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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

Veterans, Boomers & Leaders — What’s the Plan?

Shawn Smith

NextGen leaders out there are asking what the plan is and wondering what the answer is. And my piece will not pull any punches or mince any words! Here is what I am worried about: The depth of our bench... read more

Why Leasing Makes Sense

Tom Toton

Fleets have a number of options when it comes to asset acquisition. They can buy, finance or lease an asset. In my estimation, the lease versus buy analysis favors leasing, especially when talking about operating leases. Here are several reasons... read more

Are Your Repossession Agents Properly Insured?

Michael Levison

There are few actions that a lender takes that have more potential for legal or damage claims than a vehicle or equipment repossession. Ensuring that your service providers have the right types and amounts of insurance coverage is critical to... read more

FASB ASU: Proposed Targeted Improvements to the Leases Standard

Sarah O’Sullivan, Michael Stevenson

FASB has issued a proposed accounting standards update intended to improve three areas of the leases guidance. How will this update affect equipment lessors? O’Sullivan: There are three proposed amendments in the Exposure Draft that the FASB has asked the... read more

Update: Commercial Finance Disclosure Legislation in New York State Passes, Moves to Cuomo’s Desk

Robert Cohen, Brian Boland

Proposed New York State Senate Bill S5470 (“the bill”) has been passed by both houses of the New York State Legislature and is pending presentation to Governor Andrew Cuomo for signature. It is beyond the scope of our review (and... 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

Forging Ahead: The Evolution of Transportation in the COVID-19 Age

Brian Scott

The world has changed dramatically in just a year. From the way people work and go to school to the way they shop, travel and spend leisure time, COVID-19 has reshaped how many industries do business and challenged many to... read more

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