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Governor Cuomo Announces New Actions to Assist Homeowners Facing Foreclosure and Hold Banks and Mortgage Servicers Accountable for Maintaining "Zombie Properties"


Statement by DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding the OCC Special Purpose National Bank Charters for Fintech Companies


Oneonta Travel Agent Accused of Stealing $13,000 from Couple Who Planned Trip to Italy to Mark 50th Wedding Anniversary


DFS Proposes New Regulation to Protect New Yorkers from Unjustified Life Insurance Premium Increases


Governor Cuomo Announces $28 Million Fine Levied Against PHH Mortgage Corporation for Shoddy Mortgage Origination and Servicing Practices


DFS Fines Agricultural Bank of China $215 Million for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Masking Potentially Suspicious Financial Transactions

11/03/2016 Governor Cuomo Announces New Regulation to Help New York Students Better Understand College Costs and Available Financial Aid
11/01/2016 Statement By DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding National Credit Union Administration Final Rule Concerning Membership of Federal Credit Unions

DFS Superintendent Vullo and Otsego County DA Muehl Announce Arrest of Two Men Accused of Stealing $25,000 from Otsego County Treasurer’s Office


Department of Financial Services Approves Innovative Life Insurance Plan Offering Incentives to Health-Conscious Consumers

10/20/2016 DFS Directs Pension Advance Firm to Cease its New York Operations, Forgive Consumer Debts and Pay $500,000 Fine
10/19/2016 Governor Cuomo Announces Action to Ensure Health Insurers Provide Coverage for Necessary Substance Abuse Treatment

Statement by DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding Pension System Report


DFS Report Finds New York State Comptroller-Managed Common Retirement Fund Continues to Pay Exorbitant Fees for Poor Hedge Fund Performance


Governor Cuomo Announces New Guidance Instructing Banks to Monitor Incentive Compensation Practices


Governor Cuomo Announces Proposed Regulation to Hold Banks and Mortgage Servicers Accountable for Maintaining "Zombie Properties"

09/21/2016 Governor Cuomo Announces Agreement With State Legislative Leaders to Make Emergency Grants Available to Small Businesses, Homeowners and Renters Impacted by Chelsea Explosion
09/21/2016 DFS Grants License to New Insurance Company Domiciled in New York

Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal of First-In-The-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation to Protect Consumers and Financial Institutions


DFS Issues Emergency Regulation to Address New York Factors Necessary to Remedy Adverse Impact of Federal Risk Adjustment Program on New York Health Insurers


DFS Fines Mega Bank $180 Million for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws


Department of Financial Services Announces 2017 Health Insurance Rates


Governor Cuomo Announces Action to Ensure Insurers Comply with Mental Health Equity Standards


Governor Cuomo Announces Action to Ensure Insurers Do Not Unfairly Discriminate Against Pregnant and Postpartum Women


DFS Superintendent Vullo Announces Action to Expand Health Insurance Coverage for Preventative Care and Treatment of Breast Cancer


DFS to Adopt Principle-Based Reserving for Life Insurers in 2018


DFS Issues Final Anti-Terrorism Transaction Monitoring and Filtering Program Regulation


Governor Cuomo Announces Consumer Hotline to Accept Reports of “Zombie Properties” Across the State


Statement by DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo on the Vote by the United Kingdom to Exit the European Union


Governor Cuomo Signs Sweeping Legislation to Combat the Blight of Vacant and Abandoned Properties


Governor Cuomo Signs Landmark Legislation to Combat the Heroin and Opioid Crisis


Maria T. Vullo Confirmed by Senate as New York Superintendent of Financial Services


DFS Holocaust Claims Processing Office to Receive Outstanding Citizens Award from The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect


DFS Grants Virtual Currency License To XRP II, LLC, an Affiliate of Ripple


Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Flanagan and Speaker Heastie Announce Agreement on New Legislation to Improve Access to and Coverage for Breast Cancer Screening


Governor Cuomo Announces $100 Million Available to Combat "Zombie Properties," Expand Homeownership Opportunities and Renovate Homes


North Korea Deemed “Primary Money Laundering Concern”


DFS Acting Superintendent Vullo Hosts State Charter Advisory Board


DFS Announces Settlement with Two Debt Buyers Resulting in $3 Million of Restitution to Thousands of New York Consumers


Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Task Force to Combat Heroin and Prescription Opioid Crisis


Governor Cuomo Announces Approval of First U.S.-Based Ethereum Exchange, Created and Operated in New York


DFS Urges New Yorkers to Consider Flood Insurance to Protect Their Homes and Business Properties from Flood Damage


Governor Cuomo Announces Action to Ensure Health Insurers Provide Coverage for Maternal Depression Screening


DFS Files for Liquidation of Health Republic in New York State Supreme Court

04/21/2016 DFS Announces Appointments of Executive Deputy Superintendent for Insurance and Deputy Superintendent for Insurance

Governor Cuomo Announces New Initiative Ensuring Domestic Violence Victims are Able to Obtain Health Insurance Coverage Year-Round


Celeste Koeleveld Appointed General Counsel at New York State Department of Financial Services


Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Cyber Attack Charges Announced by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey Involving the Bowman Avenue Dam in Westchester County


National Bank of Pakistan Agrees to Enhance Anti-Money Laundering Compliance and Controls


DFS Approves Goldman Sachs Bank Purchase of GE Capital Bank


NYDFS Announces Lead Generator Will Pay $1 Million Penalty and Stop Selling “Leads” of New York Consumers to Illegal Payday Lenders


Industrial Bank of Korea Agrees to Strengthen Anti-Money Laundering Compliance and Controls at Bank’s New York Branch

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