Effective July 1, 2008, correspondent lenders in Connecticut now follow the same bond requirements as mortgage lenders and brokers, according to the HB 5577 enactment. The bond amount is also increased from $40,000.00 to $80,000.00. There are new regulatory requirements for mortgage brokers and lenders. The law specifies new permissible and prohibited actions for mortgage brokers and lenders. If there are any unpaid costs of an examination of a license, the bond is required to respond to it. The Banking Commissioner is no longer required to automatically suspend the license on the date the license bond is canceled unless it is renewed or replaced. If the licensee does not pay the costs after 30 days of an examination, the license will be suspended.