May/June 2018

April 2018
ABL Industry
Vol. 16, No. 4

Born out of Brexit: Analyzing Opportunities for Small Business Lending in Europe

Low interest rates and high levels of regulation are preventing the UK’s traditional banks from lending to small businesses. Andre Hakkak and Thomas Otte suggest this situation provides opportunities for alternative lenders to step in.

Improving the ABL Loan Participation Process Through Technology

Using technology to create a seamless experience for borrowers has become commonplace. Pat True explains how digital lending platforms make the loan syndication process more efficient and improve communications among participating ABL lenders.

Grassroots ABL: Regional Banking Execs Upbeat About Economy

Regional banks play an important role in today’s economy, offering personalized services to small and middle-market businesses. They also are expanding into the ABL market to serve those customers. ABF Journal contributor Lisa Miller spoke with ABL executives from four regional banks who shared their thoughts on the economy, the impact of technology and working with alternative lenders.

Vitamin World to Liquidate, SSG To Advise

Despite DIP financing from Wells Fargo, a distraught Vitamin World is heading for liquidation. ABF Journal illustrator Jerry Gonzalez shows the company getting a little help from its friends at SSG Advisors.

Embracing the Cloud: Cutting Costs With Online Solutions that Eliminate Paperwork

While there are many advantages to ABL lending, the biggest disadvantage is the cost involved in evaluating and monitoring the collateral. In the past, the paperwork required to process the loans was onerous for both borrower and lender. Hank Noon explains how cloud solutions can eliminate much of the paperwork involved, resulting in lower costs and happier customers.

November/December 2017

September/October 2017
ABL Outlook
Vol. 15, No. 7

Opportunities and Challenges: Asset-Based Lending in 2018

The digital world has transformed every aspect of our lives. Some of us still remember pasting photographs into albums and racing to answer the telephone mounted on the wall — picking up the receiver without knowing who was on the other end of the line. Technology has changed asset-based lending in ways no one could have predicted 20 years ago. ABF Journal contributor Hugh Larratt-Smith explores the evolving ABL landscape and evaluates the impact these changes will have in 2018.

Robust Results: Upswing Leaves ABL Lenders Optimistic for 2018

Despite political turbulence and Mother Nature running amuck, ABL lenders saw an upswing in business in 2017 after two flat years. ABF Journal contributor Lisa Miller spoke with five ABL executives who described a robust year filled with new partnerships and business opportunities and an optimistic outlook for 2018.

A Peek Behind the Curtain: ABL Underwriters — Evaluating Risk to Seal the Deal

Since the days when tall ships carried cargo across dangerous seas, underwriters have assessed the risks involved before signing off on financial transactions. While the nature of the risks may have changed, underwriters still conduct thorough due diligence to evaluate a company’s stability and the state of the collateral before deals are closed.
ABF Journal contributor Lisa Miller speaks with three underwriters to learn exactly how
they make those evaluations and which signs point to a successful outcome.