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Banking Taxation: Implications of Proposed Revisions Governing S-Corporations on Community Banks
GGD-00-159: Published: Jun 23, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) analyzed possible revisions to the tax rules governing S-corporations; and (2) determined the potential impact such revisions might have, primarily on community banks.GAO noted that: (1) GAO studied five possible revisions to the tax rules governing S-corporations; (2) the proposed provisions were written to address perceived obstacles to becoming S-...
Financial Regulatory Coordination: The Role and Functioning of the President's Working Group
GGD-00-46: Published: Jan 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the role and functioning of the President's Working Group on Financial Markets, focusing on: (1) whether the issues listed for consideration by the Working Group in Executive Order 12631 have been considered; (2) what additional issues have been considered by the Working Group and how they were identified; and (3) the nature of coord...
Risk-Focused Bank Examinations: Regulators of Large Banking Organizations Face Challenges
GGD-00-48: Published: Jan 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the risk-focused approaches used by the Federal Reserve and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), focusing on: (1) the general characteristics of the regulators' risk-focused approach to examinations of large, complex banks, explaining how they differ from past examination practices; (2) comparing the implementation of the...
International Finance: Actions Taken to Reform Financial Sectors in Asian Emerging Markets
GGD-99-157: Published: Sep 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the efforts to improve the financial sectors of the emerging market countries of Indonesia, South Korea, and Thailand, focusing on: (1) the nature of weaknesses in the countries' financial sectors; (2) the extent to which the countries have achieved reforms in their financial systems; (3) the extent to which the countries have implemented internati...
Electronic Banking: Enhancing Federal Oversight of Internet Banking Activities
GGD-99-91: Published: Jul 6, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal oversight of depository institutions' Internet banking activities, focusing on: (1) the risks posed by Internet banking and the extent of any industrywide Internet banking-related problems; (2) the methods used by regulators to track depository institutions' plans to provide Internet banking services; (3) how regulators examined Internet ba...
Year 2000: Financial Institution and Regulatory Efforts to Address International Risks
GGD-99-62: Published: Apr 27, 1999. Publicly Released: May 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the international risks that the year 2000 computer problem poses to U.S. financial institutions, focusing on the extent to which: (1) large, internationally active U.S. financial institutions were addressing international year 2000 risks; (2) U.S. banking and securities regulators were overseeing these risks for the institutions they regulate; (3)...
New Dollar Coin: Public Prefers Statue of Liberty Over Sacagawea
GGD-99-24: Published: Jan 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO conducted a public opinion survey regarding a design for the face of the new dollar coin authorized by Public Law 105-124, the United States $1 Coin Act of 1997, focusing on: (1) the public's preference for either Sacagawea--a Shoshone interpreter who accompanied the Lewis and Clark expedition--or the Statue of Liberty as the image on the face of the new do...
Private Banking: Raul Salinas, Citibank, and Alleged Money Laundering
OSI-99-1: Published: Oct 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Raul Salinas de Gotari, brother of the former President of Mexico, Carlos Salinas de Gotari, and his alleged involvement in laundering money out of Mexico through Citibank to accounts in Citibank affiliates in Switzerland and the United Kingdom, focusing on: (1) how Raul Salinas was able to transfer between $90 million and $100 milli...
High-Loan-to-Value Lending: Information on Loans Exceeding Home Value
GGD-98-169: Published: Aug 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on high-loan-to-value (HLTV) loans, focusing on the: (1) characteristics of HLTV loans; (2) major organizations that provided HLTV lending; (3) volume of HLTV lending in 1995, 1996, and 1997, and the expected volume in 1998; and (4) benefits and risks of HLTV lending for borrowers, lenders, investors, and regulated depository institutio...
Live Loan Checks: Information on Unsolicited Consumer Loans for Preapproved Borrowers
GGD-98-176: Published: Aug 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on live loan checks, focusing on the: (1) characteristics of live loan checks and the major organizations that provide unsolicited loan checks; (2) volume of live loan checks in 1995, 1996, and 1997 and the expected volume in 1998; and (3) benefits and risks of live loan checks for the borrowers and lenders.GAO noted that: (1) once cash...