General Announcements

General Announcements

Current and archived General Announcements, which contain technical information about our services and compliance requirements.
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #118 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 02/11/2014
Contents include:
  • Vehicle History Score (VHS) - User Reference Field Enhancement
  • Identity Manager Verification 2.0 - Date of Birth Data Enhancements
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #114 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 08/01/2013
Contents include:
  • CreditVision® Address History Add-on Service for ID Search and ID Report
  • Update to Public Record (PR11) FFR Segment in theTU4.1 User Guide
  • Consolidated Remark Code – New Configuration Option for CreditVision® Enriched Credit Report
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #113 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 06/17/2013
Contents include:
  • CreditVision® Enriched Credit Report
  • CreditVision® Account History Service
  • CreditVision® Address History Service
  • CreditVision® Premium Algorithms
Last Updated: 06/24/2013
Product availability date has been adjusted for CreditVision Version Indicator, Extended Payment Pattern and Account Reporting Review. All other content is unchanged.

Contents include:
  • New Service – Vehicle History Score for Financial Services
  • New Service – Insurance Prefill With Prefill Vehicle Add-On Services
  • Risk-Based Pricing Rules
  • Version Indicator for Standalone Services – TU4.0/TU4.1
  • Account Reporting Review Service – CreditVision® Version
  • CreditVision® Enriched Credit Report Service – Extended Payment Pattern Option
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #111 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 04/01/2013
Contents include:
  • Nevada Division of Insurance - Adjustments to Fair Isaac Insurance Risk Score (FIIRS)
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #110 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 03/11/2013
Contents include:
  • New State-Specific No-Hit Indicator Option
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #109 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 01/02/2013
Contents include:
  • Data Reporting Content on Transunion.com
  • File Receipt Notification and Error Lists
  • Correction to General Announcement #108
  • TU4.0/TU4.1 Fixed Format Response (FFR)
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #108 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 09/03/2012
Contents include:
  • Contact Locator Add-on Service
  • New Service — Contact Score
  • TransUnion Medical Recovery Scores 3.0
  • High-Risk Fraud Alert/Search and Identity Manager Verification — Notification: 3001
  • Message Code Update
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #107 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 07/03/2012
Contents include:
  • New State Security Freeze Laws — Alabama
  • Risk-Based Pricing Test Subjects — Annual Update
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #106 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 06/04/2012
Contents include:
  • Risk-Based Pricing Rule Solutions - Annual Update
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #105 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 04/30/2012
Contents include:
  • New Service - Device Verification Service
  • New Service - Identity Alerts
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #104 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 03/01/2012
Contents include:
  • Important TransUnion Net Access (TUNA) Security Enhancement Reminder
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #103 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 01/31/2012
Contents include:
  • New Service - VIN Prefill
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #102 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 12/01/2011
Contents include:
  • Score Derogatory and Inquiry Alert Flag - Correction
  • FICO 8 Inquiry Alert Flag Enhancement
  • TransUnion Net Access (TUNA) Security Enhancements
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #101 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 10/31/2011
Contents include:
  • Test Subjects - Vehicle History Score Service
  • Score Derogatory Alert Flag - Correction
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #100 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 02/29/2012
Contents include:
  • Contact Identity Services - Enhancement
  • Test Subject SSN Change - Remaining Services
  • Score Derogatory Alert Flag Additions
  • FICO 08 Inquiry Deduplication Enhancement
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #99 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 09/01/2011
Contents include:
  • FDIC Subprime Definition Characteristics
  • Test Subjects - New Remarks Code: Accounts in Forbearance (FOR)
  • TransUnion Recovery Scores 3.0 - Clarification
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #98 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 08/01/2011
Contents include:
  • Possible Coding Impact - Test Subjects SSN Change
  • Vehicle History Score Service FFR - Correction
  • Vehicle History Score Service FFR - Testing
  • New Remarks Codes
  • TransUnion Recovery Scores 3.0
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #97 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 07/01/2011
Contents include:
  • New Service - Vehicle History Score Service
  • Risk-based Pricing Test Subjects - Update
  • Test Subjects Change due to Social Security Administration
  • Remark Code Verbiage Update Implementation Date
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #96 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 06/01/2011
Contents include:
  • Contact Identity Services - Enhancement
  • Risk-based Pricing Rules
  • Model Score Minimum/Maximum ValuesRemark Code Verbiage Updates
  • The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Score Derogatory Alert Flag) in a Single Transaction
  • Test Subjects Change due to Social Security Administration
  • Individual Monitoring Evaluation Process Enhancement
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #95 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 05/11/2011
Contents include:
  • Social Security Number Randomization - Message Code Update
  • L2C Model Enhancements
  • Electronic Data Exchange Gateway (eDEG) - Website & FAQ Changes
  • Remark Code Verbiage Updates
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #94 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 04/01/2011
Contents include:
  • Social Security Number Randomization
  • TransUnion Recovery Scores 3.0
  • The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act - (Score Derogatory Alert Flag)
  • Contact Identity Services - Enhancement
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #93 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 03/02/2011
Contents include:
  • Vantage Score 2.0
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #92 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 11/01/2010
Contents include:
  • OFAC Name Screen Changes (Service Code 06800)
  • eDEG Enhancements — eDEG Profile Manager
  • Test Subjects — Metro 2 Consumer Information Indicator of 1A, “Personal Receivership” (PRS) Remarks Code
  • Testing Instructions
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #91 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 09/28/2010
Contents include:
  • FICO® 8 Mortgage Risk Score
  • Test Subject for Contact Identity Services Enhancement
  • Testing Instructions
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #90 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 09/01/2010
Contents include:
  • Testing the ID Analytics Credit Optics Plus Models
  • Risk-based Pricing: Score Percentile Ranking Service Announcement Corrections
  • Test Subjects — Score Percentile Ranking in a Single Transaction
  • Test Subjects for Output Remarks Code “AC”
  • Updated Contact Information — Adverse Action Requirement as Defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Correction to Identity Manager Verification 2.0 Information Specified in Technical General Announcement #89
  • Testing Instructions
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #89 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 08/04/2010
Contents include:

