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Could I have different signature (different with passport, driving licence) amonst credit cards, banks account etc

I would like to have different signature with a) official document eg passport, driving licence b) different bank account c) different credit card Could I do that?

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If you stick to one that requires the correct speed of writing to form properly, it will not be able to be forged. I don't think it is illegal to have more than one signature, but if you do, you may have the occasional problem remembering which it is and it won't flow as freely and they will be easier to forge. Don't forget that cheques and credit card vouchers are official documents and your credit rating could get hit if a card company receives cheques drawn with a different signature. There could be a problem if there is a search of your records. They will think the worst. Mike



why would you want to do this? The chances are it would never be noticed, especially as you rarely need to sign for a credit card these days and many bank transactions are by PIN too. But if you got one wrong one day it could couse all sorts of trouble - you might think that you wouldn't but imagine buying petrol when you are really stressed because a loved one has gone into hospital. And some day you may be asked to produce several things to confirm your identity... If you just want the fun of having several signatures - get over it! These documents are official financial stuff. There are better (more interesting, less problematic) ways to express different sides of your personality. If you have changed your signature a lot over the years, then I wouldn't worry, but bring the older documents into line with the new signature as they need renewing. If you actually want different names on these, rather than signatures, then unless the new name is an abbreviation of the old everyone will know (Chris for Christopher is of, but Tof for Christopher isn't) you have to get everything broght into line. manzanilla