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Additional Overpayments

Most banks have included in their credit terms that the borrower can make an annual, optional unscheduled repayment of 5% of the original loan amount. Some banks even allow 10% unscheduled repayment. These unscheduled repayments do not lead to a reduction in the monthly loan installment, but to the loan being repaid earlier.