Of Interest

Are You Ready to Ride the Wave of Unprecedented Credit Uncertainty?

Ray Ellingsen

Economic uncertainty abounds. Recession, stagflation, inflation, labor shortages, supply chain constraints—not to mention the condition of 401(k)s. Should I go on? The good news is this storm shall pass, especially if your business and personal finance models anticipate credit cycle... read more

The Private Aviation Industry is on Fire

Martin Ormon

The private aviation industry is on fire.  The COVID 19 pandemic has caused a paradigm shift in how people with means approach air travel. Anyone who can afford to purchase a private jet is doing just that. The very thought... read more

The Road Ahead and Other Key Considerations for 2022 Amid Supply Chain Delays

Justin Tabone

As a disrupted supply chain complicates day-to-day operations across a multitude of industries, issues of order fulfillment are a growing concern for those of us in the equipment finance industry. The manufacturers and distributors my team and I work with... read more

The State of the Evolving Equipment Finance Industry: Changes That Will Outlast the Pandemic

Tom Schied

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a multitude of changes across various industries – including restaurants adopting more mobile ordering and delivery than ever before and doctors pivoting to rely heavily on telehealth services – and the... read more

MMP Capital Corners the Market on Medical Aesthetic Equipment Financing

John-Paul Smolenski

In an exclusive Q&A with Monitor, John-Paul Smolenski of MMP Capital discusses how the company takes a hybrid-style approach to provide quick and efficient equipment leasing solutions for the medical device and aesthetic market and how it has maintained success... read more

COVID’s Finance Activity Impacts and the Bottleneck to Break Through

Ray Ellingsen

Disruptions in supply chain throughput and labor market shortages are starting to put a crimp in anticipated equipment finance business activity. As we near the end to the third quarter of 2021 and enter the fourth, it appears that there... read more

Less than One Week Left to Register for ELFA 2020 Business Live

Martha Ahlers, Ralph Petta

Registration for ELFA 2020 Business LIVE, a full-service virtual conference on October 27-28, 2020, is open until October 21. Participation includes three keynotes with a strategic lineup of speakers, 20 breakout sessions, virtual networking receptions and a multimedia exhibit hall.... read more

Keeping 2020 in Sight: Equipment Finance Executives Weigh in on the Top Trends for the Coming Year

Matt Tallo

The beginning of a new year is always filled with predictions and outlooks. For those looking to read into the future and opine on the past, the end of this decade seemed to offer us all ample opportunity to reflect.... read more

Chesswood Group Limited: The Journey from New Car Leasing to a Public Equipment Finance Business

Barry Shafran

From Chesswood’s original roots in the new car automotive retail and leasing space in Canada in the late 1990s, sprung Chesswood Income Fund (later Chesswood Group), in May 2006. As part of the simultaneous transaction of becoming Chesswood, a publicly... read more

Outsourcing Gaining Ground in Equipment Finance

Ron Meyer

I recently had the opportunity to host 4 roundtable discussions with 65 equipment finance professionals. The participants represented a wide range of financial institutions across the United States, including large banks, captive financers, and small leasing companies. Prior to the... read more

100% Depreciation and Aircraft Personal Use

David G. Mayer

Can a prospective aircraft owner benefit from claiming 100% “bonus depreciation” even though the owner expects to fly the aircraft for personal use? Yes, with limitations and careful structuring under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). However, in doing so, it... read more

‘Electric’ NACLB Conference Provides Engagement, Education

Kris Roglieri, Joseph G. Bonanno

The National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers held its third annual conference in Orlando, FL recently. There is only one word to describe the event: “FANTABULOUS!” At the most recent count, 714 (that’s not a typo) attendees gathered for networking... read more

Personal Property Taxes and Leasing Companies: Five Key Factors to Remember

Nancy A. Geary

No one ever said that running an equipment leasing company is easy. Consider the challenge of collecting, reporting and remitting personal property taxes. Personal property tax is charged on tangible personal property (not real estate) and is levied by the... read more

Chaos Ensues: DLL, FirstMerit and Increasing M&A

Dexter Van Dango

The equipment finance and leasing business is getting to be quite chaotic. Increased M&A activity surrounds us as investors seeking high yielding assets have begun to focus in on our industry. This week’s announcement that Rabobank Group is seeking to... read more

GE Capital: The Ultimate Acquirer Faces an Unknown Future

Dexter Van Dango

I was between bites of a good bowl of oatmeal when I heard Andrew Ross Sorkin report on CNBC that General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt had just announced the company’s intent to sell off most of GE Capital, retaining only... read more

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