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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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Proponen una estructura en dos factores concluyendo que son invariantes en los seis paises, siendo el factor II no interpretable para los autores.
It should also be noted that Factor II (Vocational Exploration) was rated as the most important factor by respondents in the private not for-profit and state sectors.
6); controlling for age, sex, factor V Leiden, factor II, G20210, and factor VIII did not change this finding.
Los resultados pudieran parecer alentadores; sin embargo, un cuestionamiento importante resulta del analisis del factor II (control externo instrumental negativo).
Applying this to the data at hand, Stephenson finds, as a matter of course, that factor I favors newspapers over radio and television, and factor II the other way around; but he also finds the hint that factor I has deep involvement in play whereas factor II is merely gaping at a spectacular show.
No significant differences were found in Factor I (dieting), but there were significant differences in Factor II (bulimia and food preoccupation) and Factor III (oral control) between the groups.
2 hours); factor X, protein C, and factor II had the highest median percentage increase in levels at 5 minutes.
PCC is utilised for the prophylaxis and treatment of congenital and acquired clotting factor II, factor VII, factor IX or factor X deficiencies, including those caused by haemophilia and other liver diseases.
In their case, those two items ended up in Factor II even though they loaded almost identically onto the two factors.
Factor II XI and XII showed no significant alteration in response to the BRSV.
Nine patients with recurrence and 54 patients without recurrence showed the presence of factor II G20210A.