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2011 Banking Department Press Releases

May 24, 2011 Governor Cuomo Announces Unanimous Senate Confirmation of Benjamin Lawsky As Superintendent of The Department of Financial Services - Executive Chamber Press Release
March 28, 2011 Statement from Superintendent Richard H. Neiman on HAMP Termination Act
January 5, 2011 States and CFPB Sign Information Sharing Agreement, Set Foundation for Coordinated Financial Regulation
   

2010 Banking Department Press Releases

November 17, 2010 Brueghel Painting Restored to Stern Estate by Netherlands' Government
November 12, 2010 Superintendent Neiman Supports the Administration's Nomination of Joseph Smith
October 15, 2010 Leader of $92 Million Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy Pleads Guilty - United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District Press Release
October 13, 2010 Banking Department Requires Mortgage Servicers to Suspend Foreclosure Actions Pending Thorough Review
October 13, 2010 New York Superintendent of Banks Richard Neiman's Address before the Exchequer Club
October 13, 2010 Joint Statement of the Mortgage Foreclosure Multi-state Group
October 7, 2010 New York State Banking Department Issues Second Report on Pre-Foreclosure Notices
September 23, 2010 Former Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty to Role in Mortgage Fraud Scheme - Delaware County District Attorney's Office Release
September 23, 2010 Statement from Superintendent Richard H. Neiman on Small Business Lending Bill
September 21, 2010 District Attorney Vance Announces Sentencing in $100 Million Mortgage Fraud Case - Manhattan District Attorney's Office Press Release
September 17, 2010 Statement on President Obama's Appointment of Elizabeth Warren
September 16, 2010 Congressional Oversight Panel Assesses the TARP on the Eve of Its Expiration - Congressional Oversight Panel Release
August 24, 2010 Redefault Rates on Loan Modifications Actually Improving, Says State Foreclosure Prevention Working Group
August 20, 2010 Queens Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Mortgage Fraud Scam - New York City Department of Investigation Press Release
August 18, 2010

Cease and Desist Order Against Barclays Bank

August 12, 2010 Congressional Oversight Panel Examines the International Reach of the TARP - Congressional Oversight Panel Release
August 10, 2010 New Business Conduct Rules Hold Mortgage Loan Servicers Accountable for Dealings with Homeowners
August 6, 2010 Former President of Mortgage Brokerage Firm Pleads Guilty to Participating in $23 Million Fraud Scheme - United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District Press Release
August 2, 2010 New Standards for New York Mortgage Industry Ensure Only Qualified Professionals Can Originate Loans
July 28, 2010 New York State Banking Department Reaccredited - Conference of State Bank Supervisors Press Release
July 21, 2010 Statement from Superintendent Richard H. Neiman on Signing of Wall Street Reform Bill
July 20, 2010 Statement from Superintendent Richard H. Neiman on June HAMP Report

July 14, 2010

Congressional Oversight Panel Evaluates Small Banks in the Capital Purchase Program - Congressional Oversight Panel Release
July 9, 2010 New York State Banking Superintendent Closes USA Bank
June 21, 2010 Arrests Made in North Rockland Home Foreclosure Scam - Rockland County District Attorney's Office Release
June 17, 2010 U.S. Attorney Charges 38 Defendants as Part of Nationwide Mortgage Fraud Sweep - United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District Press Release
June 10, 2010 Pre-foreclosure Notices Helping New York State Target Outreach to Most At-risk Homeowners
May 28, 2010 April Enforcement Actions
May 27, 2010 Former Mortgage Broker Arrested for Falsifying Documents to Obtain Loans
May 19, 2010 Banking Department Announces Lifting of Written Agreement
May 17, 2010 Statement from Superintendent Richard H. Neiman on CDFI Budget Allocation
May 13, 2010 Seventeen Individuals Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Fraud - Queens District Attorney's Office Press Release

