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DFS Issues Compliance Certificate “Reminder”

Last week, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) sent notices to companies that had not yet certified their compliance with the DFS Cybersecurity Regulation....more

China Issues New Measures to Regulate Equity Holdings in Insurance Companies

by Hogan Lovells on

After two rounds of consultation, the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (“CIRC“) released the final version of the Administrative Measures for Equity Interests in Insurance Companies (the “New Measures“) on March 7, 2018,...more

FDIC Penalizes Two Banks for Flood Insurance Violations

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The FDIC recently assessed civil money penalties against a Michigan-based and a Wisconsin-based bank for allegedly violating the Flood Disaster Protection Act and the National Flood Insurance Act. Specifically, the FDIC...more

IRS Provides Guidance on Tax Treatment of Insurance Products

by Morgan Lewis on

In a recently released memorandum, the Internal Revenue Service suggests an expansion of those risks qualifying for the favorable tax treatment accorded insurance risks....more

The reform of the professional secrecy in the financial and insurance sector: the key changes

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The provisions of the long awaited act of 27 February 2018 (the 2018 Act) which aim at smoothing (especially in the context of outsourcing arrangements) the professional secrecy regime that credit institutions, professionals...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update (23 Feb - 1 March 2018)

by Allen & Overy LLP on

BREXIT - UK Government response to HoC Treasury Committee report on transitional arrangements - On 27 February, the HoC Treasury Committee published the UK government's response to the Committee's report on transitional...more

Chris Lazarini Analyzes "Common and Usual Meaning" Interpretation of Insurance Contracts

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini analyzed a case in which UBS Puerto Rico sought to overcome its insurance carriers' refusal to defend and provide coverage for two civil actions, settlements with the SEC and FINRA...more

New York Department of Financial Services Updates Cybersecurity Guidance: Coverage of Cybersecurity Requirements Addressed in 4...

On March 1, 2018, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) “cybersecurity regulations” (23 NYCRR Part 500) took effect, placing a number of cybersecurity requirements on banks, insurance companies, and other...more

Failed Bank Wins Coverage Despite Prior Acts Exclusion

Despite the existence of a prior acts exclusion in an insurance policy, the officers and directors of a failed bank were entitled to coverage for a lawsuit brought by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the U.S....more

UK Regulator to Consult on Expanded Financial Services Register under the Senior Managers & Certification Regimes

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Conduct Authority has announced that it will be putting forward proposals for aligning the Financial Services Register with the expanded Senior Managers & Certification Regimes. The SM&CR has been in place for...more

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending March 2, 2018

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REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Foreclosure/Standing: borrower's standing arguments failed because they were based on notion that note changed hands after it was delivered to World Savings Bank in 2007, when in fact the note...more

A guide to NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation's March 1 implementation deadline

by Hogan Lovells on

It’s been almost a year since the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Regulation (23 NYCRR Part 500) came into effect. Since that time, a series of key dates have marked the implementation of...more

New York Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulations Deadline Looming This Week

On March 1, 2018, the one year transition period within which banks, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions and licensees regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services (“Covered Entities”)...more

Housing group announces settlement of FHA lawsuit alleging insurance-related discrimination

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The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) has announced a settlement in its lawsuit against Travelers Indemnity Company in which it alleged that Travelers engaged in discriminatory conduct in violation of the Fair Housing Act...more

NAIC considers changes to Credit for Reinsurance Model Law and Regulation to address the US-EU Covered Agreement

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held a public hearing in New York on February 20, 2018, to receive comments on the steps it should take to address the reinsurance collateral provisions of the...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 16 February 2018 - 22 February 2018

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BREXIT - AFME FAQs on wholesale financial services contracts - On 19 February, AFME published a set of FAQs on how wholesale financial services contracts might be impacted by Brexit. The FAQs address operational impacts...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

US CFTC and UK FCA Sign Arrangement to Collaborate on FinTech Innovation - On February 19, The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") and the UK's Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") signed an arrangement that...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The Chinese government has seized control of Anbang Insurance Group, the formerly staid insurance conglomerate with a murky leadership structure that in recent years has amassed billions in debt through a global acquisition...more

IDD implementation in Italy: a step forward

by DLA Piper on

On 8 February 2018, the Italian Council of Ministries published a press release regarding the approval of the text of the draft of the legislative decree aimed at implementing EU Directive no. 97/2016 (IDD)....more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 9 February 2018 - 15 February 2018

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Insurance Europe publishes papers on avoiding Brexit cliff-edge risks - On 9 February, Insurance Europe published a paper calling for an agreement between the UK and the EU on the transitional arrangements that should...more

Italian insurance legal framework: latest news for insurers and distributors

by Hogan Lovells on

Postponement of IDD implementing provisions - On 14 February the EU Council agreed the text of the proposed Directive to postpone the deadline for the transposition into Member States of Directive 2016/97 on insurance...more

Georgia Supreme Court Clarifies Insurance Company Is Not ‘Financial Institution’ In Garnishment Law

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

An insurance company named as a garnishee in a garnishment action is not a “financial institution” under Georgia’s garnishment statute when the garnishment is seeking earnings owed to its current or former employees....more

Do Your Cyber and D&O Policies Cover Emerging Exposures Arising Out Of The New NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulations?

by King & Spalding on

March 1, 2018 will mark one year since the effective date of the New York Department of Financial Services’ (“NYDFS”) cybersecurity regulations, which may signal a trend towards stricter industry-specific regulatory oversight...more

NY DFS Cybersecurity Compliance Certificate Required Today; Additional Requirements Looming

by Locke Lord LLP on

As previously warned, February 15, 2018 is the first annual deadline for individuals and companies licensed or otherwise authorized under the New York Insurance, Banking and Financial Services laws (defined as Covered...more

House Passes Bill to Amend TRID Rule Disclosures

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On February 14, 2018, the United States House of Representatives passed the TRID Improvement Act of 2017, H.R. 3978, by a vote of 245 to 171. The bill would amend the manner in which title insurance premiums are disclosed...more

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