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Trended Credit Data Improves DU Risk Assessment and Supports Access to Mortgage Credit


Credit scoring models assess the ability and willingness of borrowers to pay their debts using data collected by the three consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian. 

How Will Trended Credit Data Impact DU Version 10 Approvals?


Trended credit data is expanded information on a borrower’s credit history at a trade line (credit line) level on several monthly factors, including: amount owed, minimum payment, and payment made.

Effective with Version 10.0, DU will use trended credit data in its credit risk assessment.

Big banks are fleeing the mortgage market


When it comes to residential mortgages, big banks are waving the white flag.

Banks originated 74% of all mortgages in 2007, but their share fell to 52% in 2014, the most recent data available from the Mortgage Bankers Association. And it could go even lower.

But even at these levels, the big bank backtrack is reshaping a lending landscape that’s already undergone seismic shifts since the housing bubble burst.

Fannie Mae to Begin Requiring Trended Credit Data in June, With Rollout of DU 10.0


On Jan. 28, Fannie Mae announced more details about the greatest change to the mortgage credit reporting process since the adoption of the credit score, “trended credit data.” The plans for this change initially went public in October of 2015 when Fannie Mae’s CEO Timothy Mayopoulos addressed the audience at the Mortgage Bankers of America (MBA) Annual Convention in San Diego. In that address, trended credit data sounded like a minor change and it garnered little attention at the time or since by many in the mortgage industry.

Who Will Benefit from Fannie Mae’s New Trended Data Requirement?


Much has been written about Fannie Mae’s new Trended Data mandate, Fannie Mae and the repositories agree to its potential benefits to both consumers and lenders alike.

Starting in July 2016 Fannie Mae's Desktop Underwriter platform will require the integration of trended consumer credit data. This trended credit data will be utilized in assessing credit risk and AUS findings for single-family mortgage applicants. Currently, both TransUnion and Equifax have agreed to provide this trended credit data.

Fannie Mae to Bring Certainty, Simplicity to Lenders, Borrowers


Fannie Mae recently announced a series of innovations intended to bring more certainty and simplicity to lenders, employ stronger data capabilities, and help borrowers have access to sustainable mortgage credit. In addition, Fannie Mae previously announced plans to reduce lenders’ costs and enhance the company’s technology platform, including new capabilities for the EarlyCheck™ loan quality system and a new loan delivery tool.

The Path to Paperless Mortgages


The days of traditional mortgage lending may be close to being over as tech-savvy millennials and new regulatory changes such as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rule (TRID) add pressure to originators to step up their mortgage delivery game.

A survey from Xerox showed that lenders and potential borrowers are showing signs of moving to a completely digital process, perhaps sooner than the industry may think.

Important information about Fannie Mae’s New Trended Data Requirement in Desktop Underwriter, effective July, 2016


As you may be aware, Fannie Mae recently announced a new requirement in which both TransUnion and Equifax “Trended Data” will be utilized in the underwriting of single-family borrowers via Desktop Underwriter.(

Handle HMDA With Care


In October 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) adding more to the data point requirements burden on lenders and vendors.

Michael Flynn, a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Financial Institutions Group sat down with MReport to explain how the HMDA rule is shaking up the mortgage industry and advises on how to cope with the changes.

Fannie Mae to Introduce Trended Data to Underwriting Platform


Fannie Mae has announced that starting in mid-2016 it will begin incorporating trended credit data into its automated underwriting platform, introducing important changes to help strengthen the home mortgage market for both consumers and lenders.


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