In the retail loan origination industry, everybody knows the importance of a long, positive credit history. Most loan products require it, underwriters look for it, borrowers need to have it, and loan originators use it as a method to qualify their applicants prior to ever submitting the URLA.
After obtaining an authorization to pull credit from the applicant, many originators also prefer that the potential borrower pays for the credit report order themselves, as confirmation that they are serious in their pursuit of financing a home and will be worth dedicating man hours to their file.
Those with the requisite scores and history move forward in the process, finalize their application, submit their documentation, and hopefully close on the home of their dreams. Those without the desirable credit traits shouldn’t be immediately discarded, but can instead be added to prospect marketing campaigns so that they know where to go when they are ready to buy.
Once you’ve got the necessary release in-hand, as well as the credit card authorization if necessary, it’s time to order the credit report. But not all credit reporting agencies (CRAs) are made the same. Some are integrated into the AUS systems from Fannie Mae (Desktop Originator/Underwriter) and Freddie Mac (Loan Prospector). Some are integrated into mortgage point-of-sale solutions, such as Floify, to make the order and fulfillment process more streamlined and efficient. Some do both. Others do none.
One way or another, you will need a trusted partner whose reports are widely accepted, highly available, and preferably offer additional benefits like mentioned above for the purpose of simplifying your processes.
These integration partnerships can make a real difference in reducing the delay-causing issues of human error and multiple points of data entry, as well as centralizing document management by eliminating the need to use the credit vendor’s user interface to place an order.
For example, pulling reports within Floify from one of the system’s integrated credit vendors not only eliminates another “place to go for documents” (as the order and delivery are both done in Floify), but also allows for the dynamic population of liabilities into the 1003 loan application.
These credit reporting agencies offer a widely-accepted product, tri-merge reports, as well as at least one of the aforementioned integration benefits.
•Fannie Mae integrated
• Freddie Mac integrated
• Floify integrated
Accurate Financial Services ••
ACRAnet, Inc. •••
Advantage Credit, Inc. •••
Advantage Credit Bureau •••
Advantage Plus Credit Reporting, Inc. ••
Alliance 2020 •••
American Reporting Company, LLC ••
Birchwood Credit Services, Inc. •••
CBC Innovis, Inc. ••
Certified Credit Reporting, Inc. •••
CIC Mortgage Credit, Inc. •••
Cisco Credit ••
CIS Info Services ••
CoreLogic Credco •
Credit Data Solutions •••
Credit Information Systems •••
Credit Link, LLC ••
Credit Plus, Inc. •••
Credit Quick Services •
Credit Technology, Inc. (CIT) ••
Credit Technologies, Inc. •••
Data Facts, Inc. •••
EGS Global Solutions, Inc. •
Equifax Mortgage Solutions ••
Factual Data / MACS •
Funding Suite ••
Information Searching Company ••
Informative Research ••
KCB Credit, LLC ••
Kroll Factual Data •
Merchants Credit Bureau / MCB ••
MFI Credit Solutions ••
Midwest Mortgage Credit Services, Inc. ••
NCO / EGS / Alorica Credit Services, Inc. ••
Online Information Services, Inc. •••
Partners Credit and Verification Solutions ••
Premium Credit Bureau ••
Settlement One •••
SharperLending, LLC ••
Strategic Information Resources, Inc. ••
The Credit Network / KFD •
United One, Inc. ••
Universal Credit Services, Inc. •••