Of Interest

Ron Meyer

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

David G. Mayer

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

Kris Roglieri

‘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

Nancy A. Geary

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

Dexter Van Dango

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

Dexter Van Dango

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

K. Bill Dost

Social Media: Tilling the Ground for Fertile Business Relationships

K. Bill Dost

Discussions on effective leadership often land on a universal theme: how best to start — or strengthen — business relationships. At D&D Leasing, we are always seeking ways to do just that, from immersing ourselves in industry groups and community... read more

Bill Bosco

Our Chronic Unemployment Problem

Bill Bosco

Although the official unemployment rate is 5.6%, it is a misleading number. The labor participation rate (the percentage of working aged people who are working or looking for work) is at 62.8%, meaning over 92 million working-aged people are not... read more

K. Bill Dost

Making the Case for Global Financing

K. Bill Dost

In making the case for global equipment leasing during a session at the recent ELFA convention, consultants from The Alta Group, and executives from Societe Generale Equipment Finance and Genpact made the business case for expanding equipment leasing beyond American... read more

Bill Bosco

Hello, Is There Anybody Out There?

Bill Bosco

Does anybody out there care that the proposed accounting rules will cause all sale leasebacks (SLBs) with fixed price purchase options (FPPOs) to be accounted for as debt by lessees? Does anybody care that the proposed rules will also force... read more

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