Implementation with a Loan Origination System (LOS)

Integrate your Loan Origination system with Truv's Verification of Income and Employment (VOIE) solution.

Overview

The Order is a custom landing page for your users. Users connect their accounts to their providers when they use Orders. Send personalized invitations to your users through email or phone. Orders are a simple process for contacting your borrowers for next steps.

Positioning of the Truv Order

To integrate Truv's Order functionality, it is recommended to use the existing verification flow while adding Truv as the provider to trigger the verification. This approach minimizes change management for loan processors, thereby enhancing the user experience and reducing friction.

Integration Process

Create an Order

Call /orders/ to create a new order with the following parameters:

  1. Required fields
    1. products: Insert the product(s) desired. For income specify ["income"], and add additional products to the list, if any.
    2. first_name & last_name: Enter the first and last name of the borrower
    3. email and/or phone: Enter either email and/or mobile phone number for Truv to send the Truv notification to the borrower. If you leave this section blank, you would need to retrieve the Truv verification link from the JSON response under "share_url".

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      Note

      Truv will not be able to send any notifications if both email and phone number are left blank.

  2. Recommended fields
    1. loan: The loan object has several fields that allow to identify the loan.
      1. loan_number: The loan number identifying the loan
      2. originator_name: The first and last name of the loan originator
      3. originator_email: The email of the loan originator
      4. loan_processor_name: The first and last name of the loan processor
      5. loan_processor_email: The email of the loan processor
    2. ssn: Borrower's social security number. Should be either 5 or 9 digits in length. Truv compares the SSN entered against the one provided by the payroll system and returns a config_error if there is a mismatch.
    3. manager: The manager object identifies the Truv Order creator
      1. email: The email of the Order creator
      2. name: The first and last name of the Order creator

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Note

Truv will send a notification to the provided email address(es) when the Truv Order is created as well as when they are completed/expired/cancelled.

  1. Optional fields
    1. employers: The employers object allows you to enter the employment information for the borrower to verify. Truv supports up to 5 employers per single Truv Order.
      1. start_date: The start date of employment
      2. company_name: The name of the employer
    2. data_sources: Specify ["payroll"] to connect exclusively to payroll. To enable fallback options, include additional data_sources such as "docs" and/or "financial_accounts" in the list.
    3. template_id: Call /templates/ to list all custom templates created by the lender. And allow them to select the desired template into the Order.

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Tip

Ensure the order_id is visible to the lender as it serves as an identifier to contact the Truv Support staff.

Retrieve an Order

Call /orders/{id}/ to fetch the details of a completed order. This ensures access to the latest order information. The employers object contains, but is not limited to, the following information:

  • status: The status of the Order
  • pdf_report: A URL to the employer-specific PDF report
  • employments: The employments object provides income information for each verified employment. It also includes a "file" field within the statements and w2s objects, which allows retrieval of the corresponding income documents.
  • voie_report_id: The report_id must be passed to the corresponding government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) - Fannie Maeโ€™s DU Validation Service and Freddie Mac's AIM. More information here.

Please review Truvโ€™s Data Reference for Income and Employment documentation, which includes JSON responses and document samples, including Truvโ€™s Income and Employment PDF Report.

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Note

The data_source field indicates whether the borrower directly connected to the payroll system ("payroll") or used an alternate fallback such as manual document upload ("doc_upload").

Refresh Order Data

Call /orders/{id}/ with the original order_id to trigger a re-verification. This allows the order data to be refreshed and kept up-to-date.

Truv recommends allowing the lender to choose the product type and employers for re-verification prior to triggering the Order Refresh:

  • products: Enter ["employment"] or ["income"] to the data refresh order endpoint. Most re-verifications require employmentonly.
  • employers: The employer ID to be refreshed. The employer ID is located in the original JSON response when retrieving the successful Truv Order
  • include_recent_paystub: Set to true to refresh employment-only data and include the most recent paystub.

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Tip

Truv recommends having the lender select the options for re-verification, as shown in the image below.

Update an Order

Call /orders/{id}/ to update of a Truv Order. This endpoint allows to modify the first or last name, or the SSN (Social Security Number) of the order. This action is only available while the Truv Order is pending.

Cancel an Order

Call /orders/{id}/cancel/ to cancel a pending Truv Order. If the order is partially completed, completed verification data can be retrieved using the Retrieve an Order endpoint. Once cancelled, the order cannot be reopened by the borrower.

Webhooks

Listen for the order-status-updated webhooks, which provide the status of the Truv Order and indicate when the data is ready to be retrieved once the status is set to completed. The data_source specifies the income source of the Order. Use the order_id, user_id, and link_id to trigger the corresponding income information retrieval. More info here.

Webhook Setup
Subscribe to Truv webhooks by navigating to the Webhooks section of the dashboard and entering the URL endpoint for receiving updates.

Order status

The bullet points below cover the userโ€™s Order status.

  • pending - Truv is processing the borrower's information
  • sent - Order email or SMS is on its way to borrower
  • completed - Borrower has completed request for action
  • error - Notification issue
  • canceled - Order is no longer requested
  • expired - Order is past expiration date, no longer valid
  • skipped - Borrower has exited Order before completing request for action
  • no data - Provider has no data

Testing

Income can be tested in Sandbox using Truv's Testing credentials. Here are some login examples:

  • Happy path: username: goodlogin, password: goodpassword, SSN: 991-91-9991
  • Multiple employers: username: multiple.employments, password: goodpassword

Best Practices

Customization

Personalize the text users receive via email and SMS. Customizations are available for landing pages. Use the Customization templates in the Truv dashboard or the Create a customization template endpoint for additional options.

Notifications

Order links are available within the dashboard or through the API for integration with notification systems.

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Tip

Combining email and SMS messaging improves order success rates from opening to completion. High-intent borrowers complete over 50% of verifications within 2 hours.

Reminders

The default reminder setting is 72 hours, with three reminders sent at equal intervals. For example, if the link expiration is 72 hours, reminders are sent every 24 hours. If the link expiration period is different, the reminder intervals adjust accordingly to ensure three reminders are sent. Customize expiration times and reminder schedules within the dashboard.