A Notary Public is an impartial, state-licensed, and legal witness to the signing of a document. They acknowledge this signing with their own signature and notary seal.
American Heritage FCU offers free notary services to its members at all branches. In order to have a document notarized, members must present a valid photo ID and sign the document in the presence of the notary.
American Heritage advises calling the branch to ensure that a notary will be available at the time of your visit. For branch locations and phone numbers, click here.
The most common use for the Medallion signature guarantee is for transferring or selling securities. If you hold securities in physical certificate form and want to transfer or sell them, you will need to sign the certificates or securities powers. You'll probably need to get your signature "guaranteed" before a transfer agent will accept the transaction. This process protects the person who owns the stock or certificate by making it harder for someone to forge your signature. Transfer agents insist on signature guarantees because they limit their liability and losses if a signature turns out to be forged. That liability is on the financial institution that accepted the signature and put the Medallion stamp on the certificate.