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Ensure your applicants meet repayment requirements with these products and services…

Don’t miss a thing. By using our Undisclosed Debt Monitoring (UDM), you will receive early alerts as we monitor your applicant’s credit inquiries, new creditor tradelines and deliquencies from the first credit pull all the way to closing. It’s just one more way to offer assurance for investors.


  • Streamlines underwriting and quality control (QC) efforts.
  • Supports Fannie Mae’s Loan Quality Initiative.  
  • Ensures all bureau reported consumer liabilities are accounted for prior to the loan closing.
  • Get ahead of new consumer debt.

UDM alerts allow you to:

  • Be proactive rather than reactive.
  • Enhance the quality of your new mortgage loan originations.
  • Address issues early rather than a few days before closing. 
  • Eliminate loans sooner to reduce processing costs.

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After all the time and care you’ve taken to ensure your applicant’s loan is completed and delivered smoothly, you don’t want anything to derail it as it pulls into the station. Check-Up, or Refresh Credit Report, is a soft-pull credit report that ensures no new debt or inquiries have appeared that might affect your applicant’s ability to repay the loan. And, it is also used to see if any accounts have become delinquent or if a collection has been added to the file.

This quick-and-easy recheck of debt-to-income ratios supports the Fannie Mae Loan Quality Initiative (LQI), are pulled days before closing and are compared to the applicants original Tri-Merge credit report.

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Click here to download a Check Up/Refresh Credit Reports PDF.  Check Up Refresh

Improve efficiency and productivity by using an outside source for required verifications.

  • The Work Number (Equifax) quickly validates this with automated income and employment verification product, utilizing Day 1 Certainty services from Fannie Mae.  
  • Verification of Employment by Credit Information Systems is a verbal verification of the applicant’s employment direct with the applicant’s Employer.

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Click here to download an Employment Verification PDF.  Employment Verification

The ADV report analyzes the risk identified from an application for a mortgage. Property, consumer, and corporate information is sourced within fraud detection guidelines to reduce fraud risk.

  • The ADV is a single report on the fraud risks identified within the mortgage application.
  • Covers the elements required by secondary market investors with alerts against key loan data including: Applicant ID, MERS Liens, Occupancy, SFR Ownership, Employer ID, Property Information, Neighborhood Factors, Watch Lists, FEMA, and Summary of Findings.

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Click here to download an ADV-120 PDF.  ADV 120

Save time in the loan process and ensure the highest level of accuracy with this proprietary filtering and matching logic provided by the Participant Report.

Each loan participant is checked against thousands of excluded-party records.

  • For each match, all information returned from the search is provided for you to review and verify.
  • Minimal manual key entry needed with integrated LOS or loan file import to search the various required parties involved in the loan process.
  • Lenders can search up to 22 watchlists, including GSE required lists and investor-specific lists.
    • SAM-EPLS Database
    • HUD-LDP Database
    • Custom list may be developed per client

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All too often, Home Equity lenders do not have enough resources to get transactions recorded in land record city or county offices.  Credit Information Systems helps lenders take the hassle out of tracking and monitoring the status of deeds with our trackable recording process.

  • All orders are placed and billed through the Sharper Lending EPN platform.
  • Lenders send us the original deed for recordation via UPS.
  • The Team at Credit Information Systems determines if we can record electronically or if we need to send it out as a manual record.
  • Our Team reviews for any errors that would cause a rejection.
  • We process electronic orders and scan deeds through EPN OR we send deeds to the city or county office along with filing fees.
  • All recorded deeds come back to Credit Information Systems for delivery back to the lender.
  • We track and monitor all orders, so we always know the status and we follow up to ensure all deeds are recorded and nothing is lost.

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Joe has been delivering credit reporting and verification services nationally for over 30 years.

He believes in building relationships with lenders for the goal of making the process of home ownership a reality.

Active in Rotary and Knights of Columbus, Joe also enjoys golfing, cycling and spending time with family and friends.

