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Mortgage Lending Services Vendor Management Checklist

Posted by Susan McCullah

May 25, 2018 1:35:00 PM

Third Party Vendor Management is a hot topic within the mortgage industry these days. 

One of the first (and most effective) steps you can take to limit potential third-party risk, is to properly vet and reduce the vendors of your mortgage lending services to only the ones that adhere to the most stringent of compliance standards.

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Topics: Mortgage compliance, Compliance, mortgage lending services

Fannie Mae CEO to Mortgage Lenders: Day 1 Certainty Makes You More Competitive

Posted by Jacob Gaffney

May 7, 2018 2:05:55 PM

When it launched a year-and-a-half ago, Day 1 Certainty promised to offer mortgage lenders more confidence and help save borrowers time in their loan application.

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Topics: mortgage trends, DU Day 1 Certainty, mortgage lending services

Why Lenders Need to be Concerned About Wire Transfer Fraud

Posted by Susan McCullah

Feb 14, 2018 9:13:00 AM

Wire transfer fraud is one of the most serious trends in the mortgage industry. Recent Fannie Mae and FBI fraud alerts on wire transfer fraud identify more than 14,000 instances of this fraud scheme over the last year. Under this fraud scheme “hackers” use social engineering or computer intrusion techniques to send out a change of wire transfer instructions with the “new” account information.

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Topics: Mortgage compliance, Fraud, compliance tips for lenders, mortgage lending services

7 Compliance Tips for Lenders to Get the Most Bang for Their Buck

Posted by Johnna Leeds

Dec 28, 2017 9:34:25 AM

 

We all know the lending compliance is highly regulated and takes considerable resources. Lender compliance costs put a strain on lender profits, can be frustrating and seem unreasonable.

And they keep increasing.

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Topics: Mortgage Lending, mortgage changes, Lending compliance, compliance tips for lenders, compliance costs in lending, mortgage lending services

UPDATE: How DU Plans to Handle Your Frozen Credit Files

Posted by Sara Kellum

Nov 9, 2017 11:51:10 AM

After the Equifax security breach that impacted millions of US consumers, many have elected to place a credit freeze on one or all of their credit reports as a safeguard. While putting a freeze on your report helps protect against fraud, it can present challenges if the consumer needs to obtain legitimate financing. 

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Topics: Identity theft, Credit Freeze, fannie mae, frozen credit files, mortgage lending services

Trick or Treat? Avoid these Mistakes During the Home Buying Process

Posted by Susan McCullah

Oct 31, 2017 1:11:40 PM

Is it what you hope is the last Halloween before you move into a new home? Are you dreaming of passing out candy to hungry zombies and beautiful princesses?

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Topics: Credit Score, Mortgage Lending, mortgage process

New Rule Makes It Harder for Medical Bills to Mess up Your Credit

Posted by MIchelle Andrews

Sep 29, 2017 1:03:33 PM

The three bureaus added regulations on when medical bills can be reported on consumer credit reports.

This article was originally published on npr.org by Michelle Andrews.

Millions of Americans have medical debt that's hurting their credit. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimated it's as many as 43 million people, according to data released in late 2014.

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Topics: Credit Score, CFPB, Understanding Credit Scores, medical debt

Fraud Alert and Credit Freeze: Which Do You Need?

Posted by Jennifer Hamby

Sep 19, 2017 11:15:42 AM

In light of the recent Equifax security breach, Data Facts is re-posting information on the mortgage lending services of fraud alerts and credit freezes.

 Approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totalling upwards of $50 billion.  On a case-by-case basis, that means approximately 7% of all adults have their identities misused with each instance resulting in approximately $3,500 in losses!!

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Topics: Identity theft, frozen credit files, mortgage lending services

Worried About Your Credit Score? 4 Tips for Reviewing Your Credit Report

Posted by Susan McCullah

Sep 13, 2017 10:36:52 AM

 In light of the Equifax security breach, consumers are concerned about their credit report. Advice is everywhere on how to handle this issue. Regardless of whether or not you decide to freeze your credit, you need to CHECK YOUR CREDIT REPORT!

So, what do we mean by that? What are you supposed to be checking?

As a leading mortgage lending services provider, here are our suggestions:

While pulling your credit report at least once a year is very good advice, a person needs to know what to look for when reviewing their information.

You can actually check your credit 3 times a year at no charge.

Goto www.annualcreditreport.com which is a website sponsored by the three credit bureaus. You can pull one bureau once a year for free. Simply enter your information and order a one-bureau credit file.

Then what? 

Start with these tips to make certain you understand the information on your credit report:

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Topics: Data Facts blog, wordpress blog, Data Facts, Credit Score, Collection accounts, Collections, credit cards, credit history, mortgage lending services

Fannie Mae Increasing Debt-to-Income Ratio to Expand Mortgage Lending

Posted by Kelsey Ramirez

Jun 14, 2017 11:06:30 AM

This article was originally published on HousingWire by Kelsey Ramirez. 

Fannie Mae announced it is increasing debt-to-income ratio, the No. 1 reason that mortgage lending applicants get rejected, according to an article by Kenneth Harney for The Washington Post .

The largest population rejected due to high DTI ratios is Millennial borrowers, who often stretch to pay their rent early in their careers, according to

the article.

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Topics: Mortgage Lending, fannie mae

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