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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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Transfer factor for the prevention of varicella-zoster infection in childhood leukemia.
From (25), (26), and (29), when the coupling coefficient between enclosure and panel modes is not equal to zero, the reason for the variation of transfer factor between them with the change of enclosure depth can be divided into two different kinds: one is the change of difference between resonance frequencies of panel and enclosure modes when the enclosure modal index n [not equal to] 0, and the other is the change of enclosure depth when the enclosure modal index n = 0.
From Eq 9, the transcription height h can be thought of in terms of a heat transfer factor during the filling stage and an initial temperature setting factor such as the melt and mold temperatures.
Wolf and his colleagues at the University of Tennessee in Memphis tried transfer factor, an as-yet-uncharacterized molecule or molecules contained in white blood cells.
Contract notice: services for the project: transfer factor - development and research of a new pharmaceutical form of an immunotherapeutic medicinal product and control methods demonstrating the immunomodulatory potential
The soil to plant transfer factor (PCF) of Hg is shown in Table-1.
He also added one vital ingredient to his lifestyle: Transfer Factor. Manufactured by a US-based company, 4Life Transfer Factor is a unique remedy that helps make the immune system more intelligent.
This brief clinical report examined the effects of a nutrient dietary supplement, Transfer Factor Multi-Immune, on the functional activity of NK cells in a small number of women with a confirmed diagnosis of either CFS and/or FM.
Bioaccumulation factor, transfer factor in plant organs and geo-accumulation index of soil pollution from Cucumis sativus farm
According to the company, the bovine immunoglobulin G (IgG) kits are comprised of a proprietary formula of vitamin supplements including B1, B2, B6 and niacin in combination with ATP, immune boosting antigen specific transfer factor molecules and five different immunoglobulin (IgG) G antibodies.
Transfer factor for vegetable/soil systemTo analyze the accumulating capability of metals from soil to vegetable, a quantitative assessment of the correlation between the concentration of metal contents in the vegetable and in subsequent soils was done by transfer factor (Cui et al., 2004).
For estimation of radionuclide transfer from the soil to a plant, the radionuclide transfer factor from the soil to a plant is used (Nedveckaite 2004).