NPER function in Excel

Excel Financial Functions perform many of the common financial calculations, such as the calculation of yield, interest rates, duration, valuation and depreciation.

Calculate interest rate for loan in Excel

To calculate the periodic interest rate for a loan, given the loan amount, the number of payment periods, and the payment amount, you can use the RATE function. Formula =RATE(periods,payment,-amount)*12 Explanation In the example shown, the formula in C10 is: =RATE(C7,C6,-C5)*12 Loans have four primary components: the amount, the interest rate, the number of periodic… read more »

Calculate periods for annuity in Excel

To calculate the number of periods needed for an annuity to reach a given future value, you can use the NPER function. Formula =NPER(rate,pmt,pv,fv,type) Explanation In the example shown C9 contains this formula: =NPER(C6,-C7,-C4,C5,0) Explanation An annuity is a series of equal cash flows, spaced equally in time. The goal in this example is to… read more »

Calculate payment periods for loan in Excel

To calculate the number of payment periods for a loan, given the loan amount, the interest rate, and a periodic payment amount, you can use the NPER function. Formula =NPER(rate,payment,-loan) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in C10 is… =NPER(C6/12,C7,-C5) How this formula works Loans have four primary components: the amount, the interest rate,… read more »

PMT, RATE, NPER, PV and FV Financial Functions in Excel

Learn all about Excel’s PMT, RATE, NPER, PV and FV To illustrate Excel’s most popular financial functions, we consider a loan with monthly payments, an annual interest rate of 6%, a 20-year duration, a present value of $150,000 (amount borrowed) and a future value of 0 (that’s what you hope to achieve when you pay off a loan). We make monthly payments,… read more »

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