May 13, 2010

Congressional Oversight Panel Evaluates TARP's Impact on the Small Business Credit Crunch - Congressional Oversight Panel Release
May 12, 2010 Statement from Superintendent Richard H. Neiman on Passage of Federal Reserve Supervision Amendment
May 7, 2010 Banking Superintendent Sends Letter to Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand on State Supervision in Financial Regulatory Reform
May 7, 2010 Statement from Superintendent Richard H. Neiman on Homeowner Advocate Amendment
May 6, 2010 Banking Department Announces Lifting of Written Agreement
May 4, 2010 Banking Superintendent Richard H. Neiman Emphasizes Need for Financial Services Tailored to Meet the Needs of the Underserved
April 14, 2010 Congressional Oversight Panel Evaluates the Progress of TARP Foreclosure Mitigation Programs - Congressional Oversight Panel Press Release
March 31, 2010 February Enforcement Actions
March 24, 2010 Banking Superintendent Announces NY Participation in $1.25M Multi-State Settlement with CitiFinancial
March 15, 2010 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Former President of The Park Avenue Bank - United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District Press Release
March 12, 2010 New York State Banking Superintendent Closes Park Avenue Bank
March 11, 2010 Congressional Oversight Panel Reports on Unique Treatment of GMAC Under TARP - Congressional Oversight Panel Press Release
March 11, 2010 New York State Banking Superintendent Closes LibertyPointe Bank
March 10, 2010 Klatsky and Strassberger Join the New York State Banking Board
March 5, 2010 Statement from Superintendent Richard H. Neiman on Hardest-Hit Fund
March 4, 2010 Statewide Loan Modification Scam Alert Campaign Launched - New York State Consumer Protection Board Release
February 26, 2010 January Enforcement Actions
February 19, 2010 Statement from Superintendent Richard H. Neiman on President Obama's Announcement of Aid Package for Homeowners
February 15, 2010 Joseph M. Drayton Joins New York State Banking Board
February 11, 2010 Congressional Oversight Panel Analyzes Commercial Real Estate Losses and the Risk to Financial Stability - Congressional Oversight Panel Press Release
February 4, 2010 Painting Lost Due to Nazi Persecution Restored to Rightful Heir
January 20, 2010 Delinquent Loans Seriously Outpacing Foreclosure Mitigation Efforts, Says State Foreclosure Prevention Working Group

 

2009 Banking Department Press Releases

December 23, 2009 Superintendent Richard H. Neiman's Statement: Treasury's Directive Must Go Further
December 15, 2009 Governor Paterson Signs Comprehensive Foreclosure Legislation Into Law - Executive Chamber Press Release
December 10, 2009 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges President of Mortgage Brokerage Firm in $23 Million Fraud Scheme - United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District Press Release
December 9, 2009 Congressional Oversight Panel Takes Stock of the Financial Rescue - Congressional Oversight Panel Press Release
December 2, 2009 U.S. State/Federal Model Can Serve as Road Map for Cooperative Global Financial Supervision
November 16, 2009 Governor Paterson Announces Passage of Comprehensive Foreclosure Legislation - Executive Chamber Press Release
November 6, 2009 Congressional Oversight Panel Press Releases Report on Use of Government-Backed Guarantees to Promote Financial Stability - Congressional Oversight Panel Press Releases
November 6, 2009 New York State Banking Board Approves Application for Central Trade Repository for Credit Default Swaps
October 22, 2009 Oversight Panel Presses Asst. Treasury Secretary Herb Allison on Loan Mod Conversions
October 9, 2009 Congressional Oversight Panel Releases Assessment of Foreclosure Mitigation Efforts - Congressional Oversight Panel Press Releases
September 24, 2009

Three Individuals, Including a Police Officer, Arrested in a Mortgage Fraud Scheme - City of New York Department of Investigation Press Release

September 10, 2009 Statement from New York Superintendent of Banks and Oversight Panel Member Richard H. Neiman
September 9, 2009 Congressional Oversight Panel Releases Report on TARP Use for the Auto Industry - Congressional Oversight Panel Press Release
August 31, 2009 July Enforcement Actions

August 11, 2009

Congressional Oversight Panel Releases Report on the Continued Risk of Troubled Assets - Congressional Oversight Panel Press Release
July 30, 2009 June Enforcement Actions
July 27, 2009 New York Total Foreclosure Activity Increased in Second Quarter; Down Overall from Previous Year
July 24, 2009 New York State Banking Department Closes Waterford Village Bank
July 21, 2009 Congressional Oversight Panel Releases Special Report on Farm Credit - Congressional Oversight Panel Press Release
July 10, 2009 Congressional Oversight Panel Releases Oversight Report on TARP Repayments and Repurchase of Stock Warrants - Congressional Oversight Panel Press Release
June 29, 2009 Statement from Superintendent Richard H. Neiman on Decision in Cuomo v. Clearing House
June 27, 2009 HCPO Calls for Relaxed Standards of Proof for Holocaust Claims at International Conference
June 12, 2009 Banking Department Announces LIfting of Written Agreement
June 4, 2009 Nine Indicted in $92 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme - United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York Press Release
June 4, 2009 Banking Department Announces Appointment of New Banking Board Members
June 3, 2009 Governor Paterson Unveils Comprehensive Foreclosure Legislation for Homeowners, Tenants and Neighborhoods - Executive Chamber Press Release
June 1, 2009 Painting Sold Under Nazi Duress Restored to Rightful Heirs
May 22, 2009 Suffolk Woman Charged in Subprime Mortgage Scam - Nassau County District Attorney's Office Press Release
May 20, 2009 Banking Department and Federal Reserve Announce Written Agreement
May 19, 2009 Banking Superintendent Richard H. Neiman Calls on Banks to Ensure Credit Access in Underserved Communities
May 14, 2009 Banking Department Recommends Regulation of Debt Settlement Companies
May 13, 2009 Banking Department Warns New Yorkers: Firststar is Unauthorized Credit Union
May 7, 2009 Congressional Oversight Panel Releases Oversight Report on Reviving Lending - Congressional Oversight Panel Press Release
May 1, 2009 Governor Paterson Signs Bill Making Banking More Accessible to the Half Million Unbanked New Yorkers - Executive Chamber Press Release
May 1, 2009 Banking Department Confirms New York Lenders' Ability to Participate in Hope for Homeowners Program
April 28, 2009 Banking Superintendent, Richard H. Neiman Honored for Public Service
April 22, 2009

Child Support Recipients Have More Opportunities to Avoid Bank Fees - Free ATM Transactions Increased Statewide - Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Press Release.

April 21, 2009 New York Total Foreclosure Activity Decreased in First Quarter While National Filings Increased
April 21, 2009 Holocaust Claims Processing Office and U.S. Customs Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day with Return of 17th Century Painting
April 20, 2009 Ring Leader Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for $24 Million Fraud Scheme - U.S. Attorney's Office-Southern District Press Release
April 7, 2009 Richard H. Neiman, Congressional Oversight Panel Member Issues Statement of Additional Views on Panel Report "Assessing TARP Strategy"
April 7, 2009 Congressional Oversight Panel Releases Oversight Report on Assessing TARP Strategy - Congressional Oversight Panel Press Release
April 1, 2009 Drawing Lost Due to Nazi Persecution Returned to Feldmann Estate
March 20, 2009 Governor Paterson Announces Enhancements to New York's Small Business Lending Programs - Executive Chamber Press Release
March 17, 2009 New York State Banking Department and The Federal Reserve Announce Written Agreement by and among Société Générale
March 11, 2009 Superintendent of Banks Testifies Before U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee
March 6, 2009 Congressional Oversight Panel Releases Oversight Report on Foreclosure Mitigation - Congressional Oversight Panel Press Release
March 3, 2009 New York State Banking Department Initiates Review of Banking Development District Program
February 25, 2009 Superintendent of Banks Testifies before the Senate Committee on Banks
February 23, 2009 Banking Department and FDIC Issue Consent Order to Cease and Desist to Waterford Village Bank
February 18, 2009 New York State Banking Department Issues Branch License to China Construction Bank
February 13, 2009 Banking Department and FDIC Issue Consent Order to Cease and Desist to The Park Avenue Bank
February 6, 2009 Congressional Oversight Panel Releases Third Monthly Oversight Report: Valuing Treasury Acquisitions - Congressional Oversight Panel Press Release
February 2, 2009 States Urge OCC and OTS to Push for Affordable Mortgage Modifications - State Foreclosure Prevention Working Group Press Release
January 29, 2009 New York State Banking Department Licenses Branch of Banco Espiritu Santo De Investimento
January 29, 2009 Congressional Oversight Panel Releases Special Report on Regulatory Reform; Recommends Action: - Congressional Oversight Panel Press Release
January 28, 2009 New York State Banking Department Licenses Dekabank Deutsche to Open Representative Office
January 23, 2009 New York Foreclosure Filings Down in Fourth Quarter 2008, Reflecting Impact of State Efforts
January 16, 2009 New York State Will Receive $109 Million Under Deferred Prosecution Agreement with British Bank Lloyds TSB - Executive Chamber Press Release
January 15, 2009 New HALT Report Shows New York Leader in Addressing Foreclosure Crisis - Executive Chamber Press Release
January 9, 2009 Congressional Oversight Panel Releases Second Report: Highlights Unanswered Questions - Congressional Oversight Panel Press Release
January 5, 2009 Attorney General Announces Agreement with Major Mortgage Brokers who Discriminated Against Minorities - Attorney General's Office Press Release

