Leasing Association Membership Count
by Christopher Menkin
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The American Bankers Association
1120 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Based in Washington, D.C., the American Bankers Association represents banks of all sizes on issues of national importance for financial institutions and their customers. The ABA, which was founded in 1875, brings together all categories of banking institutions, including community, regional and money center banks and holding companies, as well as savings associations, trust companies and savings banks.
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The association's mission is to serve its member banks and enhance their role as pre-eminent providers of financial services. ABA accomplishes this mission through federal legislative and regulatory activities, legal action, communication and consumer education, research and products and services that promote, educate, train, inform and support members.
For additional information about the ABA and its history - visit ABA's 125th Anniversary homepage.
To become an ABA Member, please contact your regional membership representative or call
Questions? Please contact the email@example.com for more information
Arizona Equipment Leasing Association
3021 East Laurel Street
Mesa, AZ 85213
623-934-1340 ext. 102
25 active members. Annual membership $25
This is a relatively young association, who evidently felt out of the loop and began meeting informally, then formally to further not only their education but network.
Association for Governmental Leasing & Finance
19 Mantua Road • Mt. Royal, NJ 08061
AGLF was founded in 1981 to serve municipal leasing industry. Publishes Bi-monthly newsletter; sponsors 2 annual conferences; 50-state leasing survey; federal leasing survey; and conducts numerous industry projects.
856.423.3259 • fax: 856.423.3420
Haley Brust * Executive Director/ firstname.lastname@example.org Linda Wright | Executive Assistant/ email@example.com
Two types of membership: regular member - private sector organizations active in leasing/finance; governmental member - any state, territory, US possession, District of Columbia, or political subdivision of above.
"Non-members are very welcome at our conferences. For registration materials, they can call 856.423.3259"
Asset-based financing in Canada
The Canadian Finance & Leasing Association (CFLA) represents the asset-based financing, equipment and vehicle leasing industry in Canada. With over $116 billion of financing in place with Canadian businesses and consumers, the asset-based financing industry is the largest provider of debt financing in this country after the traditional lenders (banks and credit unions).
The industry’s portfolio of assets (owned and managed) was estimated to be worth $116.7 billion in 2003: $67 billion of equipment financing, $9.9 billion of business vehicle fleet financing, and $39.7 billion consumer vehicle financing.
Address: 15 Toronto Street, Suite 301, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E3
Telephone: (416) 860-1133 • Toll-free: 1(877) 213-7373 • Fax: (416) 860-1140
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Internet: www.cfla-acfl.ca
President & CEO
Janet Tricker, CAE, CMP
Director, Membership Services
Certified Leasing Professional Foundation
The certification program was started by a group a leasing professionals who were members of Western Association of Equipment Leasing, now the United Association of Equipment Leasing (UAEL). The program grew to the point UAEL relinquished all rights to the program and the CLP Foundation was established as a non-profit corporation. The Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors, National Association of Equipment Leasing Brokers, and UAEL now lend their support to the Foundation and the CLP Program.
There are presently 159 Certified Lease Professionals (CLP's)
"The CLP is recognized in our industry as an individual with high ethical standards who has been tested and passed an exam covering every important aspect of our industry," reports Executive Director Cindy Sprudle.
"Steps to Achieving Your CLP Designation"
"The CLP Foundation recommends that you start your studies at least 75 to 90 days prior to sitting for the exam. The path to achieving your CLP designation is not an onerous one. Two of the study tools available to you are an Outline of the CLP Exam with sample questions and the Body of Knowledge, an in-depth outline of the Equipment Leasing Industry. This is an excellent guide to follow through your entire study program. It can be downloaded from the CLP Foundation web site. The Foundation recommends two books to assist you with your studies:
"1. The Certified Lease Professionals' Handbook. This book has been written by a group of leasing professionals who represent all aspects of the industry. It very closely follows the Body of Knowledge. This book was updated in 2005 and a new handbook printed. The Certified Lease Professionals' Handbook can be purchased for only $64.00, which includes shipping."
