Industry Trends

By Amy Thomas in Industry Trends Posted January 7, 2020

ELFA Operations and Technology Conference energizes participants

Client experience, skill development, leadership and networking were top activities during the 2019 Operations and Technology Conference of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association.


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By Amy Thomas in Industry Trends Posted January 6, 2020

2020 forecast: Weak growth for equipment investment

Investment in equipment and software is projected to expand 1.1% in 2020 while U.S. economic growth slows to 1.7% according to the recently released 2020 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.


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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 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 Industry Trends, Government Posted February 27, 2019

Financing enables government investment in digital workspace tech

In response to changing technology that enables employees to work from anywherehome, on the road or in their offices—government IT leaders are seeking ways to improve digital workspaces so workers can experience greater flexibility and efficiency.


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By Amy Thomas in Industry Trends, Company News Posted February 18, 2019

KeyCorp named one of world's 100 most sustainable companies

KeyCorp, parent company of Key Equipment Finance, was recently named one of the world’s most sustainable companies by Corporate Knights, a research firm that produces rankings and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability performance.

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By Amy Thomas in Industry Trends Posted February 7, 2019

Article: Lease accounting changes for industrial equipment

Technology is advancing rapidly, and as new machinery begins to benefit businesses it’s important to consider how upcoming lease accounting changes will influence equipment acquisition strategies, according to a recent Industrial Machinery Digest article by Toni Larson, senior vice president of industrial equipment.


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By Amy Thomas in Industry Trends Posted February 1, 2019

Top 10 equipment finance trends for 2019

U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies will spend more than $1.8 trillion in capital goods or fixed business investment (including software) this year. They also will finance a majority of those assets, with these Top 10 trends impacting a significant portion of the U.S. economy, according to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association.


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By Amy Thomas in Industry Trends Posted January 30, 2019

Study: Energy sector disruption is an equipment finance opportunity

Disruption in the energy sector presents significant opportunities for investors, financiers, equipment vendors and solution providers, according to a new study released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.


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By Amy Thomas in Industry Trends Posted January 2, 2019

What to expect in equipment finance in 2019

The U.S. economy accelerated in 2018, posting two of the strongest quarters of growth since the recession and approaching 3% growth on the year, however recent trends and uncertainties make it likely to soften in 2019, according to the 2019 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot.


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