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ELFA: January New Business Volume Up 21% Y/Y

The ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index showed overall new business volume for January was $5.1 billion, up 21% from volume of $4.2 billion in the same period in 2011. Volume was down 53% from December, following the typical end-of-quarter, end-of-year spike in new business activity. read more

ELFA Issues Statement on Obama's Corporate Tax Reform Proposal

The ELFA's president William G. Sutton released a statement in response to the Obama Administration's proposal for corporate tax reform that noted, "Within the context of tax reform, capital formation incentives need to remain, and the ability to acquire capital equipment should not be adversely affected." read more

Industry Confidence Holds Steady in February

According to the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's February 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI), confidence in the equipment finance market is 59.6, up slightly from the January index of 59.0. read more

IMN Names Speaker for Investors' Equipment Finance Conference

Information Management Network and the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association announced Pimm Fox, Bloomberg television anchor and Bloomberg radio host, as the keynote speaker of the 11th Annual Investors' Conference on Equipment Finance to be held in New York, NY on March 15, 2012. read more

CLP Foundation Announces 2012 Board of Directors

The CLP Foundation announced its 2012 board of directors, with Rosanne M. Wilson, CLP, 1st Independent Leasing, serving as president. read more

ELFA: December New Business Volume Up 20% Y/Y

The ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index showed overall new business volume for December was $10.8 billion, up 20% from volume of $9.0 billion in the same period in 2010. read more

Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confidence Improves in January

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's January 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry indicated improved optimism about business activity amid continuing concerns about the global economic situation. read more

Bank of the West Economist to Speak at NEFA Summit

NEFA said Michael J. Stead, director of Capital Markets for Bank of the West, will provide a real-world assessment of the current economic climate at the upcoming National Equipment Finance Summit. Stead supervises the sales and trading teams that manage Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income and Derivatives for the bank. read more

Alta Group's Halladay to Speak at NEFA Summit

Shawn Halladay, managing director - professional development of The Alta Group, will provide a current status of the pending accounting changes and overview of their likely impact on both operations and marketing at NEFA's 2012 National Equipment Finance Summit. read more

ELFA Announces Top Ten Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2012

The ELFA revealed its Top Ten Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2012. Growth, uncertainty and numerous end-user benefits underlie many of the trends that businesses acquiring equipment this year can expect, the ELFA said. read more

NEFA Finance Summit Offers Expanded Content

NEFA said that its upcoming 2012 National Equipment Finance Summit will have more educational sessions than prior years including a special series for brokers wanting to become lessors. read more

In Memoriam: ELFA Mourns the Passing of David H. Fenig

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association mourns the passing of David H. Fenig, who served as ELFA Vice President of Federal Government Relations for the past eight years. read more

ELFA: November New Business Volume Up 38% Y/Y

The ELFA Monthly Leasing and Finance Index showed overall new business volume for November was $6.2 billion, up 38% from volume of $4.5 billion in the same period in 2010. Volume was up 3% from the previous month. Year-to-date cumulative new business volume is up 26%. read more

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Holds Steady in December

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's December 2011 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) indicated steadying optimism about business activity despite ongoing concerns about the global economic situation. read more

Report Sees Rise in Equipment and Software Investment in 2012

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation launched its 2012 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook. Overall, the report forecasts investment in equipment and software will grow by 9% in 2012. read more

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