Definitions

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  • n. A financial transaction whereby a business sells its accounts receivable to a third party (called a factor) at a discount.
  • v. Present participle of factor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of resolving into factors.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (mathematics) the resolution of an entity into factors such that when multiplied together they give the original entity

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Examples

  • Sears representatives played down the decision by CIT Group Inc., the largest U.S. provider of what are known as factoring services for vendors, saying the payables the firm had financed amounted to only about 5% of the retailer's inventory.

    Sears Suffers Setback as Large Lender Balks

  • The other thing that they're not factoring is there's no guarantee that any oil exists there.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Finnvera granted the company a counter-cyclical guarantee of EUR 1.5 million, and EUR 2 million of long-term financing and EUR 1 million of a short-term factoring credit were received from a Finnish bank.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Of the financing, EUR 1.5 million is Finnvera's counter-cyclical guarantee, EUR 2 million is long-term financing and EUR 1 million a short short-term factoring credit from a Finnish bank, and some EUR 0.8 million is short-term credit from an Indian bank.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Of the financing, EUR 1.5 million consists of a counter-cyclical guarantee granted by Finnvera, EUR 2 million of long-term financing, EUR 1 million of a short-term factoring credit agreement granted by a Finnish bank and some EUR 0.8 million of a short-term credit agreement granted by an Indian bank.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Finnvera granted the company a counter-cyclical guarantee to the value of EUR 1.5 million, in addition to which a Finnish bank provided the company with long-term financing of EUR 2 million and a short-term factoring credit of EUR 1 million.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • IFG's private label factoring products include Export Factoring, providing factoring services for companies who export from the United States and Canada; P.O. Funding to finance purchase orders when a company receives a purchase order and needs to purchase supplies to fulfill the order; and Inventory Financing, a solution promoting a company's growth by funding them when they must expand and purchase inventory.

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • In other words, by believing that factoring is hard, you’ve fallen victim to yet another argument from authority.

    Climate Change and Argumentative Fallacies

  • One method, called factoring, involves selling your receivables at a discount, up to 3%.

    Where To Find Capital Now?

  • It's a big player in what's called factoring in the retail industry, meaning it helps keep the cash flowing as you're waiting for your products to actually be sold.

    CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2009

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