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Borrowing money from a friend or relative

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Turning to a friend or family member for a loan can be an attractive option when you need money. But there are risks. Learn how to prevent problems — and what to do if problems arise.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in December 2019
  • Time to read: 5 minutes

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Mario Garcia, CarbonCure Technologies

Mario Garcia, CarbonCure Technologies

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This information from People’s Law School explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. See our disclaimer.

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