Ginnie Mae continues to modernize its Securitization Platform technology, processes, and related policies in response to the growing need for transparency and improved service delivery to its Issuers and investors. Toward this goal, Ginnie Mae is building a comprehensive platform that integrates functional and technological capabilities into a common infrastructure.
The broad details of these efforts were outlined in the “Ginnie Mae 2020 Progress Update" white paper and further discussed by Barbara Cooper-Jones, SVP of Enterprise Data and Technology in this edition of Ginnie in Brief, and broadly presented in this earlier Op-ed in American Banker. The Op-ed described the widespread benefits modernization at Ginnie Mae will deliver for customers, business partners and the government mortgage loan market supported by the corporation’s mortgage-backed securities program.
For a list of documents, publications, and processes that are part of our modernization effort, please see the tables below for more information.
In June 2018, Ginnie Mae announced it would develop and implement the technology and operational capabilities necessary to accept digital promissory notes and other digitized loan files as collateral for Ginnie Mae securities (Digital Collateral Program). As a part of that effort, Ginnie Mae kicked off a series of strategic workstreams to define the Digital Collateral functionalities sought by industry. This section contains guidance, training materials, forms, and other announcements, which together, inform MBS Program Participants about the policies, processes, and requirements for participation in Ginnie Mae’s Digital Collateral Program.
The MyGinnieMae portal, is a single gateway to all Ginnie Mae’s systems, applications, that boosts efficiency for our business partners. The portal provides enhanced security and a single entry-point to all modernized and active legacy applications for individual users, as well as a seamless user registration and access request process for both the user and the approving authority. As of 9/1/2020, all Ginnie Mae systems users are required to have MyGinnieMae credentials.
For MyGinnieMae user manuals, job aids and training, please visit the Tools & Resource tab under Issuer Training on GinnieMae.gov. For general questions about the portal please contact CXG@HUD.gov and for technical assistance with accessing the portal, please contact Ginnie Mae Customer Support at 1-833-GNMA HELP /1-833-466-2435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO), a technology standards development body, has created a data standard and XML specification for mortgage related data. The MISMO standards are grounded in an open process to develop, promote and maintain voluntary electronic commerce procedures and standards that allow mortgage lenders, investors in real estate and mortgages, servicers, industry vendors, borrowers, and other parties to exchange real estate finance-related information and eMortgages more securely, efficiently and economically (source: www.mismo.org).
In order to support effective data exchange, MISMO standards encompass the entire loan life cycle, including origination, servicing, loan delivery and investor reporting, thereby creating a holistic view of loan and pool delivery data. Along with promoting data exchange between business partners, MISMO standards improve the quality and accuracy of the data exchanged by providing a common set of business terms and definitions.
Ginnie Mae has created the Pool Delivery Dataset (PDD) which leverages the MISMO Residential Specifications Version 3.3 Reference Model. Ginnie Mae’s PDD is a subset of the MISMO reference model data points and provides a comprehensive list of data points for single family at issuance pool delivery data. However, Ginnie Mae’s PDD is specific to Ginnie Mae’s business model and therefore contains some unique data points that may not be a part of other MISMO compliant datasets within the mortgage industry. The new PDD is an XML based file and applies to single family forward loans only. The file does not apply to HMBS reverse mortgages.