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During the 58th 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. Martha Ahlers, President of United Leasing &... Read Story
October 30, 2019, 07:25 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced the inaugural winner of its Advocacy Champions Award for 2019 is the Financial Institutions Business Council Steering Committee.The award recognizes the Business Council Steering... Read Story
October 30, 2019, 07:05 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has named Paul S. Gass and Frederick E. Wolfert to the 2019 Class of the Equipment Finance Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place Oct. 26 at the Chairman’s Dinner preceding the 58th ELFA... Read Story
October 29, 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
October 23, 2019, 07:03 AM


Amur Equipment Finance (AmurEF) announced that three of its equipment finance professionals were recently appointed to positions with leading industry associations. Jacklynn Manning, CLFP, Vice President of Marketing has been elected to serve on the... Read Story
October 22, 2019, 07:05 AM


A study released by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) finds compensation in the equipment finance industry grew moderately in 2018. The 2019 Equipment Leasing and Finance Compensation Survey measures compensation rates for the 2018... Read Story
October 15, 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
September 26, 2019, 07:20 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has released the 2019 Interactive SEFA Dashboard, an online tool featuring highlights from the Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA). This free resource allows ELFA members to quickly and easily... Read Story
September 25, 2019, 07:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association released a report detailing compensation practices at small and medium-sized equipment leasing and finance companies. The 2019 Small and Medium Enterprise Compensation Survey reveals trends in... Read Story
September 18, 2019, 07:20 AM


Amur Equipment Finance, Inc. (AmurEF) announced the appointment of Paul A. Larkins to its Board of Directors. In Larkins’ more than 30 years in the banking, equipment leasing and specialty finance industries he has served in many senior leadership... Read Story
September 05, 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
August 23, 2019, 07:30 AM


The law firm Lane Powell announced that friend and colleague Malcolm Lindquist passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4, after losing a courageous battle with cancer. The firm described Lindquist as a man of great integrity, wit and infectious humor, with... Read Story
August 15, 2019, 07:14 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association is hosting a free one-hour webinar to present findings of its 2019 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA), the largest and most important source of statistical information on the $1 trillion... Read Story
July 26, 2019, 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
July 24, 2019, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association released the 2019 ELFA Software Guide showcasing the leading software solutions for the equipment finance industry. The guide is designed to help equipment finance companies compete in the new digital... Read Story
July 23, 2019, 07:00 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


Robert S. Cohen, partner at Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP and noted speaker on cybersecurity and the law, will lead a session at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Credit & Collections Management Conference in St. Petersburg, FL.... Read Story
May 30, 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 online training course Fundamentals of Equipment Leasing and Finance has earned a Gold Award in the 2018 Horizon Interactive Awards. The Award annually recognizes honorable accomplishments in... Read Story
May 23, 2019, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced equipment finance executives from across the country will gather in Washington, D.C., for ELFA’s Capitol Connections event, May 15 at the Washington Court Hotel. This event is designed to... Read Story
May 08, 2019, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has awarded Andrew K. Alper, Vice President and Shareholder with Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato, L.C., and Marjorie Krumholz, Partner with Thompson Coburn LLP, the Edward A. Groobert Award for Legal... Read Story
May 07, 2019, 07:20 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has selected Moorari K. Shah, Counsel for Buckley LLP, to receive its 2019 David H. Fenig Distinguished Service in Advocacy Award. The award honors individuals who have made significant... Read Story
May 02, 2019, 07:18 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


Frederick “Rick” Eugene Wolfert, 64, of Greensboro, GA, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2019 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, GA. Rick had a long and distinguished career in the equipment finance industry. He was an active... Read Story
April 12, 2019, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced it is accepting member nominations for its 2019 Operations & Technology Excellence (O&TE) Award. The award will be presented to up to two winners at the ELFA Operations & Technology... Read Story
April 05, 2019, 07:00 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


Most equipment leasing and finance executives believe blockchain technology is relevant and offers a competitive advantage, but few have acted on it, according to a new report by Deborah Reuben and The Alta Group. The authors of this report advise... Read Story
March 07, 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
February 26, 2019, 07:20 AM


Crestmark Equipment Finance (CEF) announced the appointment of the division’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) Jeffrey Emrich to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Operations & Technology Planning Committee for 2019. The goal of... Read Story
February 15, 2019, 07:10 AM


What: The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association is hosting a free one-hour webinar that will showcase how equipment finance companies can use its Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) to solve practical business problems and benchmark their... Read Story
February 06, 2019, 07:05 AM


What are the hottest equipment markets of 2019? A new report from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, What’s Hot/What’s Not: Equipment Market Forecast 2019, reveals industry perceptions of 15 equipment markets based on a survey of ELFA... Read Story
February 04, 2019, 07:20 AM


David Normandin, CLFP, President and CEO of Wintrust Specialty Finance, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA). This will be Normandin’s first year to serve as a board member... Read Story
January 30, 2019, 07:01 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


Members of the equipment leasing and finance industry will have multiple opportunities to network and engage in business and professional development this year. The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has released its 2019 calendar of events... Read Story
January 04, 2019, 07:17 AM


The best way to kick off the new year is by investing in yourself! To help you start 2019 off right, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association is offering a 25 percent New Year’s discount off the price of the new Fundamentals of Equipment Leasing... Read Story
January 03, 2019, 07:02 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


Kirk S. Phillips, President and CEO of Wintrust Commercial Finance, has been selected to serve as Chairman on the Financial Institutions Business Council Steering Committee for the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA). This will be... Read Story
December 04, 2018, 07:05 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


Jesse Johnson, Director of Sales at LTi Technology Solutions, has been elected to a second term on the ELFA’s Service Providers Business Council Steering Committee. He will continue to help push the committee initiatives that support items such as... Read Story
November 15, 2018, 07:12 AM


ENGS Commercial Finance Co. announced John Vande Moore, Chief Financial Officer, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Small Ticket Business Council Steering Committee. The Small Ticket Business... Read Story
November 15, 2018, 07:00 AM


Amy Gross, Senior Vice President, Key Government Finance, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Financial Institutions Business Council Steering Committee.The Financial Institutions Business... Read Story
November 14, 2018, 07:10 AM


Nexseer Capital announced Sohini Roy, Chief Financial Officer of Nexseer, has been elected to the ELFA Independent Middle Market Business Council Steering Committee.“I am pleased to be a part of this group of industry leaders. The role of the... Read Story
November 09, 2018, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced the results of the association’s September 2018 Business Council Steering Committee elections. The Business Council Steering Committees are the association’s primary constituent bodies and are... Read Story
November 08, 2018, 07:25 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


Daniel J. Krajewski, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sertant Capital, has been elected to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Board of Directors. Also, Michael Quimby, Executive Vice President of Sertant Capital’s Fleet... Read Story
October 24, 2018, 07:00 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 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


