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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.
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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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Immunostaining showed that VEGF, Flk-1, CREB, and PKC proteins were mainly expressed in GCL, INL, and outer nuclear layer (ONL).
In the Behcet's disease group, the mean levels of VEGF gene expression were 2240.06 [+ or -] 780.62 units and 1731.14 [+ or -] 651.88 units in the control group (p = 0.008).
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In vitro, The results of western blot and qPCR illustrate that siRNA-mediated HIF-1a gene silencing can significantly reduce VEGF protein contents and the expression of VEGF mRNA at transcription level.
Immunohistochemical tests were performed with avidin-biotin-peroxidase staining for VEGF (IgGl, 1:100) and COX-2 (IgGl, 1:300); in both cases, pretreatment with a citrate buffer was performed.
For CCRCC, most of the tumours (44.2%) were VEGF Grade-1 with 41.9% Grade-2 tumours and 14% of Grade-0 tumours.
there was no causative relationship of positive MUC2 and VEGF findings with a higher degree of dysplasia and/or metaplasia, nor they were associated with a higher incidence of H.
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