2020 Year-End Leasing-Finance US Associations’
Membership Count and by Category
Alternate Finance Association
American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (AACFB)
The American Bankers Association (ABA)
American Financial Services Association (AFSA)
Association for Govermental Leasing & Finance (AGLF)
Canadian Finance & Leasing Association(CFLA)
Certified Leasing and Finance Professional Foundation (CLFP)
The Electronic Payments Associations (NACHA)
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)
Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation (ELFF)
Franchise Brokers Association (FBA)
Independent Community Banks of America (ICBA)
Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL)
Information Technology Resellers Associations (ITAA)
National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA)
National Vehicle Leasing Association (NVLA)
Secured Finance Network (SFN)
Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA)
American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers
326 E. Main Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
AACFB is the premier trade association empowering the independent commercial financing professional and providing direct access to their funding source partners. We represent an estimated $12 billion worth of origination and transaction placement.
Founded in 1990 and led by experienced commercial financing professionals, the AACFB (formerly the National Association of Equipment Leasing Brokers) is an association for brokers, by brokers. That means every member understands the importance of certain core values: the foundation of a rock-solid Code of Ethics, the significance of one-on-one networking, the merit of up-to-date education and the power of a collective voice within the industry.
American Financial Services Association ( AFSA)
919 18th St., NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20006
AFSA’s 350 members include consumer and commercial finance companies, vehicle finance/leasing companies, mortgage lenders, credit card issuers, industrial banks and industry suppliers. The association was founded in 1916 as the American Association of Small Loan Brokers. The group formed to promote state laws that would make small loans more readily available to average Americans, who had few options at the time to receive small personal loans.
Many on the Board of Directors appear to represent the vehicle
AFSA is also on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
Association for Governmental Leasing & Finance
19 Mantua Road • Mt. Royal, NJ 08061
856.423.3259 • fax: 856.423.3420
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.
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
Contact Information: www.cfla-acfl.ca/contact-us/
Certified Leasing and Finance Professional Foundation
Reid Raykovich, CLFP - Executive Director
(206) 535-6281 - direct
(866) 795-5839 - fax
Attn: Reid Raykovich, CLFP
PO Box 146
Northbrook, IL 60065
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. January 1, 2015, the name was changed to include finance.
Here is a series from Leasing News
Why I Became a CLP
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.
Mission: The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring thoughtful innovation and contributing to the betterment of the equipment leasing and finance industry. Funded through charitable individual and corporate donations, the Foundation focuses on the development of in-depth, independent research and resources for the advancement of equipment finance industry knowledge. Visit the Foundation online at www.LeaseFoundation.org.
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
1625 Eye St. NW, Suite 850
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. www.leasefoundation.org/giving.
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.
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
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, the European Federation of Leasing Company Associations, was founded in 1972. Since April 2006, Leaseurope, represents as an umbrella body both the leasing and automotive rental industries in Europe, and is composed of 44 Member Associations in 33 countries.
The countries represented are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Tunisia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
Leaseurope's mission is essentially to represent and promote the interests of its members as the expert and natural voice of the European leasing and automotive rental industries.
In order to achieve this, Leaseurope:
represents the leasing and automotive rental industries vis-à -vis European and international bodies as a fair and reliable partner and a contact point for key stakeholders;
promotes its member industries, services and contribution to a positive social and economic environment at European and international levels;
informs its members of all European or international developments that may impact their industry;
develops and defends industry positions that are supported by technical research and expertise;
produces European-wide statistics in order to i) explain who the Federation represents and its importance in the economy and ii) assess the current state of the market, identify trends and facilitate benchmarking;
provides its members with a platform to (i) exchange views and best practices; (ii) network and (iii) meet relevant third parties (EU officials, experts, etc).
Join the Leaseurope affinity group on LinkedIn, the sole lessors-only on-line community in Europe
Boulevard Louis Schmidt 87
B - 1040 Brussels
Tel : +32 2 778 05 60
Fax : +32 2 778 05 78
National Franchise Association
1080 Woodcock Rd. #295
Orlando, FL 32803
The Franchise Broker Association (FBA) was founded in 2008 with a mission to provide ongoing support and assistance for business growth for the members of our Association.
We started out initially as a resource for brokers to connect to other industry leaders in order to work collectively in the franchise business. As more people began to join our association, they felt they were doing so much better in their careers and started to ask us to offer an Introduction to Franchise Brokering class. Shortly after that, we formed the Franchise Training Institute (FTI).
We are an Association, not a network or franchise. We do not charge royalties or share in commissions with our members; we are supported by our members who find value in being a part of our Association and who pay monthly dues for our ongoing support.
Meet the talented people behind our association and learn more on our website! http://franchiseba.com/
((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
Executive Director & CEO
Phone: (847) 562-5057
"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 |
The National Vehicle Leasing Association (NVLA)
Suzanne Fedie, Executive Director
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
Secured Finance Network
370 7th Ave. Ste. 1801
New York, NY, 10001
Phone (212) 792-9390
Fax (212) 564-6053
"An association of professionals putting capital to work."
"We’ve changed our name, but we’re still an essential community of organizations and professionals who deliver and enable secured financing to businesses. SFNet brings together the people, data, knowledge, tools, and insights that put capital to work."
Founded in 1944, it was known as the Commercial Finance Association. It changed its name. Basically, the 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. They also have monthly meetings in various states as well as many education and other programs, including studies and information available to members and non-members.
Truck Renting and Leasing Association
Truck Renting and Leasing Association
675 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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