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Managing Asset Portfolios Through Inflationary Times

Patrick Gaskins

Market variables are all over the board. Over the past year, we have seen housing prices rise by almost 60% in some markets. In the heavy truck market, asset prices have increased about 20% and we continue to see surcharges... read more

How to be Effective AND Efficient: Driving Productivity at a Digital Finance Company

Scott Nelson

Doing the right things is about producing results that matter and being effective in one’s mission. Doing things right is about operational excellence and being efficient at what one does. Companies that focus on building and managing teams that perform... read more

Sales and Use Tax for Leasing – Not as Simple as You May Think

Brian Greer

Today’s economy has allowed rental and leasing companies to flourish. Many jurisdictions impose a sales tax on the rental or lease of tangible personal property. And along with this tax imposition comes some sales tax applicability nuances depending on the... read more

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

Where the Construction Industry is Heading in 2022

Peter Gregory

Each year brings new challenges in the construction industry, and 2022 is no different. COVID-19 has been with us for more than two years, and the decisions made by governments and businesses in the early stages of the pandemic are... read more

How Technology and Analytics Help With Asset Utilization Under Lease Agreements

Frank Bussone

When setting up a lease agreement, having customized structures for assets in different operational scenarios is pivotal. It is highly unlikely that a fleet is going to have 100% of its assets running the same amount of miles a year,... read more

Zero Emission Vehicles are Here – Is the Equipment Industry Ready?

John Crum

Zero emission commercial electric vehicles are here, and more are on the way with market share gains coming faster and higher than you would expect. According to a recent report titled “Charging Forward” by ACT Research, electric powered vehicles could... read more

As New Equipment Orders Stall, Fleets Benefit from Used Truck Sales

Dale Tower

They say no one is really “in the know” enough to time the stock market. There are numerous reasons. According to Warren Buffet, “If someone says they know what is going to happen in the stock market, they are a... read more

Understanding the Value of Having Boots on the Ground: Conducting Asset & Liability Investigations on Defaulted & Past Due Customers

Curtis Fort

Understanding the psychology of past due customers/debtors tends to be an overlooked area regarding defaulted customers that end up in litigations or collections. Many lenders could and should have utilized a local presence when facing these issues instead of relying... read more

Redefining Work: The Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Ryan Collison

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching impact, from public health challenges to emotional stress to labor issues. It has also given business leaders a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to redefine the way we work. The disruption in most workplaces at the start... read more

2022 State of the Courts: How To Effectively Resolve Commercial Finance Default Disputes Post-Pandemic 

Harmony Oswald

As society pushes toward an “endemic” stage of Covid-19 that can’t come quickly enough, many lenders are seeking updated instructions on handling default accounts in the post-pandemic era. In 2022 and beyond, lenders should (1) be prepared for anything- there... 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

Digital Business 101: Five Steps to Faster and Better

Scott Nelson, Ray Wizbowski

Transformation to becoming a “digital business” may be a tired topic, but how many finance companies can actually claim success? Indeed, how many business leaders have a definition of success for digital transformation much less have communicated it companywide? Certainly,... 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

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