How to Build a Successful Strategy Around Climate Equipment Finance

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Global efforts to reduce fossil-fuels emissions are driving massive investment in new technologies. Equipment leasing and finance professionals who want to capitalize on this opportunity will need to evolve with this fledgling industry as it becomes a bigger part of the overall equipment investment market. But as with any emerging industry, this new domain will … Read more

Customer-focused Solutions Have Always Driven Innovation in Equipment Finance

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The equipment leasing and finance industry expanded in recent decades from the need to provide businesses with a better way to pay for and manage the growing amount of technologically sophisticated equipment needed to keep pace with their competition. Paul Bent, Senior Managing Director for The Alta Group, looks back on the industry’s early days … Read more

Climate Equipment Finance Is New Market Entry Opportunity in Equipment Finance

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How big the climate equipment finance market can grow is a key question right now, according to Patricia Voorhees from The Alta Group. In a recent article in the Monitor magazine, she explores the market’s evolution and examines immediate opportunities, deal structuring, and the resources lessors will need to participate. With investment in this area … Read more

It’s Time to Prepare for CFPB Section 1071 Requiring Extensive Data Collection from Small Business Credit Applicants

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(The following is an analysis of the potential impact of an impending federal rule that will establish requirements for finance companies to collect and report certain kinds of data from small business credit applicants. It’s based on comments made by Paul Bent, Senior Managing Director of The Alta Group, during an interview that Equipment Finance … Read more

Alta’s 2023 Insights on Where We Are, What’s Ahead and What to Do

Where Are We Today? Even while anticipating a recession in 2023 and knowing that America’s pandemic support programs were expiring, many equipment finance companies were bullish in late 2022, reporting strong business growth, although with some trepidation about the year to come. Fortunately, the pandemic downturn didn’t plunge our industry into recession, largely because there … Read more

The Alta Group Is Recognized for 25-Year Membership Milestone in the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association

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WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 8,- 2022—This year the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has been recognizing companies for various lengths of membership. The Alta Group is among just nine companies marking a 25-year milestone in this trade group that represents a $1 trillion financial services sector. “We are pleased to be among the companies being … Read more

Learn About a Region Ready to Emerge and a New Geo-Economic Order, Attend the Lease Conference Dubai 2022

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Lessons learned from Covid-19 and the impact of the Ukraine war have unveiled an immense potential for equipment financing in the Middle East and Africa. While the Middle East will continue infrastructure investment, and standards of living improvements, it is also gaining ground as a regional source of capital. It is a growing hub for … Read more

Latin American Leasing Conference set for Nov. 10-11 in Miami

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The Latin American Leasing Conference returns this fall with an in-depth look at the current state of the equipment leasing and finance market, a case study of a key industry player in crisis, and the growing focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles. The conference will be held on Nov. 10-11 in Miami, FL. … Read more