Types of Boiler Finance
Let’s compare 0% finance packages, fixed finance and “buy now pay later” deals to find the one that best suits your needs. Generally, you are expected to pay for your boiler within 10 years (120 monthly payments), however, there are other finance deals available starting from 2 years. It mostly depends on how much you’re comfortable paying each month.
Boiler Finance Examples
To give you a rough idea as to what boiler finance looks like, let’s use a random example. In this case, boiler installation costs £2,156 after the trade-in discount. To make life simpler, let’s assume the customer needs finance of £1,000. It means he’s put down a deposit for the remaining sum of £1,156.
We need to find out what the monthly repayments will be and most importantly, what the total repayment will amount to in the end. This is a factor that many people overlook when taking a boiler on finance. It may look all right on a superficial inspection but unless you’re careful, your total credit may turn out to be so big that it will eat up all the potential saving you would have made with your new A-rated boiler.
We’ll look at four examples. The two fixed finance deals are most straightforward – we’ve picked two options – a 3-year loan and a typical 10 year boiler finance product. As you can see, the total repayment and the amount of interest you have to pay over the loan period differs a lot. Although the shorter loan has significantly higher monthly payments, at the end of the period, you will have had a better deal as you will have saved over £400 in interest.
As for the Buy Now Pay Later loan example, there are no payments to make for the first 3 months, and it’s important to remember that there is an early settlement penalty charge.