**How To Calculate Loan Payoff In Excel**

**Step 1:** Input the details of Loan Amount, number of years of loan repayment, Rate of Interest, and Period of Loan payment

- Loan Amount: Principal amount borrowed
- Years of Loan repayment: Total no. of years in which loan is completely repaid
- Rate of Interest: Per annum interest on the principal amount
- Period: The span during which the loan payment is made (Ex: Each month, each quarter etc.)

Here, No. of Periods = No. of Years * 12 (monthly repayment) = 10*12

Note: You can choose shorter loan amortization period eg. 6, 12 or 30 months instead of 10 years.

**Step 2:** Calculate the Rate of interest per period.

For above figures, rate of interest per period = (8/12) % = 0.67%

**Step 3:** Calculate the loan payoff per period using excel PMT formula.

**=PMT( Rate, Nper, Pv, Fv, Type)**

- Rate: Per period interest rate –
- Nper: Total no. of periods – Pv: Initial Value of the loan (Has to be negative for PMT formula) –
- Fv (optional): Fv stands for future value. If after paying off the last loan payment, you want to have any balance left it is the future value. Fv can be omitted (considered 0 if omitted) –
- Type (optional)

0: If payment is to be done at end of period

1: If payment is to be done at beginning of period

Loan payoff can be simply calculated by using the PMT formula and using the correct variables.

Full formula is **=PMT(E8,E6,-E4,0)**

Good luck with paying off your loans.

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Further reading: Basic concepts Getting started with Excel Cell References