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Co-signing or guaranteeing a loan

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Before lending money to someone, a lender may ask for a third party to co-sign or guarantee the loan. Learn how to protect yourself when co-signing or guaranteeing a loan — and how to deal with problems that arise.

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

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

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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