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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

98% of Survey Respondents Say ‘The Industry Can Do More to Develop Its Future Leaders’

Lisa Rafter

The COVID-19 pandemic, along with the subsequent shift to a hybrid workplace model has accelerated the demand for new leaders paired with new skill sets. The equipment finance industry is not spared from this trend. Lessons learned during this volatile... read more

Growing the Power of the Invoice with Digital Transformation

Scott Nelson

“Whoever owns the invoice owns the customer.” This was the message of future Telefonica CEO José María Álvarez-Pallete López speaking at the 2014 Telefonica Leadership conference. The emerging business trend at the time was the ecosystem of cellular device apps... read more

How Asset Finance Companies Can Help Fleets Get to a Greener Future

Patrick Gaskins

With increasing regularity, corporations are adding sustainability goals to their business strategies. This new sense of corporate responsibility is in part being driven by changes in customer demand. Consumers are asking questions around the sustainability and environmental efforts of corporations... read more

Ask the Expert: What is the Trajectory of the Global Semiconductor Chip Shortage?

Jeff Barron

Modern-day automotive vehicles rely on advanced technology more than ever to deliver an exceptional driving experience coupled with innovative safety and mobility features. But there’s currently an unprecedented global shortage of an integral part to these vehicles—semiconductor chips—that’s affecting nearly... read more

Eliminating Paper In The Equipment Funding Process

Ray Ellingsen

Everyone in the heavily regulated syndicated equipment funding arena knows that each funding transaction requires signatures on more than 25 documents. While that has always been cumbersome, the restriction of public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic with its work-from-home mandates... read more

Heads Up! 5G Will Need Equipment Finance

Scott Nelson

5G is on everyone’s mind right now. The carriers have installed enough 5G equipment to provide usable coverage so they have unleashed their marketing armies upon us. AT&T seems to be in the lead – fictional advertising commercial salesperson Lily... read more

Remarketing Repossessions: Speed and Technology Makes A Difference

Michael Levison

Fast, effective recovery and remarketing of equipment tied to defaulted loans can make a huge difference in the net recovery on those loans. Fortunately, recent advances in recovery technology, valuation methodologies and remarketing through digital platforms are allowing lenders to recover... read more

Financing and Electric Vehicles

Patrick Gaskins

Lately there has been a lot of activity on the electric and hydrogen-electric commercial vehicle space. It seems like nearly every day there is a new item on a truck manufacturer and a technology company or battery manufacturer entering into... read more

Healthcare Equipment Finance Trends to Watch in the Year Ahead

Justin Tabone

Last spring, when the coronavirus first hit, dentists throughout the U.S. saw their practices devastated. Amid the lockdowns, 76% of dental offices shuttered for all but emergencies, while 19% halted patient visits altogether, according to a survey by the American Dental... read more

2021 Fleet Leasing Predictions Following an Unprecedented Year

Jeff Barron, Jeff Nager

2020 has certainly been an unprecedented year for businesses of all sizes and industries of all kinds. For some, we’ve championed their successes and mourned the undoing of others. But as we begin to see a light at the end... read more

Celebrating Wins From A Tumultuous Year: Lessons Learned

Patrick Gaskins

2020 was quite a year, and much of the talk surrounding the events center on COVID-19. That said, even with all of the heartache, there were some bright spots that need to be celebrated. Let’s start with the fact that... read more

2021 Healthcare Industry Outlook

John Sparta

The healthcare industry is, arguably, one of the most heavily impacted industries by the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-pandemic, it was expected that transformative technologies like artificial intelligence, at-home diagnostics and virtual care would continue to gain traction through 2020 and beyond.... read more

The Importance of Intentional Mentorship

Drew Spears

We’ve all had a leader who has made a lasting impact on our careers somewhere along the way. Perhaps they were a direct supervisor, or maybe a leader from another part of the business who took a special interest in... read more

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