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By Amy Thomas Posted November 18, 2019

8 in 10 businesses rely on equipment financing

A new report shows 79% of businesses relied on financing for at least part of their equipment and software acquisitions in 2018, although there was a decline in equipment finance investment.


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By Amy Thomas Posted November 7, 2019

Adam Warner Honored with Monitor's Veteran Icon Award

In its first annual industry leadership awards, equipment leasing and finance industry publication Monitor has recognized Key Equipment Finance President Adam Warner with the inaugural Veteran Icon Award.


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By Amy Thomas in Industry Trends Posted October 25, 2019

Report: Growth slowing for economy, equipment finance industry

Although a recession in the next six months appears unlikely, business conditions for the equipment finance industry are also unlikely to improve materially over the rest of the year, particularly for equipment verticals that serve the manufacturing sector, according to the Q4 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook recently published by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.


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By Amy Thomas in Company News Posted September 30, 2019

Video: KeyBank honored as ColoradoBiz Top Company

KeyBank was recently recognized as the 2019 ColoradoBiz Top Company in the Financial Services category, with the award noting its collaborative practices and commitment to giving back to the local community.


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By Amy Thomas in Company News Posted September 13, 2019

Kevin Nash named leasing manager for Michigan, Northwest Ohio

Kevin Nash has been named leasing manager for the Michigan and Northwest Ohio markets. In this role, Nash will identify, develop and close end-user-based equipment finance and leasing transactions. 


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By Amy Thomas Posted September 9, 2019

Key's Debbie Trujillo wins Outstanding Women in Business Award

Debbie Trujillo, regional corporate responsibility officer for KeyBank in Colorado, Idaho and Utah, was recently named the winner of the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Award in the “banking & finance” category.


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By Amy Thomas Posted August 23, 2019

Technology and rising costs top healthcare equipment trends

Two continuous threads—rising costs and transformative technology—weave through all of the major healthcare industry trends and issues detailed in a new report on U.S. healthcare and equipment acquisition by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.


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By Amy Thomas in Industry Trends Posted August 2, 2019

Equipment finance reports show slowing growth

Equipment and software investment growth is likely to slow in 2019 to 3.9%, according to the 2019 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released earlier this month from the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The forecast is down from a 4.5% expansion predicted in the Q2 update.


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By Amy Thomas in Thought Leadership Posted August 1, 2019

Key Equipment Finance leader shares vendor finance insight

Technological advances coming down the pipeline for the equipment leasing and finance industry will both challenge and bolster vendor finance relationships, if the predictions described in a recent vendor finance roundtable for The Monitor come to fruition.


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By Amy Thomas in Personnel Posted August 1, 2019

Lori Maxon named VP of Commercial Vendor Technology

Lori A. Maxon has been promoted to vice president of commercial vendor technology. In this role, Maxon will work closely with technology vendors to develop structured finance solutions for enterprise clients throughout the Northeast.


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