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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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Sadler's group gathered the DNA sequences of VWF for humans, 19 other placental mammals, a marsupial, two birds, a reptile, an amphibian and five fish.
VWF has been shown to be raised up to 60% in patients with HIV, and its levels correspond inversely with CD4 levels.
When a customer uses our VWF inks with its stronger color strength they can obtain the same color, but with less ink, which in turn will save our customers money.
Around 200,000 claims have been registered under the lung disease scheme, and 150,000 are being dealt with for VWF.
2] VWF is a glycoprotein secreted by endothelial cells in response to endothelial injury, as large multimeric precursors referred to as unusually large VWF multimers (UL-VWFs).
VWF is synthesized and released from the endothelial cells and megakaryocytes into the circulation (3).
Congenital quantitative or qualitative defects of VWF are seen in VWD, which typically manifests as mucocutaneous bleeding, with nose bleeding, menorrhagia, and bleeding after tooth extraction as leading symptoms.
A form of Raynaud's disease, VWF is triggered by the continuous use of vibrating hand machinery such as chain saws and drills.
Plasma FDP, FS Test, Asserachrom[R] series (ELISA assays) for HPIA (Heparin Platelet Factor 4 Induced Antibodies), [dagger]PA, PF4, [beta]TG, Protein S (Free & Total), VWF, Protein C, Factor IX:Ag
Patient citrated platelet-poor plasma was tested for Fg, FVIII:C, VWF:Ag and VWF.