Compensation in the equipment finance industry increased moderately in 2017, according to the 2018 Equipment Leasing and Finance Compensation Survey from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) and McLagan. Industry new business volume... Read Story
October 11, 2018, 07:20 AM


From the impact of robotics technology on equipment finance to the sharing economy’s influence on evolving business models, breakout sessions of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Annual Convention Oct. 14-16 in Phoenix will prepare... Read Story
October 08, 2018, 06:55 AM


Douglas R. Williams, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of JDR Solutions Inc., has been elected to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Business Council Steering Committee.Williams will serve a two-year term on the council’s... Read Story
October 03, 2018, 07:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association released a report detailing compensation practices at small and medium-sized equipment leasing and finance companies. The 2018 Small and Medium Enterprise Compensation Survey reveals trends in... Read Story
October 01, 2018, 07:21 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 (ELFA) has selected Deborah Reuben, CLFP, President of Reuben Creative, to receive the 2018 Michael J. Fleming Distinguished Service Award. The award honors individuals who have made significant... Read Story
September 18, 2018, 07:20 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has launched a new online dashboard featuring key data from the Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA). The Interactive SEFA Dashboard includes the latest data from the 2018 SEFA, as well as... Read Story
September 13, 2018, 07:12 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association in September filed a formal Comment Letter with The Financial Accounting Standards Board on proposed amendments to the new lease accounting standard.  The Proposed Accounting Standards Update, Leases... Read Story
September 12, 2018, 07:03 AM


Equipment finance companies collect and generate a wealth of data, but most are unsure how to leverage it to increase competitiveness in strategic ways. Those attending the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Operations & Technology... Read Story
August 28, 2018, 07:22 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


To compete in today’s rapidly changing world, equipment finance companies are innovating their business processes and recognizing the value of investing in technology upgrades, according to the 2018 ELFA Software Guide released today by the Equipment... Read Story
August 02, 2018, 07:05 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association is hosting a free one-hour webinar to present findings of its 2018 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA), the largest and most important source of statistical information on the $1 trillion... Read Story
August 01, 2018, 07:00 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 (ELFA) announced its 2018 Operations and Technology Excellence Award will go to CWB National Leasing Inc. The award-winning project will be showcased during ELFA’s Operations and Technology Conference... Read Story
July 10, 2018, 07:20 AM


What is the state of credit and collections in the equipment finance industry? The 8th Annual Credit Manager Survey provides some key insights. The survey results, based on feedback from 128 ELFA credit and collections leaders, were presented at the... Read Story
July 06, 2018, 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 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 (ELFA) has selected Conrad Eimers, President of Vision Financial Group, Inc., to receive its 2018 David H. Fenig Distinguished Service in Advocacy Award.The award honors individuals who have made... Read Story
May 15, 2018, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has awarded Stewart G. Abramson, Senior Managing Counsel at Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, and Dominic A. Liberatore, Deputy General Counsel at DLL, the Edward A. Groobert Award for Legal... Read Story
May 08, 2018, 07:05 AM


The use of a stipulated loss value (SLV) formula to measure a lessor’s damages resulting from lessee defaults in equipment lease contracts will be debated during a dynamic session at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Legal Forum... Read Story
May 03, 2018, 07:17 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


After solid growth in 2017, investment in equipment and software will likely continue to strengthen in 2018 and is projected to expand 8.5 percent, according to the Q2 update to the 2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by... Read Story
April 11, 2018, 07:17 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced the silent auction held at the 2018 ELFA Equipment Management Conference raised $4,340 for charity. The funds will be donated to the Guardian Ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay, an... Read Story
April 03, 2018, 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
March 22, 2018, 07:30 AM


Hancock Whitney Equipment Finance executive Chris Bucher has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Financial Institutions Business Council Steering Committee.Hancock Whitney Equipment Finance is... Read Story
March 08, 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
February 26, 2018, 07:20 AM


The Alta Group’s presenters at the Equipment Management Conference Feb. 25-27 in St. Petersburg, FL include Shawn Halladay, Alta’s director of professional development, who will discuss best practices in the accounting process of residual write-downs... Read Story
February 20, 2018, 07:05 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced it is accepting nominations for the Equipment Finance Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The program recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the equipment finance... Read Story
January 31, 2018, 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 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 is hosting a free 90-minute webinar to examine the impact of new tax reform legislation on the $1 trillion equipment finance industry on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, 2pm-3:30pm ETPresident Trump recently... Read Story
January 10, 2018, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has released its 2018 calendar of events, which includes face-to-face conferences and workshops and web-based programs. Continuing education credits are available for many of the offerings. Details about... Read Story
January 03, 2018, 06:02 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 (ELFA) is innovating its research offerings to deliver critical data to its members in a more dynamic and accessible format. As part of this effort, the association has launched an interactive edition of... Read Story
December 06, 2017, 07:35 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


Daniel J. Krajewski, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sertant Capital, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Independent Middle Market Business Council Steering Committee.The Independent... Read Story
November 21, 2017, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has announced the results of the association’s September 2017 Business Council Steering Committee elections. The Business Council Steering Committees are the association’s primary constituent bodies and... Read Story
November 14, 2017, 07:17 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 Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has named James R. Renner to the 2017 Class of the Equipment Finance Hall of Fame. ELFA President and CEO Ralph Petta made the announcement this morning at the General Session of the 56th ELFA... Read Story
October 24, 2017, 07:10 AM


Harvard Partners CEO Bill Verhelle announced his firm is seeking to invest in, or purchase, small innovative U.S.-based commercial finance firms. Interest is not limited to companies already in the equipment leasing and finance industry, though he... Read Story
October 19, 2017, 07:31 AM


Diane Croessmann, a leader in the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) and accomplished senior leasing executive, has been appointed to the post of director of The Alta Group consultancy. She most recently served as worldwide managing... Read Story
October 18, 2017, 07:18 AM


The equipment leasing hell-or-high-water clause is “on trial” and you - the audience - will decide its fate at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Convention in Orlando.  The mock trial, taking place at 3 p.m. on Monday Oct. 23, will... Read Story
October 10, 2017, 07:18 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 & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the September 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of... Read Story
September 19, 2017, 07:04 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has selected Joseph P. Sebik, CPA, Director of Tax at Siemens Financial Services, Inc., to receive its 2017 Michael J. Fleming Distinguished Service Award. The award honors individuals who have... Read Story
September 14, 2017, 07:10 AM


Mintaka Financial announced that it has received the ELFA’s 2017 Excellence in Operations and Technology Award with its fully connected platform for its independent partner originators. The partner solution includes an origination system containing a... Read Story
September 08, 2017, 07:12 AM


The Equipment  Leasing and Finance Association and the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation announced that effective Sept. 1, 2017, their business address has changed to: 1625 Eye St. NW, Suite 850Washington, DC 20006 For more information, please... Read Story
September 05, 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
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 is hosting a free one-hour webinar to present findings of its 2017 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity, the largest and most important source of statistical information on the $1 trillion equipment... Read Story
August 01, 2017, 07:02 AM