2008 Press Releases

December 16, 2008 Governor Paterson's Executive Budget Eliminates Largest Deficit in State History - Executive Chamber Press Release
December 10, 2008 TARP Congressional Oversight Panel Releases First Report - Congressional Oversight Panel Press Release
December 10, 2008 Painting Lost Due to Nazi Persecution Returned to Stern Estate
December 4, 2008 Banking Department Approved Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. to Form Trust Company to Clear Credit Derivatives
December 2, 2008 New York Launches PSA Campaign to Stem Foreclosures
December 2, 2008 Banking Department Announces Branch License Awarded to Shizuoka Bank
November 28, 2008 Banking Department Announces Approval of Goldman Sachs Application
November 25, 2008 New York Banking Department Approves License for Barclays Bank PLC to Open Representative Office
November 14, 2008 Pelosi and Reid Announce Three Members of Congressional Oversight Panel - Congressional Leaders Press Release
November 14, 2008 Statement from Governor David A. Paterson on Appointment of Richard H. Neiman, Superintedent of Banks, to Congressional Oversight Panel for EESA - Executive Chamber Press Release
October 30, 2008 Superintendent of Banks Renews Commitment to Upstate Areas Impacted by Foreclosures
October 30, 2008 New York Banking Department and RealtyTrac® Release Foreclosure Data for Third Quarter 2008
October 27, 2008 Governor Paterson Calls on Congress to Include States in Shaping Reform and Oversight of the Rescue Plan - Executive Chamber Press Release
October 23, 2008 New York State Superintendent of Banks Calls Goldman Sachs' Bank Decision a Sign of Future Regulatory Reform
October 15, 2008 Governor Paterson Announces Largest Commerical Bank in China Opens Branch in New York State - Executive Chamber Press Release
October 13, 2008 Governor Paterson Announces Goldman Sachs U.S. Bank will be Headquartered and Chartered in New York - Executive Chamber Press Release
October 2, 2008 Holocaust Claims Processing Office Assists in Return of Eight Artworks to Rightful Heir from Austrian Museums
October 1, 2008 Banking Department and FDIC Lift Order Against Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Company
September 30, 2008 Governor Paterson Reminds New Yorkers of Consumer Assistance During Financial Market Turmoil - Executive Chamber Press Release
September 29, 2008 Customer Questions Regarding Wachovia- FDIC Press Release
September 29, 2008 Foreclosure Prevention Efforts Declining According to Third Report from State Officials
September 26, 2008 New York State Banking Department Announces Foreclosure Relief Forum for Long Island Homeowners
September 26, 2008 Banking Department Permits State-chartered Banks to Provide Enhanced Temporary Funding Arrangements for Emergencies
September 26, 2008 Customer Questions Regarding Washington Mutual - FDIC Press Release
September 24, 2008 Governor Paterson Announces Additional New York State Grants to Fight Foreclosure Crisis - Executive Chamber Press Release
September 23, 2008 Governor Paterson Makes Statement on Credit Default Market - Executive Chamber Press Release
September 19, 2008 Governor Paterson Calls on Paulson, Bernanke and Congress to Headquarter New Federal Asset Relief Program in New York - Executive Chamber Press Release
September 15, 2008 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the New York State Banking Department Executed an Information-Sharing Agreement
September 12, 2008 New York State Banking Department Lifts Order Against ABN AMRO Bank, N.V.
September 10, 2008 Governor Paterson Announces Grants as Part of New York's Continuing Efforts in Fighting Foreclosure Crisis - Executive Chamber Press Release
September 8, 2008 Statement from Governor David A. Paterson on the U.S. Treasury Department's Rescue of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - Executive Chamber Press Release
August 27, 2008 Banking Department Issues Industry Letter Detailing Components of New Subprime Legislation
August 5, 2008 Governor Paterson Signs Comprehensive Reforms to Address Foreclosure Crisis - Executive Chamber Press Release
August 5, 2008

