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  • SarahNeedle1872
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    • 3rd Oct 07, 10:51 AM
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    • 3rd Oct 07, 10:51 AM
    This happened to me when I took out my pre-LBM loan.... the APR was 12.9% for the amount I wanted, but 6.9% for an extra 500 over the same term... It cost me less per month to have the extra 500 @ 6.9%, so I saved on interest too
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    • ANDENA
    • By ANDENA 31st Oct 07, 10:24 PM
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    • 31st Oct 07, 10:24 PM
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    • 31st Oct 07, 10:24 PM
    i can better that hsbc managed loan £11,200 till 2016 i will of paid over £23,000 how can they get away with it.
    • lswwong
    • By lswwong 11th Nov 07, 7:49 PM
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    • 11th Nov 07, 7:49 PM
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    • 11th Nov 07, 7:49 PM
    Wow! Quite an eye opener. Of course the sums are right and why didn't I think of it? Thanks Martin & MSE. I am currently considering raising finance for home improvements and this tip has come in handy. Think the trick is to borrow just the higher amount to benefit from the much lower APR. I will now remember to work out the total repayable sum first over the term as a benchmark.
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