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# Help with Calculating APR's

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Hi,

This is my first post, I've been reading the boards for a few weeks now and have gained loads of useful info in helping me sort out our debts. Someone on a previous post gave details for what's the cost and I'd like to use their snowballing calculator, but it asks for APR, my statements show Monthly interest rates. Does anyone know how to work out the APR's from this?

The rates are:
1.8735
1.094
0.495

Thanks
Fruity
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(1+0.018735)^12-1=0.24949=24.95%
(1+0.01094)^12-1=0.13947=13.95%
(1+0.00495)^12-1=0.06104=6.10%
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Thanks for that Grumbler, me thinks I need to think about looking at trying to get some 0% cards
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Fruityslh

Don't know who the card at 24% is with but can I suggest that you write a letter to the credit card company and tell them that you're not prepared to subsidise new customers any longer and that you will be making arrangements to clear the balance and subsequently close the account.

I did this with MBNA and got my interest rate reduced from 24% down to 7%.

Of course if you can get it down from 24% to 0% all the better!
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Thanks for the info, it is with MBNA is my hubbys card, and he's managed to get a Texaco 3.9% Life of Balance Transfer card, I'd been trying to get him to chage for ages, but he is very apathetic and a dream customer for banks etc. MBNA have been steadily increasing the rate for the last 18 months and only giving the monthly rate, so the 24% shocked him into action. But thanks for the advice

Fruity
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i am fairly sure that just displaying a monthly rate is no longer acceptable from the cc companies. they should have sent at least one brochure with the apr on.
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Might of done, but hubby only showed me the letters with the monthly rate on
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