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Recent Market Correction Could ‘Shake Out’ Irrational Competition, Industry Leaders Say

With a long-expected market correction underway, tighter credit and vanishing liquidity are pressuring consumers and borrowers throughout the economy. But are these challenges necessarily a bad thing for leasing companies? A variety of leaders in the equipment finance industry share their insights.... read more

Issues Impacting Lessors' Pricing and Profitability

Are external and internal factors affecting your ability to meet your established targets? Lessors deal with these issues on a day-to-day basis, and no matter what precautions you take, there will always be new issues to solve. Bill Bosco offers insight into how to work around the factors that impact profitability and growth.... read more

International Leasing

As the world turns to a more global economy, it is important to keep your options open — especially in areas such as China and India that are working toward establishing equipment leasing industries. Here, we take a look at the opportunities in China and what newcomers can expect from that mysterious land in the Far East.... read more

Funding in 2007

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Industry Sector Overview 2007

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General Aviation Manufacturers Association

In July of this year, the news from the AirVenture show out of Oshkosh, WI, was very encouraging indeed. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association posted a 14.7% increase in the shipment of business jets for the first half of 2007. The Monitor spent some time with Pete Bunce, GAMA president and CEO, who was more than willing to tell the story behind the numbers.... read more

Equipment Leasing & Finance Association

One of the tenets of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation is funding forward-thinking industry research as evidenced by the release of the Foundation’s most recent research study, “Paperless Transactions: The Competitive Edge.” The following article summarizes the report’s findings so that readers understand the potential impact of paperless transactions in the equipment finance industry.... read more

Seizing Opportunity, Sustaining Business in Growing Latin American Economies

The Latin American leasing and financial services industry has earned a place at the global table. In some of the growing economies in Latin America, the equipment leasing and finance industry has matured to a point where it is now imperative for its financial executives to adopt global best practices that will help ensure business sustainability.... read more

Will Private Equity Drive the Equipment Leasing Industry’s Train of the Future?

This year’s Equipment Leasing and Finance Association Funding Conference showcased a healthy stable of equipment lenders with debt appetites across the board. The vigorous nature of the debt market begs the question of leasing’s other component: Does the equipment leasing equity market match the strength of the debt market?... read more

Will There Be a Slowdown?

In light of recent acquisitions, such as Cerberus’ buyout of Chrysler, and those within the industry predicting a slowdown — or should we say it recession — Commerce Bank’s chief economist Joel Naroff weighs in on the industry and other concerns facing leasing and the economy as a whole.... read more

China’s Leasing Market Awaits

Thinking of going global? Considering China? Fortis Leasing Group’s Don Chan offers us the scoop on leasing in China and the important steps the country has and will be taking to encourage foreign investment. The following is a “must read” for U.S. lessors looking to the East for new opportunities.... read more

Evolve, Grow & Adapt

Each year, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s Industry Future Council (IFC) meets to discuss and deliberate the future of the equipment finance industry over the next five years. Their discussion addresses trends, market conditions and potential economic indicators that affect and potentially will “drive” the equipment finance industry in the near- to mid-term.... read more

On the Verge of a Brain Drain

Though our industry is exciting and dynamic, having been around for 40 or 50 years, it is also mature. Time stops for no one — including our senior-level leasing professionals — many of whom are “baby boomers” now facing retirement or contemplating leaving the workforce. How will the industry deal with filling their shoes?... read more

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