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 ... More »

The three types of check endorsements are blank, restrictive and special. Each type of endorsement has its own rules for depositing or cashing the check. More »

Check endorsement without recourse keeps a bank from withdrawing the amount of the check, as well as any fees, from a depositor's account even if the deposited check bounces for insufficient funds. The term "without reco... More »

To sign a check over to another person, ask the other person's financial institution if it allows this type of endorsement. If it does, sign your name on the back of the check, then write the name of the other person und... More »

Evaluating logos, edges of the check, the bank address, the amount of the check and the signature may aid in recognizing fraudulent checks, according to AARP. Checking the type of paper used, the routing number and the n... More »

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A third-party check is endorsed with the signature of both the second and third parties. The second party writes instructions on the check in regards to whom is the third party. The second party signs after these instruc... More »

To sign over a check to an individual, other than the original recipient, the original payee should write 'pay to the order of' on the back of the check. Then the payee should list the individual receiving the check foll... More »