On a renewal of an existing loan using crops as collateral, a new security agreement is required. Is it necessary to file a new UCC? The UCC filed when the loan was originally done (along with the original security agreement) is good for 5 years, so why would it be necessary to file a new UCC every year even though a new security agreement is required every year?
We have a debate going on in our bank and would like some advice on the best course of action. Some are advocating that whenever a CD or savings account is pledged as collateral that is joint with right of survivorship, all owners of the deposit account must execute the assignment/pledge. Others are saying this is not feasible. The UCC for joint accounts seems to indicate that any party on a joint account can pledge it as security on a loan and other parties do not have recourse against the creditor IF the proper assignment or pledge has been used as the security instrument. The language is, however, ambiguous. There are definitely benefits to obtaining all account owners' signatures but it presents difficulty in obtaining them also.