MISMO® Version 3.3 Industry Standards Approved for General Use

WASHINGTON, DC (April 18, 2017) - MISMO, the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization, has elevated Version 3.3 of the MISMO Reference Model standard to "Recommendation" status. "Recommendation" status is the highest possible level given to a MISMO standard. MISMO members recently voted to elevate Version 3.3 to Recommendation status based on evidence of multiple successful industry implementations.

"A tremendous amount of effort went into Version 3.3, which was developed at a time when lenders were going through significant regulatory changes," said Randy Poirier, Vice President of Data Solutions at Black Knight Financial Services and chair of MISMO's Residential Standards Governance Committee. "The dedication and collaborative efforts of hundreds of people from all corners of the industry made today's announcement possible. Their hard work resulted in a model that lenders are able to rely on to implement new regulatory changes and other mandates."

Version 3.3 includes all the necessary data points and structures that lenders and other organizations require to meet a host of regulatory and reporting requirements, including recent RESPA/TILA integrated disclosures, HOEPA High Cost Loans, the GSEs Uniform Closing Dataset (UCD), FHA Automated Underwriting (TOTAL Scorecard), and Ginnie Mae's Pool Data Delivery dataset. Version 3.3 also includes an improved and enhanced Logical Data Dictionary (LDD) format, which provides a view of loan information, mortgage definitions and relationships in a business-friendly format.

MISMO standards are typically developed over a period of several years. The original version of the Version 3.3 standard was submitted for public review in 2013, which enabled lenders to test the standard and provide feedback to MISMO for improvement. Version 3.3 was upgraded to "candidate recommendation" status in 2014, indicating that the version had been thoroughly reviewed and was determined ready for implementation. After collecting evidence that the standard had been successfully implemented by a wide number of organizations, it was voted on and granted recommendation status.

Version 3.3 of the MISMO Reference Model and related documentation can be found at MISMO.org. Use of the MISMO standards is governed by the MISMO Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy. For more information on accessing the standard, contact MISMO at info@MISMO.org.



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About MISMO
The Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) was created in 1999 to develop a common data language for the residential finance industry. Today, MISMO standards are accepted and deployed by every type of entity involved in creating mortgages, and they are required by most regulators, housing agencies and GSEs that govern the exchange of information. Use of MISMO's standards has been found to lower per loan costs, improve margins, reduce errors and speed up the loan process by reducing manual, paper-based processes. MISMO is managed by the Mortgage Bankers Association ("MBA"). For more information, visit www.mismo.org.

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