Vendor Collecting Servicing Data For VA to Cease Service in March
June 29, 2018
Black Knight Financial Services, which currently collects all servicing data for VA, will no longer do the job after March 2019, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. BKFS will stop providing the service when VA transitions to a new enhanced VALERI system. VA servicers currently use the VA Loan Electronic Reporting Interface system to upload servicing information. VALERI is undergoing a multi-phase restructuring for conversion to a fully automated system spanning loan application, origination and servicing. The enhanced servicing component of VALERI will be ready by late spring next year. As part of the transition, VA will ensure that all servicers are plugged into the new VALERI system before it becomes fully operational. VA’s transition plan covers all methods and procedures for reporting information to VALERI. These include use of a licensed servicing system or a proprietary in-house servicing system that automatically reports data to VALERI, or logging into the VALERI web portal to manually upload and enter data.