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Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy: What Chicora Life Means for Lenders

The recent Chicora Life case has provided additional law for debtors and guarantors to cite as authority when attempting to stay the lender from proceeding against a guarantor. Attorney Andrew Alper examines this case and the history of the automatic stay in bankruptcy proceedings.... read more

Cold Calling Is Dead: Proactive Prospecting is Alive and Well

Thinking back to a door-to-door sales blitz she attended as a rookie sales person, Linda Kester discusses defunct sales strategies and compares them to activities that create credibility and actually generate volume.... read more

Best-in-Class: Hill Evolves Key Equipment Finance to Stay Ahead of Industry Trends

Before joining Key Equipment Finance as senior vice president of Commercial Manufacturer and Vendor Sales in July, Loren Hill accumulated 30 years of industry experience spanning different players in different cities, including 15 years at IBM Global Financing. His experience with a client-focused approach and ability to provide highly customized solutions has enabled him to make a smooth transition into his new role.... read more

Rough Waters Ahead: The ELFA Guides Industry in Wait-and-See Mode

The equipment finance industry has been growing, but a number of factors have slowed things down in 2016. ELFA President and CEO Ralph Petta and Bill Stephenson, chairman of the ELFA and CEO and chairman of the executive board of DLL, provide insights on the industry’s health, the coming elections and what the ELFA is focused on in a year of political and economic uncertainty.... read more

The Alta Group: Global Consulting Firm’s Evolution Mirrors the Industry

When The Alta Group was launched in 1992, the internet was in its infancy. Over the last 24 years, the consultancy firm has grown and evolved alongside the equipment finance industry as the rapid pace of technological innovation has transformed all aspects of the business.... read more

The New Rules: Differences Between FASB & IASB

Although the initial goal of the lease accounting project was to create a global set of rules, the FASB and IASB could not agree on everything, which resulted in some disparity. Bill Bosco discusses the key differences between the two sets of rules and the resulting implications.... read more

Measuring Vital Signs: Metrics That Matter for Equipment Finance Companies

Hospitals use data collected by a slew of monitoring equipment to track a patient’s vital signs, often sounding an alarm when something goes wrong. Samuel Oliva of ECS Financial suggests taking a similar approach to track the health of an equipment finance company by measuring the metrics that matter.... read more

Making Money Personal: BMO Focuses on Customer Relationships

In four short years, BMO Financial Group has risen up the ranks of the equipment finance industry. While a large part of this ascent is due to the bank’s strategic acquisitions, there is more to the story. Jud Snyder and Dan Clark, leaders of BMO’s Equipment Finance and Transportation Finance businesses, respectively, also attribute this success to the company’s culture, which puts the customer first.... read more

Presidential Election 2016: A Challenging Assignment

In January, Dexter Van Dango predicted that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 Presidential election. In the last issue of Monitor before Election Day, he examines what’s happened in the race so far and discusses what a Hillary Clinton administration will mean for the economy and the equipment finance industry.... read more

It’s All About Lessee-Side Balance Sheet Reporting

With the new FASB lease accounting standard inching ever closer to implementation, CPA Phil Tirino takes a closer look at the new leasing guidelines and gives further insight into what needs to be done to prepare and some technical points of distinction for operating and finance leases. ... read more

Facing Challenges, Old and New: Equipment Finance Executives on the Marketplace

As economic growth continues to crawl forward, equipment finance executives face many challenges. While some are familiar, other challenges, such as technological evolution and creating a culture that appeals to all generations in the workforce, are not. Lisa Miller sits down with four equipment finance executives who discuss the state of the industry and their outlook for the future.... read more

California Finance Lenders Law Licensing Compliance for Equipment Leasing Companies

If you are doing business in equipment leasing and finance in California, there are some additional requirements you must meet under the California Finance Lenders Law. Attorney Alan Abergel explains the complexities. ... read more

More Than Just Numbers: Leasing Can Be a Funny Business

Bill Bosco explores the lighter side of leasing. He shares a few amusing anecdotes from his leasing career to remind us that there’s more to leasing than formulas and number crunching.... read more

Digital Revolution: 14 Tips to Increase Sales With Technology

Technology has changed the game for everyone in equipment finance, including sales people. While the digital age has provided advancements, it has also ushered in an obsession with data. Linda Kester shares 14 tips that utilize technology to improve sales without getting lost in the CRM system.... read more

Chasing Crooks: Successor Liability and Transfers of Trust

Attorney Ken Weinberg teaches equipment lessors how to protect their companies from crooks, particularly those who enter into a legitimate transaction only to later attempt to defraud creditors by transferring assets from an original lessor to another entity.... read more

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