General
  • Contact Identity Services — Enhancement
  • New Service Description — Identity Manager Verification 2.0
  • Consumer Information Indicator 1A — Personal Receivership — Will Display on Credit Reports
  • Testing Instructions

Decision Systems
  • TransUnion 100 Tribureau Attributes and Starter Sets
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #88 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 07/01/2010
Contents include:
  • New Service — Identity Manager Verification 2.0
  • eDEG Enhancements
  • Risk-based Pricing Rules
  • Remarks Codes Description Changes
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #87 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 06/01/2010
Contents include:

General
  • Upcoming Change in General Announcement Delivery
  • New ID Analytics Collections Optics Installment Loan Model
  • ID Analytics Credit Optics Plus Models Now Available on Model Report
  • New Service — Identity Manager Verification 2.0

Decision Systems
  • Auto Summary with Instant Prescreen
  • TransUnion Propensity Models with Instant Prescreen
  • Automated Valuation Model (AVM)
  • Identity Manager Authentication (IDMA) Enhancements
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #86 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 04/23/2010
Contents include:
  • Test Subjects — Multiple L2C Models in a Single Transaction
  • New Remarks Codes
  • Upcoming Change in General Announcement
  • Delivery Supplemental Recovery Model
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #85 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 03/29/2010
Contents include:
  • Upcoming Change in General Announcement Delivery
  • ID Analytics Credit Optics Plus Models
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #84 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 03/08/2010
Contents include:
  • Upcoming Change in General Announcement Delivery
  • Reminder: TransUnion’s Updated Client Technical Services Website Now Available!
  • Modified Test Database
  • FDCPA Test Subjects
  • TransUnion’s Online Application Availability
  • Online Batch (OLB) Hotline Changes
  • Multiple L2C Models in a Single Transaction
  • Credit CARD Act Compliance Solutions: TransUnion Income Estimator 3.0 and Debt-to-Income Estimator 3.0 Models
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #83 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 02/04/2010
Contents include:
  • Upcoming Change in General Announcement Delivery........... 2
  • Test Subjects for SSN Search Capability on Contact Verification and Contact Locator......... 3
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #82 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 12/17/2009
Contents include:
  • Upcoming Change in General Announcement Delivery
  • L2C Model – Standalone Version
  • SSN Search Capability on Contact Verification and Contact Locator
  • FDCPA Search
  • Online Test Database Changes Coming January 27, 2010
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #81 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 11/18/2009
Contents include:
  • Test Subjects Now Available on TransUnion’s Client Technical Services Website!
  • New Credit Characteristics
  • Upcoming Change in General Announcement Delivery
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #80 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 09/29/2009
Contents include:
  • ID Analytics Model Test Subjects
  • Reminder: TransUnion’s Updated Client Technical Services Website Now Available!
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #79 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 09/01/2009
Contents include:
  • ID Analytics Model Test Subjects
  • Reminder: TransUnion’s Updated Client Technical Services Website Now Available!
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #78 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 06/30/2009
Contents include:
  • FDCPA Case Search
  • New Remarks Codes
  • Loan Type “DR” Description Change
  • Remarks Code “PPA” Description Change
  • Enhancement to Contact Identity Services through TU4.0/TU4.1
  • Test Subjects - Auto Summary Add-on Service
  • Auto Summary Correction - Available Access Methods and Request Formats