New York State Banking Department Releases Details of Mortgage Lending Reform Bill

July 31, 2008 New York Banking Department and RealtyTrac® Comment on Second Quarter 2008 New York Foreclosure Filings
July 24, 2008 Governor Paterson Announces Grants as Part of New York's Continued Efforts in Fighting Foreclosure Crisis - Executive Chamber Press Release
July 23, 2008 New York Expands Interstate Branching Law
July 18, 2008 New York Superintendent of Banks, Richard H. Neiman, Takes Action Against V&V Check Cashing Corp. in Connection with Indictments Announced by the Manhattan District Attorney
July 14, 2008

New York State Banking Department Licenses China Merchants Bank; First New Chinese Branch to Open in U.S. in 17 Years

July 2, 2008 Peter G. Humphrey, President and CEO of Five Star Bank, Joins Banking Board; Robert Fisher Reappointed
June 25, 2008 Retired Congressman John J. LaFalce Joins Board at New York State Banking Department
June 25, 2008 SPECIAL ALERT: New York State Banking Department Notifies Public of Fraudulent E-Mail Claiming to be from Superintendent Richard H. Neiman
June 19, 2008 Governor Paterson Announces Request for Proposal to Assist Homeowners Facing Foreclosure - Executive Chamber Press Release
June 19, 2008 Governor Paterson Announces Agreement with Legislature on Comprehensive Reforms to Address Mortgage Crisis - Executive Chamber Press Release
June 18, 2008 New York State Banking Department Lifts Order Against Deutsche Bank
June 4, 2008 Latest Banking Development District Branch Opens in Bedford-Stuyvesant Area

May 11, 2008

HALT Task Force Publishes Progress Report on Subprime Mortgage Crisis

May 6, 2008 New York Superintendent of Banks, Richard H. Neiman, Revokes JMF Funding Inc.'s Mortgage Broker Registration Due to Numerous Violations
May 1, 2008 Governor Paterson Calls for Federal and State Action to Address the Mortgage Crisis - Executive Chamber Press Release
April 29, 2008 New York Banking Department and RealtyTrac Comment on First Quarter 2008 New York Foreclosure Filings
April 22, 2008 Foreclosure Prevention Efforts Not Keeping Pace with Trends
April 15, 2008 New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Sign Tri-State Banking Pact
March 17, 2008 The New York State Banking Department Announces Appointment of Deputy Superintendent for Consumer Services
February 13, 2008 Banking Department Announces Request for Proposal for $1.5 Million in Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Services Grants
February 11, 2008 New State Coalition Seeks High-Quality Homeownership Education for New Yorkers
February 10, 2008 Senate Democrats, NYS Banking Department and Financial Institutions Join Forces to Help New York Borrowers Protect Their Homes
February 7, 2008

