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Bullet  Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index
November New Business Volume Up 6 Percent Year-to-date, Down 8 Percent Year-over-year, Down 18 Percent Month-to-month

Bullet  Russian business reacts to ruble's collapse
According to analysts, it is almost impossible to predict the long-term consequences of the ruble's decline for the Russian economy.

Bullet  Shanghai Bestway ventures into financial leasing
The new joint venture, named Changjiang United Financial Leasing, will be engaged in the development of inland river shipping services and its related infrastructure, as well as financial services for port and logistics, shipbuilding and related equipment.

Bullet  PACCAR Leasing Names Service Managers of the Year
PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) is one of the fastest-growing commercial truck leasing companies in the transportation industry.

Bullet  Fidelity Capital Helping Businesses Meet Equipment Financing Needs Before End of Year
By splitting financing for that equipment between the last couple months of 2014 and during 2015, companies can better take advantage of the Section 179 deductions policy, especially considering the $25,000 limit in place for those deductions.

Bullet  US business borrowing for equipment falls in November-ELFA
Companies signed up for $6.8 billion in new loans, leases and lines of credit last month, down 8 percent from a year earlier.

Bullet  Congressional Reps Want Investigation into Possible Solar Leasing Deceptions
The representatives believe some companies are profiting from collecting the federal Investment Tax Credit and other state renewable subsidies.

Bullet  Key Equipment Finance Provides Financing for Community Energy Solar Project With Clarkson University
Innovative public-private partnership enables research-focused university to go green while also creating living laboratory for student learning.

Bullet  Waypoint Leasing Signs Purchase Leaseback Agreement with Brazil-Based Lider Taxi Aereo
Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed its first two aircraft under a multi-aircraft agreement reached with Lider Taxi Aereo S/A (“Lider”), the leading provider of helicopter services to the Brazilian offshore energy industry.

Bullet  CIT Serves as Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunner in $243 Million Acquisition Financing to GI Partners
CIT Corporate Finance served as Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunner for the transaction.

Bullet  GE Capital Appoints New Commercial & Growth Leader for International Business
The appointment is part of the firm’s ongoing focus to grow its core commercial leasing & lending business in global markets.

Bullet  Yellen Doesn’t See Fed Raising Interest Rates Before April
Yellen spoke after the Federal Open Market Committee announced it will be “patient” on the timing of the first rate increase since 2006, replacing a pledge to hold rates near zero for a “considerable time.”

Bullet  Finance Sector Saves over 30% in 2014 with eLynxx Software
In 2014, eLynxx print procurement software has helped clients in the financial services sector save over 30% on custom printing.

Bullet  Shanghai Bestway ventures into financial leasing
The new joint venture, named Changjiang United Financial Leasing...

Bullet  Australian State Unveils $16 Billion Power-Asset Leasing Plan
The government announced plans in June to lease almost half of the combined electricity assets known as the poles and wires should it win a mandate at an election due in March.

Bullet  China Aircraft Leasing Sees Gold as Jets Scrapped Early
China, poised to become the world’s biggest buyer of new planes, also wants to build a graveyard for old aircraft.

Bullet  Moody's upgrades LEAF Receivables Funding equipment backed ABS from 2011, 2012 and 2013 vintages.
Approximately $299 million of asset-backed securities affected

Bullet  CIT Provides Financing to Hillwood Investment Properties
Financing Used To Develop Class A Warehouse/Distribution Center In York County, Pennsylvania

Bullet  Intrepid Finances one A330-300 with Nord LB
Intrepid Aviation is a privately held commercial aircraft lessor, which owns commercial aircraft leased to airline operators worldwide.

Bullet  NetSol Technologies Enters Implementation Phase With DongZheng Auto Finance on Asset Finance and Leasing Platform
NetSol Technologies Enters Implementation Phase With DongZheng Auto Finance on Asset Finance and Leasing Platform

Bullet  Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Steady In December
The overall MCI-EFI is 63.4, steady with the November index of 64.2

Bullet  Protesters gather to oppose OneWest merger with CIT Group
CIT Group’s planned acquisition of the bank would create a “too big to fail” institution, they said,...

Bullet  India to lease second nuclear submarine from Russia
India had inducted the first Akula-II submarine, christened INS Chakra, on a 10-year lease from Russia in April 2012, under a secret around $1 billion deal inked way back in January 2004.

Bullet  Railroad equipment investments to 'moderate' next year, finance foundation report says
Railroad equipment investments "should moderate" over the next three to six months, while truck investments are expected to change little in that timespan, the report states.

Bullet  Former GMAC and Countrywide Loan Officer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Role in Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy That Caused $7 Million in Losses to Lenders
Nearly all of the properties purchased as part of this conspiracy went into default and have been foreclosed upon, causing losses of more than $7 million to lenders.

Bullet  Element Financial Expects to Originate 75 Percent of 2015 New Business from the US
By the end of 2015, the Company expects to have assets in excess of $14 billion.

Bullet  Air Lease Corporation Announces the Lease Placement of a New ATR 72-600 with KALSTAR Aviation
“We are delighted to announce this additional ATR 72-600 lease placement with KALSTAR, underlining ALC’s commitment to the airline’s growth plans in Southeast Asia.

Bullet  World set to end year in brittle economic state
Poor to mediocre business surveys in Asia and Europe released on Tuesday are likely to put pressure on both the European Central Bank and People's Bank of China to come up with more stimulus.

