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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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However, based on the study results of this research paper in Table 5, Egyptian entrepreneurs are motivated most by Intrinsic Factors to start their own businesses then come the Income Factor in second place to stimulate entrepreneurs to establish new ventures.
The main problem with chemically removing the anti-intrinsic factor antibodies (common in pernicious anemia) in automated assays is that the intrinsic factor is used as the assay binding protein.
also reported higher RDW in PA.23 All patients with PA were positive for parietal cell and intrinsic factor antibodies.
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.
Intrinsic factor deficiency: Gastric atrophy Gastrectomy Congenital deficiency 3.
SerVaas: You wrote about this in the Annals of Internal Medicine way back in 1963, in an article entitled "Oral Vitamin [B.sub.12] without Intrinsic Factor in the Treatment of Pernicious Anemia."
Jansen argues, PA patients can effectively stem the course of their disease, even in the absence of intrinsic factor. However, despite this crusading, Consumer Reports advised a reader as recently as its December 1993 issue that injection of [B.sub.12] was the way to treat PA--and that "your lack of intrinsic factor would make it impossible for you to absorb the vitamin if you took it by mouth."
They found that academicians those who are not satisfied with intrinsic factors are likely to leave their jobs so economic resources do not make reason to continue or leave the job.
The free cobalamin is then bound to the intrinsic factor in the proximal ileum.
The vitamin then forms a complex with intrinsic factor, a specific glycoprotein that is secreted postprandially by parietal cells in the gastric lining, and moves toward the ileum to attach to receptors on the terminal ileum membrane.