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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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Vitamin B12 must be separated from protein in food before it can bind with intrinsic factor and be absorbed by your body.
Tests for antibodies to parietal cells and intrinsic factor also may be ordered.
It is conceivable that salivary abnormalities or, more likely, upper intestinal or pancreatic abnormalities may sometimes be responsible for the defective transfer of cobalamin from protein to intrinsic factor.
Intrinsic factor is the substance in the stomach that helps the body to absorb [B.
Immunologically, the hallmark of pernicious anemia is the presence of autoantibodies to gastric parietal cells (AGPA), proton pump (H+K+ATPase), and to the cobalamin-absorbing protein, intrinsic factor.
We measured Cbl with a competitive chemiluminescence assay in which the endogenous Cbl and the Cbl present in the assay compete for binding to hog intrinsic factor (HIF).
12] that is ingested may be absorbed by passive diffusion, a process not requiring the presence of intrinsic factor (Dharmarajan & Norkus, 2001; Groff, & Gropper 1999).
12] deficiency, pernicious anemia, is caused by autoantibodies produced against intrinsic factor, a protein produced in the stomach necessary for absorption of vitamin [B.
2] blocker or omeprazole; (3) low Cbl levels coupled with increased antiparietal cell antibody titers, positive intrinsic factor antibody, elevated gastrin level, and/or abnormal results on the part 1 Schilling test.
12] binding site for intrinsic factor and prevent the formation of the Vit [B.
Highest figures aetiology wise were for intrinsic factor deficiency and according to age in above 75 years (Table-1).

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