financing statement

financing statement

A document filed in the public records; gives notice that a secured party claims a security interest in certain described goods and other personal property owned by a named debtor.It is also called a UCC-1 after the form provided by the Uniform Commercial Code.The purpose of the statement is to put other creditors, or purchasers, on notice that the security interest exists and will remain on the property even if sold and even if another creditor loans money against the same property. The financing statement does not give the security interest; it merely provides notice of the existence of a security agreement. If a creditor fails to obtain a signed security agreement,the financing statement will be useless. (Do not confuse with financial statement.)

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WSFS claimed priority status based on its prior perfected security interest in the Disputed Consigned Goods and Soffe's failure to file a UCC financing statement covering these goods.
The security interest granted by Crawford was never perfected through a properly filed financing statement, Mixon said.
Under the U.C.C., a lender creates a security interest in a coop by having the borrower execute a security agreement and this security interest is then perfected by filing a financing statement known as a U.C.C.-l.
(3) Second, a UCC-1 financing statement identifying the collateral must be filed.
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"I would recommend that ag creditors get junior liens on all the customer's farm products, accounts, inventory, general intangibles and equipment, at a minimum." Also, filing a UCC-1 financing statement is required to perfect your security interest on these types of collateral.
Less is more when describing collateral in a UCC-1 financing statement that is filed to perfect a security interest in a debtor's assets.
Sometimes the seller would file a UCC-1 financing statement with words such as "Goods delivered to ABC Company remain the property of XYZ Company, and title does not transfer to ABC Company until a sales transaction takes place between the parties."
Thereafter, GM filed for Chapter 11 protection and its unsecured creditors' committee challenged the perfection of JPM's security interest in the term loan collateral because of the pre-petition termination of JPM's UCC-1 financing statement covering the term loan collateral.
One of the requirements for obtaining a valid security interest with priority over future security interests and liens in the same collateral is for the creditor to properly identify its collateral in both (i) the security agreement executed by its customer, and, just as importantly, (ii) the publicly filed Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) financing statement.
A consignor can perfect its interest in its consigned goods by filing a UCC financing statement, describing the goods, in the correct jurisdiction.