New Foundation Study Examines Issues and Outlook for Captive Finance Industry

Washington, DC, January 17, 2023 – What makes a captive finance company successful? Why are some captive finance companies performing well while others continue to struggle? How can a captive finance company provide additional value to its parent?  A new study, Captive Finance: Embracing Change and Driving Innovation in a Disruptive Market, released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (Foundation) addresses these questions with an examination of the relationship between captives and their parent companies, the evolution of captives and customer demands, the effects of modern technology on this dynamic, and the outlook for the future of the captive finance company industry.

The report was commissioned by the Foundation and prepared by global consulting firm Capgemini. The study is based on industry research and survey data from leading captive finance companies across a wide spectrum of sectors, ticket sizes, market approaches, and geographies, as well as non-captive finance company leaders and service providers. The study identifies three leading trends that are shaping the future of equipment finance:

  • Providing a one-stop shop for equipment delivered through a seamless omnichannel digital experience;
  • Offering customized/personalized solutions in an efficient, cost-effective manner; and
  • Leveraging data-driven management and decision-making.

“This study reflects on the past and current state of the industry to better predict what the future holds, and how captive finance companies can thrive in an ever-changing environment,” said Tom Ware, Foundation Research Committee Chair. “The data and analysis of disruptive trends, innovation, technology modernization, and customer experience can enable captive finance companies to stay relevant and strengthen their market position.”

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