Loan Repayment
Calculator

This loan calculator will help you determine your monthly payments for different types of loans.
Enter your loan amount, terms, and annual interest
rate, then select Calculate.



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Loan Calculator FAQs

What's the purpose of using a loan
repayment calculator?


It's helpful to calculate loan repayment to determine the following:

  • Your remaining loan balance
  • Your monthly loan payment amount
  • Impact of different interest rates on your loan balance
  • How much interest you'll pay over the life of your loan
  • The total loan payments you'll make to pay off the loan
  • How long it will take to pay off
    the loan
  • How interest rates and payments change based on the loan amount

Why would I want to take out a loan?


A loan can help you make a variety of larger purchases that you may otherwise not be able to readily afford. Some examples of common purchases people use loans for are buying a home or a
car, paying for college, or reducing existing debt such as credit cards or
student loans.

What are the different types
of loans?


All loans fall into one of two categories: secured
or unsecured.

Secured loans, which include mortgage and auto loans, are tied to collateral assets, such as a car or a home. If you default on making payments for a secured loan, the lender can take possession of your collateral.

Unsecured loans are not tied to any collateral. If you default on making payments for an unsecured loan, the lender cannot automatically take possession of your property. Personal loans and student loans are the most common types of unsecured loans.

What determines the cost of a loan?


The total cost of the loan is mostly impacted by the interest rate. Interest rates are determined by a number
of factors, including your credit score, income, and debt-to-income ratio (DTI). You can find out what all three
of these numbers are for you by signing up for Mint
(it's completely free). You can also determine your monthly payment amounts using our loan payback calculator above.

How does my credit score affect
a loan?


Your credit score helps lenders understand how well you manage different forms of credit, such as loans, credit cards, and mortgages. A higher credit score generally increases your chances of getting lower and better interest rate offers. Mint can show you ways to improve your credit score, so you can gain access to better rates and more financial opportunities.

What is the difference between APR and APY?


Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is the interest expressed as a percentage that you owe when paying back your loan, over a 1-year period. It's based on the interest rate, but depending on the details of the loan, it may include
other fees.

Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is the interest expressed as a percentage that you earn on an account, such as a savings account, over a 1-year period. It's based on the interest rate, but it also factors in the frequency of compounding interest on the account.

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