The following three one-year “discount” loans are available to
Loan A: $120,000 at a 7 percent discount rate
Loan B: $110,000 at a 6 percent discount rate
Loan C: $130,000 at a 6.5 percent discount rate
a. Determine the dollar amount of interest you would pay on
each loan and indicate the amount of net proceeds each loan
would provide. Which loan would provide you with the most
upfront money when the loan takes place?
b. Calculate the percent interest rate or effective cost of each
loan. Which one has the lowest cost?