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Is a Debt Ratio considered

Is there a guideline or an applicable debt ratio for figuring out what a consumer proposal repayment plan should look like to be acceptable to a creditor?

For example, mortgages are usually approved if a borrowers debt ratio is within certain parameters. Is that same type of prinicple used when calculating what a manageable payment schedule (and total amount) would be in order to be acceptable (for both parties)?

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Barton Goth – Goth & Company Inc. -Trustee in Bankruptcy said...

There is no ratio that is used in determining what is acceptable in the consumer proposal process. What the creditor typically focus on is your monthly cash flow, the nature of your standard monthly expenses and what you would be worth in a bankruptcy situation.

For an idea on what you would can expect a proposal would look like, or what percentage you would have to pay back you are best to conatace a local trustee , they will be able to meet with you, look at your situaiton and provide you an estimate of what they think will be necessary for the creditors to come on board.