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Veros’ PATHWAY Technology Ready to Deliver Fannie Mae Appraisal Messages

Jan 17, 2013

Veros solution is already equipped to return the GSE’s proprietary messages for appraisal submissions sent through UCDP which become effective January 28th

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Jan. 17, 2013Veros Real Estate Solutions (Veros), an industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, has announced its PATHWAY solution is ready to deliver Fannie Mae’s proprietary appraisal messages when the GSE activates them on January 28th.

The messages are part of Fannie Mae’s program to provide specific feedback on appraisals submitted to the Uniform Collateral Data Portal® (UCDP®), a GSE requirement prior to loan submission that allows data checking on valuations before full loan files are received. Messages are sent from Fannie Mae on data inconsistencies and other appraisal quality issues on the system, intended to improve overall valuation reasonableness and quality of data for Fannie Mae loans.

Fannie Mae has encouraged lenders to begin preparing for the new messages by reviewing the Appraisal Findings Reports and ensuring their technology vendor has plans to support the new messaging. Veros’ PATHWAY technology is ready now and available to industry users in plenty of time to meet the January 28, 2013 activation date.

Veros designed PATHWAY as an ideal solution for entities with volumes too large for manual upload to UCDP’s web interface, but too small to require an enterprise platform solution. PATHWAY assists correspondent lenders, AMCs and other technology providers in connecting to the portal with minimal technology integration. The solution allows for seamless submission to UCDP, PDF conversion to the required XML format, submission of Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) and non-UAD reports, a UAD compliance quality check, and the ability to preview and resolve potential errors prior to submission.

“Fannie Mae is to be commended for taking yet another step toward data transparency throughout the mortgage transaction,” said David Rasmussen, senior vice president of operations for Veros. “Providing the lender with the information necessary to identify significant data, policy or property issues truly helps get down to the core concerns around data quality. We are pleased to announce PATHWAY is fully equipped to allow the transmission of this information."

To stay in step with GSE portal-related data developments, Veros has updated its PATHWAY technology to allow users to process manual overrides on known UCDP hard stops, to request Fannie Mae-specific appraisal report findings, as well as provide users with detailed error notifications when there are inherent issues with the submitted file format. “Our goal is to help lenders automate as much of the submission and quality control check as possible, so they can focus their attention on resolving issues before they become problems that slow down the process,” stated Rasmussen.

Additional information on UCDP and details regarding the new messaging system are available from Fannie Mae, at eFannieMae.com.

About Veros Real Estate Solutions

Veros Real Estate Solutions, a proven leader in enterprise risk management and collateral valuation services, uniquely combines the power of predictive technology, data analytics and industry expertise to deliver advanced automated decisioning solutions. Veros products, systems and services, integrated into industry leading companies, are now optimizing millions of profitable decisions throughout the mortgage industry from loan origination through servicing and the secondary markets. Veros provides solutions to control risk and increase profits including automated valuations, fraud and risk detection, portfolio analysis, forecasting, and next-generation property valuation workflow and risk management platforms. Veros is the official technology provider selected by the GSEs to build, manage and maintain UCDP. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif. For more information, visit www.veros.com.


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