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Certification and AI in eVTOLs and eCTOLs: Industry Leaders Avoid Autopilot in Bringing Electric Aircraft to Market

The march toward electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) certification is progressing, though some predict a delay in eVTOLs’ market entry. Leading eVTOL developers have nonetheless continued to innovate, with some developing electric conventional takeoff and landing aircraft (eCTOL) and others exploring the application of artificial intelligence to the eVTOL ecosystem.... read more

The Next Big Trend? Most Sectors Show Increased Interest in FMV Leases

Having recently garnered increased consideration from CFOs, fair market value leases are on the rise in most markets. Under the umbrella of operating leases, FMVs are presenting new opportunities for equipment financiers and offering dozens of benefits to their customers.... read more

3 ESG Trends Equipment Finance Companies Should Consider

Legislation and customers alike are encouraging companies to emphasize environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. But how is this push for greener business practices applicable to equipment leasing? This article outlines three key ESG trends that equipment financiers should begin to consider... read more

2024 Monitor 100: Banks Pull Back From Equipment Finance

For the first time since GE Capital departed the Monitor 100 ranking, the No. 1 company in net assets and new business volume is not a bank. Nearly 60% of U.S. bank affiliates reduced their new business volume in 2023 marking the end of an equipment finance era.... read more

2024 Monitor 100 Letter from the Editor

In the 12 years that I've been involved in creating the Monitor 100, this is the very first time that we are sending the issue to press in mid-May! Our team is excited to deliver our most anticipated issue of the year a little early.... read more

After a Second Consecutive Year of Low M&A Activity, 2024 May Bring Buying Opportunities For Non-Bank Institutions

James Jackson from The Alta Group explores the equipment finance M&A market for 2023 and provides an outlook for the year ahead. With banks sitting on the sidelines for the second year in a row, acquisition opportunities abound for non-bank institutions.... read more

Leading The Way: Lenders Weigh in on ESG in Equipment Finance

The equipment finance industry can lead customers, clients and other equipment finance companies toward an electrified, emissions free and sustainable future. Monitor sat down with six industry professionals to discuss how we can achieve these goals while advancing profitability.... read more

Gen Z & Gen AI: Building the Future with the Future – An Interview with Marti Grimminck

Gen Z is approaching generative AI in a different way than other generations. In an interview with Deb Reuben, Marti Grimminck shares how Gen Z engages with emerging technology and how leaders can harness the perspectives of this younger generation to shape the future of their companies.... read more

2023 Women in EF Editor’s Letter

Michelle Speranza, CLFP, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at LEAF Commercial Capital joined Monitor’s Editor-in-Chief, Rita Garwood, to welcome the fifth annual Women in Equipment Finance issue. ... read more

Leasing Opportunities In The Mexican Market

Monitor caught up with Alfredo Espino, managing director at FGI Equipment Finance, to discuss opportunities, obstacles and frequently asked questions about financing equipment in the Mexican market.... read more

The Monitor 101+ Letter From the Editor

As summer winds down and we enter the home stretch of 2023, we celebrate the up-and-coming companies in equipment finance with our annual Monitor 101+ issue.... read more

2023 Monitor 100 Letter from the Editor

In what has already been a big year for Monitor, I’m excited to bring you the annual Monitor 100. As the home of our flagship ranking report, the Monitor 100 issue is always a special event for us each year, but it seems particularly important as we celebrate our 50th anniversary.... read more

Staff Insights: Personal Histories

Members of Monitor’s senior staff reminisce about their individual journeys with Monitor and the publication’s evolution from tabloid newspaper to multi-media company. ... read more

Monitor 50th Anniversary: A Letter From the Editor

Rita E. Garwood, Editor-in-Chief at Monitor, shares a heartfelt opening letter to the Monitor 50th Anniversary issue. Whether you attended Converge, participated in an interview or simply engaged with our special content, we appreciate you and look forward to serving the equipment finance industry for the next 50 years.... read more

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