Presentation on theme: "Choosing to Borrow Money"— Presentation transcript:
1 Choosing to Borrow Money GCSE ECONOMICS: UNIT 11Choosing to Borrow MoneyMr Tarn
2 Aims of today’s lesson … Understand why people borrowUnderstand methods of borrowing moneyUnderstand the impact of changing interest rates
3 How do you feel about borrowing? Lets see how other people view borrowing….
4 What would you borrow money for? Lets see what other people would borrow money to buy….
5 Case Study: Why Borrow Money There are times in our lives when we need to buy something but may not have the cash to pay for it there and thenAt times like that we may decide to borrow the moneyMeet Becky who is hoping to buy a carYou are going to help her consider her optionsWhen completing the case study options task students will need to consider the following for each option;The time for repaymentAny requirements legal or otherwise for borrowing the moneyThe likely interest paid on top of the money borrowedAny risk involved (i.e. for non-repayment)
6 The impact of interest rates on Borrowing/saving money… The bank’s interest rate is the PRICE or COST of borrowing money AND the REWARD for saving moneyFor example you might borrow £1,000 from a bank……however, they will not give you the money for free you will have to repay the £1,000 plus interestIf you put money into a bank you will gain interest as a ‘thank you’ for saving your money with them
7 The impact of changing interest rates on Borrowing/saving money… Banks and building societies regularly change their interest ratesA change will have a major impact upon consumers, savers, borrowers, homeowners and businessesWhat would be the impact on homeowners who have a mortgage if the interest rate were to increase?A. If they have a variable rate mortgage their repayments with change directly with the interest rate set by the bank; therefore a rise in interest rates will increase repayments, meaning they have less disposable income!
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