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Benjamin Lawsky

Authorities Hammer Sketchy Payday Lenders

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2014 | Business

Dec 2 (Reuters) - New York State's financial regulator, Benjamin Lawsky, sent subpoenas to 16 lead generator websites that sell sensitive consumer d...

Shahien Nasiripour

AIG's Derivatives Unit Under Fire For Alleged Risk Failures

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business

AIG Financial Products, the derivatives unit that nearly toppled the insurance company in 2008, is under fresh scrutiny after regulators alleged it ma...

Shahien Nasiripour

Top Regulator Weighs Crackdown On Private-Equity Firms

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

New York's top financial regulator is drafting new regulations designed to crack down on private-equity firms that own insurance companies, a move tha...

How Mortgage Servicing Has Come to Resemble Professional Wrestling (But Not As Much Fun)

Joel Sucher | Posted 06.14.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

As a long-time fan of professional wrestling I've come to see how much of mortgage servicing resembles what goes on in the ring. Like wrestling the servicing business is full of "works," "gimmicks," "heels and baby faces," so let me explain.

Ben Hallman

Insurance Company Settles HUGE Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- An insurance company with close financial ties to JPMorgan Chase agreed Thursday to pay a $14 million fine to New York's top financial reg...

Is This Bank Connected To Iran?

Reuters | Posted 10.18.2012 | Business

CHICAGO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors are investigating Deutsche Bank and several other global banks over business linked to Iran, Sudan and ...

Dear Banks, Hiding Ties To Iran Will Cost You

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | Business

* Bank, New York regulators talked settlement amount-sources * Bank prepares hearing to defend New York license Wednesd...

'Rogue' New York Regulator Benjamin Lawsky Sets Feds Scrambling In Standard Chartered Laundering Case

Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

A little-known bank regulator from a young New York agency might just shame federal regulators into getting tougher with the banks. Or he should, anyway.

A Foreclosure Film in the Making Awaits Final Scene

Joel Sucher | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Joel Sucher

What do an insurance agent in Tennessee, a homemaker in Ohio, a private investigator from Wisconsin and a helicopter stunt pilot in Hollywood have in common?