API Standards: The Mortgage Industry’s Next Big Challenge

While relatively new to the mortgage industry, Interest in application programming interfaces and microservices is soaring. These system-to-system technologies have the potential to tremendously enhance communications between lenders, technology vendors and service providers, much better than the traditional, large-scale integrations to exchange data between monolithic systems that are in use today.

IRS Issues Clarification on Taxpayer Consent, Disclosure Requirements

The Internal Revenue Service yesterday posted a clarification on the effective date of new taxpayer consent and disclosure requirements needed to obtain and share IRS tax transcript information with investors, servicers and due diligence firms.

MISMO To Update Appraisal Data Standards

MISMO, the mortgage industry standards organization, invites the mortgage industry to participate in an effort to enhance its residential appraisal data standards. This effort will evaluate new types of property information that may be useful to the industry.

MBA Advocacy Update

Last Friday, MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, attended a White House meeting chaired by HUD Secretary Ben Carson and attended by other senior administration officials and key industry stakeholders to discuss housing affordability. And on Monday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced it is seeking comment on pooling practices for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities market.