How Does A Deposit Account Control Agreement Work

The lender should receive a DACA from any third-party bank with which the borrower has a checking account. A custodian bank that signs a DACA agrees to follow the lender`s instructions regarding cash paid by the borrower without further action or agreement from the borrower. Such an agreement gives the lender the “control” of the current account necessary for perfection after the INVESTIGATION PERIOD. Regions has an experienced and centralized deposit account control team, which can offer a number of benefits to lenders and clients as well as their law firms. The establishment of a deposit account control agreement allows lenders to perfect their interest in a debtor`s current accounts (UCC § 9-104) and to define who can introduce disposition instructions (transfer instructions) to the bank in respect of the controlled current account(s). UZK § 9-104 – The section of the Single Commercial Code that deals with “checking the current account”. This section helps to perfect the security interests on deposit accounts as an original guarantee. Even if a deposit-taking institution needs its own DACA form, custodian banks should always be attentive to changes made by a lender or borrower and their advisor before signing the DACA form. Often, other parties to DACA will endeavor to substantially change important provisions relating to the protection of the deposit-making institution, including the rules on indemnification, deposit, and termination. Custodian banks should have the proposed amendments reviewed by a lawyer who is familiar with trading CADs from the perspective of a deposit-taking institution (i.e.: Banks, cash management and deposit operations, as well as the importance of certain legal protection provisions for the depositary institution).

The deposit-setting institution`s lawyer must inform the depositing institution of the proposed amendments to modify each party`s respective rights and obligations under DACA and the practical consequences of those changes for the custodian institution`s relationships, activities and operational teams. In addition, the deposit-taking institution`s lawyer must have a thorough understanding of what the market is and reject inappropriate requests from other parties that are not compliant with the market. Why do lenders use deposit account control agreements? Often, customers do not host their deposits with their lenders and some lenders do not offer deposit accounts. Lenders will enter into deposit account control agreements as an additional protection against defaults and to help them repay their loans. Advanced Security Interest – Once the DACA is executed, the secured party will be granted an advanced collateral right which, in accordance with the Single Commercial Code, gives it the exclusive right to control the debtor`s current account. Secure Party (Lender) – part of a DACA that lends funds and receives an advanced security interest on the debtor`s checking account upon execution of the agreement. The debtor shall make available to the secured party a current account control agreement, duly entered into in the name of any financial institution that maintains a current account of the debtor in accordance with this security agreement. .

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Author: Franck Pertegas

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