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Associations

NEFA’S New Executive Director Has Big Plans for the Association

You are new to the equipment finance community. Can you tell us about your career path that led to your current role at the National Equipment Finance Association? I started my career as a marketing manager with ARAMARK before going... read more

Best Practices

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

From an operations standpoint, disruption evokes an air of anxiety and panic. What we’ve all experienced the last year and a half has made critical infrastructure break down as society and the equipment finance industry has coped with a rapidly... read more

Brokers

Tales From an Equipment Leasing Broker

How have we been financing equipment for the past 40 years? This is such an interesting and rewarding industry to be in and creates a true opportunity for an entrepreneur, even one with absolutely no experience in the equipment leasing... read more

Company / Executive

Balboa Capital Sets Its Sights on $1B in Annual Originations

In the press release announcing Balboa’s recent $50 million corporate note financing, you mentioned that this transaction will support your growth strategy from 2021 and beyond. Can you tell us a bit more about those plans? Heather Parker: Balboa Capital... read more

Conference Coverage

ELFA/IMN Investors’ Conference: Adjusting to a Post-Covid-19 World

The 20th Annual ELFA/IMN Investors’ Conference, like so many other events this past year, was held virtually for the benefit and safety of all who would regularly attend in-person. Agile as ever, moderators and presenters adjusted to the new digital... read more

DE&I

What is Neurodiversity and Why Should it Matter to Your Company?

Neurodiversity is often invisible. What, exactly, is it? And why should companies care about it? “If you look at humanity, neurodiversity is functional and necessary,” Ludmila N. Praslova, Ph.D., professor and director of Research with Graduate Programs in Industrial/Organizational Psychology... read more

Equipment Related

Getting Cross-Eyed: Focusing on Cross-Collateralization

Generally speaking, cross-collateralization is a fairly straightforward concept to people active in commercial finance. The idea is that any collateral pledged to a lender by its customer (referred to in this article as a debtor) secures every single obligation of... read more

Industry Related

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

Every time I hear a discussion with the word “innovative” in it, my ears shut down and my legs run in the opposite direction. Innovation is quite the buzz word, but I don’t want to hear about ideas that never... read more

Innovation

Becoming an Innovative, Agile Company: Q&A with the Guest Editors of Monitor’s Innovation Issue

What does innovation mean to you? What makes a company truly innovative? Deborah Reuben: Innovation is all about new processes, new products, new approaches, new methods, new ways of doing things that really improve the human experience in some way... read more

Leader Insights

Silver Linings and Rays of Optimism

When we laid the groundwork for the Monitor 101+ issue, it looked like the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic was behind us. By the time we conducted interviews with this year’s group of executives, the Delta variant was rapidly spreading... read more

Lease Accounting

The Best Ways to Determine the Par Value of Fixed Rate Loans

Fixed rate loans are sold every day, yet when a loan is sold on a non-scheduled payment date, the methods used to determine its book or par value can vary widely. This is not a pricing issue but an issue... read more

Legal

The Effect of Electronic Signatures on Chattel Paper: Zooming in on the Key Questions

Electronic signatures have become increasingly common in equipment leasing and finance transactions, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated this trend. Many questions surrounding the enforceability of these transactions against lessees and borrowers are similar to those raised in other... read more

NextGen

The Millennial Generation Shift Will Create Opportunity for Equipment Finance

I was a mathematician before I became a physicist. My love of all things calculated is why Kenneth Gronbach’s message about the importance of population sizes and generational design immediately resonated with me when I first heard him speak in... read more

Opinion

Will Courts Allow Lease Cancellation in the Wake of COVID-19?

Moritt Hock & Hamroff has been following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on creditors’ rights.  On May 21, 2020, it reported on the pandemic’s impact on Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) Article 9 sales — specifically, whether Article 9 sales... read more

Rankings

A Tale of Two Vendor Channels

The world may have come to a grinding halt in 2020, but the top 40 vendor channel players kept on going. The group reported collective vendor channel new business volume of $39,958.8 million, which was down $1,322.9 million (3.2%) from... read more

Roundtable

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things, especially when it comes to how we interact with other people. One of the primary places those interactions took place before the pandemic was the office. But just as the pandemic... read more

Sales/ Marketing

Driving Equipment Sales Growth Through Integrated Point-Of-Sale Financing

When our company first decided to expand from exclusively providing equipment rentals to also providing equipment financing, we struggled to generate interest and were surprised by the low volume of applications received. So, we did some market research in an... read more

Technology

Driving Equipment Sales Growth Through Integrated Point-Of-Sale Financing

When our company first decided to expand from exclusively providing equipment rentals to also providing equipment financing, we struggled to generate interest and were surprised by the low volume of applications received. So, we did some market research in an... read more

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