Cosign - Explained
What does it mean to Co-Sign?
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What is a Cosigner?
Cosigning is a situation where two people merge to sign for a loan in order to guarantee payment. By you placing your signature it means that you will respect the terms and conditions of the loan in case the other party defaults
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How Does Cosigning Work?
A co-signer may be needed anytime and not necessarily when one has a bad credit history. An example is students or those under the age of 21 with no clear salary that requires a loan. Because their credit history is not known, they may need to get a guarantor with good credit history to co-sign the loan with. This person should be able to promise to pay in instances of default.
Another motivation for a co-signers signature is the fact that one can access the loan with minimum interest rate unlike if they apply alone.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) claims that even if you settle your loan within time, the debt represented in that loan is recorded in your credit history which may have a negative impact on your finances. This is true because it may decrease the amount of loan you can be granted because of your obligation with the foreign debt.
Prior to cosigning, you should understand the amount of money you will be liable to pay in a situation where the other party does not pay. If possible, get all relevant documents on the loan just in case you need to defend yourself in the future.
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- What is Commercial Paper?
- Negotiable Instrument
- What are the common types of commercial paper?
- Promissory Note
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- Bank Draft Definition
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- Who is a Holder of a negotiable instrument?
- Commercial Paper Funding Program
- What is Negotiability and why is it important?
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- Sum Certain (Contracts)
- Inflation Adjustment Clause
- When does commercial paper contain an Unconditional promise to pay?
- Backup Line of Credit
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- What is Order Paper and Bearer Paper?
- Bearer Form
- How is a payee identified on the negotiable instrument?
- What rules does the court apply in determining negotiability?
- How is commercial paper negotiated to a holder?
- What is Transfer of a negotiable instrument?
- What is Indorsement of a negotiable instrument?
- What are the various types of indorsement?
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- How does a holder receive payment on a negotiable instrument?
- Who is potentially liable on (or obligated to pay) a negotiable instrument?
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- What rules apply if a holder loses a negotiable instrument?
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- What is a holder in due course?
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- Receive an instrument for value?
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- Personal Defenses?
- Real Defenses?
- What is a Claim in Recoupment?
- What are the rights of a holder in due course if the instrument involves a consumer transaction?
- What happens if a negotiable instrument is Forged?
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- Guaranty or Guarantee
- Letter of Guarantee
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What is the role of a Guarantor or Surety of a negotiable instrument?
- Accommodation Paper Definition
- Secondary Liability
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- What is primary and secondary liability on an instrument?
- What is Drawer or Maker Liability for a negotiable instrument?
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- What is Presentment Warranty of a negotiable instrument?
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- What is the time limitation for warranty of a negotiable instrument?
- When are the warranties of a negotiable instrument discharged?