Press Releases

Q1 2019 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot Now Available (December 13, 2018)

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released the Q1 2019 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot, an indispensable resource for industry participants to incorporate into executive briefings and presentations. The presentation slide deck summarizes the current conditions of the U.S. economy and equipment finance industry with clear, easy-to-digest charts and short narratives of key … Continue reading "Q1 2019 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot Now Available"

2019 Economic Outlook Forecasts 4.1% Expansion In Equipment and Software Investment and 2.3% GDP Growth (December 11, 2018)

Washington, DC, December 11, 2018 – Investment in equipment and software is projected to expand 4.1 percent in 2019 according to the 2019 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. Equipment and software investment increased at a robust rate in the first half of 2018, driven … Continue reading "2019 Economic Outlook Forecasts 4.1% Expansion In Equipment and Software Investment and 2.3% GDP Growth"

Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Elects Officers, Welcomes New Trustees, and Presents Research Award During Annual Meetings (November 29, 2018)

Washington, DC, November 29, 2018 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (Foundation) announced the officers of its Board of Trustees who will serve in 2019. Board Officers serving are Jeffry Elliott, Senior Managing Director, Huntington Equipment Finance, as Chairman; Scott Thacker, Chief Executive Officer, Ivory Consulting Corporation as Vice Chairman; Nancy Pistorio, President, Madison … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Elects Officers, Welcomes New Trustees, and Presents Research Award During Annual Meetings"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases Further in November (November 15, 2018)

Washington, DC, November 15, 2018 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the November 2018 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases Further in November"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases in October (October 23, 2018)

Washington, DC, October 23, 2018 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the October 2018 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases in October"

New Foundation Study Reports Equipment Finance Industry on Sound Footing For the Future After Healthy Growth in 2017 (October 16, 2018)

Washington, DC, October 16, 2018 –The equipment finance industry posted a solid year of growth in 2017, and recent data on business investment and confidence suggest that the industry is likely to repeat or improve on that trend in 2018, according to a new study, 2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Horizon Report released by … Continue reading "New Foundation Study Reports Equipment Finance Industry on Sound Footing For the Future After Healthy Growth in 2017"

Q4 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot Now Available (October 15, 2018)

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released the Q4 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot, an indispensable resource for industry participants to incorporate into executive briefings and presentations. The presentation slide deck summarizes the current conditions of the U.S. economy and equipment finance industry with clear, easy-to-digest charts and short narratives of key trends. … Continue reading "Q4 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot Now Available"

Q4 Economic Outlook Forecasts 7.9% Growth In Equipment and Software Investment in 2018 (October 10, 2018)

Washington, DC, October 10, 2018 – After solid growth in 2017, investment in equipment and software should remain strong in 2018 and is projected to expand 7.9 percent (up from 7.0 percent in the Q3 Economic Outlook published in July) according to the Q4 update to the 2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook … Continue reading "Q4 Economic Outlook Forecasts 7.9% Growth In Equipment and Software Investment in 2018"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Increases in September (September 20, 2018)

Washington, DC, September 20, 2018 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the September 2018 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Increases in September"

New Applied Economics Handbook Provides Updated, Data-Driven Insights, and Techniques for Equipment Finance Decision-Making (September 12, 2018)

Washington, DC, September 12, 2018 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (Foundation) has released the 2018 update to the Applied Economics Handbook: Make Better Business Decision Using Economics intended to provide equipment finance executives with insights on how to leverage economic data and tools to benefit their businesses. The first Applied Economics Handbook was … Continue reading "New Applied Economics Handbook Provides Updated, Data-Driven Insights, and Techniques for Equipment Finance Decision-Making"

New Foundation Study Indicates U.S. Road Transportation/Trucking Industry to Remain Strong Despite Obstacles (September 12, 2018)

Washington, DC, September 12, 2018 – The U.S. over-the-road transportation/trucking industry is having its best growth in years and is forecast to remain strong for the next 12 to 18 months before softening, according to a new study, 2018-2019 Vertical Market Series – Road Transportation released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (Foundation). The … Continue reading "New Foundation Study Indicates U.S. Road Transportation/Trucking Industry to Remain Strong Despite Obstacles"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases Further in August (August 16, 2018)

Washington, DC, August 16, 2018 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the August 2018 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases Further in August"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases in July (July 19, 2018)

Washington, DC, July 19, 2018 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the July 2018 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases in July"

Q3 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot Now Available (July 17, 2018)

