NEFA Cancels 2020 Funding Symposium, Outlines Virtual Educational Session Program

The National Equipment Finance Association cancelled its 2020 Funding Symposium due to recently released group meeting limitations/guidelines and will launch a series of online education sessions in October. read more

AACFB Moves Annual Conference Online

The American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (AACFB) will hold its 2020 annual conference virtually rather than as an in-person event in September as previously announced. read more

ELFA Launches New Networking Tools for Equipment Finance Professionals in Engage App

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association launched new networking tools within its ELFA Engage mobile app that allow industry professionals to easily connect with each other. read more

CLFP Foundation Adds 30 New CLFPs Through Online Academies

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional Foundation added 30 new CLFPs through two online Academies for Lease & Finance Professionals, which were originally scheduled to be in-person events but were moved to a digital format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. read more

LTi’s Taylor Joins Asset Finance Professionals Association’s Board

Robert Taylor, UK country manager for LTi Technology Solutions, joined the board as a director of the Asset Finance Professionals Association (AFPA) in the UK. read more

ELFA Details June and July Webinar Lineup

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association released information on two new webinars scheduled for June and July, including topics on managing sales tax and addressing unconscious bias.  read more

New ELFF Podcast Episode Delves Into COVID-19 Impact Survey

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released a new podcast episode titled “Deep Dive Into the COVID-19 Impact Survey. The episode examines the ELFF’s newest research resource developed to assess the impact of the pandemic on the equipment finance industry. read more

ELFA Examines COVID-19-Related Legislative Impact on Bankruptcies and Repossessions

During a recent webinar, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association examined the passage of challenging legislation and the issuance of far-reaching executive orders with protections that encompass prohibiting debt collection and repossession. read more

ELFF Launches Third Annual ‘Day of Giving’

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation launched its third annual “Day of Giving” today. The foundation hopes to raise at least $15,000 and attract 50 new individual or corporate donors during the 24-hour campaign. read more

NEFA Releases Statement on Diversity and Racial Injustice

The National Equipment Finance Association released a statement on diversity and racial injustice, urging all NEFA members to pledge to do everything in their individual and collective power to end systemic racism and strive to achieve equality for all.   read more

ELFA Equality Movement Pledges to Fight Racial Injustice & Intolerance

ELFA’s Equality movement took a firm stand in calling for inclusion not only in the equipment finance industry, but also for the whole of society. read more

AICPA Applauds Passage of PPP Flexibility Act

The AICPA applauded the passage of H.B. 7010, the “Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2002,” and is encouraged by bi-partisan support for flexibility in PPP loan guidelines. read more

ELFA MLFI-25: NBV Down 7% Y/Y, 8% M/M, Up 10% YTD

The ELFA’s MLFI-25 showed overall new business volume for April was $8.2 billion, down 7% year-over-year from new business volume in April 2019. Volume was down 8% month-to-month from $8.9 billion in March. Year-to-date, cumulative new business volume was up 10% compared to 2019. read more

Harry Fry & Associates Receives SC&RA Longevity Award

Harry Fry and Associates received a Longevity Award from the SC&RA, an international organization comprised of over 1,400 members from 46 nations. read more

ELFA Webinar Outlines COVID-19 Federal Relief for Equipment Finance Companies

The webinar “The Federal Government’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Equipment Finance Companies” hosted by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association on April 22 provided guidance for navigating the rollout of the new legislation. read more

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