Government of Alberta Passes Amendments to Allow E-Chattel Paper

According to the Canadian Finance and Leasing Association (CFLA), the Government of Alberta tabled amendments that allow e-chattel paper under Bill 9 – Red Tape Reduction Statutes Amendment Act, 2023. Bill 9 passed its third reading in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta without amendments and will become law after receiving Royal Ascent. read more

February New Business Volume in Equipment Finance Rises 11% Y/Y

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25),  which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume in the equipment finance industry for February was $7.9 billion, up 11% year over year from their new business volume in February 2022. read more

California Disclosure Laws Cause 40% of Lenders to Avoid Smaller Deals

According to the Secured Finance Network, since new California disclosure rules were implemented in December 2022, 40% of respondents were found to be “no longer lending” to prospective borrowers who fall within the regulations’ threshold of less than $500,000.  read more

DataScan Joins ELFA

DataScan joined the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, deepening its commitment to the equipment finance industry. As an ELFA member, DataScan can collaborate with fellow members to solve common challenges found in asset-based finance.  read more

FASB Names 7 New Members to Small Business Advisory Committee

The Financial Accounting Standards Board appointed seven new members to its small business advisory committee, effective immediately, including Jennifer Langer, chief accounting officer of Hyster Yale Materials Handling. read more

CFLA Survey: 54% of Equipment Finance Companies Expect NBV to Increase in 2023

According to the Canadian Finance and Leasing Association's latest Industry Business Confidence Survey, 54% of respondents expect new business volumes to increase in 2023. read more

ELFA Forecasts Construction & Machine Tools to Lead Equipment Sectors in 2023

According to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, construction, machine tools, medical, trucks/trailers and high technology/computers will be the leading equipment sectors for 2023 based on portfolio performance. read more

ELFA Announces Agenda for 2023 Women’s Leadership Forum 

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced the agenda for the 2023 ELFA Women’s Leadership Forum, which will be held April 3 to April 4 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. read more

Equipment Finance New Business Volume Rises 6% Y/Y in January

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed overall new business volume for January was $8.8 billion, up 6% year over year from new business volume in January 2022. read more

NEFA to Hold 2023 Finance Summit March 21-24 in San Diego

The National Equipment Finance Association will be hosting the annual NEFA Finance Summit at the InterContinental Hotel in San Diego from March 21 to March 24. There are currently 315 attendees registered and more than 50 exhibitors and sponsors. read more

AACFB Announces Scholarship Winner

The American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers announced Aislynn Gonzalez, a high school senior in McDonough, GA, as the winner of 2023 AACFB Scholarship. read more

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Improves Again in February

According to the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's February 2023 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry, confidence in the equipment finance market during this month reached a mark of 51.8, an increase from the January index of 48.5. read more

ELFF Releases Study on Specialized Apps for Equipment Finance Industry

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released a new study to help equipment finance companies navigate the growing number of options for automating and improving their business processes. read more

ELFA Forecasts ‘Strong Turnout’ at 2023 Funding Conference

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association is expecting a "strong turnout" for its 2023 National Funding Conference this March, with a total of 55 funding sources registered already. read more

ELFF Accepting Applications for Scholarship Program

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation is now accepting applications for its scholarship program for the 2023-2024 academic year. Up to five scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to full-time undergraduate or full-time graduate students interested in pursuing a career in the equipment finance industry. read more

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