"You should also be proficient with solving for rate, yield, the concept of Present Valuing, etc. on one of the financial calculators, such as the HP 12c or HP 17 bII+, HP 19b or any other computerized financial programs you may have adapted to leasing such as TValue."
"After you have read and studied the CLP Handbook and/or one of the recommended books in the CLP Education Library, found on our web site, you will probably have some very specific questions. To answer those very specific questions, we ask you to complete a short survey rating yourself on your strengths and weaknesses on the subjects to be covered in the exam. We will then hook you up with a Mentor whose strengths match your weaknesses to assist you with your studies."
The CLP Foundation also offers a one-day class for review prior to your sitting for the exam. These are offered at the association conferences."
Please give Cindy Spurdle, Executive Director, a call at 610-687-0213 or email her at email@example.com to order your Leasing Professionals' Handbook and begin your study program toward your CLP designation.
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CLP EXAMINATION SAMPLE QUESTIONS
Here is a series from Leasing News
Why I Became a CLP
Commercial Finance Association
225 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10122
Founded in 1944, the Commercial Finance Association is the trade group of the asset-based financial services industry, with members throughout the U.S., Canada and around the world. Members include the asset- based lending arms of domestic and foreign commercial banks, small and large independent finance companies, floor plan financing organizations, factoring organizations and financing subsidiaries of major industrial corporations. CFA membership is by organization, not by individual. Many of the organizations are involved in leasing, either directly to end users, vendors, or providing funds for lessors.
The Electronic Payments Association (NACHA)
web site: www.nacha.org
13665 Dulles Technology Drive, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171
NACHA is a not-for-profit trade association that develops operating rules and business practices for the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network and for other areas of electronic payments. NACHA activities and initiatives facilitate the adoption of electronic payments in the areas of Internet commerce, electronic bill payment and presentment (EBPP), financial electronic data interchange (EDI), international payments, electronic checks, electronic benefits transfer (EBT) and student lending. We also promote the use of electronic payment products and services, such as Direct Deposit and Direct Payment.
NACHA represents more than 12,000 financial institutions through our network of regional ACH associations. We have over 600 members in our seven industry councils and corporate Affiliate Membership program.
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
1825 K Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
Equipment Leasing And Finance Foundation
The Equipment Leasing Association (ELA) created the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation in 1989.
This site is designed for further education at all levels, including an intern/mentoring program, plus both academic and commercial information on the leasing industry.
To provide future-oriented, in-depth, independent research for the equipment leasing industry.
The Foundation works with various groups to further the industry's body of knowledge. The Foundation has a very strong relationship with universities and academics nationwide.
Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation
1825 K Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
The Foundation is not a membership organization, it is a charitable association supported entirely through donations. All donations to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation are tax deductible, as allowed through the IRS for 501-c3 associations. The average individual contribution is $500 and $5,000 corporately. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Independent Community Banks of America
ICBA's professional staff provide products and services that promote the profitability and competitiveness of 5,400 community banks nationwide. Drawing on diverse skills and the latest online technology, they provide a voice for community bankers in Washington, educational seminars, advice on regulatory issues, bank products.
One Thomas Circle NW
Washington, DC 20005-5802
Sauk Centre Office
518 Lincoln Road
P.O. Box 267
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Western Regional Office
500 Newport Center Drive, Suite 960
Newport Beach, CA 92660
New England Regional Office
120 Main Street
Lynnfield, MA 01940
Information Technology Resellers Association (ITAA)
11921 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA. 20190
Web site: www.itra.net
General. Trade association Began: 1967. Represents over 120 companies which buy, sell, & lease new & used computers & other hi-tech equipment. Provides related services.
Maintains & enforces industry Code of Ethics, provides liasion to manufactures, monitors federal & state legislation affecting industry. Holds meetings & educationals seminars, conducts industry surveys, promotes industry through communications & public relations activities.
Executive Management. David A. Poisson, President. Leasing Data. Markets: national, international.
