Commercial Bank | Asset-Based Lender | Factor | Equipment Leasing | Solar
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As a Commercial Bank, you provide loans secured by hard collateral to help businesses fund their operations or other large capital expenditures they would otherwise be unable to support. First Corporate Solutions (FCS) works diligently to design products and services that specifically address your business requirements. The FCS fleet of services empowers you to evaluate applicants quickly, monitor existing customers and close transactions with confidence and ease.
As an Asset-based Lender, you provide loans secured by collateral (assets) like inventory, accounts receivable and other balance-sheet assets. First Corporate Solutions (FCS) is widely recognized and respected for our unique understanding of the needs of Asset-Based Lenders.
Depend on FCS’ dedicated staff of Account Managers to support your public records needs and rely on our long history of designing industry-leading products and services that specifically address your business requirements and support your growth. Look no further than our industry standard Account Monitoring, a post-filing recurring search service that provides prompt and accurate alerts on liens and other public record events of note which could adversely affect your perfected security interest.
The FCS fleet of services empowers you to evaluate applicants quickly, monitor existing customers for continued credit worthiness and close transactions with confidence and ease. The FCS fleet of services empowers you to evaluate applicants quickly, monitor existing customers for continued credit worthiness and close transactions with confidence and ease.
As a Factor, you provide capital to businesses by purchasing their accounts receivables (invoices) at a discount. First Corporate Solutions (FCS) is widely recognized and respected for our unique understanding of the needs of Factors and has been a preferred vendor of the International Factoring Association for over 10 years.
Depend on First Corporate Solutions’ dedicated staff of Account Managers to support your public records needs and rely on our long history of designing industry-leading products and services that specifically address your business requirements and support your growth. Look no further than our industry standard Account Monitoring, a post-filing recurring search service that provides prompt and accurate alerts on liens and other public record events of note which could adversely affect your perfected security interest.
The FCS fleet of services empowers you to evaluate applicants quickly, monitor existing customers for continued credit worthiness and close transactions with confidence and ease.
As an Equipment Leasing and Financing provider, you help businesses gain access to the tools and equipment they need to spur growth and success with payment options they can manage. Rely on First Corporate Solutions to support your growth and success with our knowledgeable and experienced staff of public records specialists. Focus your energies on the other responsibilities entrusted to you while we accurately and promptly help you address your UCC and security perfection needs.
As a financing provider to the evolving solar industry you face unique challenges to perfect your security interests. From keeping up with ever changing jurisdictional requirements for UCC fixture filings, to searching for the proper legal descriptions required for these filings, the challenges can be daunting and eat up valuable internal resources. First Corporate Solutions professionals have the industry experience and specific subject matter expertise to resolve these issues. Focus your energies on the other responsibilities entrusted to you and rely on FCS to accurately and promptly help you address your UCC and security perfection needs.
As the Operations Manager for a national Factor company, Shannon understands the need to establish and maintain her firm’s perfected security interests. Her company’s clients range from start up companies to established firms, so when it comes to nationwide UCC and corporate services, she cannot afford to lose valuable time with slow turnarounds. Nor can she afford to miss valuable filing information such as federal tax liens or UCCs in her efforts to perfect her firm’s security interests.
Challenge and Solutions
In order to keep with her firm’s high standard of reliability and thoroughness, she needed to find a UCC and corporate service provider that had qualities specific to the factor market. “In our business, we need to know everything pertaining to our client’s financial status before we fund, and we must monitor that status after we fund,” said Shannon.
Shannon started using First Corporate Solutions in November of 2003 because of their competitively priced fee structure and their comprehensive search/file/monitor services. “Before we started using First Corporate Solutions, we used different service companies to search or file, and another to monitor our debtors. Now we can utilize just one, First Corporate Solutions, to address all three. One-stop shopping is easier to manage for me.”
“Before, a couple of federal tax liens attached to our existing debtors at the county had gone unnoticed until it was almost too late,” Shannon recalled. “Now, with their Account Monitoring service program in place, we are informed of these liens in time for us to be more proactive. I don’t know of any monitoring service like it; they keep an eye on federal tax liens for us at both the state and county level.”
After using First Corporate Solutions’ national array of search and filing services for a year, Shannon knew she had found a solution she could rely upon; she knew she was receiving the accurate and timely information she needed to help establish and maintain her firm’s perfected security interest. “We have received alert notifications of federal tax liens and UCC filings, which you can imagine, have helped save our firm from heavy potential losses. Our switch to First Corporate Solutions equaled higher revenue, less time wasted, and a lot less headache.”
- Shannon’s firm averted revenue losses by receiving alert notifications of federal tax liens levied against their debtors in time for them to respond proactively.
- Due to faster turn-around times on searches, Shannon’s firm was able to promptly decide whether to offer their clients the financial services they requested.
Last year, Lisa received a promotion to Branch Operations Manager at the midsize bank where she works. Bank management was concerned about the cost and turn around time they were encountering to process their pre-funding searches and UCC filings. Lisa was asked to review her branch’s process for coordinating due diligence search efforts and UCC filings and implement a better solution.
Challenge and Solutions
“Our clients need to be funded as soon as possible and we were forced to pay our service provider costly rush fees in order to meet our customers’ needs,” said Lisa. She began making phone calls in an effort to find a full service provider that could deliver a quality product quickly and at a fair price. She was looking to build a relationship with a company she could count on. “I didn’t have a lot of experience with searching and filing and I was pretty intimidated, but First Corporate Solutions took the time to educate me and help me understand the process so I could make an informed decision.”
After speaking with several service providers Lisa choose First Corporate Solutions as her team’s new public records service provider. “After weighing all of my options, First Corporate Solutions was the obvious choice. Their integrated online search and filing system was a great fit for our organization. It really helped us manage our transactions and cut costs. That paired with their great service made our decision to switch an easy one.”
Lisa’s staff began using First Corporate Solutions in March of 2007. Bank management is thrilled with the cost savings, speedy turn around and excellent service they receive from First Corporate Solutions. Lisa recently proposed that all bank branches adopt First Corporate Solutions as their preferred vendor. “The change has been so positive for our branch. I’m confident our organization could benefit from a large scale switch.”
- By utilizing First Corporate Solutions’ Efiling technology, the bank has dramatically reduced their cost for UCC filings
- Due to improved turn around for searches and immediate online solutions, Lisa’s bank has reduced their funding cycle by 20%, allowing them to better service their clients and remain competitive in the industry.
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A Civil Judgment is a Good Indicator of a Prospect's Character, but a Judgment Lien is the Piece That Can Jeopardize a Lender's Ability to Collect
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