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Equipment financing is critical to economic development around the world. This industry provides companies of all sizes with the ability to acquire a range of critical business assets, from office, IT, and healthcare technology to manufacturing equipment, construction machinery and aircraft, among others.

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New Report: Latin Am Equipment Leasing Industry Outperforms Economy

Alta LAR 100 Report reveals industry size, changes and major players in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Puerto Rico and other countries. A report summary can be downloaded at the link below The equipment leasing and finance industry in Latin America grew an average 17% in 2015 as measured in local currencies, an impressive feat given the region’s overall economic performance, notes the latest Alta LAR 100 report by The Alta Group Latin American Region (Alta LAR). Report details and the most recent ranking of the 100 largest leasing companies in in the region will be discussed at the Latin American Leasing Conference Nov. 10-11 in Miami. “This is good news for Latin American economies, since it shows that a key engine of capital formation in these countries – equipment leasing – is still working and promises to contribute to the comeback of times of growth,” Alta LAR CEO Rafael Castillo-Triana wrote in the report. “This is evidence that the leasing industry is countercyclical, not only because it may grow despite the overall macroeconomic environment, but also because it contributes to the future growth of economies by fostering capital investment.” The International Monetary Fund estimates that the overall economic growth rate in Latin America declined 0.5% in 2015. A 0.1% decline is predicted this year, driven by Brazil, Ecuador and Venezuela. All other countries will either grow below their average historic growth, or above average. While the leasing industry performed well overall, it expanded in some countries while contracting in others. The Alta LAR 100 estimates positive growth rates in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Peru, and... read more

FinTech Disruption in Leasing Webinar

FinTech’s impact on lessors – what are the challenges and opportunities? How would you even begin to start? If you have you ever wondered – and most of us probably have… this webinar shares thoughtful insights on those questions  from two companies at the leading edge: The Alta Group and Cloud Lending Solutions. Alta’s John Rizzi and Patricia Voorhees start with the big picture of FinTech’s effect on the finance industry and drill down to Equipment Finance specifics. Mukul Mittal of Cloud Lending Solutions then discusses some of the critical systems aspects lessors should consider. Not many places to get this insight yet – but we’re excited to share with our industry! Fintech Disruption in Leasing Presentation FinTech Disruption in Leasing Webinar... read more

Alta to Sponsor CFLA Conference Presentation on US Leasing Trends by Ralph Petta

GLENBROOK, NV, Sept. 8, 2016 – 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 “Business South of the Border” in the US certain to be one of the highlights, said Hugh Swandel, senior managing director of The Alta Group Canada and a CFLA board member.   Petta, who is president and CEO of the US Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), will speak 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 21 in a presentation sponsored by Alta. Read... read more

A Holistic Approach for Vendors & Captives

Vendors & Captives: All have aggressive growth objectives – after all, you need to validate your existence and value to your parent. But how to do it at rates above GNP? You need new markets, products and geographies to meet the challenge. At the end of the day, though, all this must still work smoothly within parent requirements and systems – and let’s not begin to mention your own specialized needs.

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Grow To Survive

So many aspects of the equipment finance market have changed, but one need remains the same: grow to survive. But, a radically changed market requires a new growth strategy, and in a period of slow GDP growth there is little room for error. In this podcast, John Deane, Alta Group CEO, addresses some of the ways lessors can adapt successfully to carve out growth opportunities in the current market.

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