Institute of International Container Lessors
630 Old Post Road
P.O. Box 605
Bedford, NY. 10506-0605
Web site: www.iicl.org
General. Trade association Independent Began: 1971. Member: ELA
Trade association for International container & chassis leasing industry. Active in technical, regulatury, tax, customs, and govermental fields thruout world. Consults with International Maritime Organizations and UN Conference on Trade & Development.
Has computerized testing programs to assess capacity of typical container designs to withstand damage. Certified and tested over 2,500 inspectors worlwide with expertise in inspection and repair of containers in accordance with IICL manuals. Issues periodic technical publications & bulletins.
Executive Management. Henry F. White, Jr. President.
Assets. Specializes in containers/chassis.
Leasing Data. Lease types: operational, director/finances , tax-orient, full service, single invstor, levereged(equity), levereged(debt), x-border. Markets: international. Participants with banks and others.
Leaseurope, founded in 1973, is the acronym for the "European Federation of Leasing Company Associations". Leaseurope is an umbrella body comprising the representative associations of the leasing industry in some 26 member and correspondent National Associations representing some 1,348 leasing companies (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom).
In 2001, the leasing companies represented in Leaseurope invested over 188 billion euro in real estate and equipment. Outstandings were over 412 billion euros.
Leaseurope 1,200 European leasing companies comprise the Leaseurope Federation, representing than 92% of the entire European leasing market. The European Federation of Leasing Company Associations is the umbrella body that represents the leasing industry in Europe. Its membership consists of 26 National Associations, which in turn represent approximately 1300 leasing companies. The countries represented are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Mission Statement
To be recognized as a first class organization representing the European leasing industry to the outside world and promoting a good environment for leasing products enabling leasing to flourish.
- To accept that leasing is a key service (for Europe/by Europe).
- To be recognized as the obvious point of contact for European leasing issues.
- To be a value-added organization and a primary source of information and action platform on European leasing for its members
Leaseurope Secretary General
Head of Communications
+32-2-778 05 65
Statistics and Economic Affairs
+32-2-778 05 71
National Association of Equipment Leasing Brokers
455 South Fourth Street, Suite 650
Louisville, KY 40202
Contact: Monica Harper
The National Association of Equipment Leasing brokers had 1029 members at the beginning
of 2008. This is a unique association as it is basically for new and established leasing brokers in the United States; other segments of the industry are "members", but do not have any "voting rights". Dues are also the most inexpensive at $295 for a broker, $750 for a funder, and $600 for an associate, such as a software provider or attorney. Conferences are also very inexpensive. Brokers enjoy many benefits.
In addition to many discounts and savings available for members for various services, the association has a very active Listserve where members exchange experiences and make recommendations for specific types of leasing transactions. A popular feature is the "Meet the Funder Conference Call series;" here "members only" participate in a telephone conference call with a specific funder who talks about their company and what they can do for the broker.
Audio recordings of the conference call are available to "members only."
Audio recordings of the conference call are available to "members only."
Video modules written and produced by Gerry Egan are available to members only; excellent information, extremely well-done.
The association also has a Best Practices Broker ethics examination. “The passing candidate will be entitled to use the designation “Best Practices Broker” on their company business cards, letterhead, stationary, marketing materials, and the like. The designation may be used in any manner seen appropriate, including informing the broker's customers, vendors, and funders, of the designation.”
Membership Services Coordinator
((Formerly the Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors and United Association of Equipment Leasing (formerly the Western Association of Equipment Lessors) merged together January 1, 2009.)
P.O. Box 69 | Northbrook, IL 60065-0069
Senior Association Coordinator
Cell: 760.574.6328 |
"The National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) is a national association serving small- to mid-size independent equipment finance companies, lessors and sophisticated brokers."
History of UAEL
Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV |
National Funding Association, Inc.
