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  • BenutzernameMoneyland User Questions
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I hear that in Switzerland you can repay loans early and save a lot of money. Is this accurate?

 
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  • BenutzernameMoneyguru von moneyland.ch
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Greetings,

Swiss personal loans which fall under consumer credit laws (CHF 500 - CHF 80,000) can be repaid in full at any time and terminated without the lender paying a penalty. You can also make additional repayments at any time to repay your debt ahead of schedule.

Repaying loans as quickly as possible can save you a lot of money because interest is charged based on both the remaining debt and the amount of time over which you carry the debt.

Unfortunately, Swiss lenders do not use a standard formula when calculating your remaining debt because consumer credit laws leave a certain amount of room for individual interpretation.

The moneyland.ch early loan settlement calculator uses the most plausible debt calculation standard.

Best regards from Moneyguru

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