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released the Q3 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot, an indispensable executive resource for industry participants. The presentation slide deck summarizes the current conditions of the U.S. economy and equipment finance industry. Prepared by Keybridge Research and updated quarterly, the deck comprises clear, easy-to-digest charts and short narratives … Continue reading "Q3 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot Now Available"

2018 Economic Outlook Forecasts 7.0% Expansion In Equipment and Software Investment and 2.8% GDP Growth (July 13, 2018)

Washington, DC, July 13, 2018 – After solid growth in 2017, investment in equipment and software should remain strong in 2018 and is projected to expand 7.0 percent (down from 8.5 percent in the Q2 Economic Outlook published in April) according to the Q3 update to the 2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook … Continue reading "2018 Economic Outlook Forecasts 7.0% Expansion In Equipment and Software Investment and 2.8% GDP Growth"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Up in June (June 21, 2018)

Washington, DC, June 21, 2018 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the June 2018 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Up in June"

New Study Indicates a Bright Future in the Near-Term for U.S. Commercial and Residential Construction Industry (June 14, 2018)

Washington, DC, June 14 2018 – The foreseeable future appears bright for general contractors working in commercial and residential construction, according to a new study, 2018-2019 Vertical Market Series – Construction, released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (Foundation). The study provides an outlook on U.S. construction market sector confidence, anticipated spending, and key … Continue reading "New Study Indicates a Bright Future in the Near-Term for U.S. Commercial and Residential Construction Industry"

New Foundation Study Prepares Equipment Finance Professionals for the Potential of a High-Interest Rate, Inflationary Economy (June 12, 2018)

Washington, DC, June 15, 2018 – In response to a decade-long low-interest rate, low-inflation setting, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (Foundation) has released a new study, On the Rise: How Inflationary Pressures and Rising Interest Rates Could Impact the Equipment Finance Industry, to prepare equipment finance firms for the possibility of a more rapid … Continue reading "New Foundation Study Prepares Equipment Finance Professionals for the Potential of a High-Interest Rate, Inflationary Economy"

FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES “DAY OF GIVING” ON JUNE 5th (June 05, 2018)

Opportunity for People to Make a Lasting Impact on the Equipment Finance Industry Washington, DC, June 5, 2018—The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation is designating today a “Day of Giving” for everyone who has ever used a Foundation study or other resource that benefited themselves or their company. The inaugural Day of Giving is intended … Continue reading "FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES “DAY OF GIVING” ON JUNE 5th"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases Further in May (May 17, 2018)

Washington, DC, May 17, 2018 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the May 2018 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases Further in May"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases in April (April 19, 2018)

Washington, DC, April 19, 2018 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the April 2018 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases in April"

New Foundation Report Explores Future Impact of Gen Z on the Equipment Finance Industry (April 18, 2018)

Washington, DC, April 18, 2018—Equipment finance companies must be prepared to work with a new generation of employees that is very different from Millennials, according to a new report, “2018 Industry Future Council: Preparing for Radical Customer and Employee Change Between Now and 2030,” released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The report … Continue reading "New Foundation Report Explores Future Impact of Gen Z on the Equipment Finance Industry"

2018 Economic Outlook Forecasts 8.5% Expansion In Equipment and Software Investment and 2.7% GDP Growth (April 11, 2018)

Washington, DC, April 11, 2018 – 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 (down slightly from 9.1 percent in the Economic Outlook published in December) according to the Q2 update to the 2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. … Continue reading "2018 Economic Outlook Forecasts 8.5% Expansion In Equipment and Software Investment and 2.7% GDP Growth"

Foundation Website Wins 2018 Gold AVA Digital Award (April 06, 2018)

Washington, DC, April 6, 2018 –The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s (Foundation) website at www.leasefoundation.org has been named a winner of a 2018 Gold AVA Digital Award. The AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design, and production of digital communication. The Foundation’s … Continue reading "Foundation Website Wins 2018 Gold AVA Digital Award"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases in March (March 15, 2018)

Washington, DC, March 15, 2018 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the March 2018 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases in March"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Remains High in February (February 15, 2018)

Washington, DC, February 15, 2018 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the February 2018 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Remains High in February"

New Study Reveals Fintech’s Disruptive Force in the Financing Process (February 09, 2018)

