Finance company Franklin Capital will participate in SFNet’s 76th Annual Convention, which will be held from Nov. 17-19. Sue Duckett, executive vice president of Frankling Capital, will participate in a panel discussion on Nov. 17.
The effect of COVID-19 on the asset-based lending market became apparent in the second quarter as the industry’s most recent data reflect a 24.1% decline in total bank loans and 29.4% drop quarter over quarter in non-bank lending, according to the Secured Finance Network.
According to SFNet, total commitments for bank lenders in Q1/20 rose 7.8% compared with Q1/19 but were relatively flat compared with Q4/19. For non-bank lenders, total commitments rose 15.2% compared with Q1/19 but fell 1.8% compared with Q4/19.
According to data from SFNet, lenders reported asset-based lending to U.S. businesses increased steadily and credit quality remained strong in Q4/19, but the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on financial markets.
Current headwinds affecting asset-based lending portfolios and emerging opportunities and challenges in the industry will be topics at the Secured Finance Network (SFNet) Asset-Based Capital Conference 2020 Feb. 4 and 5 in Las Vegas.