Since the housing crisis of 2008, Fannie Mae has faced significant challenges. The cost of mortgage origination has more than doubled, leaving Fannie Mae looking at ways to slash expenses. At the same time, more stringent requirements have left lenders with more hoops to jump through before approving a mortgage. New technical investments could solve both of these issues-here are the latest developments.
Day One Certainty Initiative
During the 2017 Mortgage Bankers Association Convention and Expo held in Denver, Colorado, Fannie Mae unveiled its new “Day One Certainty” initiative. Designed to streamline the loan approval process, Day One Certainty makes it possible for lenders to quickly validate an applicant’s income and employment information.