The Differences Between Promissory Notes & Checks?

Answer You likely won't see a promissory note until you need to borrow an amount of money from a lender. A promissory note and check are both financial instruments. One document promises to repay a partic... Read More »

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Is it necessary to notarize promissory notes between individuals?

It is not necessary to notarize promissory notes between individuals. However, if you do not plan to have the note notarized, you need to have independent witnesses sign it in order to have irrefut... Read More »

Differences Between Lotus Notes 6.5 & 8.5?

If you are thinking of upgrading from Lotus Notes 6.5 to 8.5, or you've already made the upgrade, reviewing the differences between these two versions of the program can be helpful. IBM's Lotus Not... Read More »

Who can endorse promissory notes?

Promissory notes, agreements to repay a loan with interest per specified terms, are endorsed by the borrower. Once the note is endorsed to the delegated underwriting and servicing (DUS) lender, thi... Read More »

Do promissory notes have to be witnessed?

According to, there is no requirement that a promissory note must be signed before a witness or notary public. However, having a third party witness the signing of a promissory note is... Read More »