Assuming interest rate of 2.85 percent, 7 years (84 months) tenure and 90 percent financing margin for a vehicle costing $ 100,000:
Calculate total balance payable to bank
Balance payable to bank = 90,000 x (1 + 7 x 0.0285) = $ 107,955
Calculate monthly hire purchase repayment
Monthly loan repayment = 107,955/84 = $ 1,285.18
Use this online financial calculator, and key in the values as such
Real monthly interest rate paid to bank = 0.4425 percent
Multiply answer in Step 3 by 12
Annual interest rate paid to bank = 0.4425 x 12 = 5.31 percent
My own hire purchase agreement refers this as Annual Percentage Rate of Term Charges.
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