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Old 13.04.2011, 13:00
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Medallion Signature Guarantee

Does anyone know how to obtain such a guarantee? Credit Suisse has stopped doing this.
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Re: Medallion Signature Guarantee

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Did you have any success finding an alternative to Credit Suisse?
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Did you have any success finding an alternative to Credit Suisse?
Have not heard a peep from anyone.
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Re: Medallion Signature Guarantee

Hi, I am going through this now. Any success?
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Re: Medallion Signature Guarantee

No luck at all.
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Re: Medallion Signature Guarantee

Hi, here's an answer I got from my requesting institution (a New York based bank) who says they'll accept the following:

1. A New York Correspondent bank referenced in the foreign bank’s guarantee stamp.
2. An overseas branch of a United States Bank or a member firm of the New York Stock Exchange firm referenced in the foreign bank's guarantee stamp.
3. A correspondent branch in the United States, which is referenced in the foreign bank's guarantee stamp

You can check with a major brokerage firm like Smith Barney, Edward Jones etc… For a bank institution you can also check with Citigroup


I am only doing a name change on the stock holder (me), and not any transfer of ownership so there is less liability involved.

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Re: Medallion Signature Guarantee

Thanks Bruce! Credit Suisse in Luzern ought to be able to handle that.
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Re: Medallion Signature Guarantee

Hi,

I need this for an IRA transfer. After reading the thread, I'm a bit confused. So Credit Suisse in Luzern will do this? What about in Zurich?

Has anyone used another institution?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Re: Medallion Signature Guarantee

I believe that Credit Suisse no longer does this. They did it for me once, and it took several weeks. I signed the form in the presence of my CS adviser, he sent it to CS Boston with his testament as to who I was, they sent it back with the guarantee finally. I was then told that it could not be done again in the future. Wouldn't hurt to ask though.

Last year, I went through an extensive interview by phone with Vanguard, my custodian, and they did not require a guarantee. They asked questions about things which I had no idea that they knew.
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Re: Medallion Signature Guarantee

Dredging this up again because a friend here in Switzerland, who wants to gift shares from a US account to his child in the US, has been told he needs to get a Medallion Signature Guarantee to make this happen. As of 2012 it appeared this was not available in Switzerland (or perhaps all of Europe). Has anyone found an answer over the intervening 6.5 years since the OP? Many thanks.
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