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Whether communicating in English or another language, using accurate and consistent terminology can improve the mortgage process for all parties involved. The Consumer Financial Protection  Bureau, FHFA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac have collaborated to create standardized glossaries in Spanish and traditional Chinese. Glossaries in Vietnamese, Korean, and Tagalog are now available. ​

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Glossaries of English-Spanish and English-Chinese Financial Terms are also available at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website.




This Mortgage Translations clearinghouse is intended to serve as a resource for institutions serving consumers with limited proficiency in English. The material presented is for informational purposes only. This information may include third-party resources or content. In providing a centralized location for relevant materials and information as part of the Mortgage Translations clearinghouse, FHFA relies upon third parties for the content of such materials and information. FHFA does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of this third-party information. FHFA is not liable for any inaccuracies in translated materials or misunderstandings due to language usage or dialect.
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