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2021

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A notarization is an unsung act, sought by mandate and rarely by choice. It is a necessity driven by a legal requirement to verify the authenticity of the document and signer. The notarization process takes place in-person with the notary or notary public, who is authorized by the state to screen and verify the identity of the signer and to certify the legitimacy of the notarized documents. For decades, arguably centuries it has happened the…
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March
2021

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Banks, especially community banks and credit unions used to be a great place to notarize documents. Often, they offered this service for free or a minimal fee, not just to their customers but potential customers. Many bank employees, especially at branches were encouraged to become notaries. There were many advantages to the bank in doing this. It was a great way to retain existing customers or bring new customers through the door. Where…