UCC FILINGS

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filing requirements differ from state to state, so filing without errors can be challenging. CSC can handle every part of your UCC filing life cycle, including advising on jurisdiction requirements, tracking expirations, and submitting UCC-1 and UCC-3 filings—all within our comprehensive system.

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Whether you want to file quickly and securely online or outsource the process to CSC, CSC can help keep you in compliance with Article 9 and protect your security interests.

  • File UCC-1 financing statements and UCC-3 continuations, amendments, or terminations forms.

  • Minimize the risk of rejections with jurisdiction requirements built into our platform.

  • File under the correct debtor name with our exclusive Auto Name Correct functionality.

  • Beyond filing, CSC can help you with UCC searches as well as monitoring your UCC portfolio for expirations and continuations.

Other types of filings

Securing your interest in a fixture can be complex, since filing takes place at the county, rather than state, level. CSC can assist with UCC filings beyond financing statements.

In some states, secured lenders may decide to file an effective financing statement (EFS) in the central notification system (CNS) established under the federal Food Security Act in addition to a UCC financing statement. This might be the case when the collateral consists of farm products and the debtor is engaged in farming operations. CSC can help you file EFS records in those jurisdictions with a CNS.

CSC can assist with PMSI notifications and filing UCC financing statements.

Canada’s counterpart to the UCC, the Personal Property Security Act (PPSA), governs Canadian secured interests involving personal property. CSC can help you file PPSA registrations, renewals, and discharges within each of the Canadian provinces, quickly and securely.

Real estate services

Whether you’re lending money against a property, determining what encumbrances already exist, or planning to foreclose, CSC will help you get the information you need to make an informed decision at a fraction of the cost of traditional providers.

B2B integrations

Securely integrate your existing customer relationship management (CRM) or loan processing systems with CSCFinancialOnlineSM for greater accuracy and efficiency in the filing process. Integrate with systems including:

  • Salesforce®

  • Odessa®

  • LaserPro® D+H

  • InfoLease®

  • Proprietary systems

  • And many more

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

CSCFinancialOnline

CSCFinancialOnline was designed specifically for the financial services industry and has the industry’s largest online UCC database, providing more UCC search records—including tax lien searches and debtor searches—and delivering faster results than any other UCC filing service.

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FAQs

  • What is a UCC filing?

    A lender files a UCC form—formally known as a UCC-1 financing statement—to give notice that they have an interest in a particular property or asset of a debtor. The UCC-1 lists and describes any property that is provided as collateral for a loan. Learn how to navigate UCC filing forms and rules with CSC’s UCC-1 filing guide.

  • How do I file a UCC-1?

    Visit your state’s secretary of state website and download a UCC-1 financing statement. Fill in the debtor’s details, which will likely be business name and mailing address, and the other fields listed on the form. Different states have different requirements for filing. When starting a UCC filing, remember to get the debtor’s name correct, even though there could be variations of the name. You have to file correctly to be easily searchable so that others can find you. Also, in case you ever need to enforce your rights as a secured party, your filing must not contain any errors that can be considered seriously misleading in a court of law.

  • Where should I file UCC documents?

    The rule of thumb is to file at the central filing office—usually the secretary of state or division of corporations—where the debtor is located.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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UCC Updates and Perspectives

The latest on UCC Article 9 updates and more

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Navigating UCC Filing: The Essential Guide

Filing UCCs can be complex. Let CSC help guide you.

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This information is not intended to be legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information contained in this presentation without seeking the advice of an attorney.