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ELFA Accepting Member Nominations for 2014 O&TE Award

The ELFA is accepting member nominations for its 2014 Operations & Technology Excellence Award. The The deadline for award nominations 11:59 PM Eastern Time, Monday, June 2, 2014. read more

U.S. Economic Outlook Predicts 4.2% Increase in Software Growth

The Q2 update to the 2014 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook expects a 4.2% growth of investment in equipment and software, up from 3.1% in 2013. read more

ELFA: January NBV Up 2% Y/Y; Down 44% Sequentially

In its most recent Survey of Economic Activity, the ELFA reported that January new business volume of $6 billion, was up 2% compared to the same month one-year ago and down 44% from December 2013. read more

ELFF Confidence Levels Near Two-Year High

The ELFF’s February 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry reported overall confidence in the equipment finance market is 63.3, the second highest index in two years. read more

ELFF Study: Big Benefits for Big Data

The growing trend of harnessing Big Data is expected to benefit equipment leasing and finance firms that invest in it early, according to a new research study released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. read more

ELFA Survey Reveals Top Equipment Sectors for 2014

Construction, oil/gas/energy and trucks/trailers are the hottest equipment sectors of 2014, according to a survey of 100 asset managers and consultants to be released at the ELFA's upcoming Equipment Management Conference. read more

ELFA: December New Business Volume Down 7% Y/Y

The ELFA said overall new business volume for December was $10.7 billion, down 7% from December 2012. In a typical end-of-year spike, new business volume was up 62% from the previous month’s volume of $6.6 billion. read more

PayNet, CFLA Announce Joint Initiative

PayNet announced a joint initiative with the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association to provide Canadian equipment finance companies with customized industry performance information. read more

ELFF: Industry Confidence Reaches Highest Level in Two Years

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation said its January 2014 Monthly Confidence Index showed that confidence in the equipment finance market is at its highest level in two years, thanks to an improved general outlook for economic activity among industry leadership. read more

ELFA Announces 2014 Professional Development Lineup

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has released its 2014 calendar of events, which includes face-to-face conferences and workshops and web-based programs. read more

ELFA Announces Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2014

The ELFA announced its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2014, noting that investment in equipment and software will reach an all-time high this year. read more

ELFA: November New Business Up 3% Y/Y

The ELFA said new business volume for November was $6.6 billion, up 3% from new business volume in November 2012. read more

ELFF: Industry Confidence Decreases Slightly at Year-End

The ELFF said its December 2013 Monthly Confidence Index indicated that confidence in the equipment finance market decreased from the November index, reflecting industry concerns over uncertainty regarding capital expenditures and competitive market pressures in 2014. read more

ELFF: Equipment/Software Investment to Grow 3.1% in 2014

Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.1% in 2014, according to the Annual 2014 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. read more

ELFA Offers New Equipment Finance Resources for Businesses

The ELFA has released three new resources to help businesses take advantage of the benefits of equipment finance. read more

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