In order to compete in today’s rapidly changing world, equipment finance firms are innovating their business processes and recognizing the value of investing in technology upgrades, according to the 2017 Software Guide released by the Equipment... Read Story
July 28, 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
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


What’s the state of credit and collections in the equipment finance industry? The 7th Annual Credit Manager Survey provides some key insights. The survey results, based on feedback from close to 300 ELFA members, were presented at ELFA’s 2017 Credit... Read Story
June 29, 2017, 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
June 23, 2017, 07:19 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the June 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
June 15, 2017, 07:10 AM


Andrew G. Mesches, a director with The Alta Group, will join speakers at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s annual Credit & Collections Management Conference, “Shift Happens: Navigating the Future,” where he will moderate the panel... Read Story
June 05, 2017, 07:02 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


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the May 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the... Read Story
May 18, 2017, 07:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has selected Robert Boyer, President of Susquehanna Commercial Finance, Inc. (soon to be renamed BB&T Commercial Equipment Capital Corp), to receive its 2017 David H. Fenig Distinguished Service in... Read Story
May 11, 2017, 07:03 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has awarded Barry S. Marks, founding shareholder of Marks & Associates, P.C., the Edward A. Groobert Award for Legal Excellence. Marks received the award on May 8 at the ELFA Legal Forum in St.... Read Story
May 10, 2017, 07:14 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced that equipment finance executives from across the country will gather in Washington, D.C., for ELFA’s Capitol Connections event, May 17-18 at the Washington Court Hotel. This event is designed... Read Story
May 04, 2017, 07:00 AM


During National Small Business Week, April 30-May 6, 2017, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) is sharing reasons why a large majority of U.S. businesses—nearly 8 in 10—finance their equipment. In an environment of heightened... Read Story
May 01, 2017, 07:06 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the April 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
April 20, 2017, 07:22 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


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 (ELFA) announced it is accepting member nominations for its 2017 Operations & Technology Excellence (O&TE) Award. The award will be presented to up to two winners at the ELFA Operations & Technology... Read Story
March 21, 2017, 07:00 AM


The Alta Group CEO John C. Deane is presenting at the ELFA-IMN Investors' Conference on Equipment Finance March 22 in New York on a panel providing an outlook on capital markets, current trends and market conditions, as well as a look back at... Read Story
March 15, 2017, 07:06 AM


What are the hottest equipment sectors in 2017? The answer is construction, medical, machine tools, high-tech/computer, plastics and trucks/trailers, according to a new survey of ELFA member asset managers and consultants. The 2017 “What’s Hot/What’s... Read Story
March 06, 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 Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the February 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of... Read Story
February 16, 2017, 07:11 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 has earned a Platinum Award in the 2017 AVA Digital Awards, an international competition that recognizes excellence in digital communication. ELFA was recognized for the redesign of its flagship website... Read Story
February 14, 2017, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced it is accepting nominations for the Equipment Finance Hall of Fame Class of 2017. The program recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the equipment finance... Read Story
February 01, 2017, 06:00 AM


Onset Financial's General Counsel, Scott Finlinson recently accepted an appointment to the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association Legal Committee. He will serve until November 2019. Before joining Onset Financial full-time, Finlinson was an... Read Story
January 25, 2017, 06:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the January 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
January 19, 2017, 07:20 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


Key Equipment Finance Vice President Colleen Daly has joined the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's communications committee, which guides the association's internal and external communications. Daly, who joined Key Equipment Finance in 2004... Read Story
January 17, 2017, 06:47 AM


Quentin Cote, EVP, Mintaka Financial has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Small Ticket Business Council Steering Committee. Quentin has spent his career in the specialty finance sector, lending... Read Story
January 11, 2017, 07:10 AM


Members of the equipment leasing and finance industry will have multiple opportunities to network and engage in business and professional development this year. The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has released its 2017 calendar of events... Read Story
January 04, 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
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


Amur Equipment Finance (AmurEF), announced that Co-President and Chief Operating Officer Malia K. Du Mont has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Independent Middle Market Business Council Steering... Read Story
December 07, 2016, 07:05 AM


Jesse Johnson, senior sales executive at LeaseTeam, Inc., has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Service Providers Business Council Steering Committee.The Service Providers Business Council... Read Story
November 23, 2016, 07:00 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


David S. Wiener of The Alta Group has been re-elected to serve on the Service Providers Business Council Steering Committee of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. This is the second two-year term for Wiener, an Alta Managing Director... Read Story
November 21, 2016, 06:44 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


Jon Gerson, President of Executive Solutions, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Service Providers Business Council Steering Committee.The Service Providers Business Council Steering Committee... Read Story
November 18, 2016, 06:18 AM


Kirk Phillips, President and CEO of Wintrust Commercial Finance has been re-elected to serve a two-year term on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Financial Institutions Business Council Steering Committee.  The Financial Institutions... Read Story
November 16, 2016, 07:09 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has announced the results of the association’s September 2016 Business Council Steering Committee elections. The Business Council Steering Committees are the association’s primary constituent bodies and... Read Story
November 10, 2016, 07:10 AM


When the U.S. Federal Reserve took a deep breath and raised its key interest rate, which had been sitting for so long at near-zero, it was hailed as a sign that the economy had finally shaken off the shackles of the Great Recession, and the confident... Read Story
November 07, 2016, 05:00 PM


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


Mike Wiedemer, National Sales Director of First American Equipment Finance, has been elected to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA’s) Financial Institutions Business Council Steering Committee. He joins as First American CEO Alan... Read Story
October 26, 2016, 07:02 AM


Today, during the 55th 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. Anthony Cracchiolo, President and CEO of U.S... Read Story
October 25, 2016, 07:23 AM


International Decision Systems, Inc. (IDS), the leading provider of equipment finance software, announced today the promotion of Katie Emmel to Chief Operating Officer.“Ms. Emmel brings a wealth of industry knowledge and deep IDS product experience... Read Story
October 25, 2016, 07:16 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


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


October’s issue of Equipment Leasing and Finance (ELFA) Magazine prominently features three ECS Financial employees, Sinead Murphy, Tobey Wilson, and Anne Dalgaard on the cover. The image honors them for their commitment to the finance industry and... Read Story
October 12, 2016, 07:04 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 Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the September 2016 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of... Read Story
September 22, 2016, 07:07 AM


Compensation in the equipment finance industry increased modestly in 2015, according to the 2016 Equipment Leasing and Finance Compensation Survey from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) and McLagan. For the sixth consecutive year... Read Story
September 15, 2016, 07:14 AM


Ivory Consulting Corporation is proud to announce that Senior Consultant, Ray James, was selected by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) to receive its 2016 Michael J. Fleming Distinguished Service Award. This award honors those who... Read Story
September 14, 2016, 07:05 AM


