Payday Loan & Installment Loan APR Calculator

By | Apr 9, 2017

APR Calculator & Fees for Installment and Payday Loans

Real World APR Comparison Chart Payday Loans vs Bank Overdraft

Real World APR Comparison Chart Payday Loans vs Bank Overdraft APR’s

APR Formula: [Note: Click LINK below to download a PDF of this Formula.]

100 X 365/D X (C/L -1) =APR

Where: D = number of days of loan

C = total cost of loan

L = amount of loan

Typical Payday Loan example:

Client borrows $100 for 2 weeks (14 days) with a fee of $17.

100 X 365/14 X (117/100 – 1) = APR

2607.14 X .17 = 443.21 % APR Total cost to client = $117.00

Another scenario. Client borrows $100 for 2 weeks (14 days) with a fee of $75.

100 X 365/14 X (175/100 – 1) = APR

2607.14 X .75 = 1,955.35 % APR Total cost to client = $175.00

Typical Bank Overdraft example (NSF’s amount to short term, single payment payday loans:

If a bank customer overdrafts their account by $100 they can be charged a $35+ Overdraft [NSF] fee for the first day. An Extended Overdrawn fee of $35 on the sixth day.

100 X 365/6 X (170/100 – 1) = APR

6083.33 X .70 = 4,258.33 % APR Total cost to client = $175.00

If that same overdraft is for only $10 (some bank’s minimum):

100 X 365/6 X (80/10 – 1) = APR

6083.33 X 7.0 = 42,583.31 % APR

Total cost to client = $80.00

According to PEW, when the state of Georgia outlawed payday loans the banks netted 1.4 billion dollars more in overdraft fees the next year.

Typical Late Fee example:

Using a common Water District bill as an example. If a financially strapped consumer is  one day late paying their water bill of $17.59 a $5 fee is charged.

100 X 365/1 X (22.59/17.59 – 1) = APR

36500 X .28 = 10,220.00 % APR

Total cost to client = $22.59

So… Why do banks and credit unions “HATE” payday loan and installment loan lenders? Because payday loans are cheper for the consumer in a short-term financial pinch AND the majority of bank and credit union profits are derived from the NSF fees thaey charge their customers!

According to PEW, The CFPB and The Consumerist:

“In all, the CFPB found that 60 banks derived a significantly higher portion of their overall recurring earnings from consumer overdraft and NSF fees than their peer institutions.”

“Additionally, the fees represented 65.3% of all reported consumer deposit account fee revenues.”

What’s the answer to all this controversy for an entrepreneur? Grab a copy of our “Payday Loan/Installment Loan Manual” [updated 2X per year] and learn how to make money by lending money!

You don’t really want to open a pizza parlor, a florist shop, another taco stand… do you? In the small dollar lending space, your inventory is MONEY! Money does not rot, die, or get thrown in the garbage at the end of the day.

Link to download a PDF of this calculator.


5 Comments so far
  1. Tennessee Gun Shop April 9, 2017 3:58 pm

    Not only do banks and credit unions hate lenders; they can’t handle my gun shop either! No bank account… I have to do ALL kinds of crazy stuff to bank my gun and ammo sales + shooting range fees.

  2. PaydayLoanGuy April 9, 2017 3:59 pm

    Why else is bitcoin, etherum, and mobile wallets becoming so popular?

  3. Sheila April 10, 2017 9:07 am

    They always say, “Follow the money.” It’s as true in the lending space as it is in government and other businesses. A UNIVERSAL THEME!

  4. PaydayLoanGuy April 10, 2017 10:25 am

    Agreed! Or follow the Bitcoin, Etherum, whatever the latest flavor is…

  5. austin April 22, 2017 1:47 pm

    It really is true; the banks and the credit unions make the majority of their profits from NSF fees. America’s big three banks made over $5.1 billion last year from overdraft fees alone according to PEW!!!

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