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Disruptive Forces: Fintech, AI and the Power of Teamwork

Dexter Van Dango sees the future as a synthesis of the past and present as companies develop new technology to adapt some old-fashioned teamwork. He believes equipment finance and leasing companies should take advantage of not only collaborative work models but the agility fintechs and artificial intelligence will continue to offer them.... read more

Back to Basics: Credit Managers Benefit from Good Foundations

The last year has seen wild swings in markets even as many of the economic fundamentals remain strong. Looking to the year ahead, Chris Maudlin of Wintrust Specialty Finance and Mic Mount of U.S. Bank Equipment Finance both recommend credit managers stick to the tried and true, especially when faced with potential upheaval. ... read more

General UCC Filings: All Equipment Leased or Financed

Describing collateral in financing statements as "all equipment leased or financed" has become common in our industry. Ken Weinberg examines whether or not these descriptions sufficiently indicate the collateral covered.... read more

Global Equipment Finance Predictions for 2019

Annual predictions are always risky, especially given the nature of advance publication deadlines. But a few, brave equipment finance consultants have accepted the challenge. Consider their insights as helpful resources for planning purposes, but still works in progress.... read more

Prospecting with Gusto: Engaging the Right People in Real Time

Just the thought of prospecting inspires dread in many salespeople, but Linda Kester says it doesn’t have to be that way. She provides five tips that will get your sales team excited about creating new opportunities.... read more

Riding into the Financial Future: The Next Five Years of Captive Financing

Consumption models are changing, and Kristine A. Snow says captive finance companies are poised to be the catalysts for cultural change. With an unwavering focus on the customer, she says captives will prosper as new technologies shift and redefine industries.... read more

Material Handling Trends: Insight from Honda Supplier of the Year, Pacific Rim Capital

Dave Mirsky, co-founder of Pacific Rim Capital, winner of the Honda of America Manufacturing Supplier of the Year Honor, discusses challenges and opportunities in the material handling industry, including long lead times, a shift toward clean energy alternatives, autonomous technology, telematics and fuel cell batteries.... read more

Construction Strength Builds Its Own Challenges: Significant 2018 Growth Could Point to a More-Moderate 2019

After achieving a 20-year high this year, the construction industry is undoubtedly thriving. But have we reached the top of the cycle? John Crum examines the factors that have fueled growth over the last five years and the indicators that the pace of expansion will slow in 2019.... read more

Switchback Turns: Navigating Twists in the Trucking Industry

While 2017 was dominated by terrible weather, in 2018, trucking fleets had to spend more time navigating political storms in trade and policy, as well as address some of the industry’s long-term issues. Dan Clark, head of BMO Transportation Finance, explains how, despite the uncertainties, 2018 remained a solid year for trucking.... read more

Building a Unique Vendor Model: TIAA and GE Healthcare Add Value With Creative Co-Branding

TIAA recently entered a two-part deal with GE Capital Healthcare Equipment Finance, which involved the acquisition of a $1.5 billion portfolio of healthcare equipment leases and loans as well as a five-year vendor financing agreement that will enable TIAA to serve U.S. customers of GE Healthcare. Leaders from TIAA and GE Capital HEF sat down with Monitor to discuss the details. ... read more

Gaining Altitude Across the Globe: Exciting Times for Business Aviation

Deliveries of new aircraft are up, new airframes with exciting capabilities are reshaping the market and business aviation operations are on the rise in nearly every market across the globe. In a Q&A with Monitor, Ed Bolen discusses trends that have shaped the industry this year.... read more

Investing in Wind and Solar Projects

The traditional equipment financing market continuously evolves with changes in accounting rules, tax laws, equipment financed and financing structures. Many investors previously considered lessors of equipment are now exploring other specialized financing opportunities. Joe Sebik explains the basics behind the types of investments and the benefits that accrue to investors in certain alternative energy projects. ... read more

The Dangers of the Boiler Plate: Default Interest May be an Unenforceable Penalty

Lenders often tack a standard default interest rate provision on loan documents, but recent bankruptcy cases have demonstrated the dangers of this practice. Andrew Alper examines the Altadena Lincoln Crossing case and encourages lenders to have a conversation with borrowers about the default rate and the reasons behind it before both parties sign on the dotted line.... read more

Tariffs and Taxes: Impacts on Equipment Leasing

What do tariffs and tax reform mean for the equipment finance industry? Carl C. Chrappa and Shawn D. Halladay investigate the ramifications of recently enacted or threatened tariffs and explore the silver lining of tax reform that will encourage customers to lease.... read more

The Five Traits of an MVP: How All-Stars Maximize Their Value

Determining the present value of equipment is common in our industry, but measuring your own value isn’t always that easy. Linda Kester explores the five traits of MVPs and demonstrates how these employees elevate their entire team.... read more

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