Networking Financial Professionals Across America Since 1991
404 M.H. Camp Hwy, Suite 100
Grover, NC 28073
400 paying members
States has 2,500 “sometimes members”
"...the NFA is because the NFA consists of people, financial professionals of all stripes who have come together to network and build bridges within the financial community. The National Funding Association is quite simply a network of individuals consisting of investment bankers, accountants, attorneys, brokers, venture capitalists, consultants, bankers, turnaround professionals, factors, specialty finance companies, and asset based lenders. It was organized in 1991 in Charlotte by Bud Wilson, Warren Shinn and Barry Yelton for the express purpose of bringing together financial professionals to network among themselves. The association chapters have a monthly luncheon meeting or reception, often with a featured speaker. The speaker is quite often one of the chapter members and sometimes an outside professional with information of interest to the membership. The NFA currently has active chapters in Charlotte, Atlanta, and Chicago...
"The NFA offers a wealth of information on a variety of financing related issues. It is a resource for financial professionals of all types to exchange leads, obtain various financing services for clients, and generally improve and enhance one's own business through networking with a variety of financial professionals in many different fields.
For the Borrower, the NFA offers access to an array of asset based lenders, bankers, factors and other specialized financing organizations to provide virtually any type or level of financing imaginable. From working capital financing to equipment term loans to factoring to real estate mortgages to SBA and other government backed loans to leasing, the NFA's membership includes organizations which can provide it all. By contacting an NFA board member or one of the member organizations listed on the website, you can quickly locate a lender which is attuned to your needs."
The membership includes those in the equipment leasing industry.
National Vehicle Leasing Association
1199 N. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
The National Vehicle Leasing Association (NVLA) represents the interests of the vehicle leasing industry. NVLA membership consists of independent leasing companies, credit unions, captive funders, banks as well as a myriad of industry suppliers. The NVLA finds its roots in providing industry related education, legislation information and support, and creates a networking hub for industry professionals, making it Leasing's Driving force Since 1968™
Members of the NVLA enjoy many benefits including:
Certified Vehicle Leasing Executive Program
The NVLA celebrates 26 years of providing extensive executive level continuing education known as the Certified Vehicle Leasing Executive Program, or CVLE. The CVLE Program is designed for an owner, manager, or operator engaged in the vehicle leasing industry and consists of four sessions of in-depth classroom studies. The program provides the knowledge needed to run your company successfully. 136 people have earned the CVLE designation and approximately 340 are currently enrolled in various stages of the program. Sessions include:
1. Legal and Legislative Issues
2. Accounting for Lessors
3. Human Resources and Management
4. Insurance, Marketing and Auto Auctions
The CVLE Program provides executives with the training they need to succeed in today's competitive marketplace, another reason the NVLA has been Leasing's Driving force Since 1968™.
Certified Vehicle Leasing Administrator
In 2005, the NVLA pioneered yet another educational opportunity for its members, the Certified Vehicle Lease Administrator program. This online program, designed for ease of access, enhances and trains your staff on the nuances of this very unique business and lets those enrolled in the program work at their own pace, from the comfort of their own office or home. The program provides history and basic knowledge for the general employees of a leasing entity. Education that's just a click away – another NVLA Member benefit.
The Association holds an Annual Conference and Auto Exposition helping industry professionals to foster relationships with fellow lessors, key industry and banking executives from all over the United States and Canada. Educational seminars are provided during an intense 4 day program, along with entertainment, activities, golf and the chance to meet major product and service vendors in the exhibit hall.
Members meet quarterly in many major metropolitan areas. Meeting topics include useful information for lessors, brokers and vendors such as funding access, fraud prevention, accounting, tax and title workshops and many other subjects of importance to the leasing industry.
Membership in the NVLA includes Vehicle Leasing Today, a quarterly magazine filled with important articles addressing issues such as Legal and Legislation, Tax and Accounting, and various other topics relevant to lessors. Members also receive LifeLine, the monthly newsletter aimed at keeping leasing companies on top of ever-changing news.
Marques Silva, Account Manger
703.548.8535 ext. 434
Elaine Litwer, Legislative Coordinator
Chris Brown , Editor
Vehicle Leasing Today
Truck Renting and Leasing Association
Truck Renting and Leasing Association
675 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
President & CEO
Director, Finance & Business Ops
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