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FCS adjusts to COVID-19

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Along with the rest of the world, First Corporate Solutions continues to adjust and adapt to COVID-19. We continue to listen and learn as the evolving situation develops, and continue to follow information and guidance from experts to lead our actions as we look to protect our employees from harm’s way while also fulfilling our responsibilities to our clients and partners in risk management and compliance. What has FCS done? One… >> READ MORE


Filing Office Closures due to Coronavirus (Updated 4/24/20)

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The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is being felt worldwide and First Corporate Solutions is doing everything possible to maintain workflow capabilities and standards while this worldwide event plays out. There are, however, certain documentation processes that are out of our control, like closures or limitations to filing offices and court records due to quarantine or other action. Below is a list of filing offices that are being impacted… >> READ MORE


First Corporate Solutions Releases New York and Alabama UCC Online Data

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First Corporate Solutions is pleased to announce that we have released both Alabama data and New York data with image library to our online UCC search system (images not available in Alabama). Effective immediately, users can search our reliable and current indices for Alabama and New York UCC data including an expansive library of clear, downloadable document images for New York. In addition, we’re excited to include the following… >> 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


Online UCC and Lien System Upgrade: First Corporate Solutions Releases Indiana Online UCC Search Database with Document Images

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We are pleased to announce that we have released Indiana to our online search system. Active users can log on now to www.ficoso.com and search our reliable state-direct Indiana data complemented by an expansive library of clear, downloadable document images. Utilize our broad-based search engine to locate liens by debtor name or file number, then use our unique sorting and filtering features to create a customized search result,… >> READ MORE


Tips For Improving Turn-Around Time for Lien Searches – Part 1

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When performing lien searches as part of a pre-funding due diligence investigation, it is critical to have the results of your search in hand as soon as possible. Competition for deals is fierce and borrowers are looking for quick funding solutions. Slow turn-around time for lien searches can extend your funding cycle and can frustrate prospective clients. This week, First Corporate Solutions begins a four part blog series where we will… >> READ MORE


A Behind the Scenes Look at First Corporate Solutions Online Data

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As you may have heard, First Corporate Solutions recently released Wisconsin to our online search system. To coincide with the launch, we thought it would be interesting to share a behind the scenes look at the kind of analysis we perform before bring a new search state online. First Corporate Solutions is committed to providing our customers with anytime, anywhere access to the highest quality, most up-to-date search data available.… >> READ MORE


Join the First Corporate Solutions User Group on LinkedIn

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photo © 2010 Coletivo Mambembe | more info (via: Wylio) This week, we take a short break from our blog series on evaluating state UCC search options to invite our readers to join the First Corporate Solutions User Group on LinkedIn! This group is designed to be an online meeting place for First Corporate Solutions (FCS) customers, prospects, current and former employees as well as peer organizations offering due diligence and risk… >> READ MORE


Expected Delay in Delaware SOS on 3/26/10

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On Friday, March 26th, the Delaware Secretary of State will be holding an employee recognition lunch. If you’re wondering how this affects you, some of the filing cutoff times will change since the night staff will be working earlier hours that day. Cutoff for half-hour and one-hour service will be 6pm, and cutoff for two-hour service will be 5pm. All other cutoff times will remain unchanged, and DCIS will be available for normal processing… >> READ MORE


First Corporate Solutions introduces new results reports, enhances client communication

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First Corporate Solutions (FCS) began circulating newly designed customer results reports last week. The enhanced reports feature a sleek new look and more in depth reporting of findings. The updated report style is designed to communicate public records findings to our lending, legal and wholesale customers with improved clarity while maintaining the accuracy and integrity customers have come to expect from FCS. Each new report contains… >> READ MORE