Every month we go through our CeMAP forums at http://www.cemap123.co.uk and http://www.futuretrend.org.uk/vle/(which our students have access to as part of their CeMAP Training programme) to see what interesting queries have been posted.
This months CeMAP query comes from Mansi currently studying CeMAP 2.
I need help with mock papers -Payments and products B.(no 11)
question is “Ian and Sandra are buying a new house and have been offered a £120,000, 25 year repayment mortgage at 6%,giving a monthly payment of £6.52 per £1000 borrowed.How much would the total payments compare with an interest only mortgage at the same rate,backed by an Nisa with monthly contribution of £200?
ans is “The interest only mortgage would be £18 month more expensive”.
But cannot work it out .
Good morning Mansi,
The question is testing whether you know how to work out the costs of a repayment mortgage compared to interest only.
So, Repayment – the mortgage costs 6.52 per thousand, so 6.52 x 120 (thousands) = £782.40 per month
Interest only – 120,000 x 6% = 7,200 PER YEAR. Divide by 12 gives the monthly payment of £600. Then add the cost of the ISA = £200. So Interest mortgage will cost £600+£200 = £800
So, £800 – £782.40 = £17.60 which gives the closest to the answer of £18
I hope this answers your query. Should you need any further explanation please let us know
David Airs (Futuretrend CeMAP Tutor)