Insights Offer Equipment Finance Companies Ways to Gain Market Share in Existing and Emerging Markets   Washington, DC, February 9, 2018 – A new study commissioned by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (Foundation) reveals that rapidly emerging Fintech technology platforms present a disruptive force to the equipment finance industry, but Fintech is not forecast … Continue reading "New Study Reveals Fintech’s Disruptive Force in the Financing Process"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence At All-Time High in January (January 18, 2018)

Washington, DC, January 18, 2018 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the January 2018 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence At All-Time High in January"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Increases Again in December (December 15, 2017)

Washington, DC, December 15, 2017 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the December 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Increases Again in December"

2018 Economic Outlook Forecasts 9.1% Expansion In Equipment and Software Investment and 2.7% GDP growth (December 13, 2017)

Washington, DC, December 13, 2017 – 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 projection, which is well above the estimated 5.2 percent growth rate experienced … Continue reading "2018 Economic Outlook Forecasts 9.1% Expansion In Equipment and Software Investment and 2.7% GDP growth"

Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Elects Officers, Welcomes New Trustees, and Presents Research Award During Annual Meetings (November 30, 2017)

Washington, DC, November 30, 2017 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (Foundation) announced the officers of its Board of Trustees who will serve in 2018. Board Officers serving are Jeffry Elliott, Senior Managing Director, Huntington Equipment Finance, as Chairman; Scott Thacker, Chief Executive Officer, Ivory Consulting Corporation as Vice Chairman; Vincent Belcastro, Managing Director/Group … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Elects Officers, Welcomes New Trustees, and Presents Research Award During Annual Meetings"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Higher in November (November 16, 2017)

Washington, DC, November 16, 2017 –- The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the November 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Higher in November"

2017 State of the Equipment Finance Industry Report Shows $1 Trillion Sector Well-Positioned for the Future (October 23, 2017)

Many Signs Point to Strong Business Confidence and Increased Investment as Key Sectors Rebound WASHINGTON, DC, October 23, 2017 Equipment finance industry performance remains relatively strong, according to the 2017 State of the Equipment Finance Industry Report. The report was released today at the 56th Annual Convention of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA). … Continue reading "2017 State of the Equipment Finance Industry Report Shows $1 Trillion Sector Well-Positioned for the Future"

New State of Credit Quality Study Forecasts Equipment Finance Industry Is Better Positioned to Weather Another Recession (October 23, 2017)

  Lower Risk Portfolio and Management Changes Create Positive Impact Orlando, FL—October 23, 2017— A new study conducted by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation and PayNet, Inc., “The State of Credit Quality: Where We Have Been and Where Are We Going,” shows industry credit quality and performance remain strong and better than pre-recession levels. … Continue reading "New State of Credit Quality Study Forecasts Equipment Finance Industry Is Better Positioned to Weather Another Recession"

Q4 Economic Outlook Forecasts 4.3% Growth In Equipment and Software Investment in 2017 (October 11, 2017)

Washington, DC, October 11, 2017 – Investment in equipment and software is projected to expand 4.3 percent in 2017 according to the Q4 update to the 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The new investment growth estimate, revised upward from 3.6 percent in the … Continue reading "Q4 Economic Outlook Forecasts 4.3% Growth In Equipment and Software Investment in 2017"

Foundation Appoints Anneliese DeDiemar as Director of Marketing and Communications (September 29, 2017)

Washington, DC, September 29, 2017 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation announces that Anneliese DeDiemar has joined the organization as Director of Marketing and Communications, effective September 28, 2017. In this position, DeDiemar will be responsible for developing and executing the Foundation’s communication and marketing strategy, and implementing digital engagement campaigns to promote and … Continue reading "Foundation Appoints Anneliese DeDiemar as Director of Marketing and Communications"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Higher in August (August 17, 2017)

Washington, DC, August 17, 2017 –- The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the August 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Higher in August"

Foundation Launches Redesigned Website (August 10, 2017)

Washington, DC, August 10, 2017 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation launched a redesigned website at www.leasefoundation.org. The site provides user-friendly resources to connect with donors, academics, students and stakeholders in the $1 trillion commercial equipment finance industry. The new site includes academic programs and research opportunities, as well as simplified download capability for … Continue reading "Foundation Launches Redesigned Website"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence in July Steady With Previous Two Months (July 20, 2017)

Washington, DC, July 20, 2017 –- The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the July 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence in July Steady With Previous Two Months"

Media Alert: Q3 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot Now Available (July 19, 2017)

