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Associations

AACFB Welcomes Back In-Person Attendees to Annual Conference

From the moment attendees arrived at the Grand Hyatt Nashville to last call at the closing “Happy Hour and a Half,” the 2021 Annual Conference of the American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers did not disappoint. This much anticipated event... read more

Best Practices

Rising Inflation and Risk Management: Prykull Answers 8 Timely Questions

1. How concerned should the industry be about rising inflation’s effect upon the equipment finance business? We certainly need to be concerned about inflation, especially since we haven’t seen its effect on our economy or our industry for a quite... read more

Brokers

From Broker to Balance Sheet

Transitioning from a third-party originator (TPO) to closing deals on your own balance sheet can be a risky endeavor without the right tools, network and drive. Professionals within this industry make the switch for a multitude of reasons, sometimes meeting... read more

Company / Executive

Amy Gross: Current Leader – Growing With Flexibility and Purpose

Being a leader in today’s equipment finance industry takes a sense of purpose, advocating for oneself and being flexible. Amy Gross, executive vice president of the commercial vendor and government divisions at Key Equipment Finance, says being a parent while... read more

Conference Coverage

Sprinting A Marathon: Reuben Embraces the Business of Disruption

Deborah Reuben is an icon in the equipment finance industry, but she is really in the business of disruption. Her company, TomorrowZone, a future-focused consulting firm, not only helps companies adapt to evolutions in their sectors but to create their... read more

DE&I

Mentoring and Sponsorship Are Essential to Creating a Diverse Leadership Team

Many equipment finance companies are striving to promote more diverse talent to leadership positions. To help with that effort, Monitor sat down with David Miles, vice president and director of credit at Eastern Funding, who shares his experience ascending the... read more

Equipment Related

Smart Solutions for Financing Equipment When Inflation Spikes, Interest Rates Climb

Even during the ongoing economic uncertainty, there’s a soaring demand for capital equipment. From medical to material handling and from computers to trucks, the growth spans several industries, including industrial, healthcare and technology. But for companies looking for new machinery,... read more

Industry Related

Behind The Metrics: Closed Cases, Not Just New Filings, Are Key to Spotting Bankruptcy Trends

Bankruptcy filing statistics are important, but they only scratch the surface when it comes to assessing overall trends in the world of distressed businesses. Gregg Morin identifies some of the other metrics that matter and delves into what they’ve shown... read more

Innovation

The Technology & Partnership Sparking Innovation in Finance

Embedded finance with shared predictive data and machine learning is leading to greater transparency among partners in transactions with customers. It is transforming modern equipment financing and creating more access to capital with minimal processing for everyone involved. This is... read more

Leader Insights

Change the Channel! Casey on SLR Equipment Finance’s Vendor Channel Drive

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley When Tom Casey graduated from college, it seemed like all of... 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

Behind The Metrics: Closed Cases, Not Just New Filings, Are Key to Spotting Bankruptcy Trends

Bankruptcy filing statistics are important, but they only scratch the surface when it comes to assessing overall trends in the world of distressed businesses. Gregg Morin identifies some of the other metrics that matter and delves into what they’ve shown... read more

NextGen

How Equipment Finance’s NextGen is Shifting the Industry’s Workplace Values

The 2022 Monitor NextGen leaders are all passionate, driven and innovative people. Monitor surveyed some of this year’s honorees so they could share their thoughts and opinions on company culture, their work experiences and what leadership qualities they deem important.... read more

Opinion

A Friendly Farewell from Dexter Van Dango

As an early adopter of new technological innovations, I always saw myself at the forefront, the cutting edge, adopting the latest and greatest. But today I find myself mystified by some of the emerging technologies. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual... read more

Rankings

2022 Monitor 101+: This Year’s Companies Report Double-Digit Increases in Assets and Volume

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Roundtable

Survival of the Adaptable: How Successful Independents Thrive Through Turbulence

The idea that any company can future-proof its business ignores the reality that there will always be new changes we can’t foresee. In 2019, Monitor 100 companies posted an 8.4% increase in new business volume on a year-over-year basis, continuing... 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

Jevons Paradox Meets Moore’s Law: Why AI Will Drive More Hiring in Equipment Finance

In 1865, William Stanley Jevons, a young English economist, observed the effect of productivity and efficiency on the consumption of coal in manufacturing processes. James Watt had recently introduced his steam engine and some economists were forecasting an end to... read more

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