Convert flat interest rate to reducing balance interest rate-Excel calculator

Flat rate to reducing balance rate Excel calculator

Few banks in UAE quote their interest rates in Flat rate. I have previously written on Personal Loan interest rate. Read it HERE.

A flat rate is a type of interest rate which is calculated on the entire amount of loan throughout its tenure. For example, if you take a car loan for AED 50,000 the interest charged is, let’s say 5%. Now this 5% is charged on the entire AED 50,000 throughout the tenor.A reducing balance interest rate is the one where the interest is charged on the outstanding principal amount after monthly deductions.

Borrowers need to beware of the banks charging flat rate of interest as this is not expressively published; but in most cases hidden in the ‘star’ mark. To make it easy for you to calculate what the effective rate of interest will be here is a calculator to covert Flat interest rate to a reducing balance interest rate.

Having your loan denominated in Reducing balance interest rate may save you a lot of money.

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5 Responses to “Convert flat interest rate to reducing balance interest rate-Excel calculator”

  1. Hemant

    Sep 21. 2013

    My question is if reducing roi is 15 % p/a ?

    1 . What is the flat roi?
    2 . What calculate should we use to know flat roi?

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  2. suzanne

    Jul 25. 2013

    Hello. May I know how to convert flat interest rate to reducing balance? Is there any formula to convert it? what is the formula you use in the excel? I’m now a student studying finance and it is part of my assignment. My lecturer nee me to answer it. Hope to get answer from you. Thank you.

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  3. Brigette

    Apr 17. 2013

    It’s difficult to find educated people on this subject, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about!
    Thanks

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  4. Deepak M

    Mar 09. 2013

    Hi Mohamed, In excel you would put the following formula: =RATE(B2*12,-B7,B1)*12

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  5. mohamad

    Feb 24. 2013

    Please can you show the formula used in cell B9 ? Thanks a lot

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