Heir Hunters Series 9 Preview - Finders are back in action!

It was all hands on deck when the case of Roger Stuart Lennon, initially referred privately to the Finders team became public. Aware that competing firms would also be seeking out Roger's rightful heirs, Finders boss Daniel Curran put everyone on the job of tracing Roger's beneficiaries.

CATCH up - Finders on BBC Heir Hunters Series 8

Follow Finders team of researchers along the exciting trail of discovery that leads through a family history that covers the First World War and shines a light on the old world of domestic service. Meet family members and hear their recollections as the Finders team trace Pub Landlord Michael Naish’s heirs in this episode of the new series of Heir Hunters..

Finders International Probate Genealogists
Finders are one of the world’s leading firms of international probate genealogists. We trace missing heirs and next of kin for Lawyers, Corporate & State Trustees, Councils, Administrators, Executors, Hospitals, Coroners & others needing to identify and locate beneficiaries to estates, funds and assets worldwide.

Medallion Signature Guarantees

In order to sell or transfer US or Canadian Securities, you are required to sign a Stock Transfer Form (or its equivalent) and the signature must be “guaranteed” before a transfer agent will accept the transaction. Signature Guarantee programmes are operated by members of the Securities Transfer Agents Medallion Programme (known as STAMP).

The Medallion Signature Guarantee is compulsory when transferring or selling US and Canadian Securities and transactions will not be approved without it. When the STAMP member issues their signature guarantee to a Transfer Form, they assume liability that:

What does the Medallion Signature Guarantee stamp do?

  • The signatory is authorised to sign the Form (be that the registered owner or the Executor to a Grant of Probate).
  • The signatory has capacity.
  • The signature is genuine.

The following documents are required to obtain the Medallion Guarantee:

  • The original signed Form(s) which require the Medallion Guarantee stamp.
  • Certified Copies of the Registered Owner’s passport and a recent utility bill or bank statement (dated within the last three months) for address verification purposes.
  • Certified Copy of the Share Certificate or other documents such as a Dividend or DRS statement, which evidence ownership of the shares.

If the Transfer requirement arises because of probate, you will need:

  • Certified copy of the Grant of Probate.
  • The original signed Form(s) which require the Medallion Guarantee Stamp.
  • Certified Copies of the Executor(s) passport(s), and a recent (dated within the last three months) utility bill or bank statement for address verification purposes

Finders can undertake Medallion Guarantees at £295 inc VAT.

Next Steps
Please click below to download a copy of the Instruction Document which we require in order to provide Medallion Guarantees. You will note that we can only accept instructions from Solicitors, Stockbrokers or Accountants, who are also able to provide the required certifications of the documents listed above.


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