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Flashcards in Secured Transactions Deck (6):
1

When does a security interest attach; or become legally enforceable?

Secured interest must be supported by consideration given. Debtor must actually own the rights to the collateral or have possession. Secured interest much be recorded

2

What are the characteristics of perfection of interest in a secured transaction?

Gets higher priority over others claiming rights to collateral after the perfection takes place

Attachment must take place BEFORE perfection

3

How does perfection occur in a secured transaction?

By filing a financing statement

By possessing the collateral

4

When does automatic perfection occur in a secured transaction?

Store sells a consumer good on credit - Store retains security interest

A bank finances the purchase of a consumer good - Bank retains security interest

5

What are the priority rules for payment in a secured transaction?

If two parties are perfected; then the first one to file wins

If neither party is perfected; then the first one to attach wins

6

What are the advantages of a creditor holding a lien in a secured transaction?

Creditor holds priority over claims to collateral vs. unperfected security interests

Beats perfected security interests filed after lien attachment

Exceptions: Purchase money security interest; which has a 10 day grace period to be filed

Buyers purchasing in the ordinary course of business are immune from security interests held by merchants