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Factor

A financial institution that buys a firm's accounts receivable and collects the accounts.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

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.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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Polymorphic structure of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) locus: an NcoI polymorphism in the first intron of the human TNF-beta gene correlates with a variant amino acid in position 26 and a reduced level of TNF-beta production.
Monitoring the acute phase response: comparison of tumor necrosis factor (cachectin) and C-reactive protein responses in inflammatory and infectious diseases.
Some research points instead to a compound called tumor necrosis factor alpha as a trigger for insulin resistance, Flier says.
The transcription factor NF-[kappa]B is a major regulator of immune responses stimulated by proinflammatory stimuli such as tumor necrosis factor, viral and bacterial infections, and chemical and physical stressors.
Researchers at Ohio State University in Columbus injected rats with an immune-signaling molecule, called tumor necrosis factor, that the body produces in response to illness.
In a study of 253 coal miners in France, NIEHS grantee Steven Kleeberger and colleagues investigated whether polymorphisms in two genes coding for the proinflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor [alpha] (TNF) and lymphotoxin-[alpha] (LTA) modify lung response to oxidants.
In that time, concentrations of the AGE-linked cholesterol and the inflammatory compound tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) also rose significantly, notes Crandall.
We found that pretreatment of human keratinocytes with PL inhibited SSR-mediated increase of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and also abrogated nitric oxide (NO) production.
The mouse ozone-sensitive marker genes encode toll-like receptor 4, an element involved in control of innate immunity; tumor necrosis factor alpha, a cytokine involved in a number of inflammatory diseases; and myeloperoxidase, an enzyme involved in phagocytic cells' responses to immune stimulation.
Because treatment by tumor promoters [12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA), epidermal growth factor (EGF), or tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF[alpha])] transforms clone 41 cells to anchorage-independent and tumorigenic phenotypes, they are considered to be undergoing late-stage tumor promotion.

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