SharperLending, which runs a platform where lenders order settlement services from vendors, now offers employment and income verifications through The Work Number, a database maintained by Equifax's Workforce Solutions unit.

The Work Number has more than 241 million employer-direct payroll records. The partnership was motivated by the current shift from a refinance market to a purchase market, which has created a renewed emphasis on reliability and accuracy in verifying a borrower's information, SharperLending, of Spokane, Wash., said in a press release Thursday.

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