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Press Releases

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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.

Virtual Currencies (PDF)

DFS has launched an inquiry into appropriate regulatory guidelines for virtual currencies.

Foreclosure Relief

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

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Virtual Currency Framework link


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New York State Department of Financial Services


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