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Press Releases

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2019-04-29 Acting DFS Superintendent Lacewell Announces Appointment of Katherine Lemire as Executive Deputy Superintendent of Newly Created Consumer Protection & Enforcement Division
2019-04-15 DFS Fines UniCredit Group $405 Million for Violations of Sanctions Laws
2019-04-10 DFS Denies the Applications of Bittrex, Inc. for New York Virtual Currency and Money Transmitter Licenses
2019-04-09 DFS Grants Virtual Currency License to Bitstamp USA, Inc.
2019-04-09 Department of Financial Services and Manhattan District Attorney Fine Standard Chartered $463.4 Million for U.S. Sanctions Violations
2019-03-27 DFS Advances New York’s Thriving Virtual Currency Market, Grants Virtual Currency and Money Transmitter Licenses to Tagomi Trading, LLC
2019-03-26 ICYMI: Acting DFS Superintendent Lacewell's Op-Ed in Crain’s New York Business: Albany’s Chance to Tackle the Student-Debt Crisis
2019-03-21 Acting Financial Services Superintendent Lacewell and Attorney General James Announce Crackdown on Brooklyn Insurance Fraud Scheme
2019-03-15 Department of Financial Services Approves Expansion of New York Property Insurance Market
2019-03-06 FTC Proposes Increased Cybersecurity Standards Based on DFS’s Landmark Cybersecurity Regulation
2019-02-27 Governor Cuomo Announces 2019 Women's Justice Agenda Proposal to Improve Access to IVF and Fertility Preservation
2019-02-22 Governor Cuomo Directs New York Department of State and Department of Financial Services to Investigate Report that Facebook is Secretly Accessing Personal Information
2019-02-21 Acting DFS Superintendent Lacewell Issues Consumer Alert Regarding Universal Life Insurance Policies
2019-01-31 DFS Superintendent Vullo Advises Regulated Entities of Final Deadline for Implementing Protections Under DFS’s Landmark Cybersecurity Regulation
2019-01-29 DFS Fines Standard Chartered Bank $40 Million for Attempting to Rig Foreign Exchange Transactions
2019-01-29 Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Announces The Approval Of A New Banking Development District In The Hamlet Of Bridgeport To Expand Access To Financial Services To Underserved New York Communities
2019-01-28 DFS Orders Globe Life Insurance Company of New York to Pay Death Benefits Restitution to Beneficiaries of Policies Totaling $7.3 Million
2019-01-28 DFS Superintendent Vullo Announces that MetLife will Pay a $19.75 Million Fine and Provide $189 Million in Restitution to Policyholders for Failures Related to Pension Benefit Transfers
2019-01-24 New York State Reminds New Yorkers to Protect Themselves from Cyber Crime in Recognition of Data Privacy Day
2019-01-24 DFS Continues to Advance Responsible Innovation in New York’s Fintech Industry
2019-01-16 DFS Fines SN Servicing Corp. $100,000 for Violations of Vacant and Abandoned Property Law
2019-01-10 DFS Orders Arch Insurance Company and National Union Fire Insurance Company to Provide $8 Million in Rebates to New York Volunteer Firefighter Companies for Violations of Insurance Law
2019-01-07 During National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Governor Cuomo Advances New Regulations Requiring Insurers to Provide Equitable Coverage For Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders
2019-01-04 DFS Superintendent Vullo And A.G. James Announce $9 Million Settlement With Conduent Education Services, LLC For Engaging In Illegal Practices While Servicing Student Loans
2018-12-26 Department Of Financial Services Approves Plymouth Rock Acquisition Of Mapfre Property & Casualty Insurance Company
2018-12-19 Statement by DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo
2018-12-18 DFS Fines Barclays Bank PLC and New York Branch $15 Million Following Whistleblower Investigation
2018-12-12 DFS Fines Two New York Licensed Insurers More Than $2.5 Million for Violations of Insurance Law
2018-12-10 DFS Adopts Emergency Regulation to Begin the Implementation of Principle-Based Reserving for Life Insurers
2018-12-05 DFS Takes Action Against National Integrity Life Insurance Company to Protect Consumers Who Purchased Annuities
2018-12-04 DFS Continues to Lead Responsible Innovation in New York’s Fintech Industry with New Virtual Currency Approval for Commercial Banking Transactions
2018-11-26 DFS Approves CVS Health’s Acquisition of Aetna Insurance Company of New York Subject to Key Conditions and Ongoing Oversight to Protect New Yorkers
2018-11-20 New York Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Receives the Excellence in Consumer Advocacy Award from NAIC Consumer Representatives
2018-11-19 DFS Fines Société Générale SA and its New York Branch $420 Million for Violations of Laws Governing Economic Sanctions and Violations of New York Anti-Money Laundering and Recordkeeping Laws
2018-11-14 DFS Grants Virtual Currency and Money Transmitter License to NYDIG Execution, LLC
2018-11-02 DFS Authorizes Expansion of New York State-Chartered Bank
2018-11-01 DFS Superintendent Vullo Directs Health Insurers and Brokers to Ensure Plans Deliver all Consumer Protections Provided Under New York Law
2018-11-01 DFS Grants Virtual Currency License to Coinsource, Inc.
2018-10-26 DFS Announces Conversion of PCSB Bank to a New York State Chartered Commercial Bank Serving the Lower Hudson Valley
2018-10-23 DFS Authorizes Coinbase Global, Inc. to Form Coinbase Custody Trust Company LLC