Even if you don’t get a loan with us at CIC, it’s still important to understand how debt works. How do interest rates work? What is APR? What does “amortization” mean? If you’re planning to use debt as a form of financing—in your business or even in your personal life—we hope this page will help.
Basic Loan Calculator
If you go no further down on this page, at least make use of our Loan Calculator. This particular calculator assumes you are accruing interest and making payments on a monthly basis. In addition, it gives you the monthly payment necessary to entirely pay off your debt by the end. Most loans work this way, but not all, so keep reading to learn more.
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Advanced Loan Calculator
For more advanced calculations, we have put together an Excel file. With this calculator, you can see your entire payment schedule mapped out in a table.
Please click this link, and then DOWLOAD the file. (The web version is read-only.)
How Interest Works
What is Amortization?
Common Loan Examples
What Affects My Ability To Get A Loan?
Before spending time applying for a loan, it’s helpful to know what factors affect your likelihood of approval. Below is a list of pros and cons.
Some lenders have looser requirements but if you are deemed a risky borrower, they will likely charge you more interest.
Be a Savvy Borrower
There are many steps where you can get tripped up during the loan process. Whether you get a loan from us at CIC or with someone else, we want you to be educated. Check out our tips below to be a savvy borrower.