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How the Increased Pace of Change is Impacting New Equipment Financing

Patrick Gaskins

There is no arguing that the pace at which change is occurring is quicker than it has ever been before. It used to be that when new technology was introduced it was on the market for some time before it... read more

SEC Files Compliant Against Failing Equipment Leasing Company

The SEC filed a complaint against Ralph T. Iannelli and his leasing company, Essex Capital, for making false and misleading statements to induce investors to buy promissory notes carrying high interest rates. read more

M&A Activity Continues Strong: Awaiting the Impact of New Developments

The Alta Group’s Bruce Kropschot and James Jackson examine the M&A market for independent equipment finance companies. Although another good year is expected, several factors could affect the market, including rising interest rates, stock market trends, tax reform legislation and accounting rule changes.... read more

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Less Confident in April

According to the ELFF, overall, confidence in the equipment finance market eased again in April to 68.3, down from the March index of 72.2. read more

After the Sale: How to Achieve a Return on Existing Lessees

The day a deal closes is the end of the line for many sales people, but Linda Kester warns this can be a mistake. She provides several ways for sales reps to build their relationships with clients after the sale to ensure satisfaction and repeat business for years to come.... read more

Technological Developments Will Drive Equipment Financing Decisions

Patrick Gaskins

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) recently identified the Top 10 equipment acquisition trends for 2018. I’d like to add my comments to some of what they said. According to the ELFA, tax reform will help unleash pent-up demand... read more

Crestmark Closes 17 Transactions Totaling $17.7MM in H2/Feb

Crestmark secured a total of $17.7 million in financial solutions for 17 new clients in the second half of February. The deals included three new lease transactions totaling $8.8 million. read more

Equipment Finance 2.0: This is Not Your Father’s Leasing Company

Long gone are the days when asset managers relied on Green Guides and paper documents were stored in fireproof filing cabinets. Dexter Van Dango examines data-driven processes, blockchain technology and the demise of traditionally documented transactions. He urges equipment finance companies to challenge their thinking about all aspects of the business before they are left behind.... read more

Fitch: Leasing Sector Outlook ‘Negative’ on Weakening Asset Quality

Fitch Ratings said its outlook for finance and leasing companies in 2018 is negative based on its expectation of weakening asset quality and residual values across many asset classes in addition to regulatory environment uncertainty. read more

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

Nancy A. Geary

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

Dexter’s TOP Picks for 2017: Fintech Acquisitions, Interest Rate Hikes and Swift Political Action

In his annual TOP Picks article, Dexter Van Dango looks back at his “foolish” predictions for 2016 and lays out his trends, observations and predictions for the year ahead. He anticipates several interest rate hikes, a rush for big banks to acquire rising fintechs and decisive political action from a Republicancontrolled Federal government.... read more

Trinity Capital Investment Expands Equipment Leasing Business

Venture debt provider Trinity Capital Investment is reserving approximately $200 million for the purpose of leasing equipment to early stage, venture capital-backed companies. read more

California Finance Lenders Law Licensing Compliance for Equipment Leasing Companies

If you are doing business in equipment leasing and finance in California, there are some additional requirements you must meet under the California Finance Lenders Law. Attorney Alan Abergel explains the complexities. ... read more

Dexter’s TOP Picks for 2016: A Fintech Future, Security Breaches and “Super Duper” Banks

Mystery writer Dexter Van Dango reviews the accuracy of his 2015 predictions, which weren’t miles away from the mark. Dusting off his crystal ball for the top picks of 2016, he foresees a major security breach, flat profitability, the emergence of the next 800-pound gorilla, a merger that results in a super duper bank and a lending landscape shaped by fintech.... read more

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