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  • What to Expect from the New York Department of Financial Services in 2023

    The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) is responsible for the supervision of financial services companies operating in New York, including all New York state-chartered banks, insurance companies and producers, companies engaged in virtual currency activity, money services businesses, mortgage lenders and servicers, other non-depository lenders, credit reporting agencies and student loan servicers. According to its most recent annual report, NYDFS supervises approximately 3,000 financial institutions with assets exceeding $8.8 trillion.

  • SEC Enforcement: 2022 Year in Review

    The SEC’s Enforcement Division had a banner year in 2022—Chair Gary Gensler’s first full year on the job—validating predictions that Chair Gensler’s tenure would usher in a new era of aggressive enforcement. We expect the Enforcement Division to continue its aggressive approach in 2023, as the staff pursues the Chair’s priorities including ESG, digital assets, cybersecurity and insider trading.

  • New York Department of Financial Services Rule Will Require Banks to Collect Demographic Data with Commercial Credit Applications

    On October 26, 2022, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued a revised proposed rule that, when finalized, will require New York banks to collect detailed demographic and financial data, including whether the applicant is a minority- or women-owned business (NYDFS Rule), when accepting business credit applications. Although the NYDFS is proposing this rule to fulfill a recent legislative amendment to the New York Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), it will have a broad impact on the commercial lending operations of New York banks that will extend far beyond the scope of their CRA obligations.

  • Prepare for Arrival: Aviation Finance Transitions to SOFR

    Term SOFR emerges as the new market standard for aviation financing and leasing transactions.

  • New York Bankers Must Consider Forbearance, Other Consumer Protection in Response to COVID-19

    With the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the country, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 202.9 (“EO 202.9”), dated March 21, 2020, containing a broad requirement for forbearance and relief from banking fees for those experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. EO 202.9 is operative until April 20, 2020.