The DU Validation Service Resource Center

The DU validation service validates your borrower’s income, assets, and employment in just a few clicks through third-party data reports‑increasing speed and efficiency while reducing the need for paper documents.

One Day or Day One


Now is the time to start closing more loans faster with the Desktop Underwriter® (DU®) validation service and Day 1 Certainty®. Lenders across the country are using the DU validation service to deliver a superior borrower experience. By digitally validating secure third-party data through DU, you can get your borrowers approved quickly with no financing contingencies—and certainty from day one.

How does it work?

The DU validation service lets you leverage third-party data from over 75 report provider options to streamline collection of borrower income, employment, and asset information.

Why is this good for you?

The DU validation service can help you drive positive outcomes for your organization, employees, and borrowers through:

  • Exceptional customer service
    • Dramatically reduce paperwork
    • May result in quicker loan approvals
    • Compete with cash offers
    • Help eliminate last minute requests for additional information
  • Cycle time reductions
    • Potential shorter rate locks
    • Increase capacity of loan application volume
    • Utilize your human capital more efficiently
  • Digital innovation
    • New vendors continuously added
    • Prep for new technologies that are coming in the near future
    • Keep up with the competition and borrower expectations
  • Rep & warrant relief
    • May result in reducing amount of capital required
    • Income
    • Employment
    • Assets
  • Employee satisfaction
    • Faster commissions
    • Gain ability to focus on more complex loans
    • Increased referrals

Find out how this lender is using data validation through Fannie Mae.


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Best Practices


Whether you’re just getting started or well on your way to becoming a power user, our resources can help you get the most out of the DU validation service.

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