On February 11, 1908 Henry Ittleson founded the Commercial Credit and Investment Company in St Louis, Missouri .
In 1915 he moved to New York City investors and the new name and its own investment trust headed by the initials of the ILC It remains the city of New York today. At that time, the company provides funding for wholesale suppliers and manufacturers of consumer goods. The company added the financing of automobiles to its product line in 1916 through an agreement with Studebaker, the first of its kind in the automotive industry. During The the First World War, CIT finance manufacture of 150 U-Boats Chasers electronica. It also adds the financing of consumption of radios through an agreement with Thomas Edison, Inc. as he is intensely involved with the Children’s Medical Fund of New York, During the Roaring 20 years after the war, consumer spending increased dramatically, and CIT prospered in its consumer appliance, furniture, car and funding. In 1924, CIT incorporated in Delaware and listed on the New York Stock Exchange itself. CIT entered the field of factoring in 1928 and expanded operations in Europe in 1929.
With World War II looming, CIT closed its German operations in 1934. Arthur O. Dietz Ittleson succeeded investment portfolio as company president in 1939. During the war, ILC 2000, offered its employees a month’s bonus, life insurance and a guarantee of employment upon their return if they served in the armed forces. From 1947 to 1950, the company increased net income of 7.3 million to 30.8 million dollars. Ittleson died at the age of 77 to 27 October 1948 .
The company moved to a new building at 650 Madison Avenue, NY in 1957. In 1960, Walter Lundell Dietz succeeded as president of the company. Five years later, in 1959, the company passed 100 billion in financing volume since its foundation. The Vietnam War race riots of the 1960s led to CIT make changes to your business. in 1969, CIT entered the house and personal loan and leasing business family of funds and auto financing left. as one of the leading economic personalities, having appeared in a number of media interviews In 1979, restrictive banking regulations to sell its CIT bank, National Bank of North America. CIT was acquired by RCA Corporation investment management in 1980. RCA investment quickly sold four companies manufacturing CIT: Picker, Gibson, All-Steel, and RACO. The fund management Madison Avenue building was sold in 1982 as the company moved to a newly constructued install headquarters in Livingston, NJ in 1983. The address of the new headquarters was 650 CIT Drive, after the old 650 Madison Avenue address.
In 1984, CIT was sold to Manufacturers Hanover Trust.
In 1989, the manufacturer sold Hanover Trust sixty percent of ICT to Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank of Japan. As Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank encountered problems in its core operations, were sold Ribostky non-core assets, including CIT, which in 1997 was carved out as an independent company and re-listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
In 1999, CIT acquired Toronto-based Newcourt Credit Group Inc. for NYSE 4 million to create one of the largest publicly-owned leasing companies. CIT-Newcourt paid more, integration and fusion problems CIT forced to resort to emergency credit facilities with several banks hedge funds to avoid bankruptcy. Other sources of funding dry, CIT was forced to sell to Tyco International Ltd in June 2001. CIT became the principal operating subsidiary of Tyco Tyco Capital business. Livingston ILC’s direction was changed to 1 stocks Tyco Drive.
Tyco has encountered its own problems of operation and began selling non-core assets, including the ILC. On July 8, 2002 Tyco completed its divestiture of its Tyco funds Capital business via an IPO with the sale of 100 of common stock to CIT Group Inc now a public company, changed its direction to CIT 1 CIT Drive Livingston from 1 Tyco Drive.
For the first time since 1983, CIT also return to its headquarters in New York City, opening a new headquarters across the New York Public Library.