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Is there a Bank Overdraft calculator?

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Budgeting & Bank Accounts
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Budgeting & Bank Accounts
hi All,

I'm usually found on the DFW boards of this site. I have a £4650 arranged overdraft that MrM and I are constantly in. Had my LBM in November and thanks to MrM's Christmas bonus we have managed to reduce it to around £3300.00. We are with Natwest who will be changing their OD interest to £39.9%.

We currently pay around £50+ interest. Is there a calculator where I can work out how much we will be paying going forward?

I am working on zero based budgeting and my 6 month forecast shows another £1000 being knocked off by June 2020. However, Martin's latest email suggests doing a balance transfer if you can, to a 0% credit card which I may be in a position to do by June (the offers dried up this last year due to only paying minimums) this has now been changed to set amounts.

Thanks in advance!

Naomim
Credit Cards
NOV 2019 £33,220.42
NOV 2020 £28,307.1614.79% cleared
Overdraft
NOV 2019 £4581.92
JULY 2020 £941.71 79.44% cleared
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    colstencolsten Forumite
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    edited 15 January at 12:43PM
    You could use the Natwest overdraft calculator, which will give you an approximate result. Although they may not have updated their calculator yet for the new rates, so a simple loan calculator might give you a better idea.

    The precise result will depend on your overdrawn balance at the end of each day. So you would have to calculate the interest every time your O/D balance changes.

    I am sure you know that getting rid of the overdraft should be your top priority. Not least because overdrafts are one of the most expensive ways of borrowing money, but can also be recalled without notice.
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    edited 15 January at 12:40PM
    I don't think there is any calculator. Basically for every £1,000 you are overdrawn @40% APR, then you would be charged approximately £400/annum in interest or (£33/month). It is eye-watering.

    Math is not my strongest suit. But I think my calculations are correct.

    Ideally, you want to be paying off that overdraft as a priority over other unsecured debts (as the facility can be withdrawn without notice).
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  • NaomimNaomim Forumite
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    Thank you both.

    It is a priority but as I'm also getting persistent debt letters from the credit cards, I'm trying to overpay (a little) to them each month and have started budgeting properly. A fair chunk of my cc debt was from doing money transfers to clear the OD then not actually budgeting so it never made any difference except increase the debt.:(

    Onwards and upwards.

    Naomim
    Credit Cards
    NOV 2019 £33,220.42
    NOV 2020 £28,307.1614.79% cleared
    Overdraft
    NOV 2019 £4581.92
    JULY 2020 £941.71 79.44% cleared
    Grocery Challenge Gone to pot!!
    Here's my diary: A Ditherer's Diary Again
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