2024 Secured Finance Industry Technology Survey

Secured Research and Data Solutions, a Monitor/ABF Journal joint venture, is pleased to present the 2024 Secured Finance Industry Technology Survey, sponsored by Solifi. We invite you to review the full report as part of your Monitor Suite membership. read more

Pulse Check: How Many CFOs Complete Lease vs. Own Analysis for CapEx?

We compared responses from Monitor readers to to a survey of more than 1,400 middle-market CFOs conducted in 2023 that asked this question: What percentage of middle market CFOs have completed a lease vs. own analysis for CapEx in the last 10 years? Here are the results and analysis. read more

The Mind – Customer Experience as a Competitive Advantage with Nate Gibbons

In this episode of The Mind Podcast, Nate Gibbons, chief experience officer at QuickFi, explains how an optimally designed customer experience can provide more competitive advantage than price, particularly when a company can incorporate speed, transparency and trust into each customer interaction. read more

4 Companies Expanding and Requiring Equipment Investment

Get the inside scoop on renovation and expansion plans for four U.S.-based companies that will require equipment investment. The companies include an industrial pump company, two auto parts companies and a distributor of fresh produce. read more

Will Middle Market CFOs Increase or Decrease Capital Expenditures This Year?

In a survey of more than 1,400 middle-market CFOs, we asked respondents to outline whether they planned to increase, decrease or maintain their capital expenditure activity in 2024. read more

Equipment Finance Masters – Capital Markets with Scott Kiley

In this episode of Equipment Finance Masters, Scott Kiley, senior vice president of equipment finance and capital markets leader at Fifth Third Bank, shares how working in capital markets has evolved, outlines the differences between the buy and sell side, doles out advice on how to succeed in the sector and more.  read more

4 Companies Announcing Expansions Requiring Equipment Investment

Learn about a collection of four companies located across the Midwest that are planning renovations, expansions and upgrades that will require equipment investment. read more

The Mind – The Opportunities & Challenges of Climate Finance with Patricia Voorhees

Patricia Voorhees of The Alta Group shares her thoughts on the current relationship between the equipment leasing industry and climate finance, how to address some of the perceived challenges of financing such assets, and the incentives and opportunities spurring action across the sector. read more

The Rise in Consideration of Operating Leases

With the rising trend of technology and equipment consumption-based models, interest rates off their seemingly permanent historical lows, and inflation driving up the cost of asset acquisition, are CFOs more open to operating lease solutions? read more

The Mind – Creating a Digital Ecosystem for Equipment Finance with Denis Stypulkoski

What will the future of equipment finance look like? That's a question being asked just about every day in this sector. In this episode of The Mind, Denis Stypulkoski of Reimagine Advisors presents a potential vision for the way forward, detailing how the creation of an industry-wide digital ecosystem built on industry standards could allow all participants to create efficiencies, combat fraud and control their own destinies. read more

Equipment Finance Masters – Eric McGriff, Chief Risk Officer, 36th Street Capital

It can be argued that credit is the very foundation of equipment finance. In this episode of Equipment Finance Masters, Eric McGriff, chief risk officer of 36th Street Capital, shares his expert-level knowledge of the credit space, explaining how to develop the skills necessary to be successful in credit as well as how a background in credit can be a fantastic launching pad for a career in the industry. read more

The Mind – Discussing Embedded Finance with Robert Preville

Embedded finance is a business model that permeates the consumer world, but it is still finding its footing in the commercial arena. Robert Preville, founder and CEO of embedded finance solution APPROVE, joined the latest episode of The Mind to provide his perspective on embedded finance, usage-based models, equipment utilization and more. read more

Equipment Finance Masters – Dominic Liberatore, Deputy General Counsel, DLL

In the first episode of Equipment Finance Masters, we’ll be exploring the legal function of equipment finance with Dominic Liberatore, deputy general counsel of DLL. In the episode, Liberatore shares what led him to the legal profession, lessons he’s learned from his own mentors, successful negotiation strategies, career guidance and more. read more

The Mind – 2024 Outlook with The Alta Group

Valerie Gerard, Jim Jackson, Rick Remiker, Patricia Voorhees and David Wiener of The Alta Group joined Monitor Suite's newest podcast for a wide-ranging discussion reviewing 2023 and looking ahead to 2024, including an in-depth look at banking turmoil, M&A, capital markets, climate financing and more. read more

GE Capital’s Legend & Legacy: The Documentary

Featuring interviews with equipment finance industry experts and former GE Capital employees, GE Capital's Legend & Legacy: The Documentary is a four-part documentary series that delves into the entire legend of GE Capital, from its roots within industrial giant General Electric, its rapid ascent and long-term dominance in the equipment finance industry, its stunning decision to exit the sector and the impact the once unbeatable giant it is still having today. read more

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