Overdraft ChargesDo you understand how your bank charges you for taking out an overdraft? Try this self marking quiz. 
The daily overdraft fee charged by a major high street bank is different depending on how much you borrow. It could include up to three different amounts added together. Here's how it works:
Up to £1250  Between £1250 and £2500  Over £2500  
1pfor every full£6  +  1pfor every full£7  +  1pfor every full£8 
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Level 1  Calculating the charges given the size of the overdraft
Level 2  Problem solving questions about bank overdrafts
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Overdrafts are a shortterm way to borrow money up to an arranged limit. They are one of the most expensive ways of borrowing money so should be avoided it at all possible.
If you borrow £500: £500 at 1p for every full £6 (divide 500 by 6 and round down to the nearest whole number) which is 83p
If you borrow £1,600: First £1,250 at 1p for every full £6 which is £2.08; Plus, £350 at 1p for every full £7 which is £0.50 = Daily fee of £2.58.
If you borrow £3,200: First £1,250 at 1p for every full £6 which is £2.08; Plus, £1,250 at 1p for every full £7 which is £1.78; Plus, £700 at 1p for every full £8 which is £0.87 = Daily fee of £4.73.
If an amount is not a whole number of pounds it should be written with two digits after the decimal point.
This system of calculating overdraft charges was introduced by Lloyds Bank UK on 28 January 2018.
If you borrow £200: There will ne no charge.
If you borrow £1000: The first £250 will be free but the rest, £750 will be charged at the rate of 16%. 750 multiplied by 0.16 = £120.
If you borrow £3000: The first £250 will be free but the next £1750 will be charged at the rate of 16% then the last £1000 will be charged at the rate of 12%. 1750 multiplied by 0.16 + 1000 multiplied by 0.12 = £400.
If an amount is not a whole number of pounds it should be written with two digits after the decimal point.
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