# Loan Calculator

A loan calculator is a program that calculates the monthly payments, interest rates, and total cost of borrowing an amount of money over a certain period of time.

There are many different factors that go into calculating the monthly payment and total cost of borrowing an amount of money. The two most significant factors are the **interest rate** and the **length of the loan**. Generally, the longer the loan’s term, the less monthly payment you will be required to make.

## How do I calculate monthly payments on a loan?

To calculate monthly payments on a loan, you need to know the number of months you want to repay the loan and the interest rate. Let's say you are borrowing $10,000 at an annual interest rate of 10%. The monthly payment would be $125.00.

If you want to calculate monthly payments on a loan, use this formula:

Payment = (Loan Amount * Interest Rate) / (12 * Number of Months)

## What is the benefit of obtaining a personal loan?

A personal loan can be a great way to cover a variety of expenses, including medical bills, home renovations, and basic living expenses. A personal loan may be your best option if you don't have any collateral to use as security

## Limitations of a personal loan

- You must have an established credit history to apply for personal loans
- You will need to provide a cosigner when you apply
- Loan rates are typically higher than mortgages and car loans
- Must be at least 18 years of age

## How does a loan calculator work?

A loan calculator uses the following information to calculate the loan payments:

- The borrower's desired interest rate
- The amount of the loan
- The length of the loan
- Number of compounding periods per year
- The present value of the loan
- The number of payments made per year