John A. Hurt, formerly the senior vice president of technology for MB Equipment Finance, has joined The Alta Group as a director in its Digital Business Advisory Practice. He has more than 20 years of executive experience in information technology... Read Story
September 12, 2016, 07:10 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 (ELFA) has selected Ray James, Senior Consultant for Ivory Consulting Corporation, to receive its 2016 Michael J. Fleming Distinguished Service Award. The award honors individuals who have made... Read Story
September 07, 2016, 07:05 AM


Robert Fagan, Vice President of Collections at Eastern Funding, has been invited by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (ELFA) to join its Credit and Collections Management Planning Committee for 2017.The committee serves as an information... Read Story
September 02, 2016, 07:00 AM


ELFA Announces Lease and Finance Accountants Conference Sept. 12-14, 2016 What: 2016 Lease and Finance Accountants Conference, hosted by the Equipment Leasing and Finance AssociationWhen: Sept. 12-14, 2016Where: Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner... Read Story
September 01, 2016, 06:56 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


Equipment finance companies looking to stay competitive in a digital world are recognizing the value of investing in technology upgrades, according to the 2016 Software Guide released by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. Whether to meet... Read Story
August 23, 2016, 07:12 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the August 2016 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
August 18, 2016, 07:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association is hosting a free one-hour webinar to present findings of its 2016 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity, the largest and most important source of statistical information on the $1 trillion equipment... Read Story
August 05, 2016, 07:19 AM


For the seventh year in a row, the much anticipated Collections Effectiveness Survey was presented and well received at ELFA’s 2016 Credit and Collections Management Conference, June 5-7 in Denver, Colorado. The survey was started in 2010 to bring... Read Story
August 03, 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
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


LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. (LEAF) announced winning the 2016 ELFA Operations and Technology Excellence Award.The ELFA Operations and Technology Excellence Award recognizes equipment finance organizations taking the lead in developing inventive... Read Story
July 14, 2016, 06:56 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 & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the May 2016 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the... Read Story
May 19, 2016, 07:21 AM


2016 Capitol Connections, hosted by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association will be held Wednesday, May 18 – Thursday, May 19 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. Attendees will include Presidents, CEOs and senior executives of... Read Story
May 10, 2016, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has awarded Alan Mogol, Principal at Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, the Edward A. Groobert Award for Legal Excellence. Mogol received the award May 2 at the ELFA Legal Forum in San Francisco. ELFA... Read Story
May 04, 2016, 06:48 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


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the April 2016 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
April 21, 2016, 07:20 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced it is accepting member nominations for its 2016 Operations & Technology Excellence Award. The award will be presented to up to two winners at the ELFA Operations & Technology Conference... Read Story
March 31, 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
March 23, 2016, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced it is accepting nominations for the Equipment Finance Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The program recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the equipment finance... Read Story
March 04, 2016, 07:09 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


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, 2016, 07:15 AM


Quick Bridge Funding, a privately-held, Inc. 500 financial services firm, announced it has been named a leader and winner in the 2016 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group based on internally building its new innovative... Read Story
February 10, 2016, 07:10 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


Members of the equipment leasing and finance industry will have multiple opportunities to network and engage in business and professional development this year. The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has released its 2016 calendar of events... Read Story
January 05, 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
December 21, 2015, 07:12 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has released a new educational tool that addresses impending changes to the lease accounting standard. The white paper, “Changes in Lease Accounting: The Benefits of Equipment Lease Financing Remain,” is... Read Story
November 12, 2015, 07:20 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has announced the results of the association’s September 2015 Business Council Steering Committee elections. The Business Council Steering Committees are the association’s primary constituent bodies and... Read Story
November 10, 2015, 07:00 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) has named seven industry leaders to the 2015 Class of the Equipment Finance Hall of Fame. ELFA Chairman Robert Rinaldi, Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Industrial Finance, Inc., announced the... Read Story
October 27, 2015, 06:43 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 $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their... Read Story
October 23, 2015, 07:05 AM


How do Independent equipment finance companies raise capital today when banks are focused on managing regulatory compliance, anticipating new legislation and dealing with increased competition? This is the key question to be addressed in an Oct. 27... Read Story
October 22, 2015, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the October 2015 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
October 21, 2015, 07:07 AM


On the opening day of the ELFA Convention, panelists from The Alta Group, Genpact and Equipment Data Associates will invite attendees to join them in mapping the customer journey through leasing, and in sharing ideas about how it can be re-energized... Read Story
October 09, 2015, 07:00 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 4.1 percent in 2015, according to the Q4 update to the 2015 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation... Read Story
October 07, 2015, 07:04 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 $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
September 23, 2015, 06:58 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announces that Heather Staverman, CMP, has joined the organization as Director of Meetings and Exhibits, effective Sept. 10. In this position, Staverman will plan, manage, implement and promote several... Read Story
September 15, 2015, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has selected Lesley Sterling, ELFA Vice President of Business and Professional Development, to receive its 2015 Distinguished Service Award. The award honors individuals who have made significant... Read Story
September 14, 2015, 07:06 AM


Compensation in the equipment finance industry increased modestly in 2014, according to the 2015 Equipment Leasing and Finance Compensation Survey from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) and McLagan. For the fifth consecutive year... Read Story
September 10, 2015, 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 $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
August 25, 2015, 07:05 AM


As the U.S. economy continues to improve and new technology solutions enter the marketplace, equipment finance companies are modernizing their IT systems and using technology in new ways to solve problems and create opportunity. The 2015 Software... Read Story
August 12, 2015, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association is hosting a one-hour webinar to present findings of its 2015 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity, the largest and most important source of statistical information available on the $903 billion equipment... Read Story
August 03, 2015, 07:16 AM


New business volume grew 6.7% in the equipment finance industry in 2014, according to the 2015 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) released today by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA). The rise in new business volume marked... Read Story
July 28, 2015, 07:16 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 $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their... Read Story
July 24, 2015, 07:22 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announces that its 2015 Operations and Technology Excellence Award will go to two companies: Element Financial Corporation and Quick Bridge Funding, LLC. The winners were selected by a subcommittee... Read Story
July 23, 2015, 06:45 AM


Wheeler Business Consulting LLC has published its first book, Call to Action.  Scott A. Wheeler CLFP, a thirty-four year veteran in the commercial equipment leasing and finance industry, has compiled his favorite sales tips into an easy-to-read... Read Story
July 16, 2015, 06:45 AM


Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”) announced that Joseph Lane has joined the firm’s private equity group, Napier Park Financial Partners, as a managing director. “We are excited to welcome Joe to Napier Park,” said Manu Rana, managing... Read Story
July 08, 2015, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) informational end-user website, Equipment Finance Advantage, has been honored with two awards for communications excellence. The website, at www.EquipmentFinanceAdvantage.org, is a winner in the... Read Story
June 25, 2015, 07:06 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 $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
June 22, 2015, 07:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the June 2015 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
June 18, 2015, 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 $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
May 22, 2015, 07:00 AM


