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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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This result though it proved that having only one patent fallopian tube would adversely affect the conception process, raised a question about the significant effect of having only one patent fallopian tube and if this could be considered as an infertility reason; especially after the success rate dropped to 5.56% when other infertility indications (like advanced maternal age, male factor, but not those based on hormonal imbalance like endometriosis or high FSH) were involved, which was in 5.28% of the cases.
The implications of a diagnosis of male factor infertility can be far reaching.
But although as you said people are somewhat more aware of female infertility and there is lot of discussion about it, male infertility has become a taboo subject and as a result there is hardly any discourse about it as unlike their female counterparts, males who suffer from male infertility or mild male factor infertility to be exact, do not wish to talk about it.
'We found, very interestingly, that in the unexplained group, TSH was higher in those women, compared with women whose partners had severe male factor infertility" suggesting that TSH is a contributor to the otherwise unexplained infertility, the study's first author, Lindsay T.
Pregnancy outcomes by intravaginal and intrauterine insemination in 82 couples with male factor infertility due to spinal cord injuries.
In our centre, up to 50 per cent of cases of infertility have a male factor contribution,' they declared.
Once the sample is processed at the lab, a detailed two-part interactive online report on risk for male factor infertility and poor embryo development is sent to the consumer and to the ordering physician.
Couples in the UAE in which the male factor is one of multiple factors involved is estimated to be three to four of every 10 cases of infertility as per a 2015 NBCI report.
GST Gene Polymorphisms and Idiopathic Male Factor Infertility (in Chinese).
The male factor is estimated to be solely responsible in up to 20% of affected cases, with an additional 30-40% of cases involving both male and female factors [3, 4].