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The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has selected Lori Frasier, Chair of the ELFA Women’s Council, to receive the 2019 Michael J. Fleming Distinguished Service Award. The award honors individuals who have made significant... Read Story
October 09, 2019, 07:20 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
September 26, 2019, 07:20 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
August 23, 2019, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
July 24, 2019, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced the winners of its 2019 Operations and Technology Excellence Award. Cisco Systems Capital Corporation is recognized for Project Excellence and John Deere Financial is recognized for... Read Story
July 15, 2019, 07:25 AM


New business volume grew 4.4 percent in the equipment finance industry in 2018, according to the 2019 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) released by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA). The rise was lower than the 6.9... Read Story
July 09, 2019, 07:25 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
June 25, 2019, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
May 23, 2019, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed overall new business volume for March was $8.2 billion, down 10 percent year-over-year from new business volume in March 2018. Volume was up 39... Read Story
April 24, 2019, 07:20 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), showed overall new business volume for February was $5.9 billion, down 24 percent year-over-year from new business volume in February 2018. Volume was... Read Story
March 25, 2019, 07:25 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
February 26, 2019, 07:20 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2019. Given U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies will spend over $1.8 trillion in capital goods or fixed business investment... Read Story
January 29, 2019, 07:25 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25 showed overall new business volume for December was $12.7 billion, down 1 percent year-over-year from new business volume in December 2017. Volume was... Read Story
January 24, 2019, 07:05 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed overall new business volume for November was $8 billion, up 7 percent year-over-year from new business volume in November 2017. Volume was down... Read Story
December 20, 2018, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced it has released an innovative new data visualization tool for equipment finance companies called MySEFA. This interactive tool lets companies that participate in the association’s Survey... Read Story
December 17, 2018, 07:25 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed overall new business volume for October was $8.9 billion, up 6 percent year-over-year from October 2017. Volume was up 5 percent month-to-month... Read Story
November 21, 2018, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced it has added new language to its mission statement and 2019-2021 Strategic Plan that explicitly embraces diversity and inclusion. Earlier this year the ELFA Board of Directors established a... Read Story
November 06, 2018, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), showed overall new business volume for September was $8.5 billion, down 2 percent year-over-year from new business volume in September 2017. Volume... Read Story
October 26, 2018, 07:25 AM


During the 57th Annual Convention of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), the association announced its new Board of Directors and Officers who will serve during the next 12 months.Jud Snyder, President of BMO Harris Equipment... Read Story
October 17, 2018, 07:25 AM


The equipment finance industry posted a solid year of growth in 2017, and recent data on business investment and confidence suggest the industry is likely to repeat or improve on that trend in 2018, according to a new study, 2018 Equipment Leasing &... Read Story
October 17, 2018, 07:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has named Edward A. Dahlka, Jr. to the 2018 Class of the Equipment Finance Hall of Fame. ELFA President and CEO Ralph Petta made the announcement at the General Session of the 57th ELFA Annual... Read Story
October 15, 2018, 07:07 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), showed overall new business volume for August was $8.9 billion, up 14 percent year-over-year from new business volume in August 2017.The index reports... Read Story
September 26, 2018, 07:25 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), showed their overall new business volume for July was $8.2 billion, up 4 percent year-over-year from new business volume in July 2017. Volume was down... Read Story
August 23, 2018, 07:23 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed overall new business volume for June was $9.1 billion, down 7 percent year-over-year from new business volume in June 2017. Volume was up 18... Read Story
July 25, 2018, 07:20 AM


New business volume grew 6.9 percent in the equipment finance industry in 2017, according to the 2018 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) released by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA). The rise in new business volume marked... Read Story
July 18, 2018, 07:20 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has launched a new version of its flagship training course, Fundamentals of Equipment Leasing and Finance. The completely overhauled program engages users through an interactive, online interface that... Read Story
July 12, 2018, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
June 26, 2018, 07:25 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
May 24, 2018, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed overall new business volume for March was $9.1 billion, up 2 percent year-over-year from new business volume in March 2017. Volume was up 18... Read Story
April 25, 2018, 07:25 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
March 22, 2018, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
January 25, 2018, 07:03 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) which represents the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2018. Given U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies will spend over $1.6... Read Story
January 23, 2018, 07:25 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
December 20, 2017, 07:15 AM


