Department of Financial Institutions - Recent Headlines
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- Celebrate Smart Savings During Kentucky Saves Week
Friday, February 21, 2014
During Kentucky Saves Week, the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is promoting good consumer savings habits by participating in a celebration on Feb. 25 at the state capitol and hosting workshops for students and adults across the state.
- New Task Force Works to Prevent Financial Cybercrime
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) has formed a new task force with an objective to prevent, detect and respond to cybercriminal activity. The Financial Cybercrime Task Force of Kentucky intends to serve and protect both the financial services industry and the public.
- State library introduces investment resources for all ages
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), in partnership with the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), received a $4,000 grant from the Investor Protection Trust to create investor education library kits and purchase e-books about investing for the state’s electronic media collection.
- CFPB, State Authorities Order Ocwen to Provide $2 Billion in Relief to Homeowners for Servicing Wrongs
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Authorities have ordered the country’s largest nonbank mortgage loan servicer, Ocwen Financial Corporation, and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing to provide $2 billion in relief to homeowners for servicing wrongs.
- Spend Smarter This Holiday Season
Monday, November 25, 2013
The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) would like to remind consumers to spend wisely this holiday season by shopping smarter, saving money and avoiding fraud.
- Hardinsburg Area Seniors Get Information at Scam Jam
Thursday, November 14, 2013
About 30 senior citizens from six cities in Breckinridge and Grayson counties learned how to recognize and avoid financial fraud at a Senior Scam Jam seminar today.
- Seniors Invited to Free Fraud Prevention Event Nov. 14
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Seniors citizens from Breckinridge County and the surrounding area are invited to a free workshop Thursday, Nov. 14, in Hardinsburg, to learn how to protect themselves from investment fraud, lending fraud, mail fraud, identity theft and scams that target seniors. Participants who register by calling 800-223-2579 or visiting http://kfi.ky.gov/public/Pages/scam.aspx will be provided lunch, take-home materials and a chance to win door prizes.
- Bardstown Area Seniors Get Information at Scam Jam
Thursday, October 24, 2013
About 80 senior citizens from around Bardstown learned how to recognize and avoid financial fraud at a Senior Scam Jam seminar today.
- Seniors Invited to Free Fraud Prevention Event Oct. 24
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Seniors citizens from Bardstown and the surrounding area are invited to a FREE workshop Thursday, Oct. 24, to learn how to protect themselves from fraud and scams that target seniors. Register by calling 800-223-2579 or visiting http://kfi.ky.gov/public/Pages/scam.aspx.
- Financial Institutions Board to Hold Annual Meeting
Monday, October 14, 2013
The Board of the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown, Ky. The board will meet from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time in the Great Hall.
- Community Banking Report Details Survey Results
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Today the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) joined the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the Federal Reserve System in releasing a report on the challenges and opportunities facing today’s community banks.
- Vice to Participate in Community Banking Symposium
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) Commissioner Charles Vice is participating in a symposium hosted by state and national leaders that will cover the challenges and opportunities facing today’s community banks. The live webcast at www.stlouisfed.org/live kicks off today at 2 p.m. central time. Vice leads a panel discussion Thursday at 1:45 p.m. central time.