MEDALLION GUARANTEE BLOG

Are bonds safe?

Why Bonds, Though Supposed to Be Fixed Income Investments, Have More Risks Than You Would Expect. If there is something all investors want, it’s earning money without risk. Sadly, this is not possible, and nowadays... Click here to read the full artcle

What is an affinity fraud?

An affinity fraud refers to the communication of fake and false statements. An affinity fraud may also be referred to the malpractices within financial investments in which the fraudster reflects a fake image of the... Click here to read the full artcle

What is the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is an anti-bribery act implemented by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in order to eliminate the actions regarding exchange of bribes in terms of business purposes. The Foreign... Click here to read the full artcle

What are the New Disclosure Improvements Proposed by SEC?

There are numerous disclosure improvements that have been proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) within their strategic plan for the upcoming five years i.e. from 2018 to 2022. The recently introduced strategic plan... Click here to read the full artcle

What are the Insights of SEC’s New Strategic Plan?

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently released their new and updated strategic plan for the upcoming five years i.e. from 2018 to 2022. It involves clear statements illustrating the standards of performance... Click here to read the full artcle

Cryptocurrency ICO’s: what is it?

One of the last trends among the most aggressive investors are the ICOs (Initial Coin Offering) of cryptocurrencies. What are they exactly? Since Bitcoin’s birth, thousands of new cryptocurrencies have appeared on the market. As... Click here to read the full artcle

What Is The Securities Exchange Commission?

If you have any assets in America such as stocks and shares, you may well have come across the Securities Exchange Commission (also known as the SEC) before. But coming across it and knowing what... Click here to read the full artcle

What are the Implications of New Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology launched by SEC?

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently launched a new strategic hub for innovation and financial technology with the vision to utilise it as a resource of public obligation in terms of SEC’s financial... Click here to read the full artcle

Fox Sells Its Stake In Sky for $15 Billion

There always seem to be many different takeover bids, buy outs, and sales happening in the media and of the media. The latest – and largest – is the drama surrounding Sky. There had been... Click here to read the full artcle

The Case of Bitcoin-Funded Securities Dealer and Charges by the SEC

The new age of technology and development brought with it many unconventional methods of performing tasks that were otherwise done serially, without many alternatives to look at before choosing one. Observing the trends of this... Click here to read the full artcle

Why SEC has Awarded Almost $4 Million to Overseas Whistleblower?

With the massive amount of capital flowing in and out of the industry, the securities market is the subject to illegal and unethical conduct on regular terms. Most of the work being done is not... Click here to read the full artcle

What are the Recent Amendments Suggested for Credit Rating Agency Rule

A loan is basically a commitment to return the borrowed amount after the time promised when accepting the loan. A credit rating, in layman terms, is a rating made on the basis of the probability... Click here to read the full artcle

Why Elon Musk was Charged by SEC?

For more than a few decades, Twitter has been one of the most recognized social media platforms for people to connect with celebrities and public figures. It has allowed multitudes of people to interact with... Click here to read the full artcle

The Process of Medallion Signature Guarantee and How it Works?

The transfer of assets from one brokerage to another can be very hectic and that too if you hold your securities in physical form with hopes to transfer them or sell them off. In order... Click here to read the full artcle

How To Get A Mortgage In America

Different countries have different rules and regulations when it comes to financial matters, and mortgages are no different. Even if you think you know exactly what it takes to get one, our useful guide is... Click here to read the full artcle

How To Avoid Mistakes With Your 401(K)

How To Avoid Mistakes With Your 401(K). If you have a 401(k) plan, you need to know how it works to avoid getting caught up in extra fees and even penalties. You’ll also need to... Click here to read the full artcle

JAB Holding to acquire Dr Pepper Snapple for $18.7bn

JAB Holding to acquire Dr Pepper Snapple for $18.7bn If you hold Dr Pepper Snapple shares you may well have heard that the company is to be acquired by consumer group JAB Holding with the... Click here to read the full artcle

Would A UK Or US Mortgage Be Better?

Would A UK Or US Mortgage Be Better? If you are considering buying a property in the US then you have a few different options available to you, depending on you general circumstances and your... Click here to read the full artcle

Why Should You Consider An Angel Investor?

Why Should You Consider An Angel Investor? If you have a start up business – or even a business that has been going for a while now but seems to be faltering in terms of... Click here to read the full artcle

Invest in Bitcoin

Invest in Bitcoin Bitcoin has been on the news a lot recently. It's a form of digital currency which can now be used to get goods in the real world. For many people, though, it... Click here to read the full artcle

Shareholders will need a Medallion Guarantee

Do I need a Medallion Guarantee One thing for certain is if you are currently a Sky shareholder you will not need a Medallion Guarantee in order to sell or transfer shares however this may... Click here to read the full artcle

The Difference Between A Medallion Guarantee and a Notarised Document

The Difference Between A Medallion Guarantee and a Notarised Document It can be easy to confuse a medallion guarantee and a notarised document – they are similar, but they are not the same. They can,... Click here to read the full artcle

Apostille Documents

Apostille Certificates and Hague Conventions Ever wondered what an Apostille Certificate is, or how they came to be? Unfortunately, often people learn the hard way - and at difficult times - about Apostille Certificates when... Click here to read the full artcle

Sky take over by 21st Century Fox

Sky take over by 21st Century Fox. Did you know that Sky TV may well be taken over by 21st Century Fox? Yes? Then did you also know that if you are a Sky shareholder... Click here to read the full artcle

Federal Transfer Certificate

Federal Transfer Certificate If you are dealing with an Estate in the UK that has assets in the US over a certain value then you may have come across the expression Federal Transfer Certificate or... Click here to read the full artcle

STAMP 2000 Medallion Signature Guarantee

STAMP 2000 Medallion Signature Guarantee The word STAMP within the header phrase is an acronym for the Securities Transfer Agents Medallion Program (STAMP). The STAMP program is a Signature Guarantee program but there are actually... Click here to read the full artcle

Resealing Probate in Australia

Resealing Probate in Australia If you have never heard of the term ‘resealing probate’ you won’t be in the minority. It’s not something that is part of everyday conversation. It is one small part of... Click here to read the full artcle

Obtain a Medallion Guarantee outside the US

Obtain a Medallion Guarantee outside the US If you are looking to obtain a Medallion Guarantee outside of the US or Canada you may have experienced problems.  There are a few companies in the UK... Click here to read the full artcle

Using a Stock Broker to obtain a Medallion Guarantee

Using a Stock Broker to obtain a Medallion Guarantee stamp If you hold North American stocks and you wish to carry out a transfer or sale you will be asked to obtain a Medallion Guarantee... Click here to read the full artcle

Problem with Federal Withholding Tax

The Importance of correctly tax certifying your account You may not realise but if you own North American shares you are required to provide a W8 form to the transfer agent that maintains the share... Click here to read the full artcle