Service Providers

The CFA Welcomes Service Providers into Our Vibrant & Growing Community 
Beginning January 1, 2018, the Commercial Finance Association is opening membership to non-lender companies for the first time in our 75-year history. If you have questions about this change, please refer to the frequently asked questions below.

By opening membership to service providers, we are striving to become the essential community for ALL organizations and professionals who deliver and enable commercial finance. By bringing together the resources that make capital work, we are building a stronger and more diverse, valuable and impactful community.

The date of implementation will be Jan. 1, 2018.

All who are involved in the process of origination, due diligence, documentation, implementation, servicing, advising and other related areas that enable and support secured lending.

No, only a lender who has capital at risk can serve as president of the Association. They may, however, serve as president of the CFA Education Foundation.

The Foundation relies on contributions from lenders and service providers alike to provide valuable resources to our community. Particularly with new Foundation-sponsored programs being introduced this year, we expect our donors will continue to see the benefit of Foundation support.

Yes, new education programs and events will be implemented as well as new committees established that focus on the unique needs of this segment. We look forward to everyone’s feedback as we implement this initiative and as it evolves over time to drive value for our newest members.

An organization that has been a member of the CFA, but has not renewed, or has never been a member and is qualified to be a member, may attend one CFA conference as a non-member and pay the applicable non-member registration fee. If the company wishes to attend another CFA conference thereafter, it must join as a member; otherwise a substantial surcharge will apply.

Service providers enjoy essentially the same benefits of membership as our traditional lender community. These advantages include substantial discounts on all CFA offerings, participation on committees, eligibility for award nominations (i.e., 40 Under 40), inclusion in special TSL issues (Women in Commercial Finance), as well as access to all CFA Communications.

Chapters will not be affected by the national membership rules. Chapter membership will remain on an individual vs. company basis, and all activities and governance will be separate.

“For us, CFA is much more than a trade association. It’s a critical hub of relationships that keep our company moving forward.”

— D. Michael Monk, Managing Director, Amerisource

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