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UCC & Corporate Due Diligence

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5 Types of UCC3 Change Statements

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A UCC3 is a change statement to a UCC1. It’s an amendment filing to an original UCC1 financing statement that changes or adds information to the originally filed UCC1. It’s a filing tool secured parties use to manage their UCC portfolio to maintain their perfected security interests. Importantly, • the timing of UCC3 recording execution • the accuracy of the data changes or additions • and choosing the correct amendment… [READ MORE]


Reduce UCC Filing Errors with an API for UCC

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Reduce UCC filing errors and streamlining UCC processes at the same time. Improve compliance and accuracy at the same time. Sound good? You can do it with API for UCC. API for UCC allows you to improve compliance and accuracy while at the same time easing workload. It frees up valuable time for you and your staff to focus energies on other key aspects of your operation, and gives you the power to efficiently manage your growing portfolio… [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]


True Value of Customer Service

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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]


PMSI for Lenders and Legal Professionals

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Attorney Bennett L. Cohen of Cohen, Salk & Huvard, P.C., authored our free eBook Purchase Money Security Interests:  Purchase Money Rules in Equipment and Inventory. In it you will find answers to all of your PMSI related questions including: How is a PMSI created? What obligations qualify as a PMSI? Does a PMSI in inventory prime a previously perfected interest in accounts? How do I obtain a PMSI in equipment or inventory? … [READ MORE]


Free eBook: Lien-Related Post Filing Due Diligence

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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]


Equipment Finance & Purchase Money Security Interest (PMSI)

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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]


Equipment Finance and PMSI

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Equipment finance or leasing is a lending type that specializes in lending on specific collateral.  These companies tend to specialize in financing industries like farm equipment, medical and dental equipment, freight, and other industrial equipment. One product that is unique to this industry is purchase money security interest packages, or PMSI.  A PMSI filing will allow a lender to take a priority position on a specific piece of… [READ MORE]


New Years Resolutions? Improve UCC Due Diligence

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2019 is approaching and New Years resolutions are on everyone's mind.  Streamlining and improving your UCC due diligence strategies should be on your list!  Have you considered adapting new strategies to improve your UCC Due Diligence? Evaluating your UCC management can be a complicated process; as a UCC service partner we support our clients responsibility to reduce risks, improve workflow efficiency and cut costs while maintaining… [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]