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Press Releases

DateSubject
04/18/2018

Governor Cuomo Directs Department of Financial Services to Urge Companies to Weigh Reputational Risk of Business Ties to the NRA and Similar Organizations

04/16/2018

DFS Superintendent Vullo Issues Consumer Alert Regarding Rent-To-Own and Land Installment Contracts

04/12/2018

Governor Cuomo Directs the Department of Financial Services to Issue Guidance and Take Action to Protect Passengers and Drivers on New York Roadways

04/11/2018

DFS Fines Nationstar Mortgage LLC $5 Million for Violations of New York Banking Law

04/10/2018

DFS to Co-Host Fintech Forum with Conference of State Banking Supervisors

04/09/2018

DFS Reminds Regulated Entities of Anti-Terrorism Transaction Monitoring Regulation Certification Deadline

04/04/2018

DFS Approves New Entrant To New York Insurance Market

03/29/2018

DFS Authorizes Expansion of New York State-Chartered Bank

03/22/2018 DFS Announces New Agreement with Fourth Major Insurer to Protect New York Drivers from Unfairly Discriminatory Auto Insurance Rates
03/15/2018

DFS Fines QBE Insurance $750,000 for Issuing Impermissible Insurance Covering Students Enrolled in Institutions of Higher Education

03/13/2018

DFS Announces New Agreement with GEICO to Protect New York Drivers from Unfairly Discriminatory Auto Insurance Rates

03/08/2018

New York State Department of Financial Services and The Bank of Israel Sign Memorandum of Understanding

03/01/2018

Governor Cuomo Announces Actions to Improve Access to IVF and Fertility Preservation Services

02/20/2018

Governor Cuomo Takes Action to Help Local Governments Improve Health Insurance Options and Address Rising Health Costs

02/13/2018

DFS Grants Charter to Equiniti Trust Company

02/07/2018

DFS Takes Action to Deter Fraud and Manipulation in Virtual Currency Markets

02/05/2018

Governor Cuomo Announces 30-Day Budget Amendment to Help Combat the Fentanyl Crisis in New York State

01/29/2018

DFS Issues Order Regarding Interest on Escrow Account to Make State-Chartered Financial Institutions Competitive with Their Federal Counterparts

01/26/2018

New York State Reminds New Yorkers to Protect Themselves from Cyber Crime in Recognition of Data Privacy Day

01/25/2018

Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order to Combat Widespread Flu Epidemic in New York

01/25/2018

Governor Cuomo Announces Efforts to Combat Maternal Depression and Prevent Maternal Mortality

01/24/2018

Governor Cuomo Announces New York Power Recovery Contingent Has Restored Nearly 240,000 Customers in the San Juan Metro Area of Puerto Rico

01/23/2018

DFS Approves Reinsurance Partnership with Security Mutual Life and Grants New License to Renaissance Life & Health Insurance Company of New York

01/22/2018

DFS Superintendent Vullo Issues Cybersecurity Filing Deadline Reminder

01/04/2018

DFS Fines Western Union $60 Million for Violations of New York’s Anti-Money Laundering Laws and for Ignoring Suspicious Transactions to Locations in China

12/27/2017

Governor Cuomo Announces New Consumer Protections for Life Insurance Sales

12/18/2017

Governor Cuomo Unveils 6th Proposal of the 2018 State of the State: Continue to Reduce the Local Property Tax Burden by Making the State's County Shared Services Panels Permanent

12/14/2017

DFS Fines PHH Mortgage $119,000 for Violation of Vacant and Abandoned Property Law and Reminds Banks and Mortgage Servicers of Their Obligations to Maintain “Zombie” Properties

12/13/2017

DFS Announces Final Regulation and Agreements with Two Major Insurers to Protect New York Drivers from Unfairly Discriminatory Auto Insurance Rates

12/12/2017

DFS Superintendent Vullo Announces Formation of New State Insurance Advisory Board

12/01/2017

On World AIDS Day, Governor Cuomo Announces New HIV Diagnoses Fall to Record Low and New Actions to Prevent Discrimination and Ensure Insurance Coverage of HIV-Prevention Medication Prep

12/01/2017

Governor Cuomo Directs State Resources to Assist the City of Cohoes After Massive Fire

11/29/2017

DFS Continues Innovative Regulatory Actions to Support New York State-Chartered Financial Institutions

11/28/2017

DFS Fines Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London, Clements & Company and United Nations Federal Credit Union $1.47 Million for Underwriting and Selling Unlicensed Life Insurance to U.N. Employees

11/28/2017

DFS Grants Virtual Currency License to Bitflyer USA, Inc.

11/20/2017

DFS Authorizes Expansion Of New York State-Chartered Bank System

11/14/2017

DFS Superintendent Vullo Announces $2 Million Fine Against Cigna for Violations of New York Insurance Law

11/13/2017

DFS Fines Credit Suisse AG $135 Million for Unlawful, Unsafe and Unsound Conduct in its Foreign Exchange Trading Business

11/01/2017

DFS Authorizes Expansion of New York State-Chartered Bank and Credit Union

10/30/2017

DFS Superintendent Vullo Announces Next Phase of Expanded Participation in State-Based NMLS Platform, Enhancing State Regulation of the Financial Services Industry

10/19/2017

DFS Takes Action to Expand Financial Services for Low-Income New Yorkers

10/17/2017

DFS Announces Final Regulations to Combat Unscrupulous Practices in the Title Insurance Industry

10/12/2017

Governor Cuomo Details State Actions to Combat the Fentanyl Crisis on Staten Island

10/10/2017

DFS Announces New Regulation to Strengthen New York No-Fault Insurance Law

10/04/2017

Governor Cuomo Announces Additional New York State Actions to Support Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Following Recent Hurricanes

Superintendent's Statements

Current Year

Date Subject
03/09/2018

Statement by New York Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding the Department Of Education’s “Interpretation Memo” Challenging States’ Protections for Student Loan Borrowers

02/20/2018 Statement by New York Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding on the Passing of DFS State Charter Advisory Board Member Joseph G. Perri
02/15/2018 Statement by New York Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding Idaho’s Actions to Undermine the Affordable Care Act
02/14/2018

Statement by Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo on Report of Denials of Insurance Policies for Applicants Who Take HIV Prevention Medication

02/08/2018

Statement by DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding the Payment of Title Closers

01/26/2018

Statement by DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding the Resolution of Illegal Conduct by BNP Paribas USA Inc.'s Foreign Exchange Trading Business

01/25/2018

Statement by DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding CFPB’s Troublesome Policy Shift Away from Consumer Protection

01/12/2018

Statement of DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Prepared for Delivery at Public Hearing: An examination of Recent Title Insurance Regulations

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