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#1
December 29th 04, 10:07 PM
 amalecki Posts: n/a
I want the PMT function to calculate using 360 days not 365

I am using Excel 2002 I am trying to calculate a fixed monthly payment on a
24 month loan. The problem is the bank uses a 360 day basis when they
calculate the fixed monthly payment. Excel's PMT formula has a 365 day basis.
I have been on the Internet to no avail. I would greatly appreciate
anyone's help in solving this problem.

#2
December 29th 04, 10:28 PM
 Don Guillett Posts: n/a

try

(Principle * i * (1+i)^n) ) / ((1+i)^n -1)
i = period interest rate (annual rate/12)
n = number of periods
====

or From Norman Harker

PMT = =-(PV*(1+RATE)^NPER+FV)/((1+RATE*TYPE)*(((1+RATE)^NPER-1)/RATE))

--
Don Guillett
SalesAid Software

"amalecki" wrote in message
...
I am using Excel 2002 I am trying to calculate a fixed monthly payment on

a
24 month loan. The problem is the bank uses a 360 day basis when they
calculate the fixed monthly payment. Excel's PMT formula has a 365 day

basis.
I have been on the Internet to no avail. I would greatly appreciate
anyone's help in solving this problem.

#3
December 29th 04, 10:29 PM
 [email protected] Posts: n/a

amalecki wrote...
I am using Excel 2002 I am trying to calculate a fixed monthly payment

on a
24 month loan. The problem is the bank uses a 360 day basis when they

calculate the fixed monthly payment. Excel's PMT formula has a 365 day

basis.
....

If you have 24 identical monthly payments, the only trick is in
calculating the *effective* monthly interest rate. That is, whether you
use 360, 365 or 366 day years, there are always 12 months in a year.
Your effective interest rate is the rate used for compounding, but
banks like to quote *nominal* interest rates which are lower than
annualized effective interest rates. (Truth in lending?!) Anyway, if
your bank quotes nominal interest rates for daily compounding, then
what I suspect is that the bank calculates the monthly effective
interest rate as

(1 + Nominal Rate / 360)^30 - 1

rather than as

(1 + Nominal Rate / 365)^(365/12) - 1

For a 6.0% nominal interest rate, the former returns an effective
monthly interest rate of 0.5012102% (so an annual effective rate of
6.18312%) while the latter gives 0.5012108% monthly (6.18313%
annually).

What's the stated interest rate and the ratio of your monthly payment
to the loan amount?

#4
December 30th 04, 02:19 PM
 amalecki Posts: n/a

" wrote:

amalecki wrote...
I am using Excel 2002 I am trying to calculate a fixed monthly payment

on a
24 month loan. The problem is the bank uses a 360 day basis when they

calculate the fixed monthly payment. Excel's PMT formula has a 365 day

basis.
....

If you have 24 identical monthly payments, the only trick is in
calculating the *effective* monthly interest rate. That is, whether you
use 360, 365 or 366 day years, there are always 12 months in a year.
Your effective interest rate is the rate used for compounding, but
banks like to quote *nominal* interest rates which are lower than
annualized effective interest rates. (Truth in lending?!) Anyway, if
your bank quotes nominal interest rates for daily compounding, then
what I suspect is that the bank calculates the monthly effective
interest rate as

(1 + Nominal Rate / 360)^30 - 1

rather than as

(1 + Nominal Rate / 365)^(365/12) - 1

For a 6.0% nominal interest rate, the former returns an effective
monthly interest rate of 0.5012102% (so an annual effective rate of
6.18312%) while the latter gives 0.5012108% monthly (6.18313%
annually).

What's the stated interest rate and the ratio of your monthly payment
to the loan amount?

amalecki writes:
The only interest rate I have from the Bank is 6%; the monthly payment the
bank calculated is \$9,465.67, based upon a loan amount of \$213,402.24.

#5
December 30th 04, 02:51 PM
 amalecki Posts: n/a

Don,
I tried your equations but to no avail; the Bank is using 6% based upon a
360 day year; the loan amount is \$213,402.24; the loan will be paid off after
24 monthly payments; the fixed monthly payment the Bank has calculated is
\$9,465.67.
Thanks
amalecki

"Don Guillett" wrote:

try

(Principle * i * (1+i)^n) ) / ((1+i)^n -1)
i = period interest rate (annual rate/12)
n = number of periods
====

or From Norman Harker

PMT = =-(PV*(1+RATE)^NPER+FV)/((1+RATE*TYPE)*(((1+RATE)^NPER-1)/RATE))

--
Don Guillett
SalesAid Software

"amalecki" wrote in message
...
I am using Excel 2002 I am trying to calculate a fixed monthly payment on

a
24 month loan. The problem is the bank uses a 360 day basis when they
calculate the fixed monthly payment. Excel's PMT formula has a 365 day

basis.
I have been on the Internet to no avail. I would greatly appreciate
anyone's help in solving this problem.

#6
December 31st 04, 02:25 AM
 Harlan Grove Posts: n/a

"amalecki" wrote...
The only interest rate I have from the Bank is 6%; the monthly payment the
bank calculated is \$9,465.67, based upon a loan amount of \$213,402.24.

Excel's RATE function, =RATE(24,9465.67,-213402.24), gives 0.00506544 as the
monthly effective interest rate. That gives an annual effictive interest
rate of 0.06250763. 0.00506544/0.06 = 11.84498143, 360/(365/12) =
11.83561644. I have to admit I don't see how the bank comes up with their
monthly loan payment.

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