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Fletch Predicts 2018

Here we are in 2018, and you know what that means: another edition of Fletch Predicts! I always do sports, and I was on a roll for a while. I predicted basketball and baseball right in 2016, and then I nailed the 2017 Superbowl – three in a row! Things were really looking up, but then I crashed… Read More »

What’s Hot in Equipment Financing?

Every year or so, I do a “what’s hot in equipment financing” post, typically followed by a “what’s not so hot in the world of financed equipment”. And in these posts, I highlight industries that are rising / falling, based on what I see in equipment lease applications. This year will be a bit different. Because right now,… Read More »

Why Financing Used Equipment Matters

Let’s discuss financing used equipment today. Because it’s a topic that doesn’t get nearly as much press as it should. Do you know why it doesn’t get all that much press? Because there aren’t a whole lot of lenders that embrace used equipment financing. And since I work for one of the few who do, I’m almost puzzled… Read More »

Why Trailer Financing Matters

Financing trailers is a big part of what an equipment financing company does, so they warrant discussion in my “why financing <equipment name> matters” series. Trailer financing (or trailer leasing) happens two ways – either with a vehicle at the time of sale, or as an aftermarket addition to a company’s equipment. Both are popular, but we probably… Read More »

Equipment Financing 2015 – Hot or Not (Part 2 – Not)

Here we go with part two of my periodic “what’s hot and not hot” in equipment financing (for the record, Mrs. Fletch says I’m still in the hot part, thank goodness.) The biggest “not hot” in terms of industries are those negatively affected by technology. And the very first one that comes to mind here is the printing… Read More »