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Backed Loans

What types of loans does Backed make?

Backed Inc. is a provider of unsecured loans to citizens or permanent residents of New York, New Jersey, Arkansas, West Virginia and Florida. All our loans are offered for a term of 1, 2 or 3 years and at an APR from 2.9-16%. The APR is determined by the application information, your FICO score, and if you have a Backer.

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What are Backed’s minimum and maximum loan amounts?

Our loans are offered to borrowers with a FICO score of 660. Loans range in size between $3,000 to $25,000. You can apply for one loan at a time, so make sure to apply for the full amount. If your loan repayment is up to date for a period of 12 months, you may be able to refinance your old loan with a new loan at more favorable rates.

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What are Backers?

Backers build your trust if your FICO score does not have enough history. Backers help you receive a better APR and protect your credit score in case of missed payments.

Contrary to traditional co-signers, who are typically informed after a loan has defaulted (accumulating fees and penalties, and damaging a borrower’s credit score), a Backer is informed of any payment shortfall prior to default. Backers are given a 15-day grace period to assist before accumulating late fees, or before any damage occurs to your credit score.

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Why are you being asked to be a Backer?

Someone you know is applying for a personal loan. The applicant either cannot be approved for the loan, or is looking to get a lower rate by adding a Backer to the loan.

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Why should you be a Backer?

You are helping someone you know to start building a good credit history and facilitate a financial need of theirs.

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What are my responsibilities as a Backer?

As a Backer, you are pledging that you will pay off the loan if the borrower does not pay.

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Does a Backer have the same responsibilities as a cosigner?

Yes, however we work with Backers differently from most other lenders. Traditional co-signers usually get notified only once borrowers default (30 days past the due date) and sometimes aren’t notified of the borrower default until the cosigner’s credit is impacted. At Backed, we will notify the Backer inside a 15-day grace period when a Borrower misses a payment and will work with all parties to bring the loan back to good standing.

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How do I decide if I should be a Backer?

You should only be a Backer for someone you know well and trust. Ask yourself if you believe that the borrower will make on-time payments. Based on your experience, does the borrower have a tendency to meet all of his or her obligations? If so, then that is a good person to Back.

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