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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Analysis of Options for Revising the Housing Enterprises' Long-term Structures
GAO-10-144T: Published: Oct 8, 2009. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 2009.
This testimony discusses the results of our recently issued report on options for restructuring two government-sponsored enterprises (GSE): Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (enterprises). On September 6, 2008, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) placed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in conservatorship out of concern that their deteriorating financial condition and potential default on $5.4 trillion in...
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...
High Yield Bonds: Nature of the Market and Effect on Federally Insured Institutions
GGD-88-75: Published: May 1, 1988. Publicly Released: May 1, 1988.
In compliance with a legislative requirement, GAO held a joint public hearing with the Security and Exchange Commission, Federal Home Loan Bank Board, Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve System, Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Department of the Treasury, and Department of Labor concerning the nature of the high yield bond market and i...
Bank Regulation: Information on Independent Public Accountant Audits of Financial Institutions
GGD-86-44FS: Published: Apr 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on its study of six failed and open financial institutions that had undergone independent audits to determine if a workable methodology could be devised for analyzing the audit work done at a statistically valid sample of financial institutions.In order for financial information about a bank or any other economic entity to be useful, the informa...
Federal Examinations of Financial Institutions: Issues That Need To Be Resolved
GGD-81-12: Published: Jan 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1981.
Key issues were identified which the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (Council) must address if it is to be successful in developing uniform examination principles and standards. Examination philosophies and practices followed by five Federal regulatory agencies in examining financial institutions were described and