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Troubled Thrifts: Bank Board Use of Enforcement Actions
GGD-89-68BR: Published: Apr 13, 1989. Publicly Released: May 5, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided preliminary information from its assessment of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board's (FHLBB) enforcement actions against near-failing thrift institutions.GAO found that: (1) FHLBB took no formal enforcement action against over 50 percent of the 424 thrift institutions upon which it focused increased oversight; (2) FHLBB placed thrift institutions i...
Failed Thrifts: Internal Control Weaknesses Create an Environment Conducive to Fraud, Insider Abuse, and Related Unsafe Practices
T-AFMD-89-4: Published: Mar 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1989.
GAO discussed thrift management practices which primarily caused thrift insolvency and failure. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB) cited criminal activity, fraud, and insider abuse as the primary causes of thrift insolvency; (2) examination of 26 failed thrifts showed that 85 referrals for alleged criminal activity were made regarding 19 thrifts; (3) investigations led to...
Failed Thrifts: GAO's Analysis of Bank Board 1988 Deals
T-GGD-89-11: Published: Mar 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1989.
GAO discussed Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC)-assisted sales of failed thrifts. GAO found that: (1) the costs of the sales will exceed FSLIC estimates if guaranteed assets do not have the projected values or if interest rates increase; (2) tax laws granted tax benefits to insolvent thrift acquirers and allowed deduction of presale net operating losses from their future incom...
Failed Thrifts: Bank Board's 1988 Texas Resolutions
GGD-89-59: Published: Mar 11, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Home Loan Bank Board's (FHLBB) assistance of 87 insolvent Texas thrifts during 1988.GAO found that the FHLBB Southwest Plan for resolving the insolvent thrift problem: (1) focused primarily on Texas, since its insolvent thrifts constituted about 25 percent of all insolvent thrifts and held 34 percent of insolvent thrift assets; (2) cons...
Resolving Texas Thrift Problems
T-GGD-89-10: Published: Mar 11, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1989.
GAO discussed the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation's (FSLIC) resolution of insolvent thrift institutions in Texas. GAO found that the current strategy for resolving insolvent institutions: (1) provided financial assistance in the form of notes and guarantees to attract prospective acquirers; (2) did not result in any liquidations, and prospective acquirers lacked any knowledge of the...
Bank and Savings and Loan Insurance Funds: Financial Condition and Proposed Reforms
T-AFMD-89-3: Published: Mar 10, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1989.
GAO discussed the financial condition of the banking industry and the savings and loan (S&L) industry, and recommendations for solving the S&L crisis. GAO found that: (1) despite the adverse events of the last decade, the banking industry and its insurer, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), remain fairly healthy; (2) U.S. banks in general have curtailed or eliminated new loans to les...
High Yield Bond Market
T-GGD-89-9: Published: Mar 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1989.
GAO discussed: (1) the use of high-yield bonds in corporate takeovers; and (2) federally insured thrift institutions' high-yield bond investments. GAO noted that: (1) high-yield bonds provided 12 percent of financing for hostile corporate takeovers, although some initial financing sources were refinanced using high-yield bonds; (2) the high-yield bond market grew from about $9 billion in 1977 to $...
High Yield Bonds: Issues Concerning Thrift Investments in High Yield Bonds
GGD-89-48: Published: Mar 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO discussed the high-yield bond market, focusing on: (1) federally insured thrifts' investments in high-yield bonds; (2) state and federal regulation of such investments; and (3) the relationship of high-yield bonds to federal monetary policy.GAO found that: (1) the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB) and thrift institutions lacked comparative data on high...
Resolving the Savings and Loan Crisis
T-GGD-89-7: Published: Feb 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1989.
GAO discussed and made recommendations on how best to resolve the savings and loan crisis. GAO found that: (1) the Federal Home Loan Bank Board's (FHLBB) emphasis on industry promotion and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation's (FSLIC) lack of independence weakened the FSLIC risk management and insurance function; (2) in order to resolve the crisis, FSLIC needs at least $85 billion m...
Troubled Financial Institutions: Solutions to the Thrift Industry Problem
GGD-89-47: Published: Feb 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the benefits and disadvantages of merging the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC); and (2) actions needed to restore the deposit system's financial health.GAO believes that: (1) the current strategy for resolving insolvent institutions is costly and does not consider t...