DU Validation Service Verification Report Vendors & Approved Vendor Tools
Shorter mortgage approval times help you close loans faster. Take advantage of the Desktop Underwriter® (DU®) validation service, which uses third-party data vendors to independently validate borrower income, employment, and asset data, providing our lenders with Day 1 Certainty® on validated loan components. In addition, other approved vendor tools may provide relief from representations and warranties.
As a lender participating in the DU validation service, you can use vendors of your choice. They provide reports accepted by Fannie Mae. To mitigate the risk that Fannie Mae assumes by offering representation and warranty relief on validated loan components, we have a structured process and guidelines for determining eligible verification reports. However, vendors and other approved vendor tools are subject to lenders’ requirements and approval processes.
Updated October 17, 2020
Reports Are Available Through the Following Authorized Report Suppliers & Distributors
The report suppliers work with various integration technology providers to support the automated ordering and delivery of the verification reports. Avantus, CoreLogic, Equifax, First American Mortgage Solutions, FormFree, NCS (National Credit-reporting System, Inc.), SharperLending, and Veri-Tax post lists of integration technology providers with which they have relationships. Please contact the technology provider directly for more information on the specific integrations and services they provide.
NOTE: Fannie Mae does not endorse any particular vendor, and does not represent or warrant that any report supplier will meet a lender's requirements. Lenders must establish controls to manage and monitor the vendors in accordance with their own regulatory requirements.
Fannie Mae is committed to ensuring that vendors on our platform are providing high-quality data. As part of our ongoing vendor monitoring, we encourage lenders to report any data discrepancies they see in any third-party verification reports to the Day 1 Certainty Data Discrepancy Mailbox.