U.S. Supreme Court Resolves Conflict Over ‘Absolute’ Right to Convert to Chapter 13

In this issue, Monitor columnist Lesley Hawes provides the summary of the Marrama v. Citizen’s Bank of Massachusetts case and the Supreme Court’s decision detailing if a Chapter 7 debtor can transfer its case to a Chapter 13 or other proceeding if he/she acted in bad faith of the court, as well as the effects this ruling will have on future cases.... read more

A Little Something About EFA Documentation

An industry with a myriad of finance structures and even more colorful names (such as split TRAC’s, first amendment, leveraged, synthetic, dirty, finance, put and security leases) has added another — the Equipment Finance Agreement (EFA). This installment discusses EFAs and their impact on the future of the 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

Siemens Financial Services

A Conversation With Roland Chalons-Browne, President... 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

Prudential Buys GMAC’s Equipment Finance Division

On February 28, Prudential Capital Group, an investment business of Prudential Financial, completed its acquisition of General Motors Acceptance Corporation’s Equipment Finance Division. The acquisition allowed Prudential Capital to enter an asset class that it had identified as a target for growth. Prudential instantly became a force in equipment finance and leasing.... read more

BancorpSouth Equipment Finance

A Conversation With Elaine Temple, President... 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

Pentech Financial Services

A Conversation With Benjamin Millerbis, Founder & CEO... read more

Sunbridge Capital

A Conversation With Adrian Weber, President & CEO... 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

Willis Lease Finance

A Conversation With Charles F. Willis IV, President & CEO... read more

ICON Capital Corporation

A Conversation With Thomas W. Martin, President & CEO... read more

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