George Banco

6682 reviews

49.7% Representative

Will lend between: £1,000 - £15,000

Over: 12 - 60 Months

Representative example: If you borrow £3,500.00 over 36 months at a Representative rate of 61.8% APR and an annual interest rate of 49.10% (fixed), you would pay 36 monthly installments of £187.51. The total charge for credit will be £3,250.36 and the total amount payable will be £6,750,36.

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George Banco customer reviews.

6682 reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

Our review of George Banco

George Banco were founded in 2013 and have become a well-known guarantor lender in the market. If you don't know what a guarantor loan is, have a read of our guide all about guarantor loans.

George Banco offer similar rates to most other guarantor lenders, however, appear to be incredibly customer-focussed, and position themselves as a lender that can be trusted. They have their 10 Customer Commitments which are the values that they do business by and the positive ways that they treat their customers. Some of them are fairly standard practices for guarantor lenders but for those who don’t know a lot about personal finance, this could put their mind at ease.

They are also very vocal about their TrustPilot reviews and score, which is at a whopping 9.1 out of 10. This is a really positive result for them, however, it does need to be considered that TrustPilot only contact successful applicants, so it’s not a huge surprise that reviewers would have a positive impression of them.

As with other guarantor lenders a degree of caution needs to be exercised when considering this type of loan with George Banco. Guarantor loans are a solution suited to people with a very specific set of circumstances, but if you think you're not going to be able to make your repayments, don't put a friend or family member in the position where they will have to pick up the bill for you.

If you're considering becoming a guarantor for a George Banco loan, it pays to think carefully. If you do decide that you want to help someone out, there may be cheaper ways to do it including lending the money to them yourself or taking out a loan in joint names.

Overall verdict: George Banco are both an unsecured lender and a guarantor lender that come across as a company that actually care about the welfare of their customers.  George Banco can, therefore, be worth exploring as an option if you feel a guarantor loan is the best route for you.

Written by: Alex

Highlights

  • Fast track same day payout
  • Customer and regulation focused
  • Positive reviews online
  • Available to customers with bad credit

Minimum criteria

  • Your guarantor will need to be over 25 years old
  • Your guarantor must have good credit history
  • Both must not be under an IVA or bankruptcy
  • Your guarantor must have a minimum income of £1,000pm after tax
  • Both must have a valid UK bank account and debit card

Fees

  • Maximum APR 49.7%
  • Arrangement fee: £0
  • Early repayment fee: £0
  • Late payment fee: £12

George Banco Customer Question & Answers

Total question and answers: 2

Question:

Hi I currently have a active loan with yourself, would I be able to top the loan up as I could do with doing this if possible. Regards
Bradley nuttall, at 9:53am 16/04/18

Answer:

Hi Bradley, Many thanks for getting in touch with me, Please do give my top up team a call on 01373 852384 and we can have a look at this for you.
Answered in 4 minutes by Phillipa

Question:

Hello there! I'm Manuela Buemi a few days ago I applied for a loan of 1000£ with a guarantor request. I received a text, where it was write that my application was complete. How long I have to wait to receive the loan and this amount is going to my account or in the account of my guarantor?
Manuela Buemi , at 2:01pm 19/03/18

Answer:

Hi Manuela, I can see the application has been complete. Please call a member of our specialist team on 01373852388.
Answered in an hour by Phillipa Molyneux

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About George Banco

George Banco offer personal loans of £1,000 to £5,000 at a representative APR of 61.8% over one to five years. They also offer guarantor loans of £500 to £10,000 that can also be repaid over one to five years, but with a representative APR of 49.7%. As can be expected, their guarantor loans are for customers who may have been turned down for a loan because of their credit history. Although poor credit is accepted, you must not be under IVA or bankruptcy to apply for the loan.

There are a number of criteria that your guarantor must meet for your application to be considered. They need to be over 25, have good credit history (no IVAs or bankruptcy), have a UK bank account and earn a minimum of £1,000 per month through either employment or pension. George Banco will need to look into the credit history of your guarantor to make sure that they can afford the repayments should the original applicant fail to do so.

The loan decision happens in minutes after the application and then loan agreements will be emailed to both the applicant and their guarantor. Once George Banco have received these and processed them the funds will appear in the guarantor’s account within 48 hours.

Company information

Registration number: 8804623

www.georgebanco.com

01225 941 941

The Blue Building, Dairy House Farm, Stubbs Lane, Beckington, Somerset BA11 6TE

FCA registration

Reference No: 729258

Trading names: George Banco, Georgebanco.Com, Bancogeorge.com, Bankofgeorge.Com, Masa Loans

Place of business: The Blue Building, Dairy House Farm, Stubbs Lane, Beckington, Somerset BA11 6TE

Data protection registration

Registration No: ZA016420

Data controller: George Banco Limited

Address: The Blue Building, Dairy House Farm, Stubbs Lane, Beckington, Somerset BA11 6TE

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