What’s a bank signature card?
Learn all about bank signature cards and how they work.
A bank signature card is a document that financial institutions use to authenticate a customer’s signature for personal and business bank accounts. The account holder signs a signature card when they open a bank account or add or remove account holders. Learn more about the purpose of bank signature cards and why you probably already have one.
Your bank signature card questions, answered.
- What information should I include on a signature card? Signature cards usually provide general information like the account number and type (checking or savings), as well as each signer’s personal information — name, birth date, social security number, and address. All signers are required to sign their full legal name.
- Why does my signature matter? The signature on a bank signature card is a verification tool for bank tellers and employees; they use your bank card signature to compare your signature on endorsements of checks and withdrawal slips.
- What if I need to make a change? If you change your name, for example, you’ll want to call your bank to reflect this change on all banking documents. You’ll also want to inquire how to update your bank signature card if your name change has altered your signature.
The bottom line? If you use a bank, you have a signature card. And that signature matters.
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