As Chief Compliance Officer, Jackie brings 22 years of consumer reporting experience to Credit Information Systems and to our clients. Jackie has been a frequent speaker and trainer throughout the industry. In addition to having worked in CRA Reseller compliance, she has also spent years originating residential mortgages for various national mortgage companies and operated All in Compliance, an industry compliance consulting firm. While managing “AIC”, Jackie wrote and marketed a consumer reporting compliance certification program designed to educate and offer certification for industry professionals. Jackie earned a BS in Marketing from Quinnipiac University. When not working she loves to spend time with her family and enjoys a great love for all animals, big and small.

Mike Osbourne, Senior Account Manager

For Mike Osbourne, his 28-year career in the credit reporting industry began October 1990 in a sales role for CSC Credit Services. As an Account Manager for CSC, Mike opened a brand-new sales territory in Western Iowa and developed new and existing accounts in Eastern Nebraska. CSC was acquired by Equifax and Mike continued to work successfully at various sales roles within the new organization for his midwestern clients. Mike joined Credit Information Systems as a Senior Account Manager April 2021.

Mike has a passion for the financial services industry both personally and professionally. Mike has served on several credit industry boards and continues to facilitate financial literacy though Financial Peace University.

Mike grew up in Northwestern Illinois and received his Management degree from Millikin University in 1985. He moved to the Omaha in 1987. Eventually, he went on to earn his MBA from the University of Phoenix. Mike is excited to now be part of the customer-focused sales team at Credit Information Systems.

Amy Blubaugh, Marketing Director

Over the last thirty years, Amy Blubaugh has been honing her marketing skills while gathering experience and learning from each of her diverse career opportunities and co-workers.

As a college student studying communications and public relations in the early 1990s, Amy worked as a research phone representative at a radio station. It was with this job, and through several other tasks assigned at the station, Amy noticed she was drawn to events and messages generating a response.

Upon college graduation from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 1993, Amy accepted a Sales Assistant position for KEZO-FM (later, Journal Broadcast Group). Eager to support the sales team with communication to clients and office management, she was also excited to help with station events and programming needs. Her dedication and the talents she observed from her co-workers helped her learn to listen to the customer’s needs and create turnkey marketing programs.

In early 1995, Amy moved on to Redstone Communications as a Media Buyer. Broadening her media knowledge, she was invigorated by people with the same goal of garnering a response by delivering the right message to the right customer via the right mix of media.

After a short return to radio, Amy found herself taking her marketing knowhow to the finance industry as a Product Manager for First National Bank Omaha’s bank card division. Working for eight years with direct mail, event marketing, operations and emerging forms of electronic media was a great way to learn to project profitability, measure response and properly analyze results.

As both the Partnership Marketing Manager and Acquisition Manager for Omaha Steaks, Amy spent the next ten years working with various companies throughout the country developing marketing programs to sell product, acquire new customers, and generate leads and awareness of the business. It was with this position Amy was able to improve both her marketing analyst and creative abilities, producing reports to track real time results and make tweaks to print and digital ads to improve marketing efforts.

Amy began her four years at Mutual of Omaha in late 2015 managing product launches, applying process to all areas of marketing, testing print and online campaigns and maneuvering marketing projects in a very regulated industry.

Excited to be the first marketing-focused member of the Credit Information Systems team and work within the business-to-business area, Amy joined as Marketing Director in December of 2019.

Shane Hoelscher, Senior Account Manager

Shane Hoelscher received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics in 1991 from Texas A&M University. He followed that up with a Master of Agriculture in Agricultural Economics – Agribusiness emphasis in 1994. Shortly thereafter he entered a management training program with Terminix Pest Control engaging in all aspects of the professional environment.

Shane began his 23-plus year career in the credit industry after leaving Terminix to join CSC Credit Services as an Account Manager. He managed the relationships and was responsible for revenue-growth with various resellers in the auto, mortgage, tenant, and employment screening industries. In addition to his account management role, Shane was also a member of a new business development team and eventually led a trio of representatives engaged selling credit reporting services to all types of industries.

