Home Loans - Factors Affecting Your Loan Payment Amount
Written by: Bill Smith
There are many factors that affect how much instalment amount
you pay for your home loan. Understanding these factors will
save you time and money.
Federal discount interest rate Banks and lending institutions
borrow money from the federal reserve banks. The discount
interest rate is the rate charged by the reserve bank to the
lending institution. The federal bank board of directors decide
on the interest rate. This discount rate also called as prime
interest rate is the interest rate on short term loans that
banks charge their customers who have a high credit rating and
are in good standing with the bank. You can get more information
on the discount interest rate at www.FedPrimeRate.info
Your Credit Report Consumer reporting agencies collect
information about you. In general they gather and sell
information about where you live, what you do, have you been
sued, have you filed for bankruptcy, do you pay your bills on
time and so on. When you request for a loan, your lender will
pull up your credit report. The FICO score is a method of
determining the likelihood that the consumer will repay the home
Business Factors Banks and financial lenders are in a business
to make profits by serving the customer. They have to balance
profit with competitive factors. If they charge little based on
your credit history, they risk going out of business. If they
charge too much, they risk losing you to the competitors.
Therefore, to get the best home loan deal, it is important to
Some of the online sites like lendingtree.com offer an
incredible service where you fill in one form online and
multiple banks compete for your business.
In summary, the above listed three major factors are the prime
lending rate, your credit report and business conditions such as
competition. In order to get the best rates, keep a good credit
history by paying bills on time and shop around for best home
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