To put it quite simply, an EMI calculator is a tool that will require you to enter the amount you want to borrow, the duration of the loan, the interest rates and the processing fee and it will do the rest. The basic formula that works behind an EMI calculator is:
E = P x r x (1+r)^n/((1+r)^n – 1)
E is the amount that you will have to pay every month; basically the EMI.
P is the amount that you want to borrow.
r is the rate of interest that is applicable but calculated on a monthly basis instead of the annual rate of interest. It is obtained by using the formula r = (annual interest/12) x 100.
n is the duration of the loan in terms of months. So if you select a term of 5 years, n will be 60.
This is the most basic formula that will be used by the calculator but there are some that may even include things like the processing fee for the loan, into the calculation of the monthly instalment. The processing fee will generally be a certain percentage of the amount being borrowed and can range from 1% to 3% but since it is decided by the bank it can be different for each bank.
Information an EMI Calculator Provides
There are three parts to the information that the calculator provides. The first is the EMI itself, the second a breakup of the payments due and the third the amortisation table.
The EMI or the Equated Monthly Instalments are the amount that you can expect to pay if you go in for a loan. It includes payments of the principal and the interest that is applicable on the loan. It is the most important information that the calculator provides since the EMI is at the basis of the decision about the affordability of the loan.
The breakup is a breakup of the entire amount that you will pay to the bank or the financial institution. It will tell you the amount that will be paid back as the principal and the amount that will be paid as the processing fee for the loan. It will also tell you how much of the repayment will be the interest on the loan.
The amortisation table is a snapshot of the progression of the loan and tells you how much you will have paid back at the end of each year, as the loan progresses. It also helps you understand how the interest on the loan will be paid back. It also shows you how much of the initial EMIs will be the interest and how much will be the principal.
Simplify Loans with Easy Loan’s EMI Calculator:
Easy Loan’s EMI Calculator helps calculate the monthly instalments payable on any of your loans whether a personal loan, auto loan or home loan.
Calculating EMIs can be a tedious and confusing process. However, Easy Loan has an exceptional and simple EMI Calculator which lets you know the precise amount of your monthly EMIs instantly.
What Easy Loan’s EMI Calculator Can Do For You!
Help you arrive at EMIs in seconds - This calculator will help you calculate exactly how much money you need to pay towards your loan each month.
Simplify calculations - Determine EMIs accurately with minimal effort to reduce stress and confusion caused by tedious manual calculations.
Help plan your finances - Compare possible EMIs by varying the key loan parameters of tenure, amount and interest rate to determine which loan plan is the most affordable to you.
Be it a home loan, personal loan or car loan, now you can easily calculate your EMIs using this user-friendly tool offered by Easy Loan.
How to Use Easy Loan's EMI Calculator
Using this calculator is very easy. All you need are the following loan details:
Loan amount - this is the amount you need to borrow
Interest rate - the interest rate for the chosen loan scheme
Tenure - the loan period
Processing Fee (if any) - the amount charged by the lender to process the loan
(If you don’t have this information at hand, you can obtain it navigating to your chosen bank’s loan page under the section ‘Select a product to begin’, featured under the calculator).Once, you have these details, use the sliders to set the required parameters for the loan amount and tenure. Then, input the interest rate and processing fee in the relevant boxes.....and Voila!
The loan EMI calculator will instantly reveal your monthly EMI amount payable on the loan!
It will also provide a clear, graphic and tabular break-up of your loan repayments, using the EMI so calculated. In addition an amortization table is created which gives you a detailed overview of your repayment schedule. A cut above the rest, Easy Loan’s EMI Calculator delivers more than you expect.
EMI Calculator To Suit Your Loan
Easy Loan has customised its EMI Calculator to suit different loan schemes. To calculate your EMIs on your personal loan, navigate to the Personal Loan EMI Calculator provided under the sites ‘Financial Tools’ section. Similarly, you can calculate EMIs on your auto and home loans using Easy Loan’s Car Loan EMI Calculator and Easy Loan’s Home Loan EMI Calculator, respectively.
Throw in Prepayment Details
Should you find yourself flush with cash, you may decide to prepay your loan (i.e. pay an extra amount towards principal). If so, you can calculate your new EMIs by adjusting for the amount you wish to prepay. This will let you know how much interest you save by reducing the principal outstanding. (interest is calculated on the principal outstanding)
Changing Tenures, Changing EMIs
Pick the most affordable loan by comparing EMIs for different loan tenures. This can be done by altering the loan period in the calculator; keeping the loan amount and interest rate the same. By lengthening the loan period for a chosen loan scheme, the EMI amount can be reduced. Using the calculator, you can quickly compare EMIs for different tenures and choose the one that most suits your budget.
Changing Interest Rates, Changing EMIs
Understand loan repayment schedules by altering the interest rate, keeping loan amount and tenure the same. In case of fixed rate loans, interest rates remain constant over the loan tenure. In this case, EMIs also remain constant. This is usually the case with car loans and personal loans.However, in case of floating rate loans, interest rates can vary with movements in market rates. In this case, EMIs will change. This is particularly beneficial for home loans.Input the new interest rate in Easy Loan’s EMI Loan Calculator to compare EMIs before interest rate changes and after. A new amortization schedule is also generated to reflect changes in EMIs.
Types of EMI calculator
Home loan EMI calculator
The home loan EMI calculator comes packed with features that can range from the obvious to the not so obvious. It, obviously, shows the exact EMI that will be payable every month for a specific amount borrowed and a specific tenure. The feature that are not so obvious is the fact that this calculator can also provide the facility to include planned pre-payments towards the home loan. This means that when the calculator shows you the instalments payable, it has already accounted for prepayments and has also included them when showing the breakup of the expenses. The detailed break up will include the amount borrowed, the interest payable, the amount you will pay through prepayment, the processing fee and the fee for prepayment.
