Whats A Good Debt Ratio

A good debt to equity ratio would be considered by most lenders to be anything 30% or under. Anything over 40% is cause for concern, and anything that falls in the middle is generally acceptable, but will put you under more scrutiny. (The upper 30’s may be unacceptable to more conservative lenders.)

The 43 percent debt-to-income ratio is important because, in most cases, that is the highest ratio a borrower can have and still get a Qualified Mortgage. There are some exceptions. For instance, a small creditor must consider your debt-to-income ratio, but is allowed to offer a Qualified Mortgage with a debt-to-income ratio higher than 43 percent.

Generally, a good credit utilization ratio is less than 30 percent. That means you’re using less than 30 percent of the total credit available to you. It sounds like a no-brainer, but to achieve 30 percent credit utilization, you should keep your balances below 30 percent of the credit limit.

In addition to your credit score, your debt-to-income (DTI) ratio is an important part of your overall financial health. Calculating your DTI may help you determine how comfortable you are with your current debt, and also decide whether applying for credit is the right choice for you.

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