Interest Calculation Methods Used by CU*BASE

Following is a “quick reference” showing the formulas used by CU*BASE when calculating interest for loan accounts.

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Interest Calc. Type 0 - 365 Daily Interest

The standard daily interest calculation using a 365 or 366-day year. Not for mortgage-type loans. Interest is accrued each day using a Daily Interest Factor (per diem).

Interest Rate

÷

Day In Year

=

Daily Interest Factor

xx.xxx

 

36500 (non-leap year)

 

.xxxxxxxxx
(9 decimal places)

 

 

36600 (leap year)

 

 

 

Daily Interest Factor

´

Current Balance

=

Daily Interest Amount

.xxxxxxxxx
(9 decimal places)

 

Xxxxxxx.xx

 

xxxxxxx.xx
(half adjusted)

 

Daily Interest Amount

´

No. days since last calc.

=

New Interest Amount

xxxxxxx.xx
(half adjusted)

 

 

 

xxxxxxx.xx

 

Sample:

12.50 ÷ 36500 = .000342465

 

.000342465 ´ 2500.00 = .86

 

.86 ´ 1 = .86

 

Interest Calc. Type 3 - 360-Day Mortgage (in Arrears)

SEE ALSO: CU*BASE Mortgage Products: 360-Day Interest Calculation

Loan origination will not calculate short interest. Interest due is left equal to zero.

Monthly calculation of interest is in arrears. On the 20th of each month if interest due is equal to zero, then the current month's interest is calculated and added to interest due.

If the interest due is not equal to zero on the 20th of the month, then the system will monitor interest due every night and calculate the current month's interest when it becomes zero, or on the 1st of the next month, whichever occurs first.

If the current balance is greater than INTBAL on the account on the day that interest is being calculated, then INTBAL is set equal to the current balance. Otherwise, the INTBAL is equal to last month's INTBAL minus last month's principal payment amount.

Interest Rate

÷

1200

=

MNTRAT

Xx.xxx

 

 

 

??.xxxxxxx
(truncated)

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTBAL

´

MNTRAT

=

NEWINT

xxxxxxxxx.xx (rounded)

 

??.xxxxxxx
(truncated)

 

??.xx
(rounded)

 

The interest due on the account is adjusted by adding this NEWINT to the existing amount.

A new INTBAL is calculated and stored on the account using the following calculation:

Fixed Payment

-

NEWINT

=

PRINCP

 

 

??.xx
(rounded)

 

xxxxxxxxx.xx (rounded)

 

 

 

 

If less than zero, change to zero.

 

INTBAL

-

PRINCP

=

INTBAL

xxxxxxxxx.xx (rounded)

 

xxxxxxxxx.xx
(rounded)

 

xxxxxxxxx.xx (rounded)

 

 

If less than zero, change to zero.

 

 

 

Interest Calc. Type 4 - 360/365 Daily Interest

This calculation acts like a 365-day simple daily calculation but looks like a 360-day calculation where each month has only 30 days. Like the simple 365-day interest calc. type, this method calculates interest accruals every day using a daily per diem interest amount. But instead of using 365 or 366 days when figuring the daily interest amount, the rate is always divided by 360 days.

Interest Rate

¸

360

´

Loan Balance

=

Daily Interest Factor

xx.xxx

 

 

 

 

 

.xxxxxxxxx
(9 decimal places)

 

 

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