Signature Guarantee and Banks

Here are links to the largest US banks and brokerage houses.  Click on each to find information regarding a signature guarantee from these institutions.

Fidelity Investments Signature Guarantee
eTrade Signature Guarantee
TD Ameritrade Signature Guarantee

A signature guarantee is required for a transfer of securities.  It is designed to decrease the risk of fraud in securities transactions.  Most bank and investment center branches have an agent that is qualified to conduct a signature guarantee.  If your financial institution requires a signature guarantee, you can contact your local branch to find an agent to guarantee your signature.  A signature guarantee, like a notary, must be performed in front of an authorized agent and be presented with proper identification.