Q:

Do banks have notary services?

A:

Quick Answer

Some banks offer the services of a notary public, and many offer this service to their customers for free. Credit unions also may have a notary on hand to notarize documents for their members. The best way to find out if a bank offers notary services is to call or visit a local branch.

  Know More

Full Answer

In order to have documents notarized, a person must present an official government-issued identification card that includes a photograph. Accepted identification includes a driver's license, passport or any type of government identification card. Showing a notary proper identification verifies that an individual is really who they claim to be and is the one required to sign the document.

Any documents that require a notarized signature should remain unsigned until brought before a notary, Reference.com states. The notary will instruct the person to sign the document in front of them, which is standard procedure. If everything is in order, the notary stamps the document with a seal that verifies the signature is legitimate. Notaries play no role in ensuring documents are correct or enforceable.

Besides banks, notaries can be found at tax preparation offices, law offices, check cashing stores or by checking local city directories. Some notaries charge a nominal fee.

Learn more about Banks

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What banks offer online checking accounts?

    A:

    Several banks offer online banking and checking account services to their customers, including well-known banks like Bank of America, Chase and U.S. Bank, according to their official websites. With online banking, customers can conveniently use the Internet to conduct banking activities and account management.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How much money do banks keep in the vault?

    A:

    The amount of money kept in a bank's vault varies widely and is mostly dependent on the anticipated transaction needs of each bank, the cost of shipping currency should it run low, and the loss of potential interest on cash held in the bank rather than loaned to customers, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Banks must also retain a minimum amount of cash reserves by law.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What services does Citywide Banks offer?

    A:

    Citywide Banks offers both business and personal banking products for consumers, according to its website. It also offers a range of services online, including quick links for remote deposits, merchant services, international wires, lockboxes, cashier's checks and credit card accounts.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What services do banks provide?

    A:

    Commercial banks commonly provide checking accounts, savings accounts and various types of loans. Some of their services may overlap with those of investment banks, which focus on speculative transactions such as buying and selling stock.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore