debt-to-income ratio

Definition of "debt-to-income ratio"
  1. A measure used by lenders that shows how much of an individual's monthly gross income is spent on paying debts like housing or credit card payments
How to use "debt-to-income ratio" in a sentence
  1. The bank calculated his debt-to-income ratio before deciding whether to approve his mortgage application.
  2. Her high debt-to-income ratio dissuaded the lenders from granting her the car loan.
  3. Maintaining a low debt-to-income ratio can help improve the chances of getting a better interest rate.

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