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Recent Superintendent's Letters

The Letters are in PDF format.

Release Date Subject

Superintendent Lawsky Letter to Insurers on Cyber Security

12/26/2014 Superintendent Lawsky Letter Regarding Request for Special Report Pursuant to New York Insurance Law § 308: Expiration of Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reautorization Act of 2007

Superintendent Lawsky Letter to Ocwen on Backdating Issue


Superintendent Lawsky Letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on State-level Guarantee Fees


Superintendent Lawsky Sends Letter to NAIC Commissioners on the Rector Report


Superintendent Lawsky Letter to Ocwen on Force-placed Insurance


Superintendent Lawsky Letter to FSOC


Superintendent Lawsky's Letter Regarding Proposed Reforms Relating to Consumer Credit Collection Cases


Superintendent Lawsky's Letter to Mr. Jesse Bray about Nationstar Mortgage LLC's Volume of Servicing Reports for the fourth quarter of 2013


Superintendent Lawsky Letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Ensuring Consumers Receive Life Insurance Benefits to Which They Are Entitled

Speeches and Testimony

Release Date Subject
06/03/2015 NYDFS Announces Final Bitlicense Framework for Regulating Digital Currency Firms

Superintendent Lawsky's Remarks on Reforming New York's Foreclosure Process

03/12/2015 Excerpts From Superintendent Lawsky’s Remarks On Foreign Exchange Trading, Wall Street Enforcement, And Health Care Payment Reform In Albany, NY
02/25/2015 Superintendent Lawsky’s Remarks On Financial Regulation In New York City At Columbia Law School
12/18/2014 Superintendent Lawsky Remarks On Revised Bitlicense Framework For Virtual Currency Regulation And Trends In Payments Technology
11/03/2014 Excerpts From Superintendent Lawsky's Remarks On Virtual Currency And Bitcoin Regulation At Money 20/20
10/14/2014 Excerpts from Superintendent Lawsky’s Remarks at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law New York, NY
03/19/2014 Remarks Of Superintendent Lawsky On Financial Regulatory Enforcement Before The Exchequer Club Washington, DC
02/11/2014 Remarks of Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services for the State of New York, on the Regulation of Virtual Currencies at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC
11/22/2013 Remarks Of New York State Superintendent Of Financial Services Benjamin M. Lawsky At “Regulating Shadow Banking” Conference Sponsored By Americans For Financial Reform And The Economic Policy Institute In Washington, D.C.
04/18/2013 Superintendent Lawsky's Remarks at the 22nd Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World Economies
12/01/2011 Testimony of Benjamin M. Lawsky Before the New York State Assembly Committee on Insurance, Committee on Banks, and Committee on Oversight, Analysis and Investigation
05/18/2011 Testimony of Benjamin M. Lawsky Before the New York Senate Committees on Insurance and Banking

Recent Press Releases

If you are a member of the press and would like more information, please call the Public Affairs Office at (212) 709-1691. Media inquiries can also be e-mailed to the following address:

Release DateSubject
10/05/2015 NYDFS Grants Charter to "Gemini" Bitcoin Exchange Founded by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss

NYDFS, CMS, NYSOH Announce Actions Regarding Health Republic Insurance Of New York


NYDFS Announces Approval of First Bitlicense Application From a Virtual Currency Firm


NYDFS Takes Possession of Montauk Credit Union, Appoints NCUA as Conservator


NYDFS Directs New York Banks to Comply with Abandoned Property Law to Help Ensure Customers Get Paid What They Are Owed



Governor Cuomo Deploys DFS Mobile Command Center to Continue Providing Consumer Assistance to Homeowners and Student Borrowers in the Mohawk Valley


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and New York Department of Financial Services Sue Pension Advance Companies for Deceiving Consumers About Loan Costs


Governor Cuomo Deploying DFS to Offer Consumer Assistance to Homeowners and Student Loan Borrowers in the Mohawk Valley


Statement by Acting New York Superintendent of Financial Services Anthony J. Albanese on Agreement with Promontory Financial Group, LLC

08/10/2015 Governor Cuomo Deploying DFS Mobile Command Center to Provide Foreclosure Prevention Assistance to Homeowners in Watertown and Oswego
07/31/2015 New York State Department of Financial Services Announces 2016 Health Insurance Premium Rates, Including Rates for NY State of Health

Governor Cuomo Deploying DFS Mobile Command Center to Provide Foreclosure Prevention Assistance to Homeowners in the Southern Tier


Governor Cuomo Announces Two Additional Mortgage Companies Sign On To Combat "Zombie Properties"


Governor Cuomo Announces Action To Crack Down On High-Interest Lending To Military Servicemembers And Close The "Ft. Drum Loophole"


Governor Cuomo Announces Student Loan Debt Relief Provider Will Cease Operations After Misleading And Improper Practices


