Freddie Mac to Include Bank Account Data in Underwriting Process – Taking Steps to Better Assess Financial Health of Borrowers
Freddie Mac is set to include bank account data as part of their underwriting process in an effort to better assess a borrower’s financial health. This change is being made in response to the growing number of borrowers who are choosing to bank online and use alternative financial products.
By including bank account data in the underwriting process, Freddie Mac will be able to get a more complete picture of a borrower’s financial situation. This will allow them to better assess risk and make more informed lending decisions. This change is scheduled to go into effect in early 2020.