Servicing Guide

Published September 18, 2018

E-5-06: Technology Fees and Electronic Invoicing (11/12/2014)

The servicer or any outsourcing companies or third-party vendors utilized by the servicer must not directly or indirectly charge to the attorney handling Fannie Mae mortgage loans technology or electronic invoice submission fees.

These charges include, without limitation, any fees charged

  • on a per loan basis,

  • on a “click charge” basis,

  • for entering data into the servicer's systems or any other systems, and

  • for accessing data in the servicer's systems or any other systems.

The servicer must

  • directly pay any outsourcing companies or third-party vendors utilized by the servicer for any technology or electronic invoice submission fees, and

  • ensure that attorneys are permitted to integrate the systems used by the attorneys with those of the outsourcing company or third-party vendor utilized by the servicer without any cost to the attorney.

Fannie Mae will reimburse the servicer for technology and electronic invoice submission fees paid by the servicer to an outsourcing company or a third-party vendor up to the limitations set forth below. Any fees paid by the servicer that exceed these limitations must be borne by the servicer. In addition, no portion of the fees for technology usage or electronic invoice submission may be charged as a cost to the borrower or be charged to the attorney.

With respect to technology fees, Fannie Mae will reimburse a maximum of $25.00 per loan for the life of a default, including all portions of the foreclosure and bankruptcy process.

With respect to electronic invoice submission fees, Fannie Mae will reimburse a maximum of $10.00 for the life of the loan, regardless of the number of reinstatements, foreclosure referrals, bankruptcy filings, or invoices submitted.

The maximum reimbursable fee is $5.00 for the submission of electronic invoices relating to a foreclosure, regardless of the number of invoices, and an additional $5.00 for the submission of electronic invoices if a bankruptcy is filed on the same loan, regardless of the number of invoices.

The servicer must follow the procedures in Defined Expense Reimbursement Limits in F-1-05, Expense Reimbursement, for allowable technology and electronic invoicing fees.