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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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The -634GC polymorphism in the regulatory 5' untranslated region (5' UTR) of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene is associated with unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL).
Sluiter, "Circulating vascular endothelial growth factor is unaffected by acute hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia in type 1 diabetes mellitus," European Journal of Internal Medicine, vol.
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High-yield expression of human vascular endothelial growth factor VEGF(165) in Escherichia coli and purification for therapeutic applications.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor 2 and CD105.--CD105 and VEGFR-2 were mostly coexpressed in tumor vessels (Figure 3, A), epiretinal neovascular membranes (Figure 3, B), and iris neovascular membranes (Figure 3, C); VEGFR-2 was also expressed in the retina and tumor cells.
Vascular endothelial growth factor enhances macrophage clearance of apoptotic cells.
Increased levels of vascular endothelial growth factor and interleukin-6 in the aqueous humor of diabetics with macular edema.
Molecular regulation of vascular endothelial growth factor expression in the retinal pigment epithelium.

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