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Asset Management

Nontraditional Lending Sources Could Be Your Best Bet

When you think about getting a loan, banks immediately come to mind. They are a traditional source of lending for many businesses and certainly the go-to source for equipment financing. But banks aren’t the only resource for financing your business... read more

Best Practices

Personal Property Taxes and Leasing Companies: Five Key Factors to Remember

No one ever said that running an equipment leasing company is easy. Consider the challenge of collecting, reporting and remitting personal property taxes. Personal property tax is charged on tangible personal property (not real estate) and is levied by the... read more

Credit / Underwriting

Automation Bringing New Norms to Small Ticket Equipment Financing

When I was a kid, people smoked on airplanes. When I was in college and flying to Europe on a regular basis to visit my girlfriend, now wife, airlines began introducing “non-smoking” flights. It was an awkward transition. But today... read more

Equipment Sector

Funding the Future: Elections and the Highway Trust Fund

Election season shines the spotlight on a wide variety of issues as both parties lay out their platforms on everything from jobs and voting rights to education and national security. They also take positions on infrastructure and transportation, which is... read more

Lease Accounting

Concerns for Sale Leasebacks Under New Revenue Recognition Rules

The interaction of the new rules regarding sale treatment under revenue recognition versus the proposed new lease accounting rules will likely mean that sale leasebacks of equipment in which there is a non-bargain purchase option will not be considered sales... read more

Legal

Don’t Get Blinded by a Lessor’s Fraud

Periodically in the equipment leasing industry, cases crop up involving schemes in which equipment is marketed as being essentially “free,” because the lessee will supposedly receive payments for advertising on the equipment, in an amount roughly the same as the... read more

Management

What White-Collar Employers Are Forgetting About the New Overtime Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) — it isn’t just for blue-collar workers anymore. Starting December 1 of this year, any employee who is paid less than $47,476 per year — even full-time, salaried workers — could be eligible for... read more

Of Interest

Personal Property Taxes and Leasing Companies: Five Key Factors to Remember

No one ever said that running an equipment leasing company is easy. Consider the challenge of collecting, reporting and remitting personal property taxes. Personal property tax is charged on tangible personal property (not real estate) and is levied by the... read more

Performance Improvement

Leveraging Bank Referral Programs to Enhance Originations

With 78% of businesses using financing to acquire equipment according to a recent Equipment Leasing and Financing Association study, it’s more important than ever for equipment leasing companies to stay ahead of the competition and look for ways to grow... read more

Pricing / Structuring

Tax vs. Non-Tax Yields – A Primer

There are significant differences between an equipment lease transaction that is structured to take into account tax benefits, known as a tax lease, and one that does not take into account tax benefits, known as a non-tax lease. Calculating the... read more

Sales / Marketing

A Fortune 150 CFO’s Advice: How NOT to Sell Information Technology

In 2009, Ray Sadowski was the CFO at Avnet, Fortune’s 144th largest company at the time. I attended a lecture he gave in San Antonio to more than a thousand IT sales people who used Avnet as their distributor. In... read more

Technology

Big Data and the C-suite: What it Means for Fleet Executives

The problem with Big Data is that it’s too big. This is especially true as you get higher up in an organization. C-suite executives are expected to make decisions on hundreds — sometimes thousands — of issues and don’t have... read more

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