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released the Q3 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot, an indispensable executive resource for industry participants. The presentation slide deck summarizes the current conditions of the U.S. economy and equipment finance industry. Prepared by Keybridge Research and updated quarterly, this is the second edition of the Industry Snapshot … Continue reading "Media Alert: Q3 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot Now Available"

Q3 Economic Outlook Forecasts Expanded 3.6% Growth In Equipment and Software Investment in 2017 (July 12, 2017)

Washington, DC, July 12, 2017 – Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.6 percent in 2017, according to the Q3 update to the 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation revised its 2017 equipment and software investment growth forecast up … Continue reading "Q3 Economic Outlook Forecasts Expanded 3.6% Growth In Equipment and Software Investment in 2017"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Remains Steady in June (June 15, 2017)

Washington, DC, June 15, 2017 –- 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 the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Remains Steady in June"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases Further in May (May 18, 2017)

Washington, DC, May 18, 2017 –- 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases Further in May"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases in April (April 20, 2017)

Washington, DC, April 20, 2017 –- 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 the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases in April"

Q2 Economic Outlook Forecasts 2.8% Growth In Equipment and Software Investment in 2017 (April 12, 2017)

Washington, DC, April 12, 2017 – 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 lowered its 2017 equipment and software investment forecast to 2.8%, … Continue reading "Q2 Economic Outlook Forecasts 2.8% Growth In Equipment and Software Investment in 2017"

New Foundation Study Explores Future of Equipment Finance Amid Rapidly Advancing Technology Trends (April 03, 2017)

Washington, DC, April 3, 2017 – Equipment finance companies will need to use “day-after-tomorrow” thinking to succeed in a rapidly changing world, according to a new report, “ 2017 Industry Future Council:  Staying Ahead of Tomorrow,” released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The report summarizes the discussions of 22 equipment finance industry … Continue reading "New Foundation Study Explores Future of Equipment Finance Amid Rapidly Advancing Technology Trends"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Remains Strong in March (March 02, 2017)

Washington, DC, March 16, 2017 –- The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the March 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Remains Strong in March"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Levels Near All-Time High in February (February 02, 2017)

Washington, DC, February 16, 2017 –- 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 both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Levels Near All-Time High in February"

Foundation Seeking Nominations for New Trustees (February 02, 2017)

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for Trustee candidates. Identifying a vibrant slate of nominees is critical to the ongoing governance and leadership of any organization.  The Foundation intends to assemble Trustees who represent the broadest cross-section of the equipment finance industry.  The Nominating Committee will vet candidates based on … Continue reading "Foundation Seeking Nominations for New Trustees"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Reaches All-Time High (January 02, 2017)

Washington, DC, January 19, 2017 –- 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 the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Reaches All-Time High"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Spikes Post-Election (December 02, 2016)

Washington, DC, December 15, 2016 –- The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the December 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Spikes Post-Election"

2017 Economic Outlook Forecasts 3% Growth In Equipment and Software Investment (December 02, 2016)

Washington, DC, December 12, 2016 – Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.0% in 2017, according to the Annual 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlookreleased today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. After a likely contraction in 2016, equipment and software investment is on track to improve in 2017. According to the … Continue reading "2017 Economic Outlook Forecasts 3% Growth In Equipment and Software Investment"

2016 Media Coverage (December 01, 2016)

The Economy Is More Durable Than It Looks By Steven Russolillo The Wall Street Journal, December 21, 2016 U.S. business borrowing for equipment rises 5 percent in November: ELFA By Radhika Rukmangadhan Reuters, December 20, 2016 Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Spikes Post-Election Supply Chain 24 7, December 16, 2016 Modern Materials Handling, December … Continue reading "2016 Media Coverage"

Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Elects Officers, Welcomes New Trustees and Presents Research Award During Annual Meetings (November 02, 2016)

Washington, DC, November 18, 2016 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation(Foundation) today 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, Ivory Consulting Corporation as Vice Chairman; Ralph Petta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Equipment Leasing and … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Elects Officers, Welcomes New Trustees and Presents Research Award During Annual Meetings"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases in November (November 02, 2016)

Washington, DC, November 17, 2016 –- The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the November 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases in November"

NEARLY 8 IN 10 BUSINESSES USED FINANCING TO ACQUIRE EQUIPMENT IN 2015, NEW STUDY REVEALS (October 02, 2016)

