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Bill Bosco

Our Chronic Unemployment Problem

Bill Bosco

Although the official unemployment rate is 5.6%, it is a misleading number. The labor participation rate (the percentage of working aged people who are working or looking for work) is at 62.8%, meaning over 92 million working-aged people are not... read more

K. Bill Dost

Making the Case for Global Financing

K. Bill Dost

In making the case for global equipment leasing during a session at the recent ELFA convention, consultants from The Alta Group, and executives from Societe Generale Equipment Finance and Genpact made the business case for expanding equipment leasing beyond American... read more

Scott Mishoe

Calculate Your Optimum Fleet Lifecycle – And Stick to It

Scott Mishoe

In the not-too-distant past, it was common practice for grocery chains to use available capital to build new stores or remodel old ones, with the thinking that the best use of the money was where the expenditure directly touched the... read more

Bill Stephenson

The Future of Leasing

Bill Stephenson

Editor’s note: Bill Stephenson, chairman and CEO of DLL, released the following article, published in its entirety. The business we are in is about helping our customers thrive in tough, competitive marketplaces. This means having to understand their immediate business... read more

Bill Bosco

Lease Accounting Project Moves Forward

Bill Bosco

Much work remains on the lease accounting project, and I do not anticipate a final standard until early 2015. The proposal, which has been through two exposure periods, was highly criticized by a variety of constituents in the latest public... read more

Steve Byrnes

Monitor Bank 50 Discovers Shifting Focus to Major IT Spending

Melisa Carter, Steve Byrnes

IT spending is surging in our industry, but with lowered expectations regarding transforming organization cost structures. Business executives now believe that broader business strategies must be key components of major initiative business cases. They have also discovered that the cost... read more

Bill Bosco

Hello, Is There Anybody Out There?

Bill Bosco

Does anybody out there care that the proposed accounting rules will cause all sale leasebacks (SLBs) with fixed price purchase options (FPPOs) to be accounted for as debt by lessees? Does anybody care that the proposed rules will also force... read more

Jerry Parrotto

Inside GE Capital

Jerry Parrotto

Recently, monitordaily reported GE Capital segment results showed overall net earnings for Q3/14 were $1.492 billion, down 22% from $1.903 a year earlier. All financial segments – Consumer, Real Estate, GECAS and Energy Financial – were off, with the exception... read more

Dexter Van Dango

Battling Margin Pressures

Dexter Van Dango

In mid-September I read an article on American Banker about the “Winners and Losers on CIT’s OneWest Deal.” There were some interesting conclusions drawn by the writer. For example, CIT Group CEO John Thain was listed as a winner because... read more

Patrick Gaskins

The Jump in Heavy Duty Truck Sales

Patrick Gaskins

Although the transportation trade media has been reporting for months that trucking capacity is nearly maxed out, a recent survey by CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR) confirms it. Current fleet utilization rates indicate there is little capacity for new freight,... read more

Jerry Parrotto

The New monitordaily Website…

Jerry Parrotto

It is with a sense of renewed enthusiasm that we launch this newest version of monitordaily. This is our fifth iteration of the website that was first introduced to the equipment finance industry back in 1996. One of the hallmarks... read more

K. Bill Dost

Reaching a Global Perspective

K. Bill Dost

Small business or micro-ticket financing executives are watching margins, monitoring competitors, studying the potential impact of new regulations and minding risk exposures, but the most important view is a global one — the one that Peter Diamandis spoke about at... read more

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