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Current Market Conditions Call for Flexibility

Ray Ellingsen, Patrick Gaskins

The most dedicated banking partners in America deserve a big thank you. During the week of November 7th, Corcentric held its annual funding conference in Pompano Beach, Florida. Corcentric calls out the location because the event was held on the... read more

Applying Acquisition Experience for Success: First Financial Equipment Leasing Expands into Canada

Ian Koplin

First Financial Equipment Leasing announced its expansion into Canada in 2022 with the acquisition of NorFund, an independent leasing company specializing in capital equipment, solar and alternative energy and vendor finance programs. Having been acquired by JA Mitsui Leasing a... read more

Interest Rates are Rising: How Can the Equipment Finance Industry Prepare?

Christina Ochs

Yield compression can be a pain point for equipment lessors and financing firms, especially in a rising rate environment. Rising interest rates can negatively impact returns in a typical warehouse-to-securitization financing structure. Let’s explore those risks and how to mitigate... read more

Liberty Rebrands as Wingspire Equipment Finance

Eric Freeman

That vision took hold immediately, as Liberty catapulted from a bootstrapped startup to one of the largest independent equipment finance companies in the industry in a little over five years funding more than $1.4 billion in equipment finance transactions since... read more

Capital Equipment Financing: The Middle Market’s Unmet Need

Kevin Ronan

Capital equipment financing is a discipline all its own – especially when working with middle market companies. Few institutions have the requisite industry experience, let alone resources and creativity, to craft industry-specific financing solutions for individual customers. And that means... read more

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

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