Welcome to First Midwest Equipment Finance

First Midwest Equipment Finance, formerly known as National Machine Tool Financial Corp., is a subsidiary of First Midwest Bank, one of the largest independent banks headquartered in Metropolitan Chicago with over $10 billion in assets. We specialize in providing vendor and end-client equipment finance and leasing solutions. Our professionals have years of experience and industry knowledge and access to a wide range of financial structures to accommodate your company’s needs. Since our inception, we have financed nearly $1 billion dollars to over ten thousand satisfied customers.

Recently Financed Equipment

We specialize in financing the following types of equipment:

Our experienced lenders are courteous and knowledgeable and can get you started with the financing program that best fits your needs.


Ease of Financing

FMEF uses a unique funding model with a wide credit window and faster transaction processing.

Approvals generally received within 24 hours, depending on the complexity of the transaction. 

Financing Programs

Whether you want a lease or loan, we can finance as little as $10,000 or as much as $10,000,000+.  

Application Only” programs (no financials required) for transactions up to $350,000 can receive a credit decision within 24 hours.