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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 of an ELFA membership:

Grow and solidify relationships with other leasing and financial services companies. 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 and access industry expertise by joining members-only email discussion groups.

Operate in a more favorable environment through ELFA’s advocacy efforts. With tax reform being debated in the Congress, and the regulatory process laid out by the Dodd-Frank Act now underway, ELFA is fighting for sound policies that will continue to allow our industry to continue providing cash-flow management and capital investment choices that make sense for our customers. These policies, if enacted, will allow the equipment leasing and finance industry to continue being an engine for prosperity.

Gain an extra line of defense at the state level. 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.

Acquire information about the proposed lease accounting changes and their impact on your business. The association is working 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.

Access ELFA Information Central, a member help desk for business and industry information. Get statistics, market data 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.

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.