Investment in equipment and software is projected to expand 9.1 percent in 2018 according to the 2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The annual investment growth... Read Story
December 13, 2017, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
November 21, 2017, 07:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
October 24, 2017, 07:15 AM


The opinions of business leaders including company chief executive officers, directors, chairmen and presidents paint a detailed picture of a developing and dynamic market. Their views are revealed in White Clarke Group’s new US Auto & Equipment... Read Story
October 04, 2017, 07:09 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has released a new report detailing compensation practices at small and medium-sized equipment leasing and finance companies. The 2017 Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Compensation Survey reveals... Read Story
October 03, 2017, 07:03 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
September 26, 2017, 07:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
August 24, 2017, 07:15 AM


To help lessees and lessors prepare for the new lease accounting standard, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has released “Quick Quiz:  Test Your Lease Accounting I.Q.” The quiz is comprised of 12 yes or no questions pertaining to... Read Story
August 23, 2017, 07:07 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
July 26, 2017, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced that its 2017 Operations and Technology Excellence Award will go to two companies: CIT Direct Capital and Mintaka Financial. The winners were selected by a subcommittee of ELFA members... Read Story
July 25, 2017, 07:10 AM


New business volume grew 2.5% in the equipment finance industry in 2016, according to the 2017 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) released by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA).  The rise in new business volume marked the... Read Story
July 14, 2017, 07:15 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.6 percent in 2017, according to the Q3 update to the 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation... Read Story
July 12, 2017, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
June 23, 2017, 07:19 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
May 25, 2017, 07:15 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 2.8 percent in 2017, according to the Q2 update to the 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation... Read Story
April 12, 2017, 07:20 AM


Equipment finance companies will need to use "day-after-tomorrow" thinking to succeed in a rapidly changing world, according to a new report, “2017 Industry Future Council:  Staying Ahead of Tomorrow,” released today by the Equipment Leasing &... Read Story
April 03, 2017, 07:10 AM


The Executive Committee of the ELFA Board met on March 11 in Naples, Florida, under the leadership of Chairman Tony Cracchiolo. The Committee, which is the association’s primary management body, meets in person three times annually to assess the... Read Story
March 28, 2017, 07:07 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
March 23, 2017, 07:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
February 24, 2017, 07:10 AM


The vast majority (78%) of U.S. businesses lease or finance their equipment, and today the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association released a new infographic highlighting why this method of equipment acquisition is so popular. The “8 Reasons to... Read Story
February 15, 2017, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
January 26, 2017, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) which represents the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, today revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017. Given U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies will spend over... Read Story
January 18, 2017, 07:27 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
December 21, 2016, 07:19 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.0% in 2017, according to the Annual 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. After a likely contraction in 2016... Read Story
December 12, 2016, 07:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their... Read Story
November 22, 2016, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (Foundation) announced the officers of its Board of Trustees who will serve in 2017. Board Officers serving are William Verhelle, Member, Harvard Partners LLC as Chair; Scott Thacker, Chief Executive Officer... Read Story
November 18, 2016, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has launched a fully redesigned website at www.elfaonline.org that provides user-friendly access to the latest information and resources concerning the $1 trillion equipment finance industry. The... Read Story
October 28, 2016, 07:05 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
October 26, 2016, 07:14 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced an initiative to educate its membership about the business benefits of adopting electronic documents known as “e-chattel paper.” The initiative will encourage members to use e-chattel paper and... Read Story
October 25, 2016, 06:56 AM


