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ELFA: March Volume Flat Y/Y, Up 45% From February

The ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index indicated that overall new business volume for March was $6.8 billion, flat compared to volume in March 2012. New business volume was up 45% from February. read more

Industry Confidence Eases in April

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's April 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry indicates that overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 54.0, an easing from the March index of 58.0, reflecting industry participants’ continuing concerns over the economy and the impact of federal policies on capital expenditures. read more

GAMA Hails House Members’ Opposition to Aviation User Fees

In a statement, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association hailed members of the U.S. House of Representatives for their staunch opposition to aviation user fees. read more

Equipment, Software Investment to Grow 5.6% in 2013

Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 5.6% in 2013, according to the Q2 update to the 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. read more

ELFA President Sutton Visits Commonwealth Capital

ELFA president and CEO William Sutton met with Commonwealth Capital’s CEO Kimberly A. Springsteen-Abbot to discuss the benefits ELFA offers to its 575 member companies. read more

TRALA Elects Officers, Names Lawrence Chairman

Truck Renting and Leasing Association said Steve Lawrence, CEO of Lawrence NationaLease, was unanimously elected by the board of directors as 2013-2014 chairman. read more

ELFA: February New Business Volume Down 6% Y/Y

The ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index showed overall new business volume for February was down 6% from February 2012. Month-over-month, new business volume was down 20% from January. read more

Industry Confidence Levels Off in March

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's March 2013 Monthly Confidence Index indicated that confidence in the equipment finance decreased slightly from February's index, reflecting a leveling off in industry participants’ optimism after two consecutive increases. read more

ELFA Accepting Member Nominations Ops/Tech Award

The ELFA said it is accepting member nominations for its 2013 Operations & Technology Excellence Award. read more

NEFA: 'Albuquerque Summit Soars'

In a news release regarding NEFA's 2013 National Equipment Finance Summit that was held recently in Albuquerque, executive director Gerry Egan, noted, "I’m very pleased with the conference. Our turnout hit exactly what we budgeted and planned." read more

ELFA Appoints Benson as Director of Membership

The ELFA said that Julie Benson has joined the organization as director of membership. In this position, Benson will lead ELFA's efforts to recruit, retain and renew members as well as oversee the association’s member database. read more

ELFA: January New Business Volume Up 16% Y/Y

The ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index showed overall new business volume for January was $5.9 billion, up 16% from volume of $5.1 billion in the same period in 2012. read more

Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confidence Up in February

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's February 2013 Monthly Confidence Index indicated that confidence in the equipment finance market is up for the third consecutive month. read more

NBAA Criticizes Dismissive Remarks From White House

The NBAA strongly criticized the dismissive remarks from the White House this week regarding business aviation and notes “The White House is promoting a caricature of business aviation that is at odds with reality.” read more

ELFA Appoints Director of State Government Relations

The ELFA said Megan Kueck has joined the organization as director of State Government Relations. Kueck previously worked in government relations at the Council on State Taxation. read more

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