Bullet  Omega Commercial Finance Corporation's Subsidiary Omega Capital Street Arranged and Closed a $740,000 Flight Device Simulator Equipment Loan
Omega Capital Street through its Finance Advisor, Pablo Machado, who worked exclusively on behalf of Omega and Avenger, was instrumental in facilitating the funding process.

Bullet  NFS Leasing Launches New Website for Leasing Medical Equipment
NFS Leasing offers flexible leasing equipment contracts and a wide array of medical, agricultural, robotic and scientific equipment.

Bullet  Progressive Leasing slates Tuesday career fair
Director of Recruiting. “We’re looking to hire 500 new employees by the end of 2015, so there are lot of great opportunities to get started and a lot of room for growth.”

Bullet  Element Financial Corp Director Acquires $231,875 in Stock (EFN)
The stock was purchased at an average cost of $13.25 per share, with a total value of $231,875.00.

Bullet  LEAF Commercial Capital was Honored as One of the Region’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies
The Philadelphia 100 Award is one of the area’s most sought after honors.

Bullet  GE Capital Agents $19 Million Senior Secured Credit Facility for Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc.
GE Capital’s Healthcare Financial Services business is one of the most active capital providers in the U.S. healthcare market, deploying approximately $9 billion in new commitments to customers via 200+ transactions in 2013.

Bullet  2015 Economic Outlook Forecasts 6% Growth In Equipment and Software Investment
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides vision for the equipment leasing and finance industry through future-focused information and research.

Bullet  IFC Finance : Promotes Agri-financing in Uzbekistan
This initiative is part of IFC's Central Asia Agri-finance Project, which aims to develop a set of agri-financing tools and training programs for financial institutions, aggregators, and farmers in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

Bullet  Jet Lessor Avolon Declines on Debut After $273 Million IPO
Avolon fell 7.5 percent to $18.50 after the IPO was priced at $20 apiece, below the marketed range.

Bullet  Small Business Lending Index Shows Lending is Back to Pre-Recession Levels
The widely followed and highly regarded Thomson Reuters/Paynet Index supports the view that the economy is back to normal, at least in terms of small business lending activity.

Bullet  Governor Cuomo Launches $50 Million Innovation Venture Capital Fund To Support And Attract New High-Growth Businesses
Fund Provides Critical Seed Money to Support Technology Start-Up Companies as Part of Governor’s Economic Development Agenda

Bullet  SolarCity, Bank of America create program to finance approximately USD 400 million in residential solar PV projects
SolarCity is currently providing one out of every three new residential solar power systems in the U.S., according to GTM Research’s Q3, 2014 PV Leaderboard.

Bullet  Trucking Company Chooses TAB Bank for a $350 Thousand Revolving Credit Facility
The new facility paid off the company's previous lender and will be used for their ongoing working capital needs.

Bullet  TD Bank Names Michael Naioti Sales & Service Manager of Broad & Sansom Store in Philadelphia
Naioti has eight years of experience in equipment financing, small business and commercial banking.

Bullet  SFIG to Launch "Women in Securitization" Initiative with Special Event at ABS Vegas 2015
The Structured Finance Industry Group, Inc. ("SFIG"), a member-based trade industry group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market...

Bullet  MillenniumIT ties up with Odessa Technologies
The partnership will cater to the organisations involved in vehicle and equipment leasing in Sri Lanka.

Bullet  SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Create Program to Finance Approximately $400 Million in Residential Solar Projects
The new financing makes it possible for thousands of American homeowners to install solar panels with no upfront cost and pay less for solar electricity than they currently pay for utility power.

Bullet  Recreational Vehicle Industry Expects Sales to Increase Next Year, Says New GE Capital Survey
Forty-one percent of survey respondents said they expect sales to rise 5 percent to 10 percent next year, and an additional 26 percent expect RV sales to grow 10 percent to 15 percent.

Bullet  CIT Launches “CIT Point of View” Corporate Blog
Individuals interested in receiving CIT Point of View via email can register at cit.com/pov or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Bullet  Exclusive: China tells banks to step up lending to lift flagging growth
China has told its banks to lend more in the final months of 2014 and relaxed enforcement of loan-to-deposit ratios to expand credit...

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Starts - 03 / 12 ELFA - 14th Annual IMN/ELFA Investors Conference

Starts - 03 / 15 ELFA - Executive Roundtable

Starts - 04 / 18 MHEDA’s 2015 Annual Convention

Starts - 04 / 21 ELFA - 27th Annual National Funding Conference

Starts - 04 / 30 NAELB - 2015 Annual Conference

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Starts - 05 / 06 AGL&F/ELFA - Public Sector Finance Forum

Starts - 05 / 13 ELFA - Capitol Connections

Starts - 06 / 07 ELFA - Credit and Collections Management...

Starts - 09 / 16 ELFA - Operations & Technology Conference...

Starts - 09 / 16 ELFA - Lease and Finance Accountants...

Starts - 10 / 25 ELFA - ELFA 54th Annual Convention
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Marks & Associates is a law firm that focuses exclusively on equipment leasing and finance. The lawyers of our firm have significant experience in dealing with virtually every type of equipment and facility financing, have participated in equipment financings worth over a billion dollars, and are recognized throughout the industry.

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Summit Funding Group, Inc. has amassed a high performing portfolio in excess of $1.5 billion in equipment lease and finance originations and a history of working with companies of all sizes and most industries. Built to last, we deliver peak results with equipment finance solutions in any economic cycle.

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LeasingWorld magazine is a world leader for leasing news and analysis. It has a strong reputation for professional articles on all aspects of equipment leasing. Because we see our leasing industry as a global community, we tailor our output to satisfy the whole of the leasing world, right across the globe.

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