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Press Releases

02/13/2018 DFS Grants Charter to Equiniti Trust Company
02/07/2018 DFS Takes Action to Deter Fraud and Manipulation in Virtual Currency Markets

Governor Cuomo Announces 30-Day Budget Amendment to Help Combat the Fentanyl Crisis in New York State


DFS Issues Order Regarding Interest on Escrow Account to Make State-Chartered Financial Institutions Competitive with Their Federal Counterparts


New York State Reminds New Yorkers to Protect Themselves from Cyber Crime in Recognition of Data Privacy Day


Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order to Combat Widespread Flu Epidemic in New York


Governor Cuomo Announces Efforts to Combat Maternal Depression and Prevent Maternal Mortality

01/24/2018 Governor Cuomo Announces New York Power Recovery Contingent Has Restored Nearly 240,000 Customers in the San Juan Metro Area of Puerto Rico
01/23/2018 DFS Approves Reinsurance Partnership with Security Mutual Life and Grants New License to Renaissance Life & Health Insurance Company of New York

DFS Superintendent Vullo Issues Cybersecurity Filing Deadline Reminder


DFS Fines Western Union $60 Million for Violations of New York’s Anti-Money Laundering Laws and for Ignoring Suspicious Transactions to Locations in China


Governor Cuomo Announces New Consumer Protections for Life Insurance Sales


Governor Cuomo Unveils 6th Proposal of the 2018 State of the State: Continue to Reduce the Local Property Tax Burden by Making the State's County Shared Services Panels Permanent


DFS Fines PHH Mortgage $119,000 for Violation of Vacant and Abandoned Property Law and Reminds Banks and Mortgage Servicers of Their Obligations to Maintain “Zombie” Properties


DFS Announces Final Regulation and Agreements with Two Major Insurers to Protect New York Drivers from Unfairly Discriminatory Auto Insurance Rates


DFS Superintendent Vullo Announces Formation of New State Insurance Advisory Board


On World AIDS Day, Governor Cuomo Announces New HIV Diagnoses Fall to Record Low and New Actions to Prevent Discrimination and Ensure Insurance Coverage of HIV-Prevention Medication Prep


Governor Cuomo Directs State Resources to Assist the City of Cohoes After Massive Fire


DFS Continues Innovative Regulatory Actions to Support New York State-Chartered Financial Institutions


DFS Fines Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London, Clements & Company and United Nations Federal Credit Union $1.47 Million for Underwriting and Selling Unlicensed Life Insurance to U.N. Employees


DFS Grants Virtual Currency License to Bitflyer USA, Inc.


DFS Authorizes Expansion Of New York State-Chartered Bank System


DFS Superintendent Vullo Announces $2 Million Fine Against Cigna for Violations of New York Insurance Law


DFS Fines Credit Suisse AG $135 Million for Unlawful, Unsafe and Unsound Conduct in its Foreign Exchange Trading Business


DFS Authorizes Expansion of New York State-Chartered Bank and Credit Union


DFS Superintendent Vullo Announces Next Phase of Expanded Participation in State-Based NMLS Platform, Enhancing State Regulation of the Financial Services Industry


DFS Takes Action to Expand Financial Services for Low-Income New Yorkers


DFS Announces Final Regulations to Combat Unscrupulous Practices in the Title Insurance Industry


Governor Cuomo Details State Actions to Combat the Fentanyl Crisis on Staten Island


DFS Announces New Regulation to Strengthen New York No-Fault Insurance Law


Governor Cuomo Announces Additional New York State Actions to Support Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Following Recent Hurricanes


Governor Cuomo Announces Aggressive New Actions to Combat the Fentanyl Crisis


Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Announces the Approval of a New Banking Development District in Oneida County to Preserve Access to Services for Businesses and Residents in a Tourism-Based Economy


DFS Announces Settlement With Payday Debt Collector and Payday Loan Servicer Resulting in Nearly $12 Million of Loan Forgiveness for Thousands of New York Consumers


DFS Takes Action to Ensure Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities Receive Benefits for New York’s Early Intervention Program


DFS Launches Education Initiative on Vacant and Abandoned Property Law and Reminds Banks and Mortgage Servicers of Their Obligation to Maintain “Zombie Properties”


DFS Issues Final Regulation to Protect New Yorkers from Unjustified Life Insurance Premium Increases


DFS Urges Financial Institutions to Take Immediate Steps to Protect Sensitive Consumer Data in Light of Equifax Cyberattack


Governor Cuomo Announces New Actions to Protect New Yorkers' Personal Information in Wake of Equifax Security Breach


DFS Fines Habib Bank and Its New York Branch $225 Million for Failure to Comply With Laws and Regulations Designed to Combat Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Other Illicit Financial Transactions


Governor Cuomo Announces New Initiatives to Combat Addiction Across New York State


Department of Financial Services Issues Guidance to Address Unscrupulous Activity in the Bail Bond Industry


DFS Cybersecurity Regulation Compliance Requirements Are Effective Today


DFS Fines MVP Companies $200,000 for Improperly Denying Health Insurance Claims and for Charging Co-Pays and Deductibles for Preventative Services


Governor Cuomo Takes Decisive Action to Ensure Insurance Coverage for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals


DFS Announces 2018 Health Insurance Rates in a Continued Robust New York Market


Veterans United Home Loans to Pay $604,000 in Restitution to New York Consumers and a $500,000 Fine to DFS for Retention of Surplus Lender Credits


Governor Cuomo Launches First-Ever New York State Council on Women and Girls

Superintendent's Statements

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02/15/2018 Statement by New York Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding Idaho’s Actions to Undermine the Affordable Care Act

Statement by Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo on Report of Denials of Insurance Policies for Applicants Who Take HIV Prevention Medication


Statement by DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding the Payment of Title Closers


Statement by DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding the Resolution of Illegal Conduct by BNP Paribas USA Inc.'s Foreign Exchange Trading Business


Statement by DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding CFPB’s Troublesome Policy Shift Away from Consumer Protection


Statement of DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Prepared for Delivery at Public Hearing: An examination of Recent Title Insurance Regulations

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