You can easily convert flat interest rate (a.k.a nominal or advertised interest rate) to effective interest rate (EIR) using this EIR calculator.
Simply complete all the fields, and hit Enter (on keyboard); tap on an empty area of the mobile screen, or click the mouse cursor on an empty area of the computer screen.
How to Calculate Effective Interest Rate (EIR) of Singapore Banks
So we have compiled a guide on what you should input into our Effective Interest Rate calculator for each of the major banks in Singapore.
These banks are Citibank, CIMB, DBS, HSBC, POSB, Standard Chartered and UOB. For OCBC, please refer to our Advanced EIR calculator.
This EIR calculator will give you a good estimate (not actual) of the effective i/r, monthly and total payment.
|Bank Name||Loan Amount ($)||Extra Fee (%)||Interest Rate (%)||Loan Tenure/Tenor (Years)|
|Citibank Quick Cash||-||0||Promotional Interest Rate||1 - 5|
|CIMB CashLite||Min 1,000||0||Interest Rate (% p.a)||1 - 5|
|DBS Personal Loan||Min 500||1||Personalised Rate||1 - 5|
|HSBC Personal Loan||-||0||Equivalent Flat Interest Rate||1 - 7|
|POSB Personal Loan||Min 500||1||Personalised Rate||1 - 5|
|Standard Chartered CashOne||-||0||Illustrative Interest Rate||1 - 5|
|UOB Personal Loan||-||0||Flat Rates (% p.a.) + Processing Fee (%)||1 - 5|
|OCBC Personal Loan||-||-||Refer to Advanced EIR Calculator||-|
Here’s how we used the above info to calculate effective interest rate (EIR) for $1,000 over a loan tenure/tenor of 1 year.
For Interest Rate (%) field, we will click on the respective bank’s link to retrieve the latest rate. E.g. Interest Rate (% p.a) for CIMB CashLite will state 4.50%.
|Bank Name||Loan Amount ($)||Extra Fee (%)||Interest Rate (%)||Loan Tenure/Tenor (Years)||EIR (%)|
|Citibank Quick Cash||1,000||0||4.55||1||8.30|
|DBS Personal Loan||1,000||1||3.88||1||8.89|
|HSBC Personal Loan||1,000||0||4.80||1||8.75|
|POSB Personal Loan||1,000||1||3.88||1||8.89|
|Standard Chartered CashOne||1,000||0||8.58||1||15.48|
|UOB Personal Loan||1,000||0||1 + 4.25||1||9.55|
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Flat, Applied, Nominal or Advertised Interest Rate?
This is generally the interest rate that you see on the bank’s website and loan advertisements.
It only takes into consideration the loan amount and nothing else.
For example, if the flat, applied, nominal or advertised interest rate is 10%, you have to pay $100 interest for a $1,000 loan.
- What is Effective Interest Rate (EIR)?
This is the actual interest rate that you are liable. That’s why it’s also known as the true cost of a loan.
Apart from the loan amount, it takes into consideration the following:
– Extra fees; amount, number & frequency of installments; and instalments are equal or not.
- Why do I need to use this Effective Interest Rate (EIR) Calculator?
The best way to ensure you are getting the best loan is to compare it using effective interest rate.
You will also need to know if you can handle the monthly payment, and see if the total payment amount is acceptable.
This calculator will not only provide you with the EIR. It will also churn out your estimated monthly & total payment within seconds!