The Signature Validation Program (SVP) Stamp is intended to provide a signature guarantee for those transactions considered non-financial in nature.
The SVP Stamp on a document ensures that the signature in the document is genuine, the signer was known by or satisfactorily identified by the guarantor and the signer had the authority to sign the document. Please make sure to contact the guarantor regarding any documentation they may require prior to submitting your signature for guarantee.
An SVP Stamp is needed when you:
- Change your name
- Change or add to the bank account information we have on file
- Change or remove the custodian on a UGMA/UTMA account
The SVP Stamp may be obtained from eligible members of the Medallion Guarantee Program, including banks, broker/dealers, credit unions, national securities exchanges, registered securities associations, clearing agencies and savings associations. The financial institution may charge a nominal fee for these services.
In the event that your bank or financial institution does not participate in the SVP Stamp program, you should request that the guarantor use their Medallion Guarantee Stamp. A notary public is not an eligible guarantor.