The Value of ELFA Membership
Membership in the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association puts you ahead of the competition and helps you operate your business profitably. Joining the association is one of the best business decisions you can make. You will see a return on your membership dues investment in countless ways. Learn about the value you will receive as an ELFA member by reading the information below:
You will solidify and grow relationships with other leasing and financial services companies. You'll have opportunities to exchange advice on best practices with industry experts by participating in member committees, presenting at association events and networking with colleagues online and in person. Plus, find out who's who in the industry using the online member directory.
Your business will operate in a more favorable environment because of ELFA's advocacy efforts on your behalf. In light of the financial reform regulatory process and federal comprehensive tax reform at the forefront of the debate in the U.S. Congress, ELFA is fighting for sound rules that will continue to allow our industry to provide capital to businesses, governments and the non-profit sector for investment in capital plants and equipment.
Your business will have an extra line of defense against state-level incursions. In the face of increasing state legislative and regulatory activity, ELFA is in state capitals defending your interests against burdensome regulations and damaging proposals, from automatic renewal legislation to discriminatory tax treatment to data security.
You will have tools to prepare for the impending lease accounting changes and their impact on your business. In addition, the association is working with the standards-setting bodies to press for eliminating undue compliance burdens on businesses, and to ensure that the new rules do not provide disincentives for businesses to choose lease financing for their equipment needs.
You will have exclusive access to ELFA Information Central, a help desk for business and industry information. Get statistics, market research and technical information to run your business successfully. Also access an array of subject matter experts, from attorneys to credit analysts to accountants. Plus, participate in and receive copies of industry surveys, such as the Survey of Equipment Finance Activity, as a benefit of membership.
You will learn strategies for pursuing your business objectives at ELFA business and professional development events. Enjoy members-only savings on high-quality learning and networking opportunities in the format you prefer - face-to-face meetings, online seminars, or executive-level roundtable discussions.
Members stay connected to industry news and colleagues through ELFA's award-winning publications.