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Modern Day Swindlers: Evading Fraud in the Digital World

Fraud can happen anywhere, from electronic leases to hand delivered documents signed in ink. Dominic Liberatore and Paul Bent explore fraud in the equipment finance industry and provide recommendations for identifying red flags and challenging suspicious activity. ... read more

Post COVID-19: Monitor Live+ Open for Registration

Registration is open for Monitor’s next Live+ event, “Post COVID-19: Risk Management & Business Resiliency,” which will be held on Tuesday, June 30 at 1:30 p.m. ET. read more

New ELFF Podcast Episode Delves Into COVID-19 Impact Survey

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released a new podcast episode titled “Deep Dive Into the COVID-19 Impact Survey. The episode examines the ELFF’s newest research resource developed to assess the impact of the pandemic on the equipment finance industry. read more

Monitor Reveals All-Star Lineup for Live+ Asking the C-Suite Part 2

Monitor will host the second installment of its a free virtual event on May 26 featuring moderator Vince Belcastro and panelists John Deane, Robert Boyer, Terey Jennings and Tom Ware who will focus on current portfolios, credit and the future. read more

Pandemic Planning: Muddy Waters or New Waves for Equipment Finance?

The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has shown us how rapidly pandemics can alter public health and global markets. How quickly we recover from these events depends in large part on collaboration from every sector, including the equipment leasing and finance industry. ... read more

Santander Vet Sudaj Joins Invigors EMEA

Tomasz Sudaj joined asset finance consulting and services firm Invigors EMEA, the European arm of The Alta Group. read more

Strong Intrest in M&A Activity Continues as Japanese Investment Remains Active

2019 marked another active year of mergers and acquisitions for the equipment leasing and finance industry. The Alta Group anticipates that these trends will continue throughout 2020, as buyers look for opportunities to put capital to work and the number of sizable independent leasing companies continues to shrink.... read more

At the Crossroads of a Slowing Economy

Carl Chrappa discusses falling equipment prices and 2020 predictions with a note of optimism: this too shall pass for companies that prepare. We have enjoyed historic growth in the economy and its resulting benefits for nearly a decade. Equipment sales and production have accordingly ramped up. Low interest rates have also helped. However, faced with the fallout from tariff disputes, geopolitical issues, a potentially hard Brexit and a dysfunctional U.S. Congress, this may be coming to an end. ... read more

Making Sale-Leasebacks Work Under ASC 842

Sale-leasebacks are common in the industry, but these transactions can cause accounting issues under ASC 842. Shawn Halladay outlines the key issues and accounting requirements surrounding this product as well as strategies to overcome potential obstacles.... read more

The Alta Group Releases 2020 Predictions for Equipment Finance

In 2020 Predictions for Equipment Finance, The Alta Group reported that this year will prove pivotal in the next chapter of the U.S. economy. read more

ELFA Mourns the Passing of Former Chair John Giddens

Industry icon and former ELFA Chair John Giddens passed away on Jan. 6, 2020 in Sausalito, CA. read more

Raising the Bar: Shifting Global Leasing Markets Point to Places for Expansion

The Alta Group

The Alta Group tapped four of its consultants working with organizations in regions outside the U.S. to offer insights. There are interesting developments underway in global markets, including specific sectors and geographies, that offer potential expansion targets. In the regions... read more

Alta Group Director Releases New Lease Accounting Textbook

Shawn Halladay, managing director of the Professional Development Practice at The Alta Group, has released a new textbook on lease accounting, Accounting for Leases: Embracing the New Paradigm. read more

Raising the Bar: Fintech Next Gen: Let the Real ‘Tech’ Disruption Begin

Patricia Voorhees

Financial technology — fintech — has reshaped the financing landscape for more than a decade. How has this first generation of fintech transformed equipment finance? How will the next? Turns out Fintech Gen 1 has proven more of an industry... read more

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