NAFCU/Fannie Mae Alliance

NAFCU + Fannie Mae = A great support system for you!

There's strength in partnership.Through our longstanding relationship with Fannie Mae, NAFCU has helped member credit unions expand the appeal of their mortgage product offerings and services to improve the borrowing process for home buyers. As both a member of NAFCU and a Fannie Mae-approved seller/servicer, you gain access to a wide range of mortgage products, time-saving technology tools, support services, and training resources to help you serve your members in today's challenging market.  

Benefits of the Alliance 

Strengthen your position as the leading mortgage provider in your community with these benefits:

  • Communications via newsletters, announcements and web seminars that keep you updated on critical issues facing the credit union lending community
  • Reduced seller/servicer application fees for credit unions who wish to become an approved Fannie Mae lender
  • Customizable marketing materials to enhance your outreach efforts
  • Technology tools to help automate your front-end processes, reduce operating costs and manage risk
  • Flexible underwriting guidelines
  • Flexible mortgage products designed to meet the needs of the first-time homebuyer

Your Path to Approval 

If you are not currently an approved Fannie Mae seller and/or servicer, try Fannie Mae's new, easy-to-use, self-assessment tutorial and Path to Approval Toolkit, designed to help your organization navigate the Fannie Mae single-family mortgage seller/servicer approval process. Review these tools prior to beginning the application process and get detailed information about Fannie Mae's requirements, easy-to-use checklists, and an approval process flow chart. Complete the tutorial to gauge your readiness. If you answer "Yes" to all of the questions, we encourage you to review the Path to Approval Toolkit to determine your eligibility and access the online application.

You can access the self-assessment tutorial and Path to Approval Toolkit on Fannie Mae's home page at

Fannie Mae's Housing Finance Institute (HFI) Course Offerings 

These online courses offer valuable training on topics such as Selling Loans for Cash, Securitizing Loans for MBS, Investor Reporting, Underwriting and more, in a "virtual classroom" setting. NAFCU members receive a 10% discount off the $250 registration fee by using code 'ap0767'. The code must be used at time of registration for the discount to be effective. Learn more.  

Learn More 

To learn more about the NAFCU and Fannie Mae relationship, contact Tammy Trefny at (312) 368-6218 or You can also visit and select National Association of Federal Credit Unions. For questions about the lender approval process, please visit and select "Learn how to become a Fannie Mae Seller/Servicer.

Not a NAFCU Member yet? 

There are many benefits to NAFCU membership, including access to mortgage products and time-saving technology as part of the NAFCU/Fannie Mae Alliance. Experience the NAFCU difference firsthand. Join now and benefit from the best federal advocacy, education and compliance assistance at 1/3 the cost of similar associations.