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Risk Management Blog

UCC & Corporate Due Diligence

Resource Guide for Legal and Financial Professionals

API For UCC – Enhance Your UCC Compliance While Eliminating Costly Errors


Today, more than ever, lenders are focused on minimizing their risks when entering a financial transaction. As pandemic impacts continue to mitigate, many financial institutions are now reducing their risk forecast for loan defaults. The upbeat sentiments are welcome but the times remain unprecedented, and uncertainty remains on what lies ahead. Two key components in the lenders’ due diligence process when entering a transaction… >> READ MORE

Tips for “Reading” Your UCC Search Report


A UCC report will look different and may contain slightly different information depending on where the search was performed and by whom. As a result, it can be challenging to make sense of a UCC search report if you are unfamiliar with how to “read” it. Knowing that an accurate interpretation of the UCC data that is reported to you is critical to the success of your business, we offer the following tips for how to read a UCC search report. Review… >> READ MORE

IRS Disables Online ‘Get Transcript’ Capability Due to Data Breach

Lien Monitoring

In an IRS statement last updated May 27, 2015, the IRS revealed “that criminals used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain unauthorized access to information on approximately 100,000 tax accounts through IRS’ “Get Transcript” application. This data included Social Security information, date of birth and street address.” You can read the IRS’s full statement here. In response to this incident, the IRS… >> READ MORE

First Corporate Solutions Will Exhibit CADENCE Integrated Lien Monitoring at the CADENCE User Conference

Lien Monitoring, Events & Tradeshows

It's that time of year again: The CADENCE User Conference is just a few days away! The conference kicks off Tuesday, October 21 and runs through 10/23  at the Sheraton Birmingham, Alabama. The conference, which has grown from a handful of CADENCE users into a substantial group of partners and vendors, will give Bayside Business Solutions partners a chance to discuss their various integrations with CADENCE, as well as give operators the… >> READ MORE

Best of the FCS Blog: Importance of County-Level Lien Monitoring

Lien Monitoring

To welcome new readers to the FCS blog, we will be running a “Best of” series over the next several weeks. Check back each week between now and the end of May to read another of our most popular blog posts! Best of the FCS Blog: Importance of County-Level Lien Monitoring Once a creditor has filed a UCC Financing Statement they will want to do all they can to maintain their priority position throughout the life of the loan. Lien monitoring… >> READ MORE

SB12 Update (6/15/2012) – Take Action Today to Oppose SB12


[Original Message from the California Escrow Association. Please take action on or before 6/15/2012.] Action 1: Make a Call Now Dear CEA Members: The time is now.  We need each and every one of you with legislators on the Assembly Judiciary Committee to call your Assembly Member now, today, to express your opposition to SB 12.  It is urgent that committee members hear from you, their constituents, today. If you have not… >> READ MORE

Success! California Bulk Sales Law Remains Intact.


We ALL truly did it! In the aftermath of our combined successful efforts to defeat SB12, the bill to repeal the Bulk Sale Law, First Corporate Solutions wishes to extend a sincere thank you to all of you who participated in the fight. The below associations, with their very able and experienced lobbyist representatives working in conjunction with First Corporate Solutions’ staff and our own lobbyist representation, came together… >> READ MORE

Senate Bill 12 Update (7/6/2012) – Call to Action Today


[Latest Update from the California Escrow Association (CEA) - 7/6/2012] This afternoon, the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee took up Senate Bill 12 for a second time.  Regretfully, the bill received the five votes necessary to move out of the committee.  Senate Bill 12 goes next to the Assembly Floor for a vote of the entire Assembly, after they reconvene from a month-long summer recess beginning Monday.  Your phone calls and… >> READ MORE

Senate Bill 12 Update (7/3/2012) – Call to Action Today


[Latest Update from the California Escrow Association (CEA) - 7/3/2012] Dear CEA Member: You are receiving this email because from your address it seems likely that you are in the district of a key member on the Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee, as indicated below.  To confirm this, please click here to confirm your Assembly Member, and compare it to the Assembly Rev & Tax Committee Roster attached.  This is particularly… >> READ MORE

Senate Bill 12 Update (6/29/2012) – Call to Action Today


[Latest Update from the California Escrow Association (CEA) - 6/29/2012] We know it is month end; you are busy, and tired, and just glad it’s Friday.  But SB 12 goes to the Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee on Monday, July 2nd. Assembly Members on the committee will be briefed by their staffs on Monday morning. It is MORE URGENT THAN EVER BEFORE that you send in your letter AND make your call today. The following “to… >> READ MORE