The Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation's new survey has some good signs.
Executives in the $628 billion
equipment financing industry are feeling slightly more confident about future
prospects, according to a new survey.
Leasing and Finance Foundation’s monthly confidence index for April registered
a 62.1, up a little from the 67.1 of March and the fourth straight month of
It’s a good sign, although the industry’s gains
are small, foundation officials said.
Thomas Jaschik, president,
BB&T Equipment Finance, was among those who took part in the survey. Jaschik
said he sees some signs for optimism.
“While the business
climate has definitely improved over the last 18 months, American companies are
still very cautious with respect to the growth and expansion of their
businesses,” he said. “As they feel more confident in expansion, our market
will grow as well.”