Personal Loans

How Much Will a Personal Loan Cost You?

September 13, 2021

You are thinking of taking out a loan, whether it’d be for personal reasons, or for an emergency, do you know how much a personal loan will cost you? Getting a personal loan means that it will have to be repaid eventually, how much will you need to pay until you are debt free?

A personal loan is when you borrow money for a lender, which you can then pay back either in a lumpsum or in installments. This loan is unsecured which means you will not need collateral to acquire it. As a borrower, you can use this loan for any reason that suits you, usually people take out personal loans to manage their cash flow or for emergency reasons. A personal loan is often more affordable to pay than a credit card is, and you will also be able to borrow a larger amount of money.


Your overall repayment costs of your personal loan might be affected by fees such as initiation fees for new customers, early repayment fees if you change your repayment date, or a deposit fee.  You should be aware of these fees before taking out a personal loan.

Interest rates.

The cost of “loaning”. All personal loans will include interest rates which is calculated as the part of the loan that will regularly be paid back to the lender. This ensures that lending costs will always be covered. The interest rate can be affected by factors such as the amount of time it takes you to repay the loan, or the loan amount. The lender should show you the amount of interest you will pay on your personal loan.

Annual percentage.

If you are unable to repay your loan within a year of taking it out, you will be charged an annual percentage rate which covers the yearly cost of issuing the loan to you, this rate can be high as it helps lenders reclaim their expenses. Your interest will determine how long it will take you to repay the loan.


Knowing these costs will be very important to you prior to applying for a personal loan. You should try and get the lowest interest rates possible which will help you repay your debts easily.