Did you know that all signing agents are notary publics, but not all notary publics are signing agents? It’s true: There are nearly 4.4 million notaries in the United States, and a good percentage of them are also loan signing agents.
In companies and businesses, a notary or signing agent’s services are often in high need. Whether it’s a corporate office, a bank, or a car dealership, having a notary onboard that can verify and witness legal documents is essential to ensuring a smooth and operational workday.
But what’s the difference between a notary and a signing agent? Although they start on similar paths, they’re not the same thing: Notaries are there to verify identities and witness signatures while signing agents are certified to walk borrowers through specific loan-signing documents.