Debt-to-Income Ratio

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Debt-to-Income Ratio

The amount of an individual or company's gross income that it spends on debt service as a percentage of its total gross income. The higher the DTI is, the less likely it is that the individual or company will be able to repay debt. As a result, financial institutions use the DTI in informing decisions on whether or not to make loans. Often, the "debt" in the term refers to all liability payments (such as employee wages, taxes, and utility bills) and not simply to debt.
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Labour does not support debt to income ratios for first home buyers.
In calculating the debt to income ratio, monthly payments on mortgage, rent, utilities or taxes should not be counted as debt, while income should be after-tax net spendable income.
The second group, the Financially Tenuous, also has what CFSI calls an unhealthy ratio of debt to income (41%), but does not plan for future, irregular large purchases.
This compared with a debt to income ratio - also known as a debt stress level - of 13.
It should be noted that although the mortgage debt to income ratio increased just 7 percentage points for households earning less than $25,000, compared with 10 percentage points to 11 percentage points for households earning $25,000 to $100,000, homeownership rates are much lower among this segment of the population.
The Bank is now pushing ahead with a desire to implement debt to income ratios, but the government has asked for more information.
Treasury securities having maturities comparable to the transaction by more than 10 percentage points; (2) the consumer's percentage of total monthly debt to income exceeds 60 percent after the transaction is consummated; or (3) all points and other fees paid before closing exceed 8 percent of the loan amount.
In our 2005 holiday forecast, we expressed concern that consumers could not sustain current debt to income ratios.
The new energy awareness mortgage encourages home energy conservation with expanded debt to income ratios, a 50% reduction in origination fees, and 100% financing for qualifying members.
Certain economic factors are currently contributing to increased market activity: high consumer debt to income ratios, low savings rate, the threat of inflation and increasing defaults on interest only, or ARM loans.
Fitch also studied the effect of the payment increase on the IO borrowers' debt to income ratios (DTIs) and found that the IO borrower's DTI rises by a larger percentage compared to a hybrid ARM borrower's DTI, all else being equal.
We are, however, concerned that in the long-run, consumers cannot sustain current debt to income rates.