All 50 States Plus D.C. and Puerto Rico Have Now Enacted 2010 Amendments to UCC Article 9

With Oklahoma’s June 4, 2015 signing into law of the 2010 amendments to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), all 50 states—as well as the District of... Read more

How AR Is Impacted by New Amendments to UCC Article 9

Article 9 of the UCC is critical to AR and credit pros when their company protects itself against the risk of default or bankruptcy by the debtor under a... Read more

Update: 26 Legislatures Have Passed Article 9 Amendments

Twenty six legislatures have passed the 2010 Amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code’s Article 9. The statutes clarify what individual debtors’ names lenders can use when filing a... Read more

What AR Should Know About the Uniform Commercial Code’s Article 2A

The Uniform Commercial Code’s Article 2A is important to AR professionals. Its provisions distinguish between true leases and "disguised" leases, which are secured transactions governed by Article 9. Article... Read more

How to Avoid 8 UCC Filing Pitfalls

UCC filings to secure a collateral interest and protect against the risk of a debtor's default must be filed correctly in order to work as intended.

What AR Should Know about the UCC Article 9 Amendments (2010)

Since the Uniform Commercial Code’s article 9 was revised more than a decade ago, a number of cases involving what actually constitutes an individual debtor’s name have been heard... Read more

Go to the Head of the Line

Follow Jerry Bailey's advice and there's a good chance you can Go to the Head of the Line if your customer files for bankruptcy. The process requires more time... Read more

State by State Guide to UCC Forms, Filings and Searches

To become a secured creditor you need to file Uniform Commercial Code forms. The State by State guide contains links to the sites where you can obtain forms.

Guide to Canada’s PPSA Forms, Filings and Searches

To become a secured creditor in Canada you need to file forms called financing statements in each province and territory where you have placed inventory or equipment, as well... Read more

How to Become a Secured Creditor in Quebec

Unlike Canada’s other provinces and territories that operate under common law, Quebec is governed by a civil code which was influenced by the French legal system. So, becoming a... Read more