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APR Calculation Truth in Lending

Discount points, often referred to simply as points, are usually the most significant part of fees charged by lenders or brokers. Each point equals 1% of your loan amount (Balance).

In the USA, the Truth in Lending interest rate is called the APR. For a 30 year loan at 10% plus the three points repaid over the full 30 years, the APR is 10.37% (you enter the 3 points, 3% of $100,000 as $3000 as the Dollar Discount).

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Another way to arrive at the APR for the full 30 years is to use the CALCULATOR and input the information and calculate the payment as $877.57 per month. Subtract the $3000 from the principal, continue to make payments the same and recalculate the AIR to be 10.3657%, thus the APR is 10.37% at two decimal places.

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The APR depends upon how long you keep your loan. If the $100,000 loan was repaid after 6 years (72 months) rather than 30 years (360 months) its APR would be 10.70% as shown below.

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