Uniform Commercial Code Rules: How to Comply to Attach and Perfect Secured Transactions

Many loans extended by commercial banks are secured by personal property governed by the Uniform Commercial Code ("UCC"). Commercial and Consumer Lenders and Loan Administrators must understand the principles of the UCC as it relates to collateral attachment and perfection.

We'll cover the impact of the Uniform Commercial Code on secured transactions and focus on the most relevant factors bankers and administrators need to know to comply with this very important Code. We'll focus less on theory and more on the practical application of the rules under the UCC. Topics include:

  • Types of collateral covered by the UCC
  • Definitions of existing collateral covered
  • Proper review and completion of UCC Financing Statement forms
  • Importance of using proper collateral descriptions on Security Agreements and Financing Statements
  • Filing Financing Statements in the proper location, and other areas of concern

Participants should leave with an understanding of how to document, close and record secured transactions covered by the Uniform Commercial Code, and should have good working knowledge of managing the most common commercial and consumer secured transactions governed by the Uniform Commercial Code.

Covered Topics:

  • How the Uniform Commercial Code affects the Loan Documentation Process
  • Review Collateral Definitions and Proper Collateral Classification
  • Types of Collateral Governed by the Uniform Commercial Code
  • Attachment and Perfection Rules
  • Collateral Descriptions on Security Agreements and UCC Financing Statements
  • Completing the Financing Statements
  • Filing the Financing Statement

Who Should Attend?

Senior Credit Officers, Loan Officers, Loan Operations Personnel, Loan Administrative Assistants and Secretaries, Branch Managers, Loan Review Officers, and Compliance Officers

"I wanted to pass along a communication thanking you for the UCC Webinar that I attended on April 2, 2015. It was a two hour program and while it did address the Uniform Commercial Code at a high level, it also provided good details on specific issues when collateralizing a loan via a UCC regulations. My department has a high number of individuals who are relatively new to commercial lending and specifically lending pursuant to the UCC. With this presentation, I will be able to address the more seasoned employees as well as those with next to no experience. Overall, it was a very practical webinar with materials that will provide value to me and my team going forward." -Christopher K., Anchor Bank