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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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Nerve growth factor expression is not associated with perineural invasion in extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.
Retrograde transport of nerve growth factor from olfactory bulb to olfactory epithelium.
Nerve growth factor (NGF)-treated nitrocellulose enhances and directs the regeneration of adult rat dorsal root axons through intraspinal neural tissue transplants.
Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a polypeptide that plays an important role in growth, differentiation, and survival of neurons.
Proof of principle has been provided by evidence of efficacy for intrathecal infusion of nerve growth factor in patients with Alzheimer's disease, although this is a therapy that's clinically impractical as it entails accessing the basal forebrain via stereotactic brain surgery.
Moreover, the cerebellar cortex contains detectable amounts of nerve growth factor (NGF) and express NGF receptors, which are sensitive to aging.
* It also contains other active compounds that may stimulate production of nerve growth factor (NGF) in the brain.
Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a secreted protein which induces the differentiation and survival of particular target neurons.
Upon exposure to nerve growth factor (NGF), PC12 cells developed neuritic projections in association with vastly increased TH and ChAT expression accompanying differentiation into the two phenotypes.
The gene added in this study encodes nerve growth factor (NGF), a protein that keeps these cells alive and so facilitates signaling among them.
The effect of a kampo medicine, Ninjin-yoei-to (NYT; Ren-shen-yang-rong-tang in Chinese) on nerve growth factor (NGF) secretion from the cultured rat astrocytes was examined in vitro.
The process involves injecting Nerve Growth Factor - a protein thought to develop the brain in foetuses - into the organ to protect tissue from the disease.