Medallion & Signature Guarantee Risks, Rules & Best Practices

$245 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2:00 PM Register

Signature guarantees are not new, but the financial losses and administrative problems associated with them are increasing because many institutions do not understand the responsibilities and liabilities assumed when guaranteeing a signature or using a Medallion stamp. It is imperative that all financial institutions that issue or accept signature guarantees have effective internal controls to mitigate the associated losses and problems. Do you know the differences between the various signature guarantees, including the STAMP Medallion Program? Join us to learn the situations in which each type of signature guarantee is required, including analysis of the related risks and liabilities.

NOTE: This seminar is not sponsored by or affiliated with the STAMP Medallion Program.


  • Distinguishing among the various types of signature guarantees
  • Explanation of STAMP Medallion Program
  • Examples of common situations and how to handle them
  • Financial institution liability and how to reduce that risk 
  • Proper identification of parties
  • Proper questions to ask: Is the signature genuine? Is the signer the appropriate party? Does the signer have legal capacity?


  • Checklist of questions to ask before guaranteeing a signature or using a Medallion stamp  
  • Employee training log
  • Interactive quiz

This informative session is designed for any staff member that issues or accepts signature guarantees or participates in the STAMP Medallion Program.

PLEASE NOTE: The live webinar option allows you to have one internet connection (from a single computer terminal). You may have as many people as you like listen and watch from your office computer.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER – Elizabeth Fast, JD, CPA, Spencer Fane LLP
Elizabeth Fast is a partner with Spencer Fane LLP where she specializes in the representation of financial institutions. Elizabeth is the head of the firm’s training division. She received her law degree from the University of Kansas and her undergraduate degree from Pittsburg State University. In addition, she has a Master of Business Administration degree and she is a Certified Public Accountant. Before joining Spencer Fane, she was General Counsel, Senior Vice President, and Corporate Secretary of a $9 billion bank with more than 130 branches, where she managed all legal, regulatory, and compliance functions. She is a member of the Missouri State Banking Board by appointment of the Governor. 

$245 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2:00 PM Register