A wake up call for mortgage wholesalers

A wake up call for mortgage wholesalers

November 8, 2005

Fannie updates Uniform Residential Loan App.MortgagePress.comFannie Mae,residential loan application
Fannie Mae has issued Announcement 05-05, to notify the industry
of changes to the Uniform Residential Loan Application (Form 1003).
These changes are in response to state laws, such as California's
Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act of 2003, which
took effect Jan. 1 and grants non-spouses the right to ownership of
community property; and to the Federal Reserve Board's 2003 rule,
effective April 15, 2004, requiring credit applicants to expressly
indicate if they are applying individually or jointly.
The revised Form 1003 contains new instructions at the beginning
of the document, regarding the recording of co-borrower
information, when the loan application involves property subject to
a non-applicant's community property rights, as well as changes to
Section VI. Signature lines have been added to the top of the form
for the applicant to indicate whether the application is made
individually or jointly. Other changes to Form 1003 include a
clearer acknowledgment from the borrower that the borrower is
granting access to certain information in the loan application, or
relating to the loan, to any owner or servicer of the loan. Section
X of Form 1003 also has been updated to clarify that for
face-to-face applications, if the borrower does not furnish the
race, ethnicity or sex information, the lender is required to note
the information based on visual observation and the surname of the
Similar updates have been made to the Spanish-language version
of Form 1003 to mirror these changes, as well as enhancements to
the translations for better accuracy. The new Form 1003 may be used
immediately and is mandatory for all applications taken on or after
Jan. 1, 2006.
Other topics addressed in Announcement 05-05 include revisions
to the Verification of Credit and Business References (Form 1001),
adding additional data fields to the form, and changes to the
Uniform Underwriting and Transmittal Summary (Form 1008) to include
new project type codes for identifying loans secured by
For more information, visit www.fanniemae.com.