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Asset Management

Digital Exclusive – Three Ways To Reduce Cost Pressure in Construction Equipment Market

Between June 2018 and June 2019, the price of construction equipment has risen by 5.8%. That’s a rate more than three-and-a-half times the rate of inflation. As a result of these cost increases, managers of construction equipment are under pressure... read more

Best Practices

Growing the Power of the Invoice with Digital Transformation

“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

Brokerage

Brokers Bridging the Gap: Choose Your Partnerships Wisely

For the last twenty years, I have owned a third-party origination company/brokerage in Seattle. Throughout the years we have received hundreds of emails and letters from customers telling us how their business wouldn’t be where it is today if it... read more

Conferences

Brokers Bridging the Gap: Bet on It: The AACFB Annual Conference Recap

The AACFB Annual Conference was held May 2-4, at Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. With a final attendance count of 353 – comprised of 168 brokers, 177 funder/associates and 8 guests – along with 61 exhibitors, it... read more

Credit / Underwriting

Managing Customer Expectations As COVID-19 Impacts the Credit Process

The year 2020 and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have made life for people and industries worldwide feel like one continuous roller coaster. Many businesses, including restaurants, are still experiencing a downward trajectory, with the National Restaurant Association reporting... read more

Equipment Sector

How Technology and Analytics Help With Asset Utilization Under Lease Agreements

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

HR

The Importance of Intentional Mentorship

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

Lease Accounting

2021 Fleet Leasing Predictions Following an Unprecedented Year

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

Legal

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

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

Management

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

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

Of Interest

The Private Aviation Industry is on Fire

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

Performance Improvement

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

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

Pricing / Structuring

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

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

Sales / Marketing

Greasing the Wheel: Bank Leasing Companies: Our First “Sale” is to Our Banking Teammates

“Why do I need you?” The wording may be different each time the question is asked, but it translates to a clear request for an explanation of value. That the question is being asked by our banking colleagues is an... read more

Technology

Digital Business 101: Five Steps to Faster and Better

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

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