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If It Ain’t Broke(r): 2019 Broker Roundtable

In Monitor’s very first brokers roundtable, Paul Burnham, Gerry Oestreich and Spencer Richman give us the rundown on building and maintaining better relationships between funding sources and third-party originators.... read more

The Netflix of Leasing: DLL Looks to Stake a Claim in Usage-Based Financing

Whether it’s a car, a bike or a binge-worthy series, consumers have moved more and more toward pay-per-use items in their everyday lives, and businesses have subsequently followed their lead. With more clients than ever looking for usage-based financing, DLL has decided to launch a division dedicated solely to producing usage-based financing products with Steve Riggs at its helm.... read more

Steady as She Goes: The 2019 Funding Sources Roundtable

“Consistency” could be the official motto of the equipment finance universe, as financers and lenders saw steady or even improved business over the last year. For this year’s Funding Sources Roundtable, reps from Dakota, Amur, Marlin, Global Financial & Leasing Services, Boston Financial & Equity and Wintrust discussed how they maintained such reliable standards in the past and how they aim to do it in the future.... read more

The Secret is Out: Equipment Finance Goes Mainstream in the Secondary Market

Despite historically operating as a niche industry, equipment finance has seen an explosion of interest from banks and other financial institutions over the last few years. Chad Hutchison speaks on this phenomenon and the ways technology can give a leg up to new players trying to break into the market.... read more

The Veterans: A Discussion with the Top Five Private Independents

Many of our Top Independents this year are returning champions in the business, but that doesn’t mean any of them plan on resting on their laurels any time soon. New technology, new industry startups and the possibility of slowing growth mean all five of our best performing independents have had a busy 2018, along with plenty of plans for 2019 and beyond.... read more

The Entrepreneurs: Monitor’s Top Private Independents of 2019

Despite a year of tariffs, trade wars and increased interest rates, Monitor’s Top Private Independents had a remarkably successful 2018, with a net year-over-year volume increase of 17.2%. Three of the top independents saw new business volume of over $1 billion, while Amur Equipment Finance broke into the top five for the first time.... read more

Tipping the Scales: A Little Something to Consider When Crossing State Lines

Ken Weinberg takes a metaphorical trip around the country as he examines the ways cross-state transactions can be affected by each individual state’s laws and how companies can prepare themselves to address the subsequent issues in a lease. ... read more

Greasing the Wheel: The Late Majority: How Social Media Can Help the Equipment Finance Industry

Equipment financing is more likely to bring to mind construction equipment and tractors than Instagram. But MMedia’s Yoshi Mua points out that equipment financers and lessors are missing out when they don’t take advantage of the relationships they can build with their customers on social media.... read more

Raising the Bar: Are You Prepared for a New Year of Risk?

Paul Bent and Joe Nachbin of The Alta Group take a long view of the coming year, assessing the risks that the industry will have to address and giving some advice on how to do so.... read more

Crunching the Numbers: 2019 — A Year of Expected Changes for the Leasing Industry

2019 will see many changes to the leasing marketplace, including the initial implementation of the new lease accounting standards as established by ASC 842 and IFRS 16. This article will examine some observations found in the industry as lessees wrestle with implementing these new standards and explore how lease structures may evolve again. ... read more

Self-Disrupt or Die: A Pivot to New Technology Can Ensure Survival

Aspen Field Services’ founder Cortland Brady looks at the ways recent technology has disrupted or even completely transformed other industries, often leaving companies who failed to adapt out of business. He believes the financing and leasing industries are no different and encourages brokers, lessors and asset managers to become their own disruptors, before someone else does it for them.... read more

The Last Interview: Former Monitor Publisher Jerry Parrotto Sits for the First Time as an Interviewee

Retired editor and publisher, Jerry Parrotto, was in the offices of the Monitor for a visit, perhaps wanting to get his ‘snow fix’ from the Philadelphia suburbs before traveling back to Florida. Monitor Editorial Board member David Wiener caught up with Jerry before he headed south again.... read more

Come Together, Right Now: Industry Associations Tackle 2019

In the spirit of our own year-long rebrand and modernization efforts, Monitor has invited four industry associations and their leaders to share what they’re looking forward to, what they’re changing and what new projects and events they will be tackling in 2019. ... read more

2019 Priorities: Leveraging Current Success

Though banks, independents and captives all participate in the equipment financing industry, all have different needs and focuses. Charles Wendel of FIC Advisors games out 2019 for each one and recommends that no matter the organization, embracing rapid technological advances will be a benefit to everyone.... read more

Playing the Ant to the Grasshopper: Asset Managers Look Ahead to the Future

With optimism remaining sky-high nine years into an economic recovery, it’s part of an asset manager’s job to make sure companies don’t suddenly plummet back to earth. Monitor sat down with Carl Chrappa of The Alta Group and Kevin Sensenbrenner of Stonebriar Commercial Finance to discuss their outlook on the year ahead and the ways asset managers can help lessors protect themselves for the inevitable downturn. ... read more

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