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Risk Management Blog

UCC & Corporate Due Diligence

Resource Guide for Legal and Financial Professionals

Single Extra Space Creates Seriously Misleading UCC Debtor Naming Error

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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


Tips For Lien Searching: Who, What, Where

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


FCS Releases Michigan and Tennessee Data to Online UCC & Lien State Search System

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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


Choose The Right API For UCC

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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


Can A Terminated UCC Not Really Be Terminated?

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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


UCC Secured Party Representative Service – Explained

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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


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

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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


True Value of Customer Service

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


Secured Party Liability for Failure to File Timely Terminations

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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


Drawbacks of a Certified UCC Search – FCS Greatest Hits #6

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The final installment in our Greatest Hits blog series covers state certified UCC searches, aka UCC11s. There are times when you might want to request a certified search, they do serve a purpose. But, because of their oftentimes narrow search logics which can inhibit a searchers ability to uncover name variations, thorough due diligence typically requires utilizing a broad-based search solution that is designed to uncover and include… >> READ MORE