GETTING A PERSONAL LOAN WITH A CO-SIGNER
- Family and friends are probably the first place you should start looking for your co-signer. Obviously you are going to need someone that has a positive credit rating and strong financial status as a cosigner.
- Communicate with your bank or even your potential co-signer's bank to see if they even offer loans that can be cosigned. It is very common for many banks to only provide limited financing choices for people that necessitate a cosigner in order to achieve approval. Find out what your options before you apply. You'll need to make sure that your bank can provide the financing you need. You don't want to apply for a loan that you can not use because of it not allowing you to accomplish your financial goals.
- Attempt to obtain a loan that is not going to need your cosigner to have collateral. Someone that has a good credit history should be able to get approved for an unsecured loan without collateral being needed.
- When working out the loan details, it is very possible that you will be able to negotiate your loan terms as a result of your co-signers excellent credit rating. Specifically, you should be able to get very good interest rates and more favorable repayment terms.
- Bring proof of your current income and employment situation to the bank. Even though you are going to be relying on an approval based on your co-signer's credit worthiness, you are still going to have to prove that you are capable of repaying your loan.
- Only borrow what you need. Avoid the temptation of applying for a bigger loan just because you can as a result of your cosigners strong credit/financial rating. A bigger loan is going to equate to you paying more interest.
- Once your application has been approved, request
to have the personal loan deposited into your ownership, not your