What is a guarantor?

Definition of a guarantor?

A guarantor is a person or organisation that promises to pay back a borrowed amount of money if the person or organisation that borrowed it can’t pay it back.

A guarantor could be a family member, friend, co-worker or someone who meets the legal age to sign a particular contract. A guarantor is expected to have a sufficient income to cover the loan, as well as a good credit history.

Some types of situations that could require a guarantor include:

  • renting property
  • taking out a bank loan
  • borrowing with poor credit history

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