Best Practices

Collections Professionals See Rise in Delinquencies, But Stop Short of Crying Recession

With the current uncertainty about the economy and where it’s going in the near future, we look to collection companies to see if there is an obvious rise in defaults and repossessions. And although in some cases there are, participants in the Monitor’s Collections Roundtable are still playing a game of “wait and see.”... read more

Measuring & Pricing Credit Risk in Leasing Portfolios

For many years, bank regulators have been developing and refining the regulatory regime to ensure the safety of the global financial markets against shocks and event risk. Bank capital regulation and the consequent market reaction to the new regulatory measures are creating an environment with increasing motivation to adopt and apply sophisticated quantitative risk management tools.... read more

Rethinking ‘Worthless’ Charge-Offs

In these days of thinning profit margins, selling so-called “worthless” charge-offs can produce another source of revenue for leasing companies. Since these sales are booked as recoveries, the proceeds go directly to the bottom line. That’s good news for those looking to enhance their annual profits. ... read more

Going Paperless: Madison Capital Transforms Operation in Less Than 30 Days

Have you been putting off going paperless because you think it will take too much time to implement into your business? Think again. Madison Capital discusses how the company went from “paper weighted” to paperless lease transactions in less than 30 days.... read more

Leveraging Technology to Gain Simplicity & Speed

While many of us still enjoy the inky stains that remain on our hands from a good read of the Sunday paper, cutting down on paper in favor of automation and electronic delivery can help foster a more intelligent enterprise that optimizes its business efforts. More importantly, online efficiency expedites business decision making and can actually fuel the economy by putting businesses in a position to respond more quickly to a market opportunity.... read more

Selecting the Right Technology Platform to Support Your Asset Finance Business

Customer demands, relentless competitive pressures and regulatory changes are forcing asset finance companies in North America and other markets to rethink, refine and ultimately transform their businesses. CHP Consulting’s Andrew Denton provides the keys to picking the right technological platform for your company.... read more

Digital Signature Technology: Realizing a Paperless Society

For more than 30 years, businesses across North America have discussed the idea of the “paperless society,” and less than ten years ago, one of Canada’s most prestigious national magazines claimed it was “almost at hand.” Yet when we look at how close Canada has come to realizing this paperless society, it’s pretty clear that we are lagging behind our U.S. counterparts.... read more

A Services-Oriented Approach to Lease Management Software

Indeed, the reality is that no lease management system, however comprehensive, can ideally meet every last need of running a leasing business. In confronting this reality then, communication-ready applications are certainly worth considering. This is exactly what the Services Oriented Architecture approach to designing leasing software brings to the table.... read more

Credit Scoring Comes of Age

Many of today’s scoring models are optimized on various transaction types and data sources and are incorporating additional business data from emerging business data repositories. Application-specific pooled models for specialty markets have also become available. Clearly scoring models for small business decisioning are coming of age.... read more

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