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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

Musings on the New Year

Patrick Gaskins

As we enter 2022, we find ourselves faced with many of the same challenges we tackled in 2021. The global supply chain continues to be impacted by Coronavirus outbreaks leaving manufacturers in a very difficult position. Labor markets around the world... read more

2022 Healthcare Industry Outlook

John Sparta

Over the past year, we saw rapid acceleration of innovation in the healthcare space. Digitalization and telemedicine solidified their place in a sustainable healthcare model as patients came to expect more convenient access to care. Nearly $4 trillion is spent... read more

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