What's an acceptable credit score for my cosigner on a car loan?

"What credit score does a cosigner need to have in order to help me get approved for a car loan?

I have no credit history but my credit union told me they'd approve my loan with a cosigner with decent credit."

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Eric Schad
Answered on Jul 13, 2021
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“If you want to get approved for a new car loan, chances are your cosigner will need average credit, which is typically around 660 or higher.
This won’t get you a good car loan rate, but it might grant you approval.
Call your lender and ask them what is an acceptable credit score and how to get the best rate.
Then, find a trusted cosigner and apply for your loan.”

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