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Recent Superintendent's Letters

The Letters are in PDF format.

Release Date Subject
03/26/2015

Superintendent Lawsky Letter to Insurers on Cyber Security

12/26/2014 Superintendent Lawsky Letter Regarding Request for Special Report Pursuant to New York Insurance Law § 308: Expiration of Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reautorization Act of 2007
10/21/2014

Superintendent Lawsky Letter to Ocwen on Backdating Issue

09/09/2014

Superintendent Lawsky Letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on State-level Guarantee Fees

08/12/2014

Superintendent Lawsky Sends Letter to NAIC Commissioners on the Rector Report

08/04/2014

Superintendent Lawsky Letter to Ocwen on Force-placed Insurance

07/30/2014

Superintendent Lawsky Letter to FSOC

06/02/2014

Superintendent Lawsky's Letter Regarding Proposed Reforms Relating to Consumer Credit Collection Cases

03/05/2014

Superintendent Lawsky's Letter to Mr. Jesse Bray about Nationstar Mortgage LLC's Volume of Servicing Reports for the fourth quarter of 2013

01/24/2014

Superintendent Lawsky Letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Ensuring Consumers Receive Life Insurance Benefits to Which They Are Entitled

Speeches and Testimony

Release Date Subject
05/19/2015

Superintendent Lawsky's Remarks on Reforming New York's Foreclosure Process

03/12/2015 Excerpts From Superintendent Lawsky’s Remarks On Foreign Exchange Trading, Wall Street Enforcement, And Health Care Payment Reform In Albany, NY
02/25/2015 Superintendent Lawsky’s Remarks On Financial Regulation In New York City At Columbia Law School
12/18/2014 Superintendent Lawsky Remarks On Revised Bitlicense Framework For Virtual Currency Regulation And Trends In Payments Technology
11/03/2014 Excerpts From Superintendent Lawsky's Remarks On Virtual Currency And Bitcoin Regulation At Money 20/20
10/14/2014 Excerpts from Superintendent Lawsky’s Remarks at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law New York, NY
03/19/2014 Remarks Of Superintendent Lawsky On Financial Regulatory Enforcement Before The Exchequer Club Washington, DC
02/11/2014 Remarks of Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services for the State of New York, on the Regulation of Virtual Currencies at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC
11/22/2013 Remarks Of New York State Superintendent Of Financial Services Benjamin M. Lawsky At “Regulating Shadow Banking” Conference Sponsored By Americans For Financial Reform And The Economic Policy Institute In Washington, D.C.
04/18/2013 Superintendent Lawsky's Remarks at the 22nd Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World Economies
12/01/2011 Testimony of Benjamin M. Lawsky Before the New York State Assembly Committee on Insurance, Committee on Banks, and Committee on Oversight, Analysis and Investigation
05/18/2011 Testimony of Benjamin M. Lawsky Before the New York Senate Committees on Insurance and Banking

Recent Press Releases

If you are a member of the press and would like more information, please call the Public Affairs Office at (212) 709-1691. Media inquiries can also be e-mailed to the following address: public-affairs@dfs.ny.gov

Release DateSubject

05/20/2015

Benjamin M. Lawsky to Depart NYDFS After Four Years Serving as the Agency's First Superintendent

05/20/2015

NYDFS Announces Barclays To Pay $2.4 Billion, Terminate Employees For Conspiring To Manipulate Spot FX Trading Market

05/18/2015

Governor Cuomo Announces Major Mortgage Companies Agree to Measures to Combat Vacant and Abandoned "Zombie Properties"

05/12/2015

NYDFS Approves New Title Insurance Rates for Refinancings, Up to 65 Percent Savings for Consumers

05/07/2015

NYDFS Grants First Charter To A New York Virtual Currency Company

05/05/2015

Department Of Financial Services Announces Return Of 17th Century Painting From France To Heir Of Victim Of Nazi Persecution

04/30/2015

DFS Mobile Command Center To Deliver Foreclosure Prevention And Insurance Help To Queens Homeowners In Springfield Gardens

