Opinion Topics

Asset Management

Managed Solutions Make Best Use of Data and Equipment Dollars

Considering the rapid pace of technology in our industry, replacing an asset based on gut feel or even historic patterns is no longer an efficient strategy. Equipment purchasers operating on the principle of inertia are deluding themselves if they are... read more

Best Practices

The Importance of Quality Assurance

Introduction In my role as CEO of Ivory Consulting, one of the three most important facets of my job is to ensure that our quality assurance activities are executed to the best of our ability. Toward that end, we have... read more

Credit / Underwriting

Automation Bringing New Norms to Small Ticket Equipment Financing

When I was a kid, people smoked on airplanes. When I was in college and flying to Europe on a regular basis to visit my girlfriend, now wife, airlines began introducing “non-smoking” flights. It was an awkward transition. But today... read more

Equipment Sector

Shift to Digital Imperative as Competition Grows More Intense

By and large, 2017 has been a positive year so far for the vendor equipment finance industry. We’re seeing solid year over year performance, as well as an optimism among industry leaders that hasn’t been felt for a number of... read more

Lease Accounting

Banks Will Be Cast Adrift If Their Loan Origination Systems Aren’t Up to Scratch

Banks are beginning to prepare for the biggest accounting change in living memory. Because the current system of financial reporting was too slow to recognize losses on loan and debt securities during the financial crisis, the global accounting framework for... read more

Legal

Don’t Get Blinded by a Lessor’s Fraud

Periodically in the equipment leasing industry, cases crop up involving schemes in which equipment is marketed as being essentially “free,” because the lessee will supposedly receive payments for advertising on the equipment, in an amount roughly the same as the... read more

Management

What White-Collar Employers Are Forgetting About the New Overtime Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) — it isn’t just for blue-collar workers anymore. Starting December 1 of this year, any employee who is paid less than $47,476 per year — even full-time, salaried workers — could be eligible for... read more

Of Interest

Personal Property Taxes and Leasing Companies: Five Key Factors to Remember

No one ever said that running an equipment leasing company is easy. Consider the challenge of collecting, reporting and remitting personal property taxes. Personal property tax is charged on tangible personal property (not real estate) and is levied by the... read more

Performance Improvement

Leveraging Bank Referral Programs to Enhance Originations

With 78% of businesses using financing to acquire equipment according to a recent Equipment Leasing and Financing Association study, it’s more important than ever for equipment leasing companies to stay ahead of the competition and look for ways to grow... read more

Pricing / Structuring

Planning a Financial Structure that Anticipates Change

When you think about putting together a finance structure that accommodates changes in the economy, there are a number of factors you need to take into consideration. Those include asset cost, equipment specification trends, used asset values, inflation, changes in... read more

Sales / Marketing

How E-Procurement Can Bring Control to Equipment Financing

Today’s consumers think nothing of ordering and purchasing over the internet. More recently businesses, too, have been taking advantage of the internet as an additional buying channel for everyday purchases. But unlike their consumer counterparts, businesses that are entering the... read more

Technology

Big Data and the C-suite: What it Means for Fleet Executives

The problem with Big Data is that it’s too big. This is especially true as you get higher up in an organization. C-suite executives are expected to make decisions on hundreds — sometimes thousands — of issues and don’t have... read more

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