discount points

Discount Point

One percentage point of the principal of a mortgage loan that some lenders require borrowers to pay immediately as a condition of making the loan. That is, if the lender makes a mortgage loan, it may require the borrower to pay a certain amount of discount points up front. The amount paid is deducted from the interest the borrower would otherwise owe on the loan. Discount points are tax deductible for the borrower because they qualify as prepaid interest.

discount points

Mortgage fees charged by the lender and treated as additional interest above the face rate in the promissory note in order to obtain an effective rate higher than the stated rate.One point is equal to 1 percent of the loan.

Discount Points

Same as Points.

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15, the CFPB released new HMDA reporting requirements, under which credit unions will have to collect new facts, including an applicant's debt-to-income ratio, the interest rate of the loan and the discount points charged for the loan.
He said: "We have to try to continue winning in the Premier League to discount points on the leaders.
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For this purpose, points include amounts (1) designated as such on a closing statement (and are referred to as either loan origination fees, loan discount, discount points, or points); (2) computed as a percentage of the loan amount; and (3) charged under the established business practice of the area in which the residence is located (Rev.
The current discount points back to a basic economic principle.
For those with available monetary assets, the option to pay loan discount points is another consideration.
Guntermann, "FHA Mortgage Discount Points, House Prices and Consumer Behavior," AREUEA Journal 7 no.
This normally includes on origination fee, discount points, title insurance, survey, attorney's fee, end such prepaid items as taxes end insurance escrow payments.
Wardens receive store discount points worth pounds 1 each for hitting targets - which in some places means issuing a ticket every hour.
In other words, beginning this August, the card that gets you a video rental from Tsutaya will also let you accumulate discount points if you buy an onigiri (rice ball) at Lawson's.
Rather than spread the expense over the contract term, usually one or two years, the user is more willing to pay up front to earn discount points faster.
A) the maximum interest rate or amount of interest, discount points, finance charges, or other similar charges that may be charged, taken, received, or reserved in a similar transaction under the constitution, statutory, or other laws of the home State of the out-of-State insured depository institution establishing any such branch, without reference to this section, as such maximum interest rate or amount of interest may change from time to time; or