Can someone with bad credit cosign a personal loan?

I have good credit but a thin history. The only person that can cosign for me has not so great credit but has a long history. I know typically a cosigner needs good credit and to be in good standing but if I have the good credit and just need someone with history, would that work? Nerd wallet said a cosigner can... show more I have good credit but a thin history. The only person that can cosign for me has not so great credit but has a long history. I know typically a cosigner needs good credit and to be in good standing but if I have the good credit and just need someone with history, would that work? Nerd wallet said a cosigner can help fill in the blanks, does that only apply if they have good credit?
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