CFA Report: Secured Financings Fuel Over 1MM U.S. Businesses

The Commercial Finance Association Education Foundation released the findings of a comprehensive study of the scope and impact of the secured commercial finance market in the U.S.

Former CFA Director Leonard Machlis Passes Away

The Commercial Finance Association’s former executive director, Leonard Machlis, has passed away. He is survived by his wife, Harriet, sons, Steven, Brian and Roger, and his daughters-in-law and grandchildren.

CFA Awards MB Business Capital’s Sharkey Life Time Achievement Award

The Commercial Finance Association awarded Michael D. Sharkey, president of MB Business Capital, its prestigious Life Time Achievement Award.

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.