Seventy-eight percent of respondents in a survey of businesses used at least one form of financing when acquiring equipment in FY 2015, according to the U.S. Equipment Finance Market Study:  2016-2017 released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance... Read Story
October 24, 2016, 09:03 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has named Sudhir P. Amembal, Chairman and CEO of Amembal & Halladay, to the 2016 Class of the Equipment Finance Hall of Fame. ELFA President and CEO Ralph Petta made the announcement this morning... Read Story
October 24, 2016, 07:06 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to contract -0.5 percent in 2016, according to the Q4 update to the 2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation lowered... Read Story
October 11, 2016, 07:09 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
September 26, 2016, 07:30 AM


The Canadian Finance & Leasing Association (CFLA) Conference Sept. 21-23 at Niagara Falls, Ontario, will feature presentations focused on Evolving in Turbulent Times, with Ralph Petta’s discussion about the challenges and opportunities of doing... Read Story
September 08, 2016, 07:03 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
August 24, 2016, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
July 26, 2016, 07:15 AM


New business volume grew 12.4% in the equipment finance industry in 2015, according to the 2016 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) released today by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA).  The rise in new business volume... Read Story
July 20, 2016, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced that its 2016 Operations and Technology Excellence Award will go to two companies: LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. and National Leasing. The winners were selected by a subcommittee of ELFA... Read Story
July 13, 2016, 07:12 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow a sluggish 0.9 percent in 2016, according to the Q3 update to the 2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation... Read Story
July 11, 2016, 07:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
June 23, 2016, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
May 25, 2016, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) , which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
April 25, 2016, 07:42 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 2.7 percent in 2016, according to the Q2 update to the 2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation... Read Story
April 11, 2016, 07:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has released a host of new user-friendly tools to help lessors and lessees prepare for new lease accounting rules issued recently by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The association is... Read Story
March 02, 2016, 07:10 AM


Ralph Petta, President and CEO of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, released the following statement regarding the new lease accounting standard issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB):“We welcome the release of the new... Read Story
February 26, 2016, 07:17 AM


Staying competitive in a digital world is making replacement of front- and back-end systems a top priority for equipment finance firms, reveals the 2015/2016 Business Technology Performance Index (BTPI) released by the Equipment Leasing and Finance... Read Story
February 09, 2016, 07:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association and the CLFP Foundation announced a joint collaboration to support and advance the Certified Lease & Finance Professional credential, the preeminent designation for equipment finance professionals.... Read Story
February 02, 2016, 07:18 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
January 27, 2016, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has announced two new opportunities for lessors to learn about forthcoming changes to the lease accounting standard: a one-hour web seminar on Feb. 9 and a one-day workshop on March 2. Both events are... Read Story
January 21, 2016, 07:04 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) which represents the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, today revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2016. Given U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies will spend over... Read Story
January 12, 2016, 07:16 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s new President and CEO Ralph Petta announced three staff promotions, effective Jan. 1. Julie Benson, Vice President, Membership Marketing - Julie Benson joined ELFA in 2013 as Director of Membership.... Read Story
January 05, 2016, 07:15 AM


On Oct. 27, during the 54th Annual Convention of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), the association announced its new Board of Directors and Officers who will serve during the next 12 months. William Stephenson, CEO and Chairman of... Read Story
October 28, 2015, 06:59 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced that President and CEO William G. Sutton, CAE, will retire at the end of 2015 and that ELFA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors have voted unanimously to name Chief Operating... Read Story
February 02, 2015, 07:12 AM


CFO.com reports the new lease accounting proposal agreed upon by the FASB and IASB is still getting pummeled by finance executives. Ralph Petta, chief operating officer at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) notes that the boards’... Read Story
September 20, 2012, 07:14 AM


Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) President and CEO William G. Sutton, CAE, recognized Ralph Petta, Chief Operating Officer, for his 25 years of service to the association.Petta joined the association staff in April 1987 and has served... Read Story
April 12, 2012, 07:00 AM