2023 Most Innovative Companies Issue

Q2 2023 | Vol. 21, No. 2

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ABF Journal's 2023 Most Innovative Companies in Specialty Finance

ABF Journal is back for its fourth annual list of the Most Innovative Companies in Specialty Finance.... read more

Bankruptcy and Trademarked Inventory: Potential Pitfalls for the Asset-Based Lender

Anthony Cianciotti of Baker Donelson gets into the details of trademarked inventory in the event of a bankruptcy and what a lender should consider when it comes to a borrower’s continued right to use the licensed trademark and to sell trademarked inventory.... read more

Auto Financing Industry Facing Increased Regulatory Scrutiny for Discriminatory Lending Allegations

Several recent Department of Justice settlements have highlighted a potential risk for auto lenders. Beyond eliminating intentionally discriminatory practices like redlining, auto lenders need to work with legal counsel, lending officers, lending algorithm programmers and other stakeholders to ensure lending practices do not result in unintentional discrimination.... read more

Franchise Lending: Where Strength in Numbers Meets Proven Success

Regions Bank launched its franchise lending team at the end of 2022, installing Peter Salas and a team of subject matter experts to grow the business and help franchisors and franchisees across the bank’s footprint. Salas spoke with ABF Journal to detail the unique benefits and challenges of franchise lending and what makes it an attractive industry to serve.... read more

Who’s Next? JPalmer Collective Wants To Create Change In Asset-Based Lending

Earlier this year, Jennifer Palmer, the former CEO of Gerber Finance and eCapital Asset-Based Lending, teamed up with Melissa Fleishman, another former Gerber Finance and eCapital executive, to launch JPalmer Collective, an asset-based lender with a clear focus on providing financing to women-owned businesses and supporting sustainability.... read more

Ready to Set Sail? Big-Ticket Transportation Assets Offer Unique Investment Opportunities

Andy Blumenstock of Hilco Enterprise Valuation Services provides a crash course on big-ticket transportation assets and the wealth of benefits they can bring to an investor’s portfolio.... read more

Define the Moment: How Non-Bank Lenders Can Seize Opportunities in a High-Rate Environment

How non-bank lenders differentiate themselves and successfully capture market share while navigating risk will determine how they are able to define the current moment. Non-bank lenders are well-positioned to take advantage of the current economic and credit environment and will be better able to help borrowers compared to traditional banks.... read more

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