Governor Cuomo Deploying DFS Mobile Command Center To Orange And Sullivan Counties To Provide Homeowners With Foreclosure Prevention Assistance


Governor Cuomo Issues Consumer Tips To Help Protect Against Financial Exploitation Of The Elderly


Wednesday: Superintendent Lawsky to Deliver Remarks on Digital Currency Regulation in Washington, DC


NYDFS Announces Greater Hudson Bank To Convert To New York State Charter


NYDFS Announces Deployment of Mobile Command Center to Brentwood and Central Islip to Deliver Foreclosure Prevention Help to Homeowners


Benjamin M. Lawsky to Depart NYDFS After Four Years Serving as the Agency's First Superintendent


NYDFS Announces Barclays To Pay $2.4 Billion, Terminate Employees For Conspiring To Manipulate Spot FX Trading Market


Governor Cuomo Announces Major Mortgage Companies Agree to Measures to Combat Vacant and Abandoned "Zombie Properties"


NYDFS Approves New Title Insurance Rates for Refinancings, Up to 65 Percent Savings for Consumers


NYDFS Grants First Charter To A New York Virtual Currency Company


Department Of Financial Services Announces Return Of 17th Century Painting From France To Heir Of Victim Of Nazi Persecution


DFS Mobile Command Center To Deliver Foreclosure Prevention And Insurance Help To Queens Homeowners In Springfield Gardens


Governor Cuomo Announces New Regulations To Crack Down On Kickbacks And Improper Expenses In The Title Insurance Industry


NYDFS Announces Deutsche Bank to Pay $2.5 Billion, Terminate and Ban Individual Employees, Install Independent Monitor for Interest Rate Manipulation


DFS Mobile Command Center to Howard Beach and Rockaway Beach Sites to Deliver Foreclosure Prevention and Insurance Help to Homeowners


NYDFS Report Shows Need To Tighten Cyber Security At Banks' Third-Party Vendors


Cuomo Administration Announces Law Protecting New York Consumers From Surprise, Out-Of-Network Medical Bills Goes Into Effect

03/23/2015 NYDFS Issues Consumer Alert on Insurance Coverage for Colon Cancer Screenings
03/12/2015 NYDFS Announces Commerzbank to pay $1.45 Billion, Terminate Employees, Install Independent Monitor for Banking Law Violations

NYDFS Announces Moneymutual Will Pay $2.1 Million Penalty; Montel Williams To Withdraw Endorsement For New York Payday Loans

03/05/2015 NYDFS Urges Pioneer Savings Bank Customers To Take Steps To Protect Themselves Following Security Breach

DFS Issues Regulatory Guidance To Financial Institutions On Identifying And Stopping Elder Financial Abuse


NYDFS Announces New, Targeted Cyber Security Assessments For Insurance Companies


Governor Cuomo Announces Wells Fargo To Pay $4 Million For Violations On Credit Card Accounts At Former Affiliate


NYDFS Announces Bank Leumi to Pay $130 Million; Terminate and Ban Individual Employees, Admit Violations of Banking Law for Assisting Tax Evasion by U.S. Clients


NYDFS Announces Ocwen Chairman To Resign From Firm And Related Companies; Ocwen To Provide Direct Homeowner Relief And Undertake Significant Operational Reforms


NYDFS Reaches Agreement On Final Consent Judgment With Condor Capital, Obtaining Full Restitution For Consumers Under Dodd-Frank Lawsuit


Governor Cuomo Announces Action To Help Ensure Transgender New Yorkers Receive Equal Access To Health Insurance Coverage


NYDFS Issues Examination Guidance To Banks Outlining New Targeted Cyber Security Preparedness Assessments


Governor Cuomo Deploying Department Of Financial Services’ Mobile Command Center To Help Western New Yorkers With Storm-Related Insurance Issues


Governor Cuomo Announces New Regulations Against Abusive And Deceptive Debt Collection Practices


Governor Cuomo Deploying Mobile Command Center To Onondaga County Sites To Deliver Foreclosure Prevention Help To Homeowners


NYDFS Announces Bank Of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ To Pay Additional $315 Million Penalty For Misleading Regulators, Individual Bank Employees Will Resign And Accept Bans


Governor Cuomo Announces Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, M&T Bank And Valley National Bank To Use DFS Database To Help Protect Consumers From Illegal, Online Payday Lending


Governor Cuomo Deploying Mobile Command Center to Queens to Deliver Foreclosure Prevention Help to Homeowners


NYDFS Announces AIG To Pay $35 Million Penalty For Insurance Law Violations Related To Its Former Subsidiaries ALICO And DelAm


Governor Cuomo Deploying Mobile Command Center to Long Island to Deliver Foreclosure Prevention Help to Homeowners

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