What Is a Check Endorsement?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 30, 2020 9:14:39 AM ET
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A check endorsement is a signature on the back of a check. Financial institutions require all parties listed on the check to sign the back to be able to cash or deposit the check. A check typically has a designated area for customers to sign, and it is usually marked with the statement "Do not write, stamp or sign below this line."