GSE Fee Changes Announcement and Loan Closing Advisor October 11 Release
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (the GSEs) have released a joint industry announcement regarding postponement of certain Uniform Closing Dataset (UCD) Phase 3B critical edits. Also coming up on October 11, Loan Closing Advisor® will apply updates to UCD Phase 3B fee-related edits and will remove certain mortgage insurance (MI) company name values changes. In addition, we’d like to remind you about the upcoming UCD Phase 3B Critical Edits Transition and provide revised UCD resources. Details are below.
Joint GSE Fee Changes Announcement
The GSEs are making updates to the UCD Phase 3B critical edits that limit the fee enumerations allowed in three sections of the Closing Disclosure (CD). These edits will not transition to critical on November 6, 2023 and will remain as warning edits. The changes are for FeeType data points in these sections.
- B. Services Borrowers Did Not Shop For
- C. Services Borrowers Did Shop For
- H. Other
These changes are intended to provide relief to customers who are experiencing high failure rates for edits that validate fees delivered in these sections.
All other Phase 3B critical edits will transition to critical/fatal as planned on November 6, 2023. Refer to the joint GSE announcement.
Loan Closing Advisor October 11 Release
- UCD Fee Changes
Loan Closing Advisor will be updated on October 11 (customer test environment updated on September 29) to reflect changes to UCD Phase 3B critical edits that limit fee enumerations allowed in three sections of the CD. These edits will remain as warnings and will not turn critical on November 6, 2023. Review the October 11 Loan Closing Advisor Release Notes for message changes.
- Mortgage Insurance (MI) Company Change
On October 11, Loan Closing Advisor will be updated to remove certain mortgage insurance company name values. These changes will align with Uniform Loan Delivery Dataset (ULDD) changes. UCD Datapoints impacted are:
These values will be removed:
*Refer to the Loan Closing Advisor October 11 Release Notes.
- Reminder: UCD Phase 3B
The UCD Phase 3B critical edits transition from warning to critical will occur November 6, 2023.
Available UCD Resources
Resources are available on the Freddie Mac UCD page to help you meet the requirements:
- UCD Critical Edits Matrix v6.02 – Updated
- Joint GSE UCD Phase 3 Critical Edits Feedback Message Mapping Document v2.4 – Updated
- Joint GSE UCD Phase 3 Critical Edits Job Aids:
- UCD FAQs
- Loan Closing Advisor feedback message codes and text – Updated
For more information on the UCD critical edits transition, visit the Freddie Mac UCD web page. Please contact your Freddie Mac representative for assistance or submit your questions to [email protected].