back-end ratio

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Back-End Ratio

In loans, the portion of a person's gross income that goes toward debt service. It is calculated by dividing all monthly debt payments by one's gross monthly income. Lenders use the back-end ratio when determining whether to extend credit to an individual. Some lenders use it in conjunction with the front-end ratio, while others consider the back-end ratio exclusively. The lower one's back-end ratio is, the more likely one is to receive a loan. Generally speaking, lenders do not make loans to a person with a back-end ratio of more than 0.36, but they make exceptions for good credit.

back-end ratio

One method of analyzing a borrower's ability to meet underwriting requirements for a home loan.This method takes into account existing long-term debt of the applicant, plus the payments on the requested loan,in order to arrive at a percentage of income that will be devoted to debt service. Lenders typically like to see ratios below 36 percent of take-home pay. Contrast with front-end ratio,which compares only the requested loan against take-home pay.

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In fact, industry reports show many mortgage lenders have relaxed their debt to income requirements, and DTI ratios have risen from an average of 34 percent to 39 percent for back end ratios in the past year.