Car loan EMI Calculator
The car loan calculator is a tool that can be used to calculate the exact amount that you will have to pay on a monthly basis when you decide to take a car loan. This calculator too will collect information related to the amount you wish to borrow, the interest rates, the processing fee and the tenure of the loan and provide you with the amount that you will pay every month. Down payments for the vehicle don’t have to be considered when using this calculator and it too comes with the breakup of the expenses and the amortisation table.
Personal loan EMI calculator
The personal loan EMI calculator is the ideal tool for deciding how much you can afford to pay back since it is specific to personal loans. It too collects details of how much you wish to borrow, the duration, interest rates and the processing fee for the loan. It can also be customised to take into account any prepayments that you intend to make before telling you the EMI that you will have to pay.
Features and Benefits of EMI Calculator
Now that we know its types and how the EMI calculator works, let’s take a look at some of the features and benefits that EMI calculators have to offer.
There can be no denying the ease with which the calculations can be made with this tool. It offers that convenience of calculations that can be done in mere seconds that help you compare the offerings of various banks and reach decisions without wasting much time.
If you were to sit down with a pen and a paper, every time you vary the interest rates, tenures, amounts to borrow, you run the risk of making mistakes. When you add multiple banks to the mix the chances for errors can be disastrously high and that is where the accuracy of the calculator comes into play.
With a pen and paper you could spend hours on end doing calculations and then checking and re-checking them. With this tool you could do all sorts of calculations within seconds. Which means that you can explore all the options of tenures, amounts that can be borrowed and interest rates without having to worry about how long it will take.
Specific to each loan:
There is no denying that while at the base of it, most loans follow the same principles but there are certain nuances that separate one loan from another and these EMI calculators come adjusted for such nuances. This means that a home loan EMI calculator will give you precisely the kind of information need to decide on a home loan and so will a personal loan EMI calculator.
Graphic representation of amounts paid:
These calculators don’t just give you an idea of how much you will have to pay on a monthly basis, many of them also provide graphic representations in the form of pie diagrams. These diagrams will show you the total amount that you will pay by the time the loan is fully paid up. It will also show you that of the amount you pay, how much will be the principal, how much the interest and how much will be spent of the processing fee.
Amortisation tables form an important part of any EMI calculator since it is the one table that will show you the future. What is does is to show you how the loan will progress over time and will also show you how much you will have paid back each year of the loan, in terms of the principal and the interest.
EMI Calculator in Excel
Apart from the online calculators, EMI calculators can also be configured in an Excel sheet. To do this you will need to know the formula that makes an EMI calculator works and also how to use formulae in excel sheets. The one disadvantage of the excel sheet calculator is that you need to know how to configure it and also need to input the interest rate after calculating the monthly rates. It also does not take into account the processing fee. By contrast, the online EMI calculator can take the interest rates as annual rates and convert them to monthly rates on its own. It can also include the processing fee and other smaller features like prepayments.
EMI Calculator for Floating Interest Rates
Loans generally come with tree different types of interest rates; the fixed interest rate, the floating interest rates and a combination of the two. With the fixed interest rates, the EMI will always remain the same since nothing changes with such a loan in relation to the interest rate which means that the EMI calculators also is pretty simple and straightforward. With the floating interest rate, or interest rates where a one part is fixed and the other floating, the EMI calculators are not so simple to build. This is so because future interest rates cannot be predicted and hence a definite EMI cannot be determined for such loans. In such cases, the EMI will actually change every month.
How Are EMIs Calculated?
The mathematical formula for calculating EMI = [P x R x (1+R) ^n] / [(1+R)^ n-1]. (P is the principal loan amount, R rate of interest per month and N is the the number of monthly instalments). Manual calculations are too complicated to perform accurately, which is why many borrowers are left confused after availing a loan. Understanding this pain-point led Easy Loan to develop one of the easiest and most user-friendly online Loan EMI Calculators.
Loan Amortization Table
You can view your loan amortization schedule at Easy Loan by using its EMI Calculator. A loan amortization table is a systematic and tabular display of your loan payment process. The table shows the break-up between the interest component and principal component of a particular EMI payment, enabling you to have a clear idea about the period of payment, interest and principal payments, and the outstanding loan amount over the entire loan tenure. This table can be very helpful for you, in case you want pre-close the loan.
FAQ's About EMI Calculator
Q. Are the calculators for home, car and personal loans the same?
A. In most cases they can be the same since all three loans work off the same basic set of information like amount borrowed, prepayments, tenure, interest rates and processing fee however with some calculators there could be a restriction placed on the amount to borrow based on the type of loan.
Q. Are calculators more accurate than excel sheets?
A. The only difference between the two is that with a calculator, it is a ready to use tool whereas with an excel sheet, you may have to program the calculator before you start using it. Such programing can be a little tedious and complicated, especially if you are not very comfortable with the software which makes the calculator the preferred choice.
Q. Will banks provide the calculator?
A. Yes. These days most, if not all, banks have calculators, specific to various loans, available on their websites.
Q. Why should I use an EMI calculator?
A. The simplest answer is that it’s fast and it’s convenient. This means that you can do multiple calculations in minutes where such calculations many take longer were you to sit down with a pen and paper. These calculators are also super accurate so it eliminates the possibility of errors in calculations, provided you provide accurate data.
Q. Is the EMI shown by the calculator the same as that which the bank will ask me to pay?
A. When it comes to the EMI, assuming that the bank will approve the amount and tenure, the exact EMI that you will have to pay may differ slightly since there is a chance that things like the interest rates and the processing fee may be a bit different from what you used while calculating the EMI.