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Getting Cross-Eyed: Focusing on Cross-Collateralization

Kenneth P. Weinberg goes over the complicated details of cross-collateralization for equipment leasing and finance transactions with the hopes of helping those engaged in this practice to see the right solution more clearly. ... read more

Brokers and Bitcoin: A New Future for Payments in Financial Services

Bitcoin has become more than just a buzzword in the financial services world and brokers and other independent companies need to earnestly explore the idea of accepting this newer form of currency. ... read more

Silver Linings and Rays of Optimism

The cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hover. Although the Delta variant threatens to exacerbate existing obstacles and introduce new challenges, the leaders of three Monitor 101+ companies also see many opportunities in the next year ahead. ... read more

Equipment Finance’s ‘Moneyball’ Moment: Remaining Innovative is the Anti-Disruption

Innovation is one of the hottest topics in equipment finance and how well industry participants adopt forward-thinking strategies will determine the future of the space. Sean Scampton of Leasepath explains how technology infrastructure and company culture are two areas most primed for innovation (and disruption) in equipment finance. ... read more

Show Me the Numbers: A Guide to California’s New Financial Disclosure Laws

Paul Bent of The Alta Group provides a somewhat snarky explainer on new and expanding financial disclosure regulations in the state of California and what they’ll mean for the equipment finance and leasing industry at large. ... read more

Pandemic Proof Your Portfolio

As the Delta variant threatens to prolong the COVID-19 pandemic era, Monitor asked leaders from four Monitor 100 companies to provide advice for smaller equipment finance players that will help them create resilient portfolios.... read more

Conditions Aligning for Active Equipment Finance M&A Market in Second Half of 2021

As the U.S. economy returns to some semblancy of normal as COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to rise, there will also be a return to more aggressive M&A activity in the equipment finance industry. In fact, according to Chris Hemler of Hovde Group, the market is shaping up to be more active than it’s been since before the Great Recession. ... read more

Three Simple Questions to Make the Bank-Parent Relationship More Rewarding

The relationship between an equipment finance business and its bank parent isn’t always easy, but Rick Remiker believes the relationship can becoming rewarding by asking three simple questions. ... read more

Navigating Through the Haze: A Return to Old School Credit Fundamentals

What can a credit manager do when reliable methods to measure risk fall short in an anomaly economy? Monitor checks in with three credit leaders who underscore the importance of tried-and-true fundamentals such as truly knowing a customer, diversifying equipment types and effectively managing the credit quality of your portfolio. ... read more

Writing the Next Chapter: Using the Lessons of 2020 as a Springboard for Innovation

Before we jump back to normal, the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic present an opportunity to create something even better. Monitor sat down with leaders in communications and operations and a CFO to learn about how the biggest takeaways from their pandemic experiences are influencing their future strategies. ... read more

Flexible Futures: How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Altering the Workplace

Working from home has become the norm for a large portion of the U.S. population over the last 16 months. As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to (hopefully) subside, companies now need to determine what the future of the workplace looks like. ... read more

Leadership Strategies from the Future of Equipment Finance

How would the equipment finance industry look if NextGen leaders were running the show? In part two of a series, several NextGen leaders share the priorities that would top their lists as CEO and provide advice for the old guard on how to build the most diverse and inclusive leadership bench.... read more

The Other Side: Industry Executives Share Perspectives on Pandemic-Era Leadership

The leaders of five top equipment finance companies have a conversation with Eric McGriff, founder and president of Pinnacle Advisory Services, regarding their respective leadership challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have emerged on the back-end of the crisis.... read more

Going Global and Blazing a Trail of Innovation: Stephenson Reflects on 35 years with DLL

This week, Bill Stephenson, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board at DLL announced that he will retire from his role at the end of 2021. In an exclusive interview with Monitor, Stephenson reflects on the biggest accomplishment of his career, emphasizes the importance of the customer in every business decision and shares leadership advice.... read more

Tales From an Equipment Leasing Broker

How do you know you’re ‘doing it right’ when it comes to the equipment financing business? Gerry Oestreich details the many ins and outs of an industry changing more and more every year. ... read more

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