At the present time, the Connecticut “Interest Rate Lock Commitment” references “discount points.” In order to make the document conform more with the language used in Connecticut law, all references in the document to “discount points” will be changed to “points,” as referenced in the following language from Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. §36a-705(4) :
“’Mortgage rate lock-in’ means a written or electronically transmitted confirmation issued to a mortgage applicant or the representative of such applicant by a mortgage lender or mortgage correspondent lender or the mortgage lender’s or mortgage correspondent lender’s representative, prior to the issuance of a first mortgage loan commitment, stating that a particular rate, number of points or variable rate terms will be the rate, number of points, or variable rate terms at which the mortgage lender or mortgage correspondent lender will make the loan, provided the first mortgage loan is closed by a specified date, and the applicant qualifies for the loan in accordance with the mortgage lender’s or mortgage correspondent lender’s standards of creditworthiness.”
Besides this textual change, no other changes will be made. “Points” will still be the same as “Discount Points,” just by another name.
This change will take effect on January 24, 2012.
January 23, 2012