Encompass

Verify income and employment within the Encompass® by ICE Mortgage Technology® platform.

Overview#

Entirely within the Encompass® by ICE Mortgage Technology® platform, you can verify income and employment using Argyle's direct connections to U.S. employee payroll accounts.

  • Access and view W-2's and paystubs from connected payroll accounts.
  • Generate Verification of Income and Verification of Employment reports.

How it works#

  1. Borrowers are invited to securely share their income and employment information by connecting their payroll accounts through Argyle.
  2. Upon successful connection, selected payroll documents and Argyle reports are made available in the loans' eFolders within Encompass®.
  3. Connected accounts are monitored for new payroll documents, and new verification reports can be continuously generated throughout the mortgage loan origination process.

Admin setup — manual ordering#

Step 1#

  1. Log in to Encompass Web® with an administrator account and select Admin within the applications dropdown.
  2. Select Services Management within the SERVICES dropdown.
  3. Select Add Service.
  4. Search for Argyle - Verification of Income/Employment and then select Manual.

Step 2#

  1. Choose a Service Setup Name and add Authorized Users.
  2. Make sure the Active toggle is set to ON.
  3. Click Save.

Step 3#

  1. After Argyle is added to your configured services, select Credentials.
  2. In the pop-up, enter your Argyle API key and secret, which can be found or created in the Developers section of Argyle Console. Then click Save.

Step 4 (optional)#

  1. Select Doc Mapping to customize which eFolder should automatically receive each type of Argyle verification report and retrieved payroll document.

Admin setup — automated ordering#

Step 1#

  1. Log in to Encompass Web® with an administrator account and select Admin within the applications dropdown.
  2. Select Services Management within the SERVICES dropdown.
  3. Select Automation Rules.
  4. Within the Verifications dropdown, select Add.

Step 2#

  1. Select ASO Bot as the Rule type.
  2. Provide a Rule Name and Rule Description.
  3. Add readiness conditions in the Condition Editor to your Automated Service Order.
  4. Click Add to Service Orders.
  5. Select Argyle - Verification of Income/Employment in the pop-up. Then click Create.

Step 3#

  1. Make sure the Active toggle is set to ON.
  2. Select Individual Level as the Evaluation Level.
  3. Provide a Service Order Name.
  4. Add Automated Readiness Conditions.
  5. Click Add to Automated Options.

Step 4#

  1. Choose how borrowers are invited to connect their payroll accounts via Argyle.

    Email and SMS is recommended and generally provides the best overall response rate.

  2. Select which payroll documents and Argyle verification report(s) should automatically be pushed to eFolder.
    • All payroll documents will be retrieved and available for manual review, and can be pushed to eFolder as needed.
    • Verification reports can also be created at a later time.
  3. Click Create template.

Step 5#

  1. After Argyle is added to your configured services, select Credentials.
  2. In the pop-up, enter your Argyle API key and secret, which can be found or created in the Developers section of Argyle Console. Then click Save.

Step 6 (optional)#

  1. Select Doc Mapping to customize which eFolder should automatically receive each type of Argyle verification report and retrieved payroll document.

Verifying income and employment#

Step 1#

  1. Select a loan in Encompass®.
  2. Under Services:
    • [Web] Select All Services and then Order Service. In the pop-up, click Verifications under Categories.
    • [SmartClient] Select Order Verifications.
  3. In the pop-up, select Argyle — Verification of Income/Employment under Providers. Then click Next/Submit.

Step 2#

  1. Select your desired borrowers within Argyle's verification interface. Then click Continue.
  2. Choose how borrowers are invited to connect their payroll accounts via Argyle.

    Email and SMS is recommended and generally provides the best overall response rate.

  3. Select which Payroll documents and Argyle verification report(s) should automatically be pushed to eFolder.
    • All payroll documents will be retrieved and available for manual review, and can be pushed to eFolder as needed.
    • Verification reports can also be created at a later time.
  4. Click Submit.

Step 3#

  1. Submitted orders will appear with a Sent status.

Step 4#

  1. Upon submission, borrower(s) are sent an email and/or text invitation asking them to connect their payroll accounts.
  2. Borrowers are then directed to Argyle's payroll connection process in Argyle Link.

Step 5#

  1. The borrower's status will change to Connected after they successfully connect their payroll account(s) through Argyle.

    If the borrower's status remains Sent, after selecting View order an option to resend the original invitation to the borrower's email or an option to copy a URL that will directly connect the borrower to Argyle's payroll connection experience are available.

  2. Select View order to view Argyle reports and retrieved payroll documents.
    • You can also view reports and documents in the Connections section of Console. Each borrower will have an external identifier that matches their Loan # on Encompass®.

Step 6#

  1. Reports and payroll documents are made available within the Argyle interface after a successful Connection.

    • Initially ordered Argyle reports are automatically pushed to eFolder and available to view. Any additional reports requested will be available to Preview and push to eFolder as needed.
    • For Paystubs and W-2's selected in Step 2:
      • W-2's from the previous two years are automatically pushed to eFolder.
      • Paystubs from the previous 30 days are automatically pushed to eFolder.
      • Other W-2's and Paystubs are available to Preview and push to eFolder as needed.
  2. Argyle maintains an ongoing connection to the borrower's connected payroll accounts and will continue to retrieve new data and documents as they become available.

    • New payroll documents will automatically be forwarded and appear in the Argyle interface within Encompass®, and can be previewed and pushed to eFolder as needed.
    • New verification reports can be generated and pushed to eFolder as needed with refreshed payroll data by selecting + New report.

Reconnections#

The logos of individual Payroll accounts will have small green circles that indicate if an ongoing connection has been maintained (filled state) or has been interrupted (outlined state). More information is shown upon hover.

  • To re-establish a lost connection, Resend the invitation to the borrower. The borrower will be able to enter Argyle Link and re-establish the connection in one click (no login credentials needed).


For further assistance or specific feature requests, please reach out to [email protected] or your Customer Success Manager.

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