A guarantor’s responsibility is to make loan payments if the borrower doesn't. This is why we run through an affordability assessment; we want to make sure that the guarantor is able to take on this sort of commitment.
If the borrower goes bankrupt, stops paying or passes away, then the guarantor becomes solely responsible for each monthly repayment until the loan is completed.
However, wherever possible, we will always work with the borrower first and come to an arrangement, before asking a guarantor to pay. We will also inform the guarantor of any arrangements made with the borrower.
When considering if you should be a guarantor, we recommend you ask yourself the following questions:
If you are comfortable with the guarantor responsibilities, meet the criteria above and trust the borrower, then we will too.