Equipment Leasing Confidence Increases in January

The Economic Forecast As we become firmly ensconced in the 2014 calendar year, confidence in the equipment finance market has improved to 54.2, a marked improvement from the 48.5 recorded in December. The improvement reflects industry participants outlook in the midst of concerts on economic conditions and fiscal issues. The January 2013 Monthly Confidence Index…

Is The Lending Environment Improving?

The Lending Forecast With all of the economic uncertainty in the business world, is it in fact possible to make a determination on the stability of the markets? Some recent surveys and studies have found small business lending corresponding with an easing of credit restrictions, with a few exceptions. One prominent leasing index showed a…

Prospects Are Brightest For Construction And Transportation in 2013

As we come to the end of 2012, forecasters at ELFA are looking at the prospects for the equipment leasing and financing industry for 2013, and the winners as they stand right now are the construction and transportation industries. Construction tops the list, with a projected 15% growth over the course of the 2013 business…

Small Business Borrowing Drops In September

Bank lending to small US businesses took a marked plunge during the month of September, to the lowest level seen in the last 14 months, this according to a report issued just this week. The trend began to decline just as the US central bank launch its latest effort targeting monetary stimulus designed to encourage…