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DFS web applications will be offline for scheduled maintenance from Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:00pm EDT until Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7pm EDT.

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Virtual Currencies

Recognizing that virtual currencies present both opportunities and challenges for industry as well as regulators, DFS issued a regulation requiring the licensing of virtual currency businesses in New York. DFS has licensed a number of virtual currency companies to operate in New York, protecting consumers while promoting innovation in the financial services industry.

Payday Lending

DFS protects consumers from illegal payday loans and the debt collectors who attempt to collect on them.

Student Protection Unit

The SPU was formed to enhance consumer protections for NY students, and help them build financially sound futures.

Foreclosure Relief

DFS assists homeowners already in foreclosure or at risk of foreclosure as part of a statewide initiative.

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Register to Vote online service - New York State web site

NYSDFS Consumer Alert: Scammers Using Department of Financial Services Phone Number, Counterfeit DFS Licenses And Letterhead

Affordable Care Act information page

DFS Insights - Federal Efforts to Roll Back Financial Services Reforms

Paid Family Leave Program website

Cybersecurity Regulation - Key Dates and Information for Financial Institutions

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