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API for UCC–Are They All The Same?

October 03, 2019 UCC, Online UCC System, Due Diligence, Reduce Financial Risk 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, making it another technology driven, value added differentiator to their UCC due diligence service packages. Much like how UCC portfolio managers and search engines vary in effectiveness…READ MORE

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Secured Party Liability for Failure to File Timely Terminations

September 26, 2019 UCC, Online UCC System, Due Diligence Something

Can a secured party be liable for failure to file timely finance statement terminations? According to Section 9-625 of the Uniform Commercial Code, yes. There can be secured party liability for failure to file timely terminations. But first, let’s take a step back. In Article 9-513, the section of the Uniform Commercial Code that regards Termination Statements, the below is found under subsection 9-513(b) to address how long a…READ MORE

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True Value of Customer Service

September 12, 2019 UCC, Corporate, Registered Agent, Online UCC System, Due Diligence Something

Want to talk to a live person…need to talk to a live person? How many are you required to speak with, and repeat your story, before you finally get want you want and need (hopefully)? Perhaps you can login to a website and hunt answers to your questions, utilizing help desks and live chats, very useful depending on the issues’ complexities, or lack thereof. But even for login credential relationships, the true value of Customer…READ MORE

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The Benefits of API For UCC

May 10, 2019 UCC, Online UCC System, Product Update, Due Diligence, Reduce Financial Risk Something

Your growing UCC portfolio is a sign of your success. To support it, perhaps it’s time to consider upgrading your UCC Portfolio Manager by installing an API for UCC, an enhancement that consolidates your UCC management into one single system. Designed specifically to streamline and simplify your UCC processes and scale with your success, API for UCC gives you the power to manage your growing UCC portfolio efficiently while freeing you…READ MORE

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Equipment Finance & Purchase Money Security Interest (PMSI)

March 14, 2019 UCC, Online UCC System, Due Diligence Something

Equipment finance or leasing is a lending type that specializes in lending on specific collateral.  Equipment finance companies can vary greatly and tend to specialize on specific industries and often tend to be manufacturers (farm equipment, medical and dental equipment, freight, industrial equipment, etc.). One product that is unique to this industry is purchase money security interest packages, or PMSI.  A PMSI filing will allow a…READ MORE

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Find Missing Liens Using Broad-Based Search Logic

February 08, 2019 UCC, Online UCC System, Reduce Financial Risk Something

You have many options to perform a UCC lien search. There are certified searches that come directly from the filing office, state direct database searches that are available on a state’s website, and proprietary search systems that private service companies build and maintain. One of the primary benefits of using the proprietary search system of a service company is the use of broad-based search logic. What is broad-based name searching? Search…READ MORE

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Equipment Finance and PMSI

February 01, 2019 UCC, Online UCC System, Due Diligence Something

Equipment finance or leasing is a lending type that specializes in lending on specific collateral.  These companies tend to specialize in financing industries like farm equipment, medical and dental equipment, freight, and other industrial equipment. One product that is unique to this industry is purchase money security interest packages, or PMSI.  A PMSI filing will allow a lender to take a priority position on a specific piece of equipment…READ MORE

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Single Extra Space Creates Seriously Misleading UCC Debtor Naming Error

September 13, 2018 UCC, Online UCC System, Due Diligence, Revised Article 9, Reduce Financial Risk, Tips Something

A recent court ruling in Wisconsin once again has affirmed the supreme importance secured parties must place on their data entry procedures when naming debtors on financing statements to perfect their security interests. A recap of the case can be found here. Once again, a typo in the debtor name created a UCC filing that was judged to be seriously misleading, and therefore left the secured party’s security interest with the debtor…READ MORE

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Secured Creditors and Unsecured Creditors: What’s the Difference?

June 14, 2018 UCC, Online UCC System, Due Diligence, Reduce Financial Risk Something

There are secured creditors and unsecured creditors. But what is the difference between secured creditors and unsecured creditors? Secured Creditors are creditors that hold a lien on its debtor’s property, whether that property is real property or personal property. The lien gives the secured creditor an interest in its debtor’s property that provides for the property to be sold to satisfy the debt in cases of default. The secured…READ MORE

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UCC Secured Party Representative Service – Explained

May 24, 2018 UCC, Online UCC System, Revised Article 9 Something

UCC Secured Party Representative Service provides protection for secured lenders by using a representative’s name (instead of their own) in the Secured Party box on UCC Financing Statements. Under Revised Article 9, UCC Section 9-502(a)(2), a financing statement must provide the name of the secured party or representative of the secured party. The Secured Party Representative Service key aspect is that the code allows “a representative”…READ MORE

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