Category: Technology Issue

DIGITAL SOLUTIONS TO ABL DILEMMAS: Streamlining the Lending Process Through Technology

For many borrowers, asset-based loans are a lifeline, providing access to working capital that supports their businesses. But no one would deny that the loan process and follow-up monitoring is archaic and cumbersome. Craig Sproule explains how “no code” digital solutions can change the process and create a more efficient, cost-effective ABL lending platform.

TAKING THE TEMPERATURE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Why Lenders Should Pay More Attention to Their Borrowers’ Corporate Governance

A strong, independent board of directors can help keep a company on the right financial track. Howard Brod Brownstein, who sits on several corporate boards himself, urges lenders to take a hard look at a borrower’s board of directors before extending a loan or agreeing to forbearance. Brownstein makes a case for lenders to insist on corporate governance before handing over the cash.


Tired of trying to stand out in a crowded ABL market, Briar Capital chose to move in a different direction. The company had always offered ABL real estate-based loans. Now Briar is exclusively lending against owner-occupied commercial real estate. Jeff Van Sickle explains how Briar arrived at this decision and shows how the company is able to work with asset-based lenders who previously viewed it with suspicion.