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UCC & Corporate Due Diligence

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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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Free eBook: Ultimate Guide to Lien-Related Post Filing Due Diligence

June 07, 2018 UCC, Due Diligence, Lien Monitoring Something

As a secured party, you need to know immediately if your debtor is experiencing financial distress that could result in bankruptcy or debtor default. In this FREE eBook, we focus on lien-related post filing due diligence and what you can do as a secured party to maintain your perfected security interest. In it, you will find post filing due diligence insights regarding the below topics. Top 5 mistakes to avoid on UCC Financing Statements …READ MORE

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UCC Secured Party Representative Service – Explained

May 25, 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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Lien Monitoring Only at the State? It’s Risky

April 19, 2018 UCC, Due Diligence, Reduce Financial Risk, Lien Monitoring Something

When evaluating lien monitoring programs, programs that are designed to monitor your Financing Statements for lien filings that can prime your perfected security interest, it is important to recognize that many states do not maintain records of Federal Tax Liens or Judgment Liens Attached to Real Property at the state-level filing office. Nevertheless, these liens have the potential to prime a perfected security interest. That’s why,…READ MORE

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Tips To End Billing Headaches With Your Service Company

April 12, 2018 UCC, Corporate, Tips Something

Ever have a partnership with a service company, one that is knowledgeable and able in their solutions, BUT there is still a problem? The service company’s billing system and accounting procedures are a big headache. It gets tiring and frustrating to pay your invoices on time, remit the proper amount to the proper office, yet still end up getting hassled by your service company because they processed your payments incorrectly. You are…READ MORE

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Equipment Finance and PMSI: A Unique Relationship

April 05, 2018 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…READ MORE

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Can A Terminated UCC Not Really Be Terminated?

March 29, 2018 UCC, Online UCC System, Due Diligence, Reduce Financial Risk Something

Can a terminated UCC not really be terminated? The Uniform Commercial Code says terminated UCC filings are no longer effective. So how can a terminated UCC not really be terminated? There are two scenarios. When the UCC record contains more than one secured party of record. When there is more than one secured party for a single UCC, any of the secured parties can file a termination statement on behalf of all the secured parties.…READ MORE

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Choose The Right API For UCC

March 22, 2018 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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FCS Releases Michigan and Tennessee Data to Online UCC & Lien State Search System

March 08, 2018 UCC, Services / System Update, Online UCC System, Product Update Something

First Corporate Solutions (FCS) is excited to announce the release of Michigan and Tennessee data to our online UCC search system. Effective immediately, active online users can search our reliable and current indices for Michigan and Tennessee data utilizing FCS’ state-of-the-art search engine designed to uncover name variations and potential hidden liens. Complementing this is our expert and experienced staff of dedicated account…READ MORE

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Tips For Lien Searching: Who, What, Where

February 28, 2018 UCC, Online UCC System, Due Diligence, Reduce Financial Risk, Tips Something

Your due diligence calls for lien searches. Who should you target? What lien types should you search for? Where should you search for them? These are all fundamental questions whose answers help you better uncover your prospect’s financial situation and better evaluate their credit worthiness. You know it’s important to search the public record, to uncover existing financial obligations and encumbrances, to learn and know a prospect’s…READ MORE

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