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Equipment Financing & Leasing

Equipment financing is a type of loan that is specifically designed to help businesses purchase equipment that is necessary for their operations. Equipment financing loans are typically structured in a way that allows the business to make regular payments to the lender, with the equipment serving as collateral for the loan.

Here's how an equipment financing loan works:

  1. The business owner applies for the loan with a lender. This may require the business owner to provide financial statements, tax returns, and other information to the lender in order to demonstrate the business's creditworthiness.

  2. The lender reviews the loan application and determines whether to approve the loan based on the business's creditworthiness and the value of the equipment being purchased.

  3. If the loan is approved, the lender will provide the business owner with the funds they need to purchase the equipment.

  4. The business owner uses the loan funds to purchase the equipment from the seller.

  5. The business owner repays the loan to the lender according to the terms of the loan agreement. This will typically involve making regular monthly payments, including interest and any applicable fees.

  6. If the business owner fails to make the required loan payments, the lender may have the right to repossess the equipment as collateral for the loan.

Overall, an equipment financing loan can be a useful financial tool for businesses that need to purchase equipment but do not have the funds available to pay for it upfront. It allows businesses to acquire the equipment they need to operate, while spreading the cost of the equipment over time through regular loan payments.

What are the challenges to banks with equipment financing ?

There are several challenges that banks may face when offering equipment financing. Some of these challenges include:

  1. Risk of default: One of the biggest challenges for banks with equipment financing is the risk of default by the borrower. If the borrower is unable to make the required loan payments, the bank may be forced to repossess the equipment, which can be a time-consuming and costly process.

  2. Depreciation of equipment: Another challenge for banks with equipment financing is the fact that the equipment being financed may depreciate in value over time. This means that the value of the collateral for the loan may decline, making it more difficult for the bank to recoup its investment if the borrower defaults on the loan.

  3. Difficulty in determining value of equipment: Determining the value of the equipment being financed can also be a challenge for banks. In many cases, the value of the equipment may be difficult to determine, which can make it difficult for the bank to properly assess the risk of the loan.

  4. Competition from other lenders: Banks may also face competition from other lenders when offering equipment financing. There are many other sources of financing available to businesses looking to purchase equipment, so banks may need to offer competitive terms in order to attract borrowers.

Overall, these challenges can make it difficult for banks to offer equipment financing, and may require them to carefully manage their risk in order to avoid losses.

Streamlining Loan Origination ensures your team can make better decisions, faster with automated document collection and reminders as well as ongoing loan management. Loan Origination is an important part of managing borrowers financial and reporting documents for loan monitoring. Almost 70% of banks still rely on some combination of spreadsheets, core ticklers, or other manual processes.

BankStride is a digital banking platform you've been waiting for. BankStride makes it easy for banks to automate loan documents, exceptions tracking, loan reporting and covenant monitoring. No more managing checklists, searching for files in emails, or waiting on updates from other parties. Just create your requests and let BankStride do the work for you. 

Many Banks and lending companies depend on non-public client information to provide their
services. Examples include:

  • Automate Document Gathering

  • Checklist For Loan Reporting Requirements

  • Frictionless Customer Experience To Send Documents

  • Create Credit Exceptions & Tickler Tracking

  • Automated Loan Monitoring and Loan Compliance

  • Loan Reporting, Risk & Financial Reporting

Without a dedicated tool, professionals would have to manually manage checklists and calendar
events to keep track of all required information. BankStride automates this work while improving
security and reporting.

Why BankStride platform

  • BankStride is a web-based software solution for commercial banks and credit unions that works with customers to manage loan agreements and eliminate credit exceptions. FileStride improves credit exception management by reaching beyond the walls of the bank to work directly with customers.

  • BankStride is like autopay for customer information.

  • With BankStride, banking teams can schedule recurring requests for documents like financial statements and tax returns, compare actual and threshold covenant values (e.g. minimum DSCR), and send compliance certificates for signature via DocuSign.

  • Customers respond to information requests much like paying an online invoice – they clearly see what’s required of them and they act. Customers can respond using a login-less portal or by email – no account or password required.

How does this help banks

  • A borrower’s risk profile can change significantly over the years that follow a lending event. Managing loan agreement adherence through reporting and internal monitoring is an ongoing and tedious battle for banks. 

  • Banks that pursue superb loan agreement management are faced with handling complex recurring tasks using the basic tools of email, spreadsheets, and calendar ticklers. Banks that let this work fall behind risk delaying their awareness of problematic loans or operating practices, jeopardizing capital and reputation.

  • With BankStride, banks gain high-resolution loan agreement monitoring that saves time and delights customers.

How does our bank customer use BankStride

  • Our bank customer uses BankStride to schedule and automate the activities required to monitor loan agreements. 

  • For example, BankStride has proven effective in managing revolving lines of credit. BankStride  automatically requests and reminds customers to submit monthly AR and AP listings, inventory analyses, and borrowing base certificates each month. 

  • BankStride reminds the banking team to test various financial ratios. The results of the customer’s actions and the ratio testing all roll up to per-banker and per-office reports that can be run on-demand in seconds.

BankStride is powerful for bankers




  • Track financial reporting, covenants, and certificates.

  • Issue compliance certificates for signature via DocuSign.



  • Bank leadership can drill down to identify pockets of risk and underperformance.

  • Every member of the team knows where to focus.



  • BankStride supports one-off and recurring information requests.

  • Flexible storage layer configuration options available.


Easy for bank customers





  • Customers receive tokenized links that enable portal access.

  • Bankers can request information from anybody with an email address.



  • Easy to use customer portals show the customer exactly what is needed.

  • Email-based file ingestion enables customers to email files in response to requests.



  • Reminders and alerts are aggregated to prevent information overload.

  • Alerts can be toggled per-user.

  • Customizable reminder schedules.


Automate Bank customer information requests for covenant monitoring , loan reporting, financial reporting and exception handling.

FiStride allows you and your customers to exchange information with zero friction so that you can reduce credit exceptions and recover valuable time. 

Know what you have, know what you need.

Why BankStride?

We're the digital banking solution you've been waiting for.

We make it easy to automate your loan reporting and covenant monitoring. No more managing checklists, searching for files in emails, or waiting on updates from other parties. Just create your requests and let BankStride do the work for you. 

How it works

BankStride combines checklists with cloud storage to help you communicate and monitor your information requests and covenants.

All it takes to get started:

  1. ​Request items by creating projects for one-off items or templated lists.

  2. Review incoming files from your client and mark items as satisfied or complete.

  3. Repeat with automatically recurring requests and reminders.

Who it's for

BankStride is a solution for individuals, teams, and banks that need a better way to request information. We've facilitated thousands of customer relationships and transactions with teams in banking, accounting, consulting,  and advisory services, just to name a few. 


Bankers increase efficiency and improve loan risk and compliance with loan monitoring, reporting and exceptions.

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know what you need

Create recurring requests with status indicators, reports and automatic nudges that keep everybody in the know.

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Customers have the option to send files through email or a login-less portal. Either way, we get the files where they need to go.

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Track and monitor financial reporting, covenants, and certificates, and identify pockets of risk and non-compliance.

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