04/29/2015

Governor Cuomo Announces New Regulations To Crack Down On Kickbacks And Improper Expenses In The Title Insurance Industry

04/23/2015

NYDFS Announces Deutsche Bank to Pay $2.5 Billion, Terminate and Ban Individual Employees, Install Independent Monitor for Interest Rate Manipulation

04/16/2015

DFS Mobile Command Center to Howard Beach and Rockaway Beach Sites to Deliver Foreclosure Prevention and Insurance Help to Homeowners

04/09/2015

NYDFS Report Shows Need To Tighten Cyber Security At Banks' Third-Party Vendors

03/31/2015

Cuomo Administration Announces Law Protecting New York Consumers From Surprise, Out-Of-Network Medical Bills Goes Into Effect

03/23/2015 NYDFS Issues Consumer Alert on Insurance Coverage for Colon Cancer Screenings
03/12/2015 NYDFS Announces Commerzbank to pay $1.45 Billion, Terminate Employees, Install Independent Monitor for Banking Law Violations
03/10/2015

NYDFS Announces Moneymutual Will Pay $2.1 Million Penalty; Montel Williams To Withdraw Endorsement For New York Payday Loans

03/05/2015 NYDFS Urges Pioneer Savings Bank Customers To Take Steps To Protect Themselves Following Security Breach
02/27/2015

DFS Issues Regulatory Guidance To Financial Institutions On Identifying And Stopping Elder Financial Abuse

02/08/2015

NYDFS Announces New, Targeted Cyber Security Assessments For Insurance Companies

02/05/2015

Governor Cuomo Announces Wells Fargo To Pay $4 Million For Violations On Credit Card Accounts At Former Affiliate

12/22/2014

NYDFS Announces Bank Leumi to Pay $130 Million; Terminate and Ban Individual Employees, Admit Violations of Banking Law for Assisting Tax Evasion by U.S. Clients

12/22/2014

NYDFS Announces Ocwen Chairman To Resign From Firm And Related Companies; Ocwen To Provide Direct Homeowner Relief And Undertake Significant Operational Reforms

12/19/2014

NYDFS Reaches Agreement On Final Consent Judgment With Condor Capital, Obtaining Full Restitution For Consumers Under Dodd-Frank Lawsuit

12/11/2014

Governor Cuomo Announces Action To Help Ensure Transgender New Yorkers Receive Equal Access To Health Insurance Coverage

12/10/2014

NYDFS Issues Examination Guidance To Banks Outlining New Targeted Cyber Security Preparedness Assessments

12/09/2014

Governor Cuomo Deploying Department Of Financial Services’ Mobile Command Center To Help Western New Yorkers With Storm-Related Insurance Issues

12/03/2014

Governor Cuomo Announces New Regulations Against Abusive And Deceptive Debt Collection Practices

11/19/2014

Governor Cuomo Deploying Mobile Command Center To Onondaga County Sites To Deliver Foreclosure Prevention Help To Homeowners

11/18/2014

NYDFS Announces Bank Of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ To Pay Additional $315 Million Penalty For Misleading Regulators, Individual Bank Employees Will Resign And Accept Bans

11/13/2014

Governor Cuomo Announces Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, M&T Bank And Valley National Bank To Use DFS Database To Help Protect Consumers From Illegal, Online Payday Lending

11/12/2014

Governor Cuomo Deploying Mobile Command Center to Queens to Deliver Foreclosure Prevention Help to Homeowners

10/31/2014

NYDFS Announces AIG To Pay $35 Million Penalty For Insurance Law Violations Related To Its Former Subsidiaries ALICO And DelAm

10/08/2014

Governor Cuomo Deploying Mobile Command Center to Long Island to Deliver Foreclosure Prevention Help to Homeowners

Public Hearings

The department holds public hearings on certain Insurance related issues that are open to the public. Interested parties may also testify at these hearings, or submit written comments to be included in the hearing record.

 

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