Washington UCC searches, UCC filings and online UCC portfolios can be intricate to manage. Fortunately, CSC® provides UCC services in Washington for many organization types, from commercial banks and capital finance companies to large leasing enterprises. CSC has offered UCC filings and searches in Washington for decades, and has monitored millions of UCC filings for expiration or continuation.
Under UCC Article 9, the responsibility for determining the proper place of filing for both original financing statements and any associated secondary filings rests with the filer. CSC makes it easy for you to search and file Washington UCC records and manage and monitor your entire portfolio—all in one place.
Benefits of UCC Services in Washington with CSC:
- CSC has the industry's largest database of UCC information and images so you can rest assured you'll conduct the most thorough UCC search in Washington.
- Our application helps you identify potentially incorrect corporate debtor names before you file, reducing your risk of financing statement errors.
- CSC can track the lapse dates of your Washington UCC records, as well as debtor name or location changes and bankruptcy filings that may require action to preserve the perfection or priority of your security interest.
- CSC also provides a web-based portal, CSCFinancialOnline, where you can manage your UCC portfolio in Washington (and all states) in one place.
- We offer UCC secured party representation to help prevent your competitors from using Washington public records for sales solicitations to your customers.
For more details on these benefits, please fill out the form to the right to speak with a CSC representative.
UCC Article 9 News and Amendments for Washington State
Those conducting UCC filings and searches in Washington should take note of the following information:
Washington originally adopted the Alternative B "Safe Harbor" option for §9-503(a)(4)of the 2010 Amendments for sufficiency of individual debtor names. However, the legislature later amended to select the Alternative A "Only If" approach.
Under the Alternative A approach, the financing statement should list an individual debtor's name exactly as it appears on their driver's license. Alternatives may exist if the debtor does not have a driver's license or if the license was issued by a state other than the state in which the financing statement is being filed.
See CSCTransactionWatch for more information.