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Recent Superintendent's Letters

The Letters are in PDF format.

Release Date Subject

Letter to Federal and State Financial Regulators on Potential New NYDFS Cyber Security Regulation Requirements for Financial Institutions


Superintendent Lawsky Letter to Sherrod Brown, US Senate on Life-Insurer Owned Captives and Shadow Insurance


Superintendent Lawsky Letter to Insurers on Cyber Security


Superintendent Lawsky Letter to CFPB on abusive payday lending practices

Speeches and Testimony

Release Date Subject
06/03/2015 NYDFS Announces Final Bitlicense Framework for Regulating Digital Currency Firms

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

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:

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01/20/2016 NYDFS Announces Healthnow New York To Pay $750,000 Fine For Insurance Law Violations

NYDFS Announces Enforcement Action Against Habib Bank Limited


Governor Cuomo Announces Anti-Terrorism Regulation Requiring Senior Financial Executives to Certify Effectiveness of Anti-Money Laundering Systems


NYDFS Announces New Day Financial to Pay $1 Million and Surrender New York License For Exam Cheating Scheme


NYDFS Announces Barclays to Pay Additional $150 Million Penalty, Terminate Employee for Automated, Electronic Foreign Exchange Trading Misconduct


NYSOH and NYDFS Announce Agreements with Fidelis Care, Excellus BCBS, MVP Health Care to Help Ensure Health Republic Consumers Receive Uninterrupted Health Insurance Coverage


NYDFS and NYSOH Announce Additional Actions to Protect Health Republic Consumers


NYDFS Announces Deutsche Bank to Pay $258 Million, Install Independent Monitor, Terminate Employees for Transactions on Behalf of Iran, Syria, Sudan, Other Sanctioned Entities


NYDFS, NYSOH, CMS Announce Additional Actions Regarding Health Republic Insurance of New York


NYDFS Announces Goldman Sachs to Pay $50 Million; Accept Three-Year Regulatory Consulting Abstention; Admit Failure to Supervise for Banking Law Violations


NYDFS Announces Crédit Agricole to Pay $787 Million, Install Independent Consultant, Terminate Employee for Transactions on Behalf of Sudan, Iran, Other Sanctioned Entities


Governor Cuomo Announces Training Forums on Preventing Elder Financial Abuse


Acting Superintendent Albanese Approves M&T Bank Acquisition Of Hudson City Savings Bank


NYDFS Grants Charter to "Gemini" Bitcoin Exchange Founded by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss


NYDFS, CMS, NYSOH Announce Actions Regarding Health Republic Insurance Of New York


NYDFS Announces Approval of First Bitlicense Application From a Virtual Currency Firm


NYDFS Takes Possession of Montauk Credit Union, Appoints NCUA as Conservator


NYDFS Directs New York Banks to Comply with Abandoned Property Law to Help Ensure Customers Get Paid What They Are Owed



Governor Cuomo Deploys DFS Mobile Command Center to Continue Providing Consumer Assistance to Homeowners and Student Borrowers in the Mohawk Valley


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and New York Department of Financial Services Sue Pension Advance Companies for Deceiving Consumers About Loan Costs


Governor Cuomo Deploying DFS to Offer Consumer Assistance to Homeowners and Student Loan Borrowers in the Mohawk Valley


Statement by Acting New York Superintendent of Financial Services Anthony J. Albanese on Agreement with Promontory Financial Group, LLC

08/10/2015 Governor Cuomo Deploying DFS Mobile Command Center to Provide Foreclosure Prevention Assistance to Homeowners in Watertown and Oswego
07/31/2015 New York State Department of Financial Services Announces 2016 Health Insurance Premium Rates, Including Rates for NY State of Health

Governor Cuomo Deploying DFS Mobile Command Center to Provide Foreclosure Prevention Assistance to Homeowners in the Southern Tier


Governor Cuomo Announces Two Additional Mortgage Companies Sign On To Combat "Zombie Properties"


Governor Cuomo Announces Action To Crack Down On High-Interest Lending To Military Servicemembers And Close The "Ft. Drum Loophole"


Governor Cuomo Announces Student Loan Debt Relief Provider Will Cease Operations After Misleading And Improper Practices


Governor Cuomo Deploying DFS Mobile Command Center To Orange And Sullivan Counties To Provide Homeowners With Foreclosure Prevention Assistance


Governor Cuomo Issues Consumer Tips To Help Protect Against Financial Exploitation Of The Elderly


Wednesday: Superintendent Lawsky to Deliver Remarks on Digital Currency Regulation in Washington, DC


NYDFS Announces Greater Hudson Bank To Convert To New York State Charter


NYDFS Announces Deployment of Mobile Command Center to Brentwood and Central Islip to Deliver Foreclosure Prevention Help to Homeowners


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


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


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


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


NYDFS Grants First Charter To A New York Virtual Currency Company


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


NYDFS Announces New, Targeted Cyber Security Assessments For Insurance Companies


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

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