Author Archives: Frank Penkala

About Frank Penkala

A self-employed finance guy who you can reach most of the time at (403) 701-5877. Fixer of interesting commercial lease financing challenges. The journey just seems to be getting more interesting. An active supporter of Kiva, Plan Canada, The Stephen Lewis Foundation and MSF Canada.

LeaseDirect Charge on Your Credit Card?

It ain’t me babe, it ain’t me you’re looking for… ~ Bob Dylan Hold the phones. It seems major banks believe little ol’ LeaseDirect Canada is charging their clients’ credit cards for some nefarious purpose. For the record, in most … Continue reading

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Leasing a Vehicle For Your Business. You Find It, We Lease It. Source From Dealer, Auction or Private Sale.

Prefer to by-pass the dealership business office? Need to keep your information confidential and salesmen out of your business affairs? Found a great deal on a trailer through a private seller on Kijiji or AutoTrader? Have you picked up a … Continue reading

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Good Leasing Results: “It has been a pleasure working with you.”

Some transactions just go so well that I just want to reach through the phone to the person I’ve been working with and extend a big ol’ hug. Imagine every working interaction going smoothly, sharing the information needed to make … Continue reading

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Message from Credit

Every once in a while funny stuff happens at work, even in the leasing business. Yesterday I conferenced a rather unexpressive client in over the phone, connecting with the voicemail of a credit manager, to do a verbal confirmation of … Continue reading

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Doom and Gloom? Where?

So, we are providing lease financing for a new dermatology clinic in Vancouver; funding digger derrick and bucket trucks that will be working for BC Hydro; leased new servers to an engineering company in Calgary; approved an older lowboy trailer … Continue reading

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Leasing Services in Alberta – Our Poster Boy

Fred’s little Alberta based oil and gas drilling rig moving business is now generating considerable revenue, with decent profitability.  It has been an interesting ride with him over the past three years.  Starting as a modest water hauling operation, our … Continue reading

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Equipment Leasing: Sometimes It *Really!* Works

It is a pleasure working with people who have the determination (guts, gumption, skill, luck) to succeed, regardless of the perceived economic climate. I am starting to see year-end statements for a few companies who are not only surviving, but really, … Continue reading

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