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Validation and Approval of Credit Score Models

Open Date:
Open for comment 12/13/2018
All comments are due by 3/21/2019
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Fannie Mae; Freddie Mac
Document Number:
12 CFR Part 1254
CFR Description:
Validation and Approval of Credit Score Models
Federal Register Publish Date:
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​FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Beth Spring, Senior Policy Analyst, Housing & Regulatory Policy, Division of Housing Mission and Goals, at (202) 649-3327, Elizabeth.Spring@fhfa.gov, or Kevin Sheehan, Associate General Counsel, (202) 649-3086, Kevin.Sheehan@fhfa.gov. These are not toll-free numbers. The mailing address is: Federal Housing Finance Agency, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services. Additionally, the TDD 1-(800) number referenced in Rulemaking documents attached to this page is obsolete and the 7-1-1 number should be used.

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SUMMARY:  The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is proposing a rule on the process for validation and approval of credit score models by the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (together, the Enterprises). The proposed rule would define a four-step process for an Enterprise to validate and approve credit score models, including: (1) the solicitation of applications from credit score model developers, (2) an initial review of submitted applications, (3) a Credit Score Assessment by an Enterprise, and (4) an Enterprise Business Assessment. FHFA requests public comment on all aspects of this proposed rule.

DATES:  FHFA will accept written comments on the proposed rule on or before March 21, 2019.

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