Shane continued with Equifax as a Channel Manager after they acquired CSC Credit Services in 2012. His primary focus was on the small-to-mid-sized resellers of Equifax products and services before he separated from Equifax in 2020.

Shane joined Credit Information Systems in April, 2020 as a Senior Account Manager and is looking forward to continued growth for the company.

Chad Hartnett, Chief Financial Officer

Chad has over 29 years of finance leadership experience in industries that include professional services, vertically integrated supply chain, franchise and public accounting.

After graduating in 1992 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Accounting, Chad spent 6 years in public accounting as a consultant and auditor with companies that included Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young.

Chad then worked 16 years at HDR, Inc., one of the country’s largest engineering and architecture firms, in various roles including leading the company’s mergers and acquisitions division. He spent his final 7 years as the company’s Treasurer and Corporate Controller.

Chad then worked for 4 years as the Chief Financial Officer of Scooter’s, one of the fastest growing vertically integrated franchise companies in the country before joining Credit Information Systems in 2020 as their Chief Financial Officer and member of the board of directors.

Helen M. Meyers, Executive Vice President

With a Credit Reporting career spanning more than forty years, Helen Meyers started at Credit Bureau of Council Bluffs (1975-1979) learning the business and providing service to customers by reading their credit reports to them over the phone, verifying tradelines and gaining certification to interview consumers during a time when consumer files were handwritten.

In 1980, Helen accepted a customer service position in the installment loan department of Council Bluffs Savings Bank. Before she left the bank in 1995, she had worked her way up to Assistant Vice President/Loan Officer.

Returning to the Credit Bureau of Council Bluffs (d/b/a Credit Information Systems) in 1996, Helen has spent the last twenty-five years overseeing all mortgage loan customer service staff members, ensuring happy clients and a smooth flow of the company’s day-to-day operations. She also manages compliance with the Repositories as well as with state and federal laws.

Helen also served on the board of the National Consumer Reporting Association (NCRA) from 2018–2020.

Lee H. Volmer, Vice President Sales

In 1979, Lee Volmer’s Credit Reporting industry career launched with the Credit Bureau of Rockford, Illinois, where he was involved in automation to the Chilton System. After the Credit Bureau was purchased by Parker Business Systems, Lee was promoted to General Manager and led the Bureau’s conversion to the TransUnion System.

Lee was transferred to Seattle, Washington in 1982 to automate and market Washington and Oregon as an affiliate of the TransUnion System. Parker Business sold the franchise to TransUnion in 1985 and Lee took on the role as sales manager of Chilton’s Dallas, Texas operation. Promoted to General Manager of Chilton’s Omaha, Nebraska location in 1986, Lee’s duties included management of a 5-state area. Lee left TRW (formerly Chilton) in 1994 and worked with CSC Credit on special projects.

The Credit Bureau of Council Bluffs added Lee to the team as Vice President of Sales in 1995, a position he currently holds along with being a trusted resource to many in the credit reporting industry.

Heather Russell-Schroeder, President

Heather Russell-Schroeder began her 35 plus year career in the Credit Reporting industry as a high school and college student working part-time answering phones, entering data, handling consumer disputes and public record bulletins for her family’s business, Credit Bureau of Council Bluffs.

After graduating from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a Master of Arts Degree in Deaf Education in 1997, Heather spent two years teaching 1st grade at Crete Elementary and managing their Deaf Education program.

Heather returned to the Credit Bureau of Council Bluffs in 2000 as Compliance Officer – Executive Vice President, holding that position for eight years.

Heather has been the Credit Bureau of Council Bluffs, President and the President of Performance Data Systems, Inc since 2008. Beginning in 2009, Heather was the Co-Owner Credit Bureau of Council Bluffs, Inc and Performance Data Systems, Inc.

Currently, Heather is the third generation Owner Credit Bureau of Council Bluffs, Inc and Performance Data Systems, Inc.