Overall Propensity to Finance Increased as Use of Leases and Secured Loans Grew, Share of Cash Purchases Declined WASHINGTON, DC, October 24, 2016—Seventy-eight percent of respondents in a survey of businesses used at least one form of financing when acquiring equipment in FY 2015, according to the U.S. Equipment Finance Market Study:  2016-2017 released today by the Equipment … Continue reading "NEARLY 8 IN 10 BUSINESSES USED FINANCING TO ACQUIRE EQUIPMENT IN 2015, NEW STUDY REVEALS"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Increases to Six-Month High (October 02, 2016)

Washington, DC, October 20, 2016 –- The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the October 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Increases to Six-Month High"

Q4 Economic Outlook Lowers 2016 Equipment and Software Investment Growth Forecast to -0.5% (October 02, 2016)

Washington, DC, Oct. 11, 2016 –- 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 today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation lowered its forecast to -0.5 percent, down from 0.9 percent … Continue reading "Q4 Economic Outlook Lowers 2016 Equipment and Software Investment Growth Forecast to -0.5%"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases in September Amid U.S. Election Concerns (September 30, 2016)

Washington, DC, September 22, 2016 –- 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 both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases in September Amid U.S. Election Concerns"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Improves in August (August 30, 2016)

Washington, DC, August 18, 2016 –- 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 the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Improves in August"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Remains Steady in July (July 30, 2016)

Washington, DC, July 21, 2016 –- The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the July 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Remains Steady in July"

Managed Solution Transactions on the Rise in Equipment Finance Industry, According to New Foundation Study (July 25, 2016)

Washington, DC, July 25, 2016 –-Managed solution transactions (MST) or MST-like structures are becoming a major new offering of equipment leasing and finance companies and are very likely to continue growing as a proportion of U.S. equipment leasing volumes, according to a new research study released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.  MSTs combine equipment with … Continue reading "Managed Solution Transactions on the Rise in Equipment Finance Industry, According to New Foundation Study"

Q3 Economic Outlook Forecasts 0.9% Growth in Equipment and Software Investment in 2016 (July 11, 2016)

Report Findings to be Featured in July 20 Webcast Washington, DC, July 11, 2016 – Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow a sluggish 0.9 percent in 2016, according to the Q3 update to the 2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation revised its forecast … Continue reading "Q3 Economic Outlook Forecasts 0.9% Growth in Equipment and Software Investment in 2016"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases Again in June Amid Political and Economic Uncertainty (June 21, 2016)

Washington, DC, June 21, 2016 –- The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the June 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases Again in June Amid Political and Economic Uncertainty"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases in May Amid U.S. Political Concerns (May 30, 2016)

Washington, DC, May 19, 2016 –- 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 prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases in May Amid U.S. Political Concerns"

Q2 Economic Outlook Forecasts 2.7% Growth In Equipment and Software Investment in 2016 (April 30, 2016)

Washington, DC, April 11, 2016 – Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 2.7 percent in 2016, according to the Q2 update to the 2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation lowered its 2016 equipment and software investment forecast to 2.7 percent, down from 4.4 … Continue reading "Q2 Economic Outlook Forecasts 2.7% Growth In Equipment and Software Investment in 2016"

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Improves Again in April (April 20, 2016)

Washington, DC, April 21, 2016 –- 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 the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment … Continue reading "Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Improves Again in April"

Colorado MBA Students Learn About Equipment Finance (March 02, 2016)

March 20, 2017 – A group of about 50 full-time professionals in the Leeds School of Business Evening MBA Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder recently learned about the equipment finance industry and lease accounting changes in a guest lecture by Key Equipment Finance President Adam Warner and Chief Financial Officer Deb Brady. Utilizing the Guest … Continue reading "Colorado MBA Students Learn About Equipment Finance"

2015 Media Coverage (December 01, 2015)

Hoping For A Great 2016 By Eric Sfiligoj CropLife, December 28, 2015 Reality Check: US Demand for Equipment Finance Only Modest By Jon Hurdle Market News International, December 22, 2015 U.S. business borrowing for equipment falls 12 percent in November: ELFA By Arunima Banerjee Reuters, December 18, 2015 Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Remains … Continue reading "2015 Media Coverage"

2014 Media Coverage (December 01, 2014)

Rise of the Machines – Robots Move Into Small Business By James Bryant Bizmology, December 30, 2014 Field Service IT News For VARs By Cheryl Knight Business Solutions, December 26, 2014 Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Steady in December Construction Equipment Guide, December 19, 2014 Equipment Investment Expected to Grow 6 Percent in 2015 … Continue reading "2014 Media Coverage"