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August 1, 2013

J.C. Penney said that reports claiming CIT Group Inc., the largest lender in the apparel industry, had stopped funding some shipments to Penney were untrue.

New York -- J.C. Penney on Thursday said that reports claiming CIT Group Inc., the largest lender in the apparel industry, had stopped funding some shipments to Penney were untrue. The retailer said it has plenty of cash on hand and all major suppliers were still shipping.

“J.C. Penney continues to have the support of all of its key vendors, who have maintained their shipments to the company," the company said in a statement on Thursday.

July 31, 2013

CIT Group Inc., the largest commercial lender in the U.S. apparel industry, has stopped supporting deliveries from smaller manufacturers to J.C. Penney stores, the New York Post reported on Wednesday.

New York -- CIT Group Inc., the largest commercial lender in the U.S. apparel industry, has stopped supporting deliveries from smaller manufacturers to J.C. Penney stores, the New York Post reported on Wednesday.

The reason for the crackdown could not be immediately confirmed, the report said, but insiders speculated that CIT got nervous after getting a peek at Penney’s financials.

October 8, 2012

More than half (53%) of middle market executives believe that their companies are on solid ground, according to a survey by CIT Group Inc., a leading provider of financing to small businesses and middle market companies.

New York -- More than half (53%) of middle market executives believe that their companies are on solid ground, according to a survey by CIT Group Inc., a leading provider of financing to small businesses and middle market companies. (In order to be eligible to participate in the survey, respondents had to be in a leadership role at firms with revenues between $25 million and $1 billion, the majority of whose employees were based in the United States.)

January 12, 2012

According to a report by Bloomberg, CIT Group has decided to stop financing loans to suppliers waiting to be paid by Sears.

Hoffman Estates, Ill. -- According to a report by Bloomberg, CIT Group has decided to stop financing loans to suppliers waiting to be paid by Sears.

CIT Group has not commented on the matter.

Sears Holdings Corp. told Bloomberg that it disagrees with CIT's decision but said it won't have a big impact on its operations. It said that CIT's payables represented less than 5% of its inventories, and noted that other lenders are still financing the loans.
 

January 12, 2012

According to a report by Bloomberg, CIT Group has decided to stop financing loans to suppliers waiting to be paid by Sears.

Hoffman Estates, Ill. -- According to a report by Bloomberg, CIT Group has decided to stop financing loans to suppliers waiting to be paid by Sears.

CIT Group has not commented on the matter.

Sears Holdings Corp. told Bloomberg that it disagrees with CIT's decision but said it won't have a big impact on its operations. It said that CIT's payables represented less than 5% of its inventories, and noted that other lenders are still financing the loans.
 

November 22, 2011

The third annual Retail Finance Outlook released Tuesday by CIT Group found that 80% of retail executives expect their holiday sales to increase or remain the same as last year.

New York City -- The third annual Retail Finance Outlook released Tuesday by CIT Group found that 80% of retail executives expect their holiday sales to increase or remain the same as last year. And they are eying social media as a means to drive sales.

Among the notable shopping days this holiday season, more than one-third of executives expect Black Friday sales to increase this year; more than a quarter expect Cyber Monday sales to be up and nearly a quarter expect Super Saturday sales to increase.

October 19, 2011

A majority of retail executives expect business to improve in the coming months, but they remain cautious when it comes to increasing staff levels, building inventory, and assessing the availability of credit — especially for their customers, according to a research study by CIT Group, a leading provider of financing to small businesses and middle market companies.

New York City -- A majority of retail executives expect business to improve in the coming months, but they remain cautious when it comes to increasing staff levels, building inventory, and assessing the availability of credit — especially for their customers, according to a research study by CIT Group, a leading provider of financing to small businesses and middle market companies. The study, prepared in association with Forbes Insights, surveyed more than 100 middle market retail executives.

October 19, 2011

A majority of retail executives expect business to improve in the coming months, but they remain cautious when it comes to increasing staff levels, building inventory, and assessing the availability of credit — especially for their customers, according to a research study by CIT Group, a leading provider of financing to small businesses and middle market companies.

New York City -- A majority of retail executives expect business to improve in the coming months, but they remain cautious when it comes to increasing staff levels, building inventory, and assessing the availability of credit — especially for their customers, according to a research study by CIT Group, a leading provider of financing to small businesses and middle market companies. The study, prepared in association with Forbes Insights, surveyed more than 100 middle market retail executives.

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