PON1, paraoxonase.
Enhanced association of platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase with lipoprotein(a) in comparison with low-density lipoprotein.
(2) Nonstandard abbreviations: CPB, cardiopulmonary bypass; POC, point-of-care; DDAVP, 1-deamino-8-D-arginine vasopressin (desmopressin acetate); ACT, activated clotting time; PT, prothrombin time; aPTT, activated partial thromboplastin time; FFP, fresh frozen plasma; MVB, microvascular bleeding; TEG, thromboelastograph; PAF, platelet-activating factor; MA, maximum amplitude (of TEG).
The platelet-activating factor receptor antagonist WEB 2170 prevents neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis in rats.
Platelet-activating factor (PAF) induces growth stimulation, inhibition, and suppression of oncogenic transformation in NRK cells overexpressing the PAF receptor.
The ginsenosides are also believed to have the potential to inhibit platelet-activating factor. (106) Ginseng has been reported to inhibit platelet-activating factor (PAF), platelet aggregation, thrombin and thromboplastin, and can cause further bleeding when combined with aspirin, heparin, warfarin, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs., (115)

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