How do you stay ahead of the curve in credit and collections management, even with an uptick in new business volume? When senior credit and collections executives gather in Washington, D.C., next month for the Equipment Leasing and Finance... Read Story
May 20, 2015, 06:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has selected Valerie Hayes Jester, President of Brandywine Capital Associates, Inc., to receive its 2015 David H. Fenig Distinguished Service in Advocacy Award. The award, named for ELFA’s former... Read Story
May 11, 2015, 07:00 AM


What: 2015 Capitol Connections, hosted by the Equipment Leasing and Finance AssociationWhen: Wednesday, May 13 – Thursday, May 14Where: Washington Court Hotel, Washington, D.C. Who Attends: Presidents, CEOs and senior executives of ELFA member... Read Story
May 11, 2015, 05:50 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has awarded Barbara Goodstein, Partner at Mayer Brown LLP, the Edward A. Groobert Award for Legal Excellence. Goodstein received the award at the ELFA Legal Forum in Nashville. ELFA Legal Committee... Read Story
May 07, 2015, 07:00 AM


LeaseTeam announced that the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Russ Hallberg; its Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman, Randy Haug; and its Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, Jeff Van Slyke, will... Read Story
May 06, 2015, 06:47 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 $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
April 23, 2015, 07:05 AM


For banks involved in the equipment leasing and asset finance business, regulatory agency requirements stemming from the “Great Recession” have forced banks to assign higher levels of loss to equipment-based defaults and thus allocate a higher level... Read Story
April 21, 2015, 06:36 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the April 2015 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
April 21, 2015, 06:28 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has responded to a new proposal regarding credit risk under the Basel framework. ELFA is calling for risk weighting treatment for commercial leases and loans backed by capital equipment, in... Read Story
April 20, 2015, 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 $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
March 24, 2015, 06:50 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced it is accepting member nominations for its 2015 Operations & Technology Excellence (O&TE) Award. The award will be presented to up to two winners at the ELFA Operations & Technology... Read Story
March 11, 2015, 06:57 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced it is accepting nominations for the Equipment Finance Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The program recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the equipment finance... Read Story
March 03, 2015, 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 $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
February 25, 2015, 06:57 AM


In a release from White Clarke Group, CEO – Americas Jonathan Dodds said over much of last year, the U.S. showed the rest of the world the way in terms of economic growth, and the momentum in the economy is being reflected in the performance of the... Read Story
February 19, 2015, 07:15 AM


Nearly 300 asset managers, equipment appraisers and remarketers will convene in Miami, Feb. 22-24, for the 26th Annual ELFA Equipment Management Conference. The conference will allow professionals in the equipment leasing and finance industry to... Read Story
February 11, 2015, 05:54 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


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 $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
January 26, 2015, 07:00 AM


Visitors to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) end-user website, Equipment Finance Advantage, will find new enhancements that make it a more powerful resource than ever for helping businesses take advantage of the benefits of... Read Story
January 20, 2015, 07:00 AM


Favorable Economic and Financing Conditions Will Drive Replacement and Expansion SpendingThe Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) which represents the $903 billion equipment finance sector, today revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition... Read Story
January 12, 2015, 07:00 AM


Members of the equipment leasing and finance industry will have multiple opportunities to network and engage in business and professional development this year. The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has released its 2015 calendar of events... Read Story
January 06, 2015, 06:51 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 $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
December 19, 2014, 07:02 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 $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
November 24, 2014, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has announced the results of the association’s September 2014 Business Council Steering Committee elections. The Business Council Steering Committees are the association’s primary constituent bodies and... Read Story
November 05, 2014, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has established the Equipment Finance Hall of Fame to annually recognize individuals who have made unique, significant or lasting contributions to the equipment finance industry throughout their... Read Story
October 23, 2014, 07:11 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 $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
October 22, 2014, 07:06 AM


On Oct. 21, during the 53rd 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. Robert “Bob” Rinaldi, CEO of Commercial... Read Story
October 22, 2014, 06:47 AM


The equipment finance market is projected to reach $903 billion in 2014, according to 2014 State of the Equipment Finance Industry Report  released at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. The study, published... Read Story
October 21, 2014, 07:28 AM


A new study by PayNet shows that equipment finance lenders can achieve double digit growth through a smarter application process.  Although credit approval rates vary by lender and market segments, PayNet’s recent study addressing small ticket... Read Story
October 21, 2014, 07:22 AM


VeriStor Systems, an advanced IT solutions provider specializing in virtual infrastructure and enterprise private, public and hybrid cloud services and solutions, today announced that Bob Necessary has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer.... Read Story
October 08, 2014, 07:02 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 $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
September 24, 2014, 07:00 AM


eOriginal, Inc. announced that a leading equipment leasing firm has selected eOriginal SmartSign® eSignature and eAsset™ Management Services to enhance its business processes, accelerate sales and improve the customer experience. “eOriginal has long... Read Story
September 19, 2014, 05:27 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has selected  John Bober, Global Technical Controller for GE Capital, to receive its 2014 Distinguished Service Award. The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the... Read Story
September 09, 2014, 07:00 AM


Compensation in the equipment finance industry increased modestly in 2013, according to the 2014 Equipment Leasing and Finance Compensation Survey from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) and McLagan. For the fourth consecutive year... Read Story
September 03, 2014, 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 $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
August 25, 2014, 06:58 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the August 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
August 21, 2014, 06:47 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association is mourning the passing of Michael J. Fleming, who served as the association’s President for 27 years. Mike passed away Aug. 19 after a long but valiant fight with cancer.The family would appreciate... Read Story
August 20, 2014, 07:08 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 $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
July 24, 2014, 06:33 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the July 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
July 22, 2014, 06:45 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced that Odessa Technologies’ implementation of LeaseWave® at BB&T Equipment Finance Corporation has won the Operations & Technology Excellence (O&TE) Award for 2014.  This marks the fourth time in... Read Story
July 21, 2014, 06:12 AM


In order to make well informed credit decisions, one tool that credit and risk professionals in the equipment finance industry rely on is financial statement analysis. Now, a new online course is available from the Equipment Leasing and Finance... Read Story
July 15, 2014, 06:50 AM


International Decision Systems (IDS) announced that a major implementation of its InfoLease® and Rapport® equipment finance solutions is the recipient of the 2014 Operations and Technology Excellence Award from the Equipment Leasing and Finance... Read Story
July 15, 2014, 06:45 AM


Equipment Finance Advisor is pleased to announce the newest expansion of its innovative online publishing platform with the launch of the Monthly Industry/Economic Data Blast. Aggregated from numerous sources, the Monthly Industry/Economic Data Blast... Read Story
July 10, 2014, 07:01 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced that its 2014 Operations and Technology Excellence Award will go to two companies: BB&T Equipment Finance Corporation and Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc. The winners were selected by... Read Story
July 10, 2014, 06:27 AM


New business volume grew 9.3% in the equipment finance industry in 2013, according to the 2014 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) released today by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. The growth in volume was down from the 16.4%... Read Story
July 08, 2014, 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 $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
June 24, 2014, 06:30 AM


