Back in the good old days banks worked on relationships and trust. If you wanted a loan your local bank would often simply ask for someone who trusted you to guarantee it. Then things changed, computer credit scores took over and millions of people were left out in the cold because their score didn't fit. We knew what it was like to be rejected so we built the old fashioned guarantor loan company we wanted to borrow from.
We don‘t just let computers decide if you can borrow. It doesn't matter if you have bad credit or are self employed - the most important thing for us is that you have a friend or family member who trusts you enough to guarantee to make repayments if you don't, and that you can afford to repay the loan. Before we pay out any guarantor loans, we have a good old fashioned chat over the phone with both you and your guarantor. We base our decisions on simple common sense.
When times get tough the last thing you need is someone making money from your problems. We NEVER charge for late payments, letters, early settlement or anything else.
We collect late payments in the same way as any lender would. If a loan falls behind we will text you a reminder, if we're not able to collect a payment we will phone and email you to see what's gone wrong. Our priority is to stop a late payment snowballing into a bigger problem. Obviously, because our loans are supported by a guarantor, if a borrower doesn't repay then the guarantor has to. In a few very rare cases, where we can't come to an arrangement for repayment with either borrower or guarantor, as a last resort we may either pass a debt onto a professional debt collector or ask a court to decide the best way to deal with it. Whatever happens we will NEVER put your home or other property at risk, as all our loans are unsecured guarantor loans.
We want to help make your financial future better; so we report back to credit reference agencies, each month, showing your repayments. As payments are made on time this will help to build or rebuild your credit profile. No information is reported back to credit reference agencies for guarantors, even if payments are missed, unless the account goes to court.
Your guarantor loan can even be used for debt consolidation to settle existing debts, effectively merging any outstanding payments into one single, manageable loan.