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How to Use Amortization Calculator?

With colourful charts and instant results, our Amortization Calculator is easy to use, intuitive to understand and is quick to perform.

Enter the following information in the Amortization Calculator:
  • Principal loan amount you wish to avail
  • Rate of interest (percentage)
  • Loan tenure in years

Use the slider to adjust the values in the Amortization Calculator form. If you need to enter more precise values, you can type the values directly in the relevant boxes provided. As soon as the values are changed using the slider (or hit the 'tab' key after entering the values directly in the input fields), Amortization Calculator will re-calculate your monthly payment (EMI) amount.

A pie chart depicting the break-up of total payment (i.e., total principal vs. total interest payable) is also displayed. It displays the percentage of total interest versus principal amount in the sum total of all payments made against the loan.

Types of Amortizing Loans

There are numerous types of loans available, and they don’t all work the same way. Installment loans are amortized and you pay the balance down to zero over time with level payments. They include:

  • Auto loans: These are often five-year (or shorter) amortized loans that you pay down with a fixed monthly payment. Longer loans are available, but you'll spend more on interest and risk being upside-down on your loan, meaning your loan exceeds your car's resale value if you stretch things out too long to get a lower payment. Check our auto loan calculator
  • Home loans: These are often 15-year or 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, which have a fixed amortization schedule, but there are also adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs). With ARMs, the lender can adjust the rate on a predetermined schedule, which would impact your amortization schedule. Most people don’t keep the same home loan for 15 or 30 years–they sell the home or refinance the loan at some point–but these loans work as if you were going to keep them for the entire term. Check our home loan calculator
  • Personal loans: These loans, which you can get from a bank, credit union, or online lender, are generally amortized loans as well. They often have three-year terms, fixed interest rates, and fixed monthly payments. They are often used for small projects or debt consolidation. Check our personal loan calculator