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YES !!! He/she should certainly discuss it with the cosigner. It may be a gift or it may just be that the cosigner doesn't want to have that note appearing on his/her credit report. Whatever the reason, even if the cosigner did it as a gift, the primary should acknowledge and express appreciation. But be prepared if the cosigner expects the loan to be paid back.

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Q: Is the primary on a loan obligated to pay back a cosigner if the cosigner pays off the loan without the knowledge of the primary?
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Is the cosigner of an auto loan responsible for the loan if the loan was refinanced by the buyer without the knowledge or consent of the cosigner?

No, the refinancing without the consent or knowledge of the original cosigner created a breach of the original lending agreement and the cosigner is no longer legally obligated for the debt.


Can the primary on a car loan have the cosigner's name taken off the loan without the cosigner's permission or knowledge?

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Can you remove a co-signer without the co-signer's knowledge?

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Can you get a student loan without a cosigner?

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If a borrower signed a loan for a cosigner is there a way the loan can be changed into the cosigner's name without refinancing?

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How can a cosigner be removed from the loan?

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What are the rights of borrowers when the cosigner is considering a lawsuit to force them to take a second mortgage so the cosigner can recover money paid because the mortgage was defaulted on?

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