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wHAT ARE THE FRENCH REGULATIONS FOR ENDORSEMENT OF CHECKS?

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wHAT ARE THE FRENCH REGULATIONS FOR ENDORSEMENT OF CHECKS? WOULD IT SUFFICE TO STAMP THE CHECK ON THE BACK OR THE SIGNATURE IS ALSO REQUIRED?

TKenney, Ph.D. :

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TKenney, Ph.D. :
Here is Article L131-19 (in French) of the French Code Monétaire et Financier (I put in bold the part about checks being endorsed by hand or any other non hand writtien procedure :

"L'endossement doit être inscrit sur le chèque ou sur une feuille qui y est attachée, dite allonge. Il doit être signé par l'endosseur. La signature de celui-ci est apposée, soit à la main, soit par tout procédé non manuscrit."


 

TKenney, Ph.D. :

In French law, a signature on the back of the check is required for endorsement, however French law (Article L131-19 of the French Monetary and Finance Code/ Code Monétaire et Financier) provides that the signature can be by hand or by any other non manual process. So, not any stamp but a stamp of the signature would suffice.

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TKenney, Ph.D. :

By the way, the above French law also states that the check can also be endorsed on a separate piece of paper attached to the check. The word "endossement" in French means, on the back (back = "dos"). In English we use the French word for "on the back."

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