Statement from Banking Superintendent Neiman on State Foreclosure Prevention Working Group Report

February 7, 2008 State Foreclosure Prevention Group Produces First Monthly Report on Mortgage Servicers' Loss Mitigation Performance
February 6, 2008 Banking Department Publishes Retail Bank Services Survey
January 14, 2008 Banking Department Announces Appointments of New Banking Board Members

2007 Press Releases

December 19, 2007 New Law Requiring Mortgage Loan Originators to be Authorized by New York State Banking Department takes effect on Jan. 1, 2008
December 18, 2007 Neiman Announces New Additions to Legal Division
December 06, 2007 Painting Lost Due to Nazi Persecution Returned to Rightful Owner
October 30, 2007 Looted Drawing Returned to Heirs of Original Owner
October 23, 2007

New York State Banking Department Enhances State Charter with Amended ‘Wild Card’ Authorizations

October 22, 2007

New York State Banking Department Issues Consent Order to Cease and Desist to USA Bank

October 17, 2007 Banking Superintendent Neiman Uses Third HALT Summit to Call on Servicers to Report Progress on Commitment to Modify Unaffordable Loans
September 6, 2007

The Foundation for the Lithuanian Jewish Heritage to Receive Holocaust Era Accounts

September 5, 2007 The New York State Banking Department Announces the Appointment of First Deputy Superintendent of Banks
August 31, 2007

New York State Banking Department Announces Written Agreement with Brown Brothers Harriman & Co

August 6, 2007

New York State Banking Department Announces Written Agreement With American Express Bank, LTD.

August 3, 2007 New York State Banking Department Issues Consent Order to Cease and Desist to First American International Bank
August 3, 2007 Banking Department Issues Suspension Order Against American Home Mortgage
July 30, 2007 New York State Banking Department Adopts Statement of Subprime Mortgage Lending
July 27, 2007 Governor Eliot Spitzer Confronts Subprime Lending Crisis by Announcing $100 Million “Keep the Dream” Refinancing Program to Help At-Risk Families Keep Their Homes
July 23, 2007 Robert M. Fisher Joins New York State Banking Board
July 12, 2007 Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and State Banking Superintendent Richard H. Neiman today announced nearly 25,000 homeowners across New York State are eligible to receive restitution as a result of a $325 million settlement with Ameriquest Mortgage Co.
June 28, 2007 State Subprime Task Force Hosts Second HALT Summit in Buffalo
June 26, 2007 Sarah Kovner Joins New York State Banking Board
June 11, 2007 New York State Banking Department Announces Commitment To Participate In CSBS/AARMR Mortgage Licensing System
June 7, 2007 Brian D. Obergfell Joins New York State Banking Board
May 25, 2007 Banking Department Adopts Guidance on Nontraditional Mortgage Products

May 18, 2007

Governor’s Task Force Targets Abusive Lending Practices
(Executive Chamber Press Release)

April 26, 2007 Banking Department Joins Manhattan D.A. in Announcing Convictions against C.L.B. Check Cashing, Inc.
March 29, 2007 Holocaust Era Insurance Claims Commission (ICHEIC) To Close
March 15, 2007 Banking Department issues enforcement actions against New Century Mortgage
March 13, 2007

Banking Department and Federal Reserve Board Announce Written Agreement with Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

March 6, 2007 Banking Department and Federal Reserve Board Announce Written Agreement with Banco de la Nación Argentina
February 27, 2007 Painting Lost During Nazi Forced Sale Returned to Rightful Owners
February 21, 2007

Richard H. Neiman Nominated to Serve as Superintendent of Banking
(Executive Chamber Press Release)

February 14, 2007

New York State Superintendent of Banks to Join Wolfensohn & Company
(Wolfensohn & Company Press Release)

January 24, 2007

Banking Department and Federal Reserve Board Announce Written Agreement with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

 

 

 

 

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