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01/17/2017 DFS Grants Virtual Currency License to Coinbase, Inc.
01/17/2017 DFS Superintendent Vullo Submits Comment Letter To OCC in Opposition of Proposed Special Purpose National Bank Charter for “Fintech” Companies

Governor Cuomo Announces the 6th Proposal of The 2017 State of the State: Banning Bad Actors From the Financial Services Industry for Egregious Conduct


Governor Cuomo Announces 5th Proposal of 2017 State of the State: Comprehensive Plan to Protect Seniors From Financial Exploitation and Foreclosure


New York’s Landmark Anti-Terrorism Transaction Monitoring and Filtering Program Regulation Takes Effect


Governor Cuomo Announces New Health Insurance Reforms to Combat Heroin and Opioid Abuse to Take Effect January 1


DFS Issues Updated Proposed Cybersecurity Regulation Protecting Consumers and Financial Institutions


DFS Authorizes Expansion of Two New York State-Chartered Banks


Governor Cuomo Announces First in the Nation Regulation to Prohibit Insurance Companies from Denying Coverage to Businesses Seeking to Hire Formerly Incarcerated New Yorkers


Governor Cuomo Announces Action Ordering Life Insurer to Pay Beneficiaries of 257 New York Policyholders


DFS Fines Intesa Sanpaolo $235 Million for Repeated Violations of Anti-Money Laundering Laws

12/09/2016 Statement by DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding Comptroller DiNapoli's Response to Pension System Report
12/08/2016 DFS Superintendent Vullo Takes Action to Curb Harmful Annuity Replacement Practices in the Life Insurance Industry

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

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