# Personal loan calculator 2024

## Find out how much you'll repay every month and the total cost of a personal loan.

### How much will I pay each month?

Your estimated monthly payment depends on a few key factors, including the amount you want to borrow, the interest rate and the duration of the loan. You can enter these into the calculator below to calculate the monthly repayments and the total cost.

Monthly repayments calculator

Calculate how much you could expect to pay each month.

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Fill out the form and click on “Calculate” to see your estimated monthly payment.

For the purposes of this calculator, we’ve made a few assumptions – such as a fixed rate of interest. We’ve also assumed that there are no set-up fees associated with the product, which tends to hold true in the majority of cases (you’ll want to double-this is the case for the loan that you’re considering). We’ve also assumed that the monthly repayments will be equal (give or take a few pence) – it’s not unheard of for lenders to structure loans with decreasing repayment amounts, or with repayment holidays (where the borrower makes no repayments for, say, the first two months of the loan, for example).

### Now check live rates from popular lenders

Table: sorted by representative APR, promoted deals first
Name Product Finder score Total Payable Monthly Repayment Representative APR Link
4.5
★★★★★

Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.9% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.9% and total payable £11,064.60 in monthly repayments of £307.35.
4.5
★★★★★

Representative example: Borrow £5,000 over 48 months at a rate of 24.2% pa (fixed). Representative APR 27.1% and total payable £7,853.87 in monthly repayments of £163.62.
4.0
★★★★★

Representative example: Assumed borrowing of £7,500.00 over 48 months at 17.9% APR representative. Monthly cost of £214.79. Total amount repayable of £10,309.78. Interest rate of 16.6% p.a.(fixed) and total fees of £150.00. Available for loan amounts between £5,000 - £25,000.
1.5
★★★★★
Representative example: If you borrow £29,100 over 12 years, initially on a fixed rate for 5 years at 8.885% and for the remaining 7 years on the Lender's standard variable rate of 9.285%, you would make 60 monthly payments of £375.53 and 84 monthly payments of £380.29.
4.5
★★★★★
Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.5% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.5% and total payable £11,003.04 in monthly repayments of £305.64.
4.0
★★★★★
Representative example: Borrow £1,500.00 over 3 years at a rate of 22.9% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 22.9% and total payable £2,028.60 in monthly repayments of £56.35.
4.5
★★★★★
Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.5% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.5% and total payable £11,003.04 in monthly repayments of £305.64.
4.0
★★★★★
Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 0.0% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 0.0% and total payable £0.00 in monthly repayments of £0.00.
3.5
★★★★★
Representative example: Borrow £8,000 over 48 months at a rate of 16.66% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 17.99% and total payable £11,013.12 in monthly repayments of £229.44.
3.5
★★★★★
Representative APR 10% (fixed).
4.5
★★★★★
Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.1% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.1% and total payable £10,941.12 in monthly repayments of £303.92.
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Name Product Finder score Total Payable Monthly Repayment Representative APR Link
4.5
★★★★★

Representative example: £2,000 loan repayable over 36 months. 36 monthly payments of £77.60. Rate of interest 20.2% p.a. (fixed). Representative 25.8% APR. Total amount repayable £2,793.60.
4.5
★★★★★
Representative Example: Assumed borrowing of £7,500.00 over 36 months at 33.8% APR representative. Monthly cost of £316.09. Total amount repayable of £11,379.16. Interest rate of 28% p.a.(fixed) and total fees of £400.00.

#### With no guarantor

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Name Product Finder score Total Payable Monthly Repayment Representative APR Link
4.0
★★★★★

Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 39.9% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 39.9% and total payable £16,091.64 in monthly repayments of £446.99.

#### With a guarantor

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Name Product Finder score Total Payable Monthly Repayment Representative APR Link
4.0
★★★★★

Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 39.9% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 39.9% and total payable £16,091.64 in monthly repayments of £446.99.

#### With a guarantor who is a homeowner

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Name Product Finder score Total Payable Monthly Repayment Representative APR Link
4.5
★★★★★
Representative example: Borrow £15,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 27.9% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 27.9% and total payable £21,430.80 in monthly repayments of £595.30.

Please note: You should always refer to your loan agreement for exact repayment amounts as they may vary from our results.

Late repayments can cause you serious money problems. See our debt help guides.

### What to keep in mind

Before applying for a personal loan, it’s important to know how much you’ll be expected to pay each month – keeping the total cost down and the monthly repayments affordable will normally be what dictates the length of your loan.

Ultimately you need to be sure that your monthly repayments are affordable, taking into account your income and expenditure. If you’ve done your homework and you’re confident that a particular sum each month would be comfortably manageable, then there’s a fair chance that a lender assessing your application would come to the same conclusion.

### Some important terms you should know

• APR. The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is designed to be a benchmark for consumers, providing an annual summary of the cost of a loan. As well as the interest, the APR also takes into account any compulsory charges – like an “admin” or “set-up” fee (if there is one). However, crucially, lenders only have to award the advertised APR to 51% of those who take out the loan – the other 49% could be offered a different (higher) rate, at the lender’s discretion. That’s why it’s often referred to as the representative APR.
• Capital. Also referred to as the “principal” or “loan amount”, this is the original amount borrowed.
• Default. Defaulting on a loan means failing to make a pre-agreed repayment at the specified time. This will typically result in the borrower being charged a penalty plus damage to the borrower’s credit record.
• Draw down. Drawing down simply refers to the transfer of funds to the borrower at the start of a loan.
• Eligibility criteria. A list of conditions that a borrower must meet to be considered for a loan. These vary from lender to lender.
• Fixed rate. A fixed rate will not change for an agreed amount of time, even if market conditions mean that bank interest rates generally are increasing or decreasing. A fixed rate can be a popular option for some borrowers, and it allows them to budget with more certainty – knowing in advance the exact cost of a loan and the exact figure for each instalment.
• Guarantor. An individual who promises to repay a loan in the event that the borrower does not. Typically a friend or relative of the borrower.
• Instalment. A repayment towards an outstanding loan. This will normally consist partly of interest accrued so far, and partly of a proportion of the original sum borrowed.
• Interest rate. The interest rate is a charge for borrowing, and is a percentage of the amount of credit.
• Loan term. The amount of time over which a loan is to be repaid.
• Principal. Also referred to as the “capital” or “loan amount”, this is the original amount borrowed.
• Repayment holiday. An agreed period (normally either one or two months) where the borrower will not make repayments. The debt continues to accrue interest during this period, so taking a repayment holiday will generally increase the total cost of borrowing (and the loan term). Repayment holidays are typically offered to borrowers at the start of a loan, or at a specified frequency – for example one per year.
• Unsecured. An unsecured loan does not use an asset, such as a property or vehicle, as collateral for the loan.
• Variable rate. A variable rate is the opposite of a fixed rate, and can increase or decrease over time at the lender’s discretion. Typically, variations occur as market conditions generally shift – for example an increase or decrease in the Bank of England base rate.

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