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Midland Equipment Finance Ranks Among Top 50 Bank-Owned Equipment Finance Companies in US, Surpasses $500MM in Originations

Posted 08/26/2019

Midland States Bank today announced that Midland Equipment Finance (MEF), its business equipment financing division, has been recognized by The Monitor as the 48th largest U.S. bank-owned equipment finance company by total assets and 42nd largest by new business volume based on its 2018 year-end financials.

MEF reported 2018 year-end total originations of $376.2 million and 2018 new business sales volume of $254.6 million. The division surpassed $500 million in total originations at June 30, 2019, 18 months after its founding.

“Our recent rankings and milestones validate the effectiveness of our business model, origination process, corporate support and culture which we intend to continue building on,” said Fred Van Etten, President of MEF. “Our team continues to build new relationships, strives to offer unparalleled service, and eagerly supports the success and ambitions of American businesses with quality finance products and competitive pricing.”

MEF finances equipment assets in the manufacturing, construction, transportation, waste, healthcare, and other industries, from a network of national sales offices, supported by operations hubs in St. Louis and Denver.

About Midland States Bancorp, Inc.

Midland States Bancorp, Inc. is a community-based financial holding company headquartered in Effingham, Illinois, and is the parent company of Midland States Bank. As of June 30, 2019, the Company had total assets of approximately $5.55 billion and its Wealth Management Group had assets under administration of approximately $3.13 billion. Midland provides a full range of commercial and consumer banking products and services, business equipment financing, merchant credit card services, trust and investment management, and insurance and financial planning services. In addition, multi-family and healthcare facility FHA financing is provided through Love Funding, Midland’s non-bank subsidiary. For additional information, visit or follow Midland on LinkedIn at

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