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Business Loan Calculator: Estimate Your Payments

March 12, 2019
Small Business, Small Business Loans
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If you’re in the market for a small business loan, NerdWallet’s business loan calculator can help you determine the loan’s affordability before you apply.

Enter the loan amount, loan term and estimated annual percentage rate to find out your monthly payments and total interest costs. Then view business loan options based on your credit score.

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Readers also ask

Business loans stretch up to 10 years or longer, but you’ll likely need to have an established business with strong finances to qualify for such loans.

» MORE: Where to find long-term business loans

Online lenders typically charge rates between 6% to 99% APR on business loans. You’ll likely find the lowest rates through SBA 7(a) loans, which are set based on the daily prime rate plus a lender spread.

» MORE: Current SBA 7(a) loan interest rates

The difficulty in getting a small business loan depends on factors that include where you get the loan, the strength of your credit score and the business’s finances, and whether you’re prepared to apply.

» MORE: How to qualify for a business loan

Understanding your calculated results

Monthly payment: This is the fixed amount you’ll repay each month and includes principal, interest and fees.

Total payments: This is the sum of all the payments to be made on the loan, which includes the amount you’ve borrowed, plus interest and fees.

Total interest paid: The total interest paid represents what the lender is charging you for the loan. If you repay early, you may be able to save on interest.

APR: This number represents the true annual cost of the loan and makes it easier to do an apples-to-apples comparison between products. Some lenders do not provide APR and instead give a general interest rate that does not include any fees.

APR for business loans depends on your credit score and your business’s finances, including annual revenue and time in business.