Front and back end DTI

Can anyone please explain the difference between front and back end DTI

Front end ratio is an indication of the percentage of your total income that goes towards payment of house rents, any mortgage loans, insurance premiums, property taxes and any home associated dues. Back end ratio is an indication of the percentage of your total income that is made towards payment of all recurring debt. They are usually written as a pair using the
notation a/b.

Hi Sohini,

Lenders use both front and back-end debt to income ratios to determine how much an individual can afford to borrow when taking out a Home Loan. These ratios make a comparison between the borrower’s debt and his or her gross monthly income.

The front-end ratio is calculated by dividing the borrowers projected mortgage payment per month by his or her gross monthly income while the back-end ratio takes a look at the borrower’s ability to pay off the Home Loan, which is why all other loan and Credit Card debts are added to the projected mortgage to determine how much the borrower can afford.

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