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Recent Superintendent's Letters

The Letters are in PDF format.

All Superintendent's Letters

Release Date Subject
06/02/2014 Superintendent Lawsky's Letter Regarding Proposed Reforms Relating to Consumer Credit Collection Cases
03/05/2014 Superintendent Lawsky's Letter to Mr. Jesse Bray about Nationstar Mortgage LLC's Volume of Servicing Reports for the fourth quarter of 2013
1/24/2014 Superintendent Lawsky Letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Ensuring Consumers Receive Life Insurance Benefits to Which They Are Entitled
11/08/2013

Superintendent Lawsky Letter to Herr Staatsanwalt Reinhard Nemetz Regarding Paintings Located in Bavaria

11/08/2013

Superintendent Lawsky Letter to Herr Staatsanwalt Reinhard Nemetz Regarding Paintings Located in Bavaria (German-language Version)

10/18/2013

Superintendent Lawsky Letter Regarding Proposed Rules for the Use of Statewide Forms in Consumer Credit Actions Seeking Award of a Default Judgment

Speeches and Testimony

All Speeches & Testimony

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: public-affairs@dfs.ny.gov

Release DateSubject
07/25/2014 Statement from Superintendent Lawsky and A.G. Schneiderman On Agreement With LYFT
07/17/2014 NY DFS Releases Proposed Bitlicense Regulatory Framework For Virtual Currency Firms
07/11/2014 Joint Statement By Superintendent Lawsky & A.G. Schneiderman On Lyft
06/30/2014 Cuomo Administration Announces BNP Paribas To Pay $8.9 Billion, Including $2.24 Billion To NYDFS, Terminate Senior Executives, Restrict U.S. Dollar Clearing Operations For Violations Of Law
06/16/2014 Governor Cuomo Announces Creation of New DFS Database Tool to Help Banks Identify and Stop Illegal, Online Payday Lending
06/05/2014 Superintendent Lawsky Announces Streamlined DFS Licensing For Mortgage Banking In New York
06/04/2014 Governor Cuomo Deploying Mobile Command Center to Rockland County to Deliver Foreclosure Prevention Help to Homeowners
05/29/2014 Governor Cuomo Deploying DFS Mobile Command Center To Long Island To Deliver Foreclosure Prevention Help To Homeowners
05/29/2014 Cuomo Administration Announces Narragansett Bay Insurance Company To Pay $327,400 Penalty For Failure To Perform Timely Inspections On Sandy Claims
05/28/2014 Governor Cuomo Deploys DFS Mobile Command Center to Branchport to Help Finger Lakes Area Flood Victims
05/27/2014 Superintendent Lawsky Urges Auto Insurers to Adopt 'Telematics' Programs To Help Drivers Save Money, Save Lives
05/20/2014 Excerpts From Superintendent Lawsky’s Remarks On Non-Bank Mortgage Servicing In New York City
05/19/2014 Statement Of New York Superintendent Of Financial Services Benjamin M. Lawsky Regarding Credit Suisse AG
05/06/2014 Governor Cuomo Announces New Cyber Security Assessments For Banks
04/30/2014 Cuomo Administration Takes Action To Halt Illegal, Online Payday Lending Through Debit Card Networks
04/23/2014 NYDFS Obtains Temporary Restraining Order Against Subprime Auto Lender Accused Of Stealing Millions From Consumers
04/17/2014 Governor Cuomo Deploying Mobile Command Center To Long Island To Deliver Foreclosure Prevention Help To Homeowners
04/16/2014 Cuomo Administration Announces Aetna To Pay $500,000 Penalty For Consumer Protection Violations On Insurance Policies
03/31/2014 NYDFS Announces MetLife To Pay $60 Million For Insurance Law And Other Violations By Its Subsidiaries Alico And Delam
03/24/2014 Superintendent Lawsky Sends Letter To Legislature Urging Passage Of Legislation In State Budget To Protect Consumers From Surprise, Out-Of-Network Medical Bills
03/17/2014 Cuomo Administration Announces AXA To Pay DFS $20 Million Fine Over Insurance Violations For Retirement Products
03/13/2014 Governor Cuomo Announces Launch Of DFS Student Protection Unit Website
03/10/2014 Cuomo Administration Announces 'Relayrides' Car-Sharing Service To Pay $200,000 Penalty For Insurance Law And Other Violation
02/28/2014 Governor Cuomo Announces Approval Of First-Ever Long Island Banking Development District To Help Underserved Consumers
02/12/2014

Excerpts From Superintendent Lawsky’s Remarks On Non-Bank Mortgage Servicing In New York City

02/10/2014

Governor Cuomo Announces Thousands of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Consumers Will Receive Three Weeks of Free Coverage

01/22/2014

Governor Cuomo Announces New Student Protection Unit And Launches Investigation Into Student ‘Debt Relief’ Industry

01/21/2014

Governor Cuomo Deploys DFS Mobile Command Center To West Seneca To Help Victims Of Recent Flooding

01/14/2014

NYDFS Urges Bank Payment Processing Gatekeeper NACHA To Take Stronger Action To Root Out Illegal Payday Lending

12/19/2013

Consumer Alert: Governor Cuomo Advises New Yorkers To Protect Against Identity Theft During Holiday Shopping Season

12/18/2013

Governor Cuomo Announces Approval Of Program At Auto Insurer That Helps Prevent Teens From Texting While Driving

12/11/2013

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

12/11/2013

Cuomo Administration Announces RBS To Pay $100 Million For Violations Of Law Involving Transactions With Iran, Sudan, Other Regimes

12/10/2013

Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal To Expand Mortgage Relief For Underwater Homeowners Through Principal Reduction

12/06/2013

Superintendent Lawsky Announces Three Additional Banks Convert To New York State Charters

12/03/2013

Cuomo Administration Expands Investigation Into Illegal Online Payday Lending And Related Consumer Abuses

11/20/2013

Governor Cuomo Deploying Mobile Command Center To Central New York To Provide Foreclosure Prevention Help To Homeowners

Video

DFS Investigation: Unpaid Life Insurance Benefits Press Conference

April 23, 2012

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The Department of Financial Services Launch

October 3, 2011

Public Hearings

The department holds public hearings on certain Insurance related issues that are open to the public. Interested parties may also testify at these hearings, or submit written comments to be included in the hearing record.

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