As the U.S. economy continues to improve and new technology solutions enter the marketplace, equipment finance companies are modernizing their IT systems and using technology in new ways to solve problems and create opportunity. The 2014 Software... Read Story
June 20, 2014, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has selected Robert J. Rinaldi, CEO of King Commercial Finance, to receive its 2014 David H. Fenig Distinguished Service in Advocacy Award. The award, named for ELFA’s former Vice President of... Read Story
June 10, 2014, 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 $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
May 22, 2014, 06:47 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the May 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the... Read Story
May 20, 2014, 06:49 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 $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
April 23, 2014, 06:39 AM


Equipment Finance Advisor is pleased to announce the addition of a new monthly Personnel Headlines Blog beginning today. Featured the first week of every month, this blog will summarize the personnel headlines gathered for the entire prior month by... Read Story
March 31, 2014, 07:08 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 $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
March 25, 2014, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the March 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
March 21, 2014, 06:48 AM


ELFA is mourning the loss of long-time member, industry leader and ELFA Director Jim McGrane, who passed away on March 13. EverBank has provided the following statement: It is with heavy hearts that we tell you that our friend and colleague, Jim... Read Story
March 17, 2014, 07:04 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 $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
February 26, 2014, 06:47 AM


Construction, oil/gas/energy and trucks/trailers are the hottest equipment sectors of 2014, according to a survey of 100 asset managers and consultants to be released at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s 26th Annual Equipment Management... Read Story
February 12, 2014, 07:07 AM


Equipment leasing and finance veteran Bob Rinaldi joined King Commercial Finance as chief executive officer (CEO) in January, teaming up with Scott Hawkins, the president, in leading this St. Louis, Mo.–based national equipment finance company.... Read Story
January 29, 2014, 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 $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
January 27, 2014, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the January 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
January 23, 2014, 07:04 AM


Members of the equipment leasing and finance industry will have multiple opportunities to network and engage in business and professional development this year. The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has released its 2014 calendar of events... Read Story
January 17, 2014, 06:53 AM


Economic Improvement and Favorable Financing Conditions Will Drive Capital Spending This YearThe Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) which represents the $827 billion equipment finance sector, today revealed its Top 10 Equipment... Read Story
January 13, 2014, 07:02 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 $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
December 20, 2013, 07:02 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the December 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of... Read Story
December 18, 2013, 06:57 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.1% in 2014 as economic conditions solidify and business confidence continues to recover, according to the Annual 2014 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the... Read Story
December 12, 2013, 07:02 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has released three new resources to help businesses take advantage of the benefits of equipment finance.  The multimedia resources—a video, a digital toolkit and an infographic—highlight how... Read Story
December 03, 2013, 09:00 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 $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
November 25, 2013, 06:54 AM


Michael A. Toglia, Publisher of Equipment Finance Advisor and ABL Advisor has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Service Providers Business Council Steering Committee.The Service Providers... Read Story
November 18, 2013, 06:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced the results of the association’s September 2013 Business Council Steering Committee elections. The Business Council Steering Committees are the association’s primary constituent bodies and are... Read Story
November 13, 2013, 07:00 AM


William G. Sutton, CAE, President and CEO of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, has received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the National Eagle Scout Association and the 2013 Financial Services “Good Scout” Award from the... Read Story
November 11, 2013, 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 $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
October 23, 2013, 07:00 AM


During the 52nd 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. Adam D. Warner, President of Key Equipment Finance... Read Story
October 23, 2013, 06:57 AM


The equipment finance market is projected to reach $827 billion in 2013, according to the 2013 State of the Equipment Finance Industry Report released today at the 52nd Annual Convention of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. The study... Read Story
October 21, 2013, 07:46 AM


A recent study by PayNet, Inc., a firm that risk management tools to the commercial credit industry compares growth rates and projected default rates of major equipment sectors identifying safe and higher growth sectors.  This data is derived from... Read Story
October 21, 2013, 06:54 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.3% in 2013, according to the Q4 update to the 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. Equipment and software... Read Story
October 08, 2013, 07:02 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has posted an article by Bill Bosco, Principal of Leasing 101, and member of the ELFA Financial Accounting Committee, on the lease accounting project to the ELFA website.  The article notes that... Read Story
October 04, 2013, 07:05 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association launched a new video highlighting the benefits of ELFA membership for companies in the $725 billion equipment finance sector. The video, “The Value of ELFA Membership,” showcases a diverse group of... Read Story
October 01, 2013, 06:55 AM


Compensation in the equipment finance industry rose for the third year in a row in 2012, according to the 2013 Equipment Leasing and Finance Compensation Survey from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) and McLagan. For the third... Read Story
September 30, 2013, 07:01 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 $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
September 24, 2013, 07:02 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) raised serious concerns that a revised proposal to change lease accounting rules would increase the cost and complexity of lease accounting without significantly improving the quality and relevance... Read Story
September 11, 2013, 07:00 AM


Lessees and Lessors are Encouraged to Submit Comment Letters by the September 13th Deadline  CG Commercial Finance (CGCF) released an animated video outlining the issues and implications related to lease accounting changes proposed by FASB and IASB... Read Story
September 06, 2013, 06:50 AM


Calls for Boards to Reevaluate the Leases ProjectWilliam G. Sutton, CAE, President and CEO of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, released the following statement highlighting recent developments that add to mounting evidence that the... Read Story
September 04, 2013, 07:03 AM


Today  ELFA President and CEO William G. Sutton, CAE, sent the following message to all ELFA members: We need your help! You and your customers have only two weeks left to comment on the lease accounting Exposure Draft. ELFA is urging all lessees... Read Story
August 30, 2013, 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 $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
August 23, 2013, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the August 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
August 21, 2013, 07:07 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced that its 2013 Operations and Technology Excellence Award will go to two companies: TCF Equipment Finance, Inc., and SunPower Corporation. The winners were selected by a subcommittee of... Read Story
August 16, 2013, 07:08 AM


BBVA Compass announced it now offers equipment leasing and financing to companies across the nation that need everything from new aircraft to rail cars and medical equipment. The company said the bank is stepping into this market as the ongoing... Read Story
August 15, 2013, 07:05 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has selected Kevin P. Prykull, Senior Vice President and Credit Executive at PNC Equipment Finance, LLC, to receive its 2013 Distinguished Service Award. The award honors individuals who have made... Read Story
August 15, 2013, 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 $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
July 24, 2013, 07:05 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the July 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
July 22, 2013, 07:06 AM


On July 9, ELFA's lease accounting team—members Rod Hurd, John Bober and Bill Bosco and Chief Operating Officer Ralph Petta—met at the offices of the Financial Accounting Standards Board in Norwalk, Conn., to discuss the lease accounting Exposure... Read Story
July 15, 2013, 06:58 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 4.8 percent in 2013, according to the Q3 update to the 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation decreased... Read Story
July 10, 2013, 07:03 AM


