Skip to Content

NY.gov Portal State Agency Listing

Translate | Disclaimer

Department of Financial Services logo

Industry Letters

2005 - 2001 Industry Letters

Note: Links to the explanatory letters issued by the Department of Financial Services in connection with the proposal or adoption of particular regulations may be found in the Regulations section of this web site.

November 30, 2005 Clarification on Disaster Assistance CRA Guidelines
October 13, 2005 Assistance to Victims of the Pakistani Earthquake
September 2, 2005 Assistance for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina
August 11, 2005 Overdraft Protection Programs
March 24, 2005 Budget Planner Surety Bond/Pledge of Assets
February 11, 2005 Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act and Section 9-m of the Banking Law
February 7, 2005 Annual Maximum Check Casher Fee
June 2004 Bank partnerships with supportive housing organizations and agencies
June 4, 2004 Examination of budget planner activities and fee structure
April 2, 2004 Guidance on Debt Cancellation Contracts and Debt Suspension Agreements by State Chartered Banks, Trust Companies, Savings Banks, Savings and Loan Associations, Credit Unions and Licensed Foreign Branches and Agencies
February 13, 2004 The New York State Banking Department Has Consolidated its Toll Free Help and Complaint Lines into One Number: 1-877-BANK NYS
January 2004   Best Practices for Issuers of Debit Cards-Reissue
January 20, 2004  Municipal Revenue Bond Underwriting by Banks and Trust Companies
December 24, 2003 Revisions to New York’s Executive Law Section 296-a
September 26, 2003 New York's Financial Planning and Awareness Week
September 18, 2003  Authority for Banks to Close Absent Governor’s Declaration of Bank Holiday
September 8, 2003 Best Practices for the Prevention of Bank Robberies
July 23, 2003  ATM Video Retention
June 16, 2003  Clarification of Part 14 Notifications and Filings
May 28, 2003  Reporting of Malicious Software Intrusions and Web Site Defacements
May 8, 2003 Banking Department Offers Guidance to the Industry Regarding Recent Bank Robberies
March 24, 2003  Creditor Negotiations with Budget Planners
January 6, 2003 Guidance on Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) Programs
November 15, 2002  Examination Questionnaires and Office of the Ombudsman
March 22, 2002 Institutions that Engage Arthur Andersen and Contingency Plans for Vendors
February 19, 2002 Bank Partnerships with Childcare/Community Development Intermediaries
December 20, 2001 Best Practices for Issuers of Debit Cards
November 8, 2001  Check Imaging on Checking Accounts and Basic Banking Accounts
November 7, 2001 Guidance for CRA Credit for Activities in Downtown Manhattan
October 29, 2001  Compliance with Privacy of Consumer Financial Information
October 29, 2001 Update on President Bush's Executive Order Freezing Assets that Support Terrorism
October 9, 2001 Further Guidance on President Bush's Executive Order Freezing Assets that Support Terrorism
October 2, 2001 Guidance for Licensed Money Transmitters on President Bush's Executive Order Freezing Assets that Support Terrorism
September 27, 2001  Guidance on President Bush's Executive Order Freezing Assets That Support Terrorism
September 24, 2001 New York Disaster - Guidance Letter 2
September 14, 2001 New York Disaster - Guidance Letter
July 26, 2001 Due Diligence Recommendations Concerning the Eligibility of Loan Purchases and Investments for Consideration under the Community Reinvestment Act
June 25, 2001 Consideration under the Community Reinvestment Act of Activities by Limited Purpose Commercial Bank Affiliates of Savings Banks
June 4, 2001 Foreign Branches and Agencies Establishing Operating Subsidiaries - Guidance Letter
April 30, 2001 The Record Retention Requirements of the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act
February 15, 2001 Indirect Automobile Lending, Advice for Sales Finance Companies
February 15, 2001 Indirect Automobile Lending, Advice for Financial Institutions
January 26, 2001 Superintendent Elizabeth McCaul issues All Institutions Letter on Internal Controls and Management Stewardship