Fannie Mae’s ‘Day 1 Certainty’ Now In Effect in Desktop Underwriter
December 22, 2016
Fannie Mae’s Desktop Underwriter has been updated this month to include an employment and asset verification service under its Day 1 Certainty initiative announced in October. Day 1 was created to alleviate buyback fears on some loan components for lenders using its underwriting and appraisal tools. The GSE said that lenders would be relieved from most representations-and-warranty risk when it comes to verifying a borrower’s income, assets and employment. When a lender opts in to use the DU validation service, Fannie said that DU will use third-party vendor data to perform calculations and validate information entered by the lender.