New business volume grew 16.4% in the equipment finance industry in 2012, according to the 2013 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) released by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. The growth in volume was on par with the 16.5%... Read Story
July 02, 2013, 07:00 AM


International Decision Systems (IDS) announced the release of InfoLease 10, which combines a new open architecture with best-in-class InfoLease functionality that is trusted by customers worldwide to manage their mission-critical portfolios. ... Read Story
June 28, 2013, 07:00 AM


As the economy improves and as equipment leasing and finance companies prepare for the upcoming lease accounting changes, more are upgrading their technology—front end, back end, and enterprise-wide. The 2013 Software Guide released today by the... Read Story
June 25, 2013, 07:02 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 $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
June 21, 2013, 07:03 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the June 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
June 19, 2013, 07:08 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association will hold a web seminar, “Changes in Lease Accounting: Analysis and Implications for Your Business,” on Thursday, June 27, 12:30pm-2pm ET. The web seminar will analyze the lease accounting Exposure Draft... Read Story
June 05, 2013, 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 $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
May 23, 2013, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the May 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the... Read Story
May 21, 2013, 07:14 AM


William G. Sutton, CAE, President and CEO of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, today released the following statement regarding the exposure draft published by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International... Read Story
May 16, 2013, 10:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has selected Julia Pierce, President at Pierce Capital, to receive its 2013 David H. Fenig Distinguished Service in Advocacy Award. The award, named for ELFA’s former Vice President of Federal... Read Story
May 15, 2013, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has awarded Mark Kohler, General Counsel for Syndications at GE Capital Americas, the Edward A. Groobert Award for Legal Excellence. Kohler received the award at the ELFA Legal Forum on May 6 in... Read Story
May 14, 2013, 09:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announces it is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Service Award, which honors an individual who has made a significant contribution to the association and the equipment finance industry.... Read Story
April 26, 2013, 07:01 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 $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
April 23, 2013, 07:05 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the April 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
April 19, 2013, 07:23 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 5.6 percent in 2013, according to the Q2 update to the 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation... Read Story
April 03, 2013, 07:26 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 $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
March 25, 2013, 07:42 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the March 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the... Read Story
March 22, 2013, 07:18 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced it is accepting member nominations for its 2013 Operations & Technology Excellence (O&TE) Award. The O&TE Award will be presented to two winners at the ELFA Operations & Technology... Read Story
March 19, 2013, 06:00 AM


Michigan-based TIP Capital announces the hire of two leasing industry professionals, Jim Merrilees and Bruce Braviroff, as Vice Presidents of National Accounts for the Specialty Markets Group, which works with equipment manufacturers nationwide to... Read Story
March 14, 2013, 07:27 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced that Julie Benson has joined the organization as Director of Membership. In this position, Benson will lead ELFA's efforts to recruit, retain and renew members as well as oversee the... Read Story
March 08, 2013, 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 $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
February 26, 2013, 07:29 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announces that Megan Kueck has joined the organization as Director of State Government Relations, effective Feb. 4. In this position, Kueck will monitor, analyze and advocate on state legislation... Read Story
February 21, 2013, 07:22 AM


Equipment management professionals from the equipment leasing and finance industry will gather at the 25th Annual Equipment Management Conference & Exhibition, Feb. 24-26 in Tampa, Fla, to evaluate current market conditions, portfolio quality and... Read Story
February 08, 2013, 06:55 AM


Daniel Krajewski, Vice President of Business Development at Direct Capital, has been named the Chair of the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association’s Captive & Vendor Finance Business Council Steering Committee. Krajewski brings more than 20 years of... Read Story
February 07, 2013, 06:51 AM


TBF Financial reported gaining six major business opportunities recently from companies committed to selling charge-offs in the first half of 2013,  a far greater number than ever before in the 15-year history of the company, said Brett Boehm... Read Story
February 04, 2013, 07:12 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 $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
January 25, 2013, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) which represents the $725 billion equipment finance sector, today revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2013.  Given that every year U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government... Read Story
January 14, 2013, 07:20 AM


The ELFA community is mourning the loss of long-time member Dennis Neumann, Chief Executive Officer of BNY Capital Funding, who passed away suddenly on Jan. 4. Neumann contributed to the association in countless ways. He served as 2004-2005 ELFA... Read Story
January 08, 2013, 07:43 AM


Members of the equipment leasing and finance industry will have multiple opportunities to network and engage in business and professional development this year. The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has released its 2013 calendar of events... Read Story
January 04, 2013, 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 $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
December 21, 2012, 07:39 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the December 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of... Read Story
December 19, 2012, 07:40 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases its 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook today.  The report, which is focused on the $725 billion equipment leasing and finance industry, forecasts equipment... Read Story
December 18, 2012, 10:00 PM


U.S. businesses and government agencies will finance more than $742 billion in equipment acquisitions in 2013, according to the U.S. Equipment Finance Market Study 2012-2013, released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.  The study... Read Story
December 11, 2012, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has launched a new website, www.EquipmentFinanceAdvantage.org, to help businesses take advantage of all the benefits of equipment leasing and finance. The Equipment Finance Advantage website is a... Read Story
December 05, 2012, 07:39 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for October was $7.6 billion, up 27... Read Story
November 27, 2012, 07:59 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the November 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of... Read Story
November 20, 2012, 08:05 AM


Kirk Phillips, Senior Vice President, AIG Commercial Asset Finance, has been re-elected to serve on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's Financial Institutions Business Council Steering Committee. The Financial Institutions Business... Read Story
November 14, 2012, 06:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced the results of the association’s September 2012 Business Council Steering Committee elections. The Business Council Steering Committees are the association’s primary constituent bodies and are... Read Story
November 08, 2012, 07:29 AM


Sustained economic growth spurred an increase in compensation among originators in the equipment finance industry in 2011, according to the 2012 Equipment Leasing & Finance Compensation Survey from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)... Read Story
November 05, 2012, 07:33 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for September was $8.2 billion, up... Read Story
October 24, 2012, 07:50 AM


During the 51st Annual Convention of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), the association announces its new Board of Directors and Officers who will serve during the next 12 months. Richard J. Remiker, President of Huntington... Read Story
October 24, 2012, 07:45 AM


The equipment finance market will exceed $740 billion in 2013, according to preliminary data released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation from the forthcoming U.S. Equipment Finance Market Study 2012-2013.  The Foundation revealed the... Read Story
October 23, 2012, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the October 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
October 22, 2012, 07:40 AM


PayNet, a firm that provides risk management tools to the commercial credit industry shows moderate loan delinquencies stand at 1.40% now while they bottomed at 1.60% in 2006 during the last expansionary cycle. Furthermore, AbsolutePD®, a leading... Read Story
October 22, 2012, 06:45 AM


Today, during the 51st Annual Convention of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, the association’s Board of Directors issued a Policy Statement on Comprehensive Tax Reform. The statement outlines key principles the association, which... Read Story
October 22, 2012, 06:00 AM


