Commercial Finance Association Announces Name Change Seventy-Four-Year-Old Trade Association Rebranding as Secured Finance Network

During its 74th Annual Convention in San Diego, the Commercial Finance Association announced it will rebrand in 2019 as Secured Finance Network.

CFA Survey: New Business Optimism Remains High

According to the CFA Secured Lending Confidence Index, respondents indicated the most optimism for new business demand, followed by business conditions overall, both positive indicators for the U.S. economy.

CFA Honors Top Commercial Finance Pros at 40 Under 40 Awards

On September 20, 2018, the Commercial Finance Association 40 Under 40 Awards honored the achievements of rising stars in the commercial finance industry.

CFA Awards Gold 2018 Leadership Award in ABL & Factoring Industry

Steven Gold, president and CEO of Allied Financial, has been named the Commercial Finance Association 2018 Leadership Award Recipient.

11th Annual Philadelphia Credit and Restructuring Summit: Opportunities to Learn, Laugh and Network

ABF Journal and its partners, the New York Institute of Credit and the Philadelphia Chapters of the Commercial Finance Association and Turnaround Management Association, outfoxed a March snowstorm by rescheduling the conference for June. For the second year, the event was held at Philadelphia’s Union League and provided an opportunity for serious discussion surrounding hot issues like blockchain and trademark ownership while offering two light-hearted rounds of Jeopardy.

Latest CFA Asset-Based Finance Index Indicates Continued Growth

U.S. businesses continue to grow, as reflected by increased borrowing during Q4/17, the Commercial Finance Association announced.

Anish Elected CFA Chapter President

Jason Anish, president and CEO of Austin Financial Services, was named president of the Southern California Chapter of the Commercial Finance Association.

CFA Appoints Gumbrecht as CEO

The Commercial Finance Association appointed Richard D. Gumbrecht CEO. Gumbrecht had been serving as interim CEO of the CFA since January.

Philadelphia Credit and Restructuring Summit: Energized by New Location, Women Exec Panel

The Philadelphia Credit and Restructuring Summit celebrated its 10th anniversary by moving to a new location and adding a panel of women executives to the lineup. Lenders, turnaround professionals and bankruptcy judges enjoyed a round of Judicial Jeopardy before discussing serious matters ranging from possible federal tariffs on foreign goods to the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s ruling on structured dismissals in bankruptcy.

CFA Mourns Former Executive Director Bruce Jones

The Commercial Finance Association’s former executive director, Bruce Jones, passed away on January 18, 2017.