TPG2022 Chapter X paragraph 10.167

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A lender would benefit from the stronger credit rating of the guarantor (compared to the borrower’s credit rating) and/or the guarantor’s asset pool (in addition to the borrower’s asset pool), and the borrower accordingly may expect a benefit in the form of a lower interest rate. Thus, based on facts and circumstances, a guarantee may provide a benefit to the borrower that has the same or higher credit rating as the guarantor, if the guarantee effectively allows the lender to access wider recourse and, therefore, reduces the interest rate despite the guarantor not having a higher credit rating. In determining the credit rating of the guarantor and the borrower, the effect of implicit support must be considered as explained in Section C.1.1.

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