Since July 2010, our Base Lending Rate (BLR) has increased 6.05% to 6.30%. As a result, borrowers have to pay additional months of installments. This is because when BLR increase, your interest payable or your loan tenure will also be increased subsequently.
Total loan amount = RM 100,000 to be repaid over 30 years.
Previous interest amount = 6.05%
Monthly repayment = RM 492 (assuming a 4.25% after BLR – 1.8%)
Current interest amount = 6.05% + 0.25%
Monthly repayment = RM 507
Difference in monthly repayment = RM15
So, you pay an extra 3% of your monthly installment over 30 years. Over 30 years, that’s about RM5,400 extra compared to what you’d to pay back originally. However, nobody can escape from the effect of BLR increased, unless you are buying your properties without any loans. We should think in another way round as your property value would appreciate more than that over the 30 years.