COVID-19 put a halt to the 2020 ELFA Convention, but that didn’t stop the industry from coming together to learn, network and laugh. ELFA Business LIVE! was an industry meetup for the record books.... read more
The national Citizens Business Conditions Index posted a second consecutive quarter of gains as optimism fueled by COVID-19 vaccine announcements and increased election certainty began to outweigh concerns about spiking pandemic cases. read more
To get a pulse on the overall impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our industry, Bob Bell reached out to several brokers and funding sources for feedback on their experiences. He summarizes their responses and draws conclusions in an article for Monitor. ... read more
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COVID-19 has forever shifted the equipment leasing business. Valerie Gerard and Patricia Voorhees explore how the pandemic has ushered in an “Age of Acceleration” and discuss how businesses will operate going forward. ... read more
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
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.8 banned foreclosures and secured lenders have felt the impact. Marc Hamroff and Danielle Marlow examine four recent cases and their implications for secured lenders seeking relief. ... read more
When Monitor’s editorial board cast votes for this year’s Icon Awards, Deborah Reuben nominated COVID-19 in the Disruptor category. In a special “honorable mention” feature, she explores the shifts the pandemic has created this year and stresses that adaptability and agility are the keys to ensuring the future success of a business.... read more
As a small business lender, Marlin Capital Solutions was in the middle of the storm when it came to the coronavirus pandemic’s effects on the economy. Jeffrey Hilzinger shares Marlin’s story and outlines how COVID-19 has fueled the company’s transformation. ... read more
The effects of COVID-19 continue to unfold as virus cases spike throughout the U.S. How does the current economic climate compare with the crises of the past? Dexter Van Dango compares our current plight to the influenza pandemic of 1918, the Great Depression and the Great Recession. ... read more
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
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
Jim Kelly, Chris Lemone and Justin Tabone sat down with Monitor for this year’s roundtable, where they discussed how COVID-19 has affected their team and vendor relationships, as well as the changes and predictions they have for the future of the industry in a post-pandemic world.... read more
Many equipment lessees have been hit hard by the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Inez Markovich and Howard Brod Brownstein outline the rights and remedies of equipment finance lessors and lenders when their customers face temporary distress or a Chapter 11 filing. ... read more
COVID-19 has forced the equipment finance industry to accelerate digital transformation strategies. Monitor checked in with the leaders of six technology companies to discuss how lenders are pivoting to streamline payment modification requests, enable self-service and increase agility in the wake of the pandemic. ... read more
CONTENT CONTINUES AFTER CHART Despite a tumultuous year for the global economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Monitor’s Top 25 Independents grew a collective 9.1% in 2020, increasing the group’s volume from $6,075.8 million in 2019 to $6,626.3 million by... read more
What was the biggest challenge your company faced in 2020 and how did you overcome it? Dave Fate: The biggest challenge we faced was the sudden stop in travel and loss of opportunity to meet face to face with customers,... read more