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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

E-Discovery: What Businesses Need to Know

What are the chances that you or one of your employees could become the target of a federal civil lawsuit? It’s not an unrealistic scenario, particularly in today’s litigious environment. Let’s consider what would happen. Suddenly you’re served for digital... 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

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work for Clarus Capital

Steve O’Leary and Tim Conway, now CEO/president and chairman of Clarus Capital, respectively, began their business partnership at NewStar Financial, where Conway was founder and CEO and O’Leary was the architect of the company’s equipment finance business. O’Leary enjoyed his... 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

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

Chasing Yield: Buyers Set Their Sights on Equipment Finance

When we started planning this issue of Monitor, I asked our editorial board about the major trends affecting independent equipment finance companies today. The very first response I received was, “Who’s left?” Many of us noticed an uptick in acquisitions... read more

Industry Related

Benched!

Nature abhors a vacuum. Equipment finance abhors bankruptcy. Whether in securitized or large, single-asset financings, financiers structure transactions to be “bankruptcy remote.” This article will discuss a December 2021 bankruptcy court bench ruling that found certain protective provisions to be... 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

Accelerating Trust to Build an Unstoppable Team

Breakthrough innovation doesn’t just happen. It requires an environment of trust, teamwork and transparency to sprout and thrive in a business setting. A genuine connection with a coworker, while it can’t be mandated by your employer, doesn’t happen accidentally. Getting... 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

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

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

Bouncing Back: The Vendor Top 40 Achieve 10.9% Y/Y Growth

Activity in the vendor channel was back in full swing in 2021. The top 40 companies reported a collective $45,684.6 million in vendor channel originations in 2021, up $4,491 million (10.9%) from $41,193.6 million in 2020. Once again, the top... read more

Roundtable

Why are Traditional Lenders so Reluctant to Adopt New Technology Tools in the US Equipment Finance Marketplace?

Technology can be a godsend. It can help improve manual processes and automate functions that are prone to human error. It can increase speed and improve efficiencies in many ways. With that in mind, I’m trying to understand why there... 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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