International Decision Systems (IDS) announced that the company is being recognized for 30 years of membership in the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), the premier trade association representing financial services organizations from... Read Story
October 18, 2012, 06:43 AM


Jim Merrilees, CLP, has joined Great American Insurance Group as a Business Development Consultant. He is working with the Specialty Equipment Services division, a leading provider of insurance products and services to the equipment finance... Read Story
October 15, 2012, 08:06 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases a new quarterly update to its 2012 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook today.  The report, which is focused on the $628 billion equipment leasing and finance industry... Read Story
October 04, 2012, 07:58 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for August was $6.9 billion, up 21%... Read Story
September 25, 2012, 07:50 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the September 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of... Read Story
September 24, 2012, 07:48 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


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced Andy Fishburn has joined the organization as Vice President of Federal Government Relations, effective September 10. Fishburn will direct and operate all aspects of the association’s... Read Story
September 20, 2012, 06:55 AM


The annual business meeting of the National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) was held this year on Friday, September 14, during NEFA’s Funding Symposium at the Renaissance Washington, DC DuPont Circle Hotel, in Washington, DC.  Officers and... Read Story
September 17, 2012, 07:24 AM


Ecologic Leasing Services announced that the company has released a new version of LeaseAccelerator that is designed to enable equipment lessees, the users of leased equipment, to transition in the most efficient and effective manner to the expected... Read Story
September 12, 2012, 06:00 AM


TBF Financial, LLC, based in Deerfield , announced today that its principal, Brett Boehm, has been appointed to the Credit and Collections Planning Committee of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA).This committee helps the national... Read Story
September 06, 2012, 07:11 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has announced it may withdraw its support for the proposal to develop a new lease accounting standard, calling the current proposal “fraught with difficulties.” In a letter to the Financial... Read Story
September 05, 2012, 10:00 AM


The Bank of Birmingham announced the expansion of its business services to include equipment lease financing. Equipment lease and finance transactions enable companies to acquire the equipment they need to grow their businesses and according to the... Read Story
August 29, 2012, 07:36 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for July was $6.6 billion, up 15.8... Read Story
August 23, 2012, 08:08 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has selected Andrew Mesches, a 30-year veteran of the equipment leasing industry, to receive its 2012 Distinguished Service Award. The award honors individuals who have made significant... Read Story
August 22, 2012, 07:50 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the August 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
August 21, 2012, 08:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for June was $8 billion, up 9.5... Read Story
July 25, 2012, 07:58 AM


An increasing number of equipment leasing and finance companies are seeking to modernize their information technology (IT) systems due to an improving economy and new features that helping companies make the business case for their investment... Read Story
July 24, 2012, 07:36 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the July 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
July 23, 2012, 08:10 AM


New business volume grew 16.5% in the equipment finance industry in 2011, according to the 2012 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) released today by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. The growth in volume surpassed the 3.9%... Read Story
July 19, 2012, 07:44 AM


LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. (“LEAF”) was recently notified that it has been selected as the winner of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (“ELFA”) prestigious 2012 Operations & Technology Excellence Award. The award is presented... Read Story
July 19, 2012, 06:05 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced that its 2012 Operations & Technology Excellence Award will go to two companies: LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. and AIG Commercial Asset Finance. The winners were selected by a subcommittee of... Read Story
July 17, 2012, 07:43 AM


The Alta Group, a global consultancy, provided market research and equipment finance industry insight to CI Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm to support CI Capital’s acquisition of Total Fleet Solutions (TFS) of Holland, Ohio.... Read Story
July 17, 2012, 06:45 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases a new quarterly update to its 2012 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook today.  The report, which is focused on the $628 billion equipment leasing and finance industry... Read Story
July 10, 2012, 08:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for May was $6.2 billion, up 10.7... Read Story
June 26, 2012, 08:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the June 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
June 22, 2012, 08:00 AM


According to a posting on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association web site, ELFA members met with the Securities & Exchange Commission’s Office of Structured Finance during ELFA’s Capitol Connections conference in May to discuss the... Read Story
June 22, 2012, 06:40 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced the new David H. Fenig Distinguished Service in Advocacy Award. The award will be presented annually to an ELFA member volunteer who has made an extraordinary contribution to the association’s... Read Story
May 25, 2012, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for April was $6.1 billion, up 20... Read Story
May 23, 2012, 08:00 AM


Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation’s largest bank-held equipment finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp announced that President Adam D. Warner, who is also vice chairman for the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) board of... Read Story
May 22, 2012, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association launched a new resource to help equipment manufacturers and vendors provide financing to their customers. The Manufacturer & Vendor Resource Center is a starting point for manufacturers to learn the... Read Story
May 22, 2012, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the May 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the... Read Story
May 21, 2012, 08:00 AM


In the latest developments on the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)/International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Leases Project, the Boards have conducted outreach meetings with the main objective of changing the lessee cost pattern. At... Read Story
May 03, 2012, 07:30 AM


The latest FASB/IASB Lease Accounting Project meetings on February 28 and 29 had as the main objective changing the lessee cost pattern to straight line similar to current GAAP. The reason for the continued work on the lessee cost pattern is that... Read Story
April 27, 2012, 05:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for March was $6.8 billion, up 10%... Read Story
April 24, 2012, 08:20 AM


Susan Carol has been appointed chairwoman of the new Communications Committee serving the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA).The committee's mission is to support the external and internal communications interests of ELFA's diverse... Read Story
April 23, 2012, 06:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the April 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today.  Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
April 20, 2012, 08:00 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


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the first quarterly update to its 2012 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook today.  The report is focused on the $628 billion industry and forecasts equipment... Read Story
April 03, 2012, 08:00 AM


EquipmentEngine Financial Services Company, LLC  unveiled another set of innovations today at the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association’s (ELFA) annual Equipment Management conference. These new innovations come as the second part of a bold... Read Story
April 02, 2012, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for February was $5.0 billion, up 22... Read Story
March 27, 2012, 08:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the March 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today.  Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
March 23, 2012, 08:30 AM


The Commercial Finance Association (CFA), together with nine other trade associations in the financial services industry, has submitted an amicus (friend of the court) brief to the United States Supreme Court in the case styled RadLAX Gateway Hotel... Read Story
March 21, 2012, 08:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for January was $5.1 billion, up 21%... Read Story
February 27, 2012, 08:00 AM


William G. Sutton, CAE, President and CEO of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, released the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s proposal for corporate tax reform: “For U.S. businesses and manufacturers to... Read Story
February 27, 2012, 06:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the February 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today.  Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of... Read Story
February 23, 2012, 08:15 AM


TBF Financial, LLC, a buyer of charged-off equipment leases and loans, announced today that its new website includes an online method for industry executives to learn the sale price for their uncollected leases and loans. The brief online... Read Story
February 21, 2012, 06:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for December was $10.8 billion, up... Read Story
January 25, 2012, 08:00 AM