The Payment Calculator enables you to figure out the various amounts you can afford to pay for various loans, mortgages and other financial commitments, such as car loans, college education loans, etc. More specifically, it helps borrowers budget short-term and long-term payments, both for personal and business purposes. By inputting the required figures, such as start up costs, loan interest rate, loan amount, term of loan, current employment and other factors, the Payment Calculator estimates the amount that can be saved, or spent, over a certain period of time. In this way, it helps the borrower to make an informed decision regarding his short term and long term finances. The following sections highlight different aspects of the Payment Calculator.
– The Payment Calculator can effectively determine the payment amount or repayment term for a particular fixed-interest loan, on the basis of your current income. Simply plug in the required figures, including your total monthly income, take the yearly deduction for annual tax and other bills, and compare the result to the loan’s interest rate. For a student loan, use the “fixed-payment” tab to figure out your possible monthly payments. For a business start up loan, use the “fixed-term” tab, while for student loans, use the “guaranteed-payment” option.
– The Payment Calculator also indicates the annual percentage rate or APR for each type of loan. This calculation is based on the number of months you plan to pay. For example, if you plan to borrow for five years, and the annual percentage rate is 10%, then the calculator will indicate that you will pay approximately a minimum amount per month throughout the full duration of the five-year loan term. Use the drop-down list to select the option that best matches your loan’s APR.
– There are two types of mortgage products available, fixed rate and adjustable rate mortgages. Using the Payment Calculator to determine the appropriate monthly payment amount can help you make an informed choice regarding which mortgage product to choose. Fixed rate mortgages offer a lower monthly payment amount than Adjustable Rate Mortgages but come with more adjustable terms. For example, on a thirty year fixed-rate mortgage, the payment can range from a minimum of three percent to a maximum of six percent over the course of the loan’s fixed term. The calculator determines the amount of your payment and offers you the option of selecting a longer term.
Some people prefer Adjustable Rate Mortgages, as they offer a flexible monthly payment amount, which can be adjusted as interest rates rise or fall. However, with Adjustable Rate Mortgages, there is more risk involved with changing interest rates. Mortgage payments are determined at the time of purchase, and the payment can vary for several months until the date of your loan’s maturity. The calculator can help you decide whether an Adjustable Rate Mortgage is the best type of mortgage to purchase based on your income and monthly expenses. The calculator can also help you determine whether an ARM is an appropriate choice based on your circumstances. You can enter your employment details to find out more about your mortgage options.
To use a mortgage calculator, simply enter the required information and compare it with the results of different calculators. You can use as many different calculators as you need, but it is advisable to try out different mortgage calculators to find out which one can give you a better value for money. Also, when you are making a large purchase such as a home, it is always advisable to seek expert advice before finalising your loan details. You can ask your real estate agent for advice on which type of mortgage to apply for. They may even be able to provide you with a free mortgage calculator that you can use.