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Judgment Lien Attached To Personal Property Can Prime A Perfected Security Interest

June 22, 2017 UCC, Due Diligence, Lien Monitoring Something

Of course you’re aware that a federal tax lien can prime your perfected security interest 45 days after filing, knocking your UCC from first priority position if you do not act to protect your perfected position. It’s Factoring/ABL 101. But what about a judgment lien attached to personal property? What impact can it have on your perfected security interest? Turns out it can prime your first position UCC just like a federal tax…READ MORE

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Real Property Title Searches Defined

June 15, 2017 Due Diligence, Title Related Topics Something

What is an Owner and Encumbrance Search? What is the difference between an Owner and Encumbrance Search and a Full Title Search? How about a Real Property Asset Search or an Easement/Boundary Dispute Search, what are they? If you’ve ever wondered about any of these questions, read on for Real Property Title Searches Defined. Owner and Encumbrance Search – Title reports which support and limit reported research to current ownership…READ MORE

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Application Programming Interfaces for UCC – Are All API for UCC Alike?

June 02, 2017 UCC, Online UCC System, Due Diligence Something

In a word, no. The emergence of API for UCC with its increased efficiency and enhanced compliance capability has already occurred and the implementation is spreading. UCC data and portfolio management providers have moved quickly to develop API for UCC and it is now another technology driven differentiator added to their UCC due diligence packages. Much like how UCC portfolio managers and search engines vary in effectiveness and…READ MORE

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Three More Tips For Bulk Sale Escrow Officers In California – Revisited

May 12, 2017 Due Diligence, Tips Something

Below is a repost of a popular post from last year for our California Bulk Sale Escrow Officers. We’ve been supporting Escrow Officers handling bulk sales for a quarter century, and over that period we’ve learned more than just a few things from our friends in the industry, and in this blog post we share three more tips for Bulk Sale Escrow Officers in California that we’ve learned and their importance. Tip#1: ‘Reading’ Your…READ MORE

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Federal Tax Liens Out Of Credit Reports And Related FICO Scores

May 04, 2017 Due Diligence, Title Related Topics Something

Equifax, Experian and TransUnion , the three major national credit reporting agencies, will implement new standards for their data collection pertaining to public record data, notably regarding federal tax liens and civil judgments. This implementation is set for July 1, 2017. In general, the agencies will no longer collect and utilize public record data unless specific minimum information is present, including social security numbers…READ MORE

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Three Tips For Bulk Sale Escrow Officers In California–Revisited

April 27, 2017 Due Diligence, Tips Something

  Below is a repost of a popular post from last year for our California Bulk Sale Escrow Officers. We’ve been supporting Escrow Officers handling bulk sales for a quarter century, and over that period we’ve learned more than just a few things from our friends in the industry, and in this blog post we share three tips for Bulk Sale Escrow Officers in California that we’ve learned and their importance. Tip #1: Search an individual…READ MORE

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Uninsured Title Products For Lenders—When Title Insurance Is NOT Needed

February 16, 2017 Due Diligence, Title Related Topics Something

As a lender, do you always need an insured title product with a corresponding title policy? Do you always need to pay for that premium? The answer is:  it depends. But in which situations might a title policy be unnecessary? Lender title products usually come in three variables, depending on the lender’s risk considerations. An “Update” product, which is just what it sounds like, an update to a previously issued policy…READ MORE

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API For UCC — Enhance Compliance And Streamline Workflows

February 10, 2017 UCC, Due Diligence, Reduce Financial Risk Something

Are you a secured party? Want to improve and streamline your UCC perfection process? Now you can. Enhance your compliance practices by eliminating the need to re-enter UCC information, and streamline your workflow by minimizing keystrokes, all at the same time. How? With Direct B2B Interfaces for UCC transactions…API for UCC. This technology allows you to connect your business line software directly to reliable, fast, and accurate…READ MORE

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Free eBook: Lien Related Post Filing Due Diligence

October 07, 2016 UCC, Due Diligence, Lien Monitoring Something

As a lender, you need to know immediately if your customer is experiencing financial distress that could result in bankruptcy or debtor default. In this FREE guide you will find: Top 5 mistakes to avoid on UCC Financing Statements What a Search to Reflect can do for you When to file Continuation Statements Lien Monitoring Program options Importance of Name Variation discovery in monitoring programs Download this FREE…READ MORE

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Fixture Filing Perfection Of Your Solar Installation Security Interests

September 30, 2016 UCC, Online UCC System, Due Diligence Something

Over the last few weeks, we’ve blogged about the solar installation boom and the options available to solar financiers to perfect a security interest on their solar panel installations. The filing of fixtures is one such option and utilized actively when perfecting residential solar panel installs. For fixture filings, a legal description of the property is needed on the financing statement to disclose where the fixture is to be. Fixture…READ MORE

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