Category: ABF Journal Cover Stories

Introducing the Inaugural ABFJ 25: Celebrating the Most Innovative Companies in Commercial Finance

Commercial finance is a constantly evolving industry. What worked a decade ago might not be effective today, especially in the midst of a global pandemic that has made accessing liquidity even more important than ever. In good times or bad, the companies that stand out the most in commercial finance (and any other industry) are the ones that constantly think ahead and, well, let’s not hide from it, innovate.

Acquiring the Polish of Sterling Michael Haddad Moves ABL Team, Looks Forward to ‘Red Hot’ Year

As part of an ongoing expansion in services and marketing territory, Sterling Bank purchased Dallas-based NewStar Business Credit in March, acquiring its president, Michael Haddad and the other team members along with NSBC’s financial assets and clients. ABF Journal spoke with Haddad and Sterling
Specialty Lending Division President Ted Geisel about the impact the merger will have on the unit and their outlook on ABL lending in 2016.

Perseverance, Caution & Creativity: Reaping Rewards When Money Rules the Day

Five industry executives weigh in with ABF Journal contributor Lisa Miller on the current ABL marketplace. They share their thoughts on 2015 performance, cash flow loans, supply and demand, M&A, alternative lenders and provide an outlook for the year ahead.

Realigning for the Global Customer: WFCF’s New Team Talks Action Imperatives

ABF Journal caught up with the newly-appointed leadership team at Wells Fargo Capital Finance to discuss their plans for the recently realigned Corporate Finance, Industries and Global Capital Solutions groups. With a continued focus on growth and customer financial success, the team shares their plan of action for the first 90 days — and for any challenges they may encounter on the road ahead.

ABL Roundtable 2015: Profiting Through Headwinds

Regular ABF Journal contributor Lisa A. Miller spoke with five ABL leaders to get the pulse of the ABL outlook for 2015. With an unexpected economic stallout in Q1/14, and the ongoing forces of excess liquidity, tight margins and heavy competition continuing to labor the market, new money opportunities can be challenging. However, optimism abounds as loan growth accelerates, and recent data revealed the banking sector experienced the highest rate of loan growth in 2014 since the economic downturn.