Car Loan Calculator

Car Loan Calculator

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Car Loan Calculator
Car Loan Calculation Results (loan amortization)

Car Loan Repayment Schedule (monthly)

Number of installmentsOutstanding Principal (RM)Principal Component (RM)Interest Component (RM)Repayment (RM)
"Car Loan Calculator" Supplementary Information

What is "Car Loan Calculator"?

The "Car Loan Calculator" is used to calculate monthly loan repayments, total loan interest expenses, loan charts, and more without the need for MS Excel (spreadsheet).

There are various types of loans available in the market, including personal loan, credit card loan, car loan, property loan and so on. Regardless of whether it is a personal loan, credit card loan, car loan, or property loan the most important factor is the annual interest rate. How can you calculate the monthly repayment amount for a car loan based on the annual interest rate? Detailed explanations will be provided below.

Car Loan Calculations Based on Annual Interest Rate

The formula for calculating car loans based on the annual interest rate is as follows:

Car Loan Calculation Formula(Base on Annual Interest Rate)

  • A is the monthly repayment amount (or Equated Monthly Installment [EMI for short])
  • P is the loan amount (how much money you borrowed)
  • r is the annual interest rate of the loan (%) divided by 12, as there are twelve months in a year
  • n is the number of repayment months

If I borrowed a car loan of RM500,000 from a bank with an annual interest rate of 2.5% and a repayment period of 48 months, then my monthly repayment amount would be:

Car Loan calculation example
Car Loan calculation example

Rule of 78

Car Loan borrowers should be careful not to assume that the principal amount repaid each month is the same! Regardless of whether the bank/financial institution uses the "straight-line method" or the "Rule of 78", the proportion of interest paid is higher at the beginning of the repayment. Therefore, if you choose to repay early, you need to pay attention to the remaining principal and any early repayment fees that may be incurred.
I will explain what the "Rule of 78" means.

The "Rule of 78" is derived as follows:

It is named after using a 12-month repayment period. How does 78 come about? Let's see follows:

Rule of 78

That's it, the total interest for the entire period is divided into 78 parts. In the first month, you pay 12/78 of the interest, in the second month, you pay 11/78 of the interest, and so on. Therefore, the proportion of interest to principal in the monthly repayments is not consistent, with more interest paid at the beginning and less interest paid later.


If you borrow a loan for period of 48 months:

Rule of 78

Similarly, the total interest for a 48-month car loan will be divided into 1176 parts. In the first month, you pay 48/1176 of the interest, in the second month, you pay 47/1176 of the interest, and so on.

The calculation results from the "Car Loan Calculator" are for reference only. Before borrowing, you must first consult the relevant banks or financial institutions for accurate information!

This "Car Loan Calculator" allows you to easily calculate loan details. If you find this "Car Loan Calculator" useful, please feel free to share! Thank you!

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List of banks in Malaysia

No. Bank Name Bank website
1 Affin Bank Berhad Affin Bank
2 Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad Alliance Bank
3 AmBank (M) Berhad AmBank
4 BNP Paribas Malaysia Berhad BNP Paribas Malaysia
5 Bangkok Bank Berhad Bangkok Bank
6 Bank of America Malaysia Berhad Bank of America Malaysia
7 Bank of China (Malaysia) Berhad Bank of China Malaysia
8 Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Malaysia) Berhad MUFG Bank Malaysia
9 CIMB Bank Berhad CIMB Bank
10 Citibank Berhad Citibank
11 Deutsche Bank (Malaysia) Berhad Deutsche Bank Malaysia
12 HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad HSBC Malaysia
13 Hong Leong Bank Berhad Hong Leong Bank
14 India International Bank (Malaysia) Berhad India International Bank
15 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Malaysia) Berhad ICBC Malaysia
16 J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Berhad J.P. Morgan Malaysia
17 Malayan Banking Berhad Maybank
18 Mizuho Bank (Malaysia) Berhad Mizuho Bank Malaysia
19 National Bank of Abu Dhabi Malaysia Berhad NBAD Malaysia
20 OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad OCBC Malaysia
21 Public Bank Berhad Public Bank
22 RHB Bank Berhad RHB Bank
23 Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad Standard Chartered Malaysia
24 Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Malaysia Berhad SMBC Malaysia
25 The Bank of Nova Scotia Berhad Scotiabank Malaysia
26 The Royal Bank of Scotland Berhad Royal Bank of Scotland
27 United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd. UOB Malaysia
28 Affin Islamic Bank Berhad Affin Islamic Bank
29 Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia
30 Alliance Islamic Bank Berhad Alliance Islamic Bank
31 AmBank Islamic Berhad AmBank Islamic
32 Asian Finance Bank Berhad Asian Finance Bank
33 Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad Bank Islam
34 Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad Bank Muamalat
35 CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad CIMB Islamic
36 HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad HSBC Amanah
37 Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad Hong Leong Islamic Bank
38 Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad Kuwait Finance House
39 Maybank Islamic Berhad Maybank Islamic
40 OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad OCBC Al-Amin Bank
41 Public Islamic Bank Berhad Public Islamic Bank
42 RHB Islamic Bank Berhad RHB Islamic Bank
43 Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad Standard Chartered Saadiq
44 Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad Affin Hwang Investment Bank
45 Alliance Investment Bank Berhad Alliance Investment Bank
46 AmInvestment Bank Berhad AmInvestment Bank
47 CIMB Investment Bank Berhad CIMB Investment Bank
48 Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad Hong Leong Investment Bank
49 KAF Investment Bank Berhad KAF Investment Bank
50 Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad Kenanga Investment Bank
51 MIMB Investment Bank Berhad MIMB Investment Bank
52 Maybank Investment Bank Berhad Maybank Investment Bank
53 Public Investment Bank Berhad Public Investment Bank
54 RHB Investment Bank Berhad RHB Investment Bank
55 Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation Al Rajhi Bank
56 Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft Deutsche Bank
57 PT Bank Muamalat Indonesia, Tbk Bank Muamalat Indonesia
Source: List of Onshore Banks in Malaysia - Bank Negara Malaysia

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