Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC (CMS) is actively monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) throughout the United States and we understand there may be concerns about its potential impact to our borrowers and loan originations. Our ability to continue to serve our customers is a top priority. As the Agencies provide additional guidance, this bulletin will be updated and republished.
Effective: These temporary employment and income verification flexibilities are effective immediately for all Conventional product only loans in process and remain in place for loans with application dates on or before May 17, 2020. Please note that the Guidelines/ Matrices and AUS messages will not be updated to reflect these temporary policies.
Verbal Verification of Employment
In cases where there is difficulty in obtaining the verbal verification of employment (VVOE) due to disruption to operations of the borrower’s employer, the following temporary process applies:
It is important to remind our Associates of ensuring sustainable homeownership for our borrowers in light of recent events.
Given the current economic climate associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on employment and income, our Underwriting team will practice additional due diligence to verify the most recent information is obtained. This will ensure any disruption to borrowers’ employment (or self-employment) and/or income due to the COVID-19 pandemic is not expected to negatively impact their ability to repay the loan.
Please contact your Account Executive or Account Manager with any questions.
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