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #77 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 05/27/2009
Contents include:
  • Auto Summary
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #76 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 04/20/2009
Contents include:
  • New State Security Freeze Laws — Alaska
  • FICO® Risk Score, Classic 08 Industry Options
  • Test Subjects — L2C Thin File Model Enhancements
  • Updated TU4 User Guides Available
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #75 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 03/16/2009
Contents include:
  • L2C Thin File Model Enhancements
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #74 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 01/22/2009
Contents include: 
  • FICO Risk Score, Classic 08
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #73 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 12/18/2009
Contents include:
  • Test Subjects - Redeveloped Models: Income Estimator 3.0 and Debt-to-Income Estimator 3.0
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #72 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 12/01/2008
Contents include:
  • Redeveloped Models: Income Estimator 3.0 and Debt-to-Income Estimator 3.0
  • New State Security Freeze Law — South Carolina
  • Enhancements to Technical Services Web Site
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #71 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 11/11/2008
Contents include:
  • Compliance Verification 2.0 Service
  • WEB Monitoring Service Change
  • New Error Code: 006
  • Data Furnisher Reporting Options for Consumers Affected by a Natural or Declared Disaster
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #70 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 09/11/2008
Contents include:
  • Implementation Date and Test Subjects for the Re-designed Phone Append Service
  • Collection Prioritization Engine (CPE) v1.0 New Phone Indicators
  • Collection Prioritization Engine (CPE) New Version: v1.1
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #69 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 07/31/2008
Contents include:
  • New Service Availability — ARM Alert
  • Re-Designed Phone Append Service
  • Red Flag Regulations
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #68 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 07/21/2008
Contents include:
  • Upcoming TransUnion Net Access (TUNA) Internal Upgrades
  • Vendor Information Segment
  • Preliminary Settlement Agreement — Account Reporting for Chapter 7 Bankruptcies
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #67 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 07/01/2008
Contents include:
  • New State Security Freeze Laws – Arizona, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, and Utah
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #66 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 07/18/2008
Contents include:
  • Minnesota Law (SSN Truncation) — Update
  • New State Security Freeze Laws — Idaho, Iowa, and Virginia
  • Changes to Use Type Codes (formerly referred to as Exempt Use Type Codes)
  • Contact Verification Plus Enhancement
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #65 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 07/04/2008
Contents include:
  • Redeveloped Model — TransUnion Account Management Model 3.0
  • Redeveloped Model — TransUnion New Account Model 3.0
  • Washington State Law — Wireless and Pager Phone Numbers
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #64 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 05/21/2008
Contents include:
  • State of Minnesota Law Regarding Social Security Numbers
  • Identity Manager Verification Enhancement — Addition of Three Alert Messages
  • Hard Coding of Subscriber Code Fields
  • Reminder — Adverse Action Requirement as Defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act
Content only available to logged-in subscribersEdition #63 (. pdf )
Last Updated: 04/21/2008
Contents include: 
  • Credit Characteristics Print Image Available for Collection Prioritization Engine 2.0
  • Security Freeze Refresher — SYSTEM Coding for an Access Code
  • IP Address Usage
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