SHIFTING WINDS: 2019 Year in Review

Tariffs, trade wars and economic uncertainty rippled through 2019. Hugh Larratt-Smith examines current economic trends and speaks to leading ABL lenders about the impact the winds of change are having on the industry.

WHAT KEEPS ABL LENDERS UP AT NIGHT? Perils Can Lurk Within the Most Common ABL Reporting Tools

ABL lending may seem cut and dried to outsiders, but those on the inside know that even the most carefully designed loans can go awry. Turnaround specialists Robert Riiska and William White explain what could go wrong with the ABL lender toolkit and how to repair it.

ABL CHOOSES A LENDER: Paul Cronin Takes the Helm at Santander’s ABL Division

Santander Bank may not come to the top of mind when people think about ABL transactions. But Paul Cronin, the bank’s new ABL chief, is looking to get the message out that the Spanish based bank is in the market and ready for business.

THE SAN ANDREAS ECONOMY: Protecting Your Business from the Inevitable Earthquake

Thousands of Californian’s persist in living on both sides of the San Andreas fault line, knowing that a major earthquake can send them tumbling into the sea. Jeff Wurst points out that some lenders live the same way — enjoying the current economic boom and ignoring the inevitable downturn on the horizon. His suggestions can help protect businesses when the boom falls.

PAYROLL FUNDING SUPPORTS STAFFING INDUSTRY:Low Unemployment Rates Increases Cost of Hiring

The good news for job seekers is the unemployment rate is at a 49 year low. The bad news for companies is the cost of finding and hiring new employees is skyrocketing. Robinn Mikalic explains how staffing companies benefit from payroll funding, a type of factoring tailored towards the staffing business.


November/December 2019
ABL Outlook
Vol. 17 No. 7


As 2019 winds down, nonbank lenders are already looking ahead, seeking ways to strengthen their position in the coming year. Capital One surveyed industry professionals at the annual ABS East Conference in Miami to get their views of the economic situation. Dave Kucera reports the survey findings and shares their suggestions.


September/October 2019
Borrowers Issue
Vol. 17 No. 6

Supreme Court Holds That Licensee of Rejected Trademark License May Continue to Use the Trademark

The U.S. Supreme Court resolved a split among circuit courts over the status of a trademark license after the bankruptcy licensor of the trademark rejects the license. Stephen Selbst provides the history behind the ruling and explains the 8 to 1 decision written by Judge Elena Kagan. In Mission Products Holdings v. Tempnology, the Supreme […]

NAVIGATING ENERGY VOLATILITY: Understanding the Principles of Commodity Risk Management

Lending in commodity sectors has always been a risky business, but since the 1980 energy deregulation, market volatility has increased. Borrowers who fail to create effective risk management plans can create headaches for their lenders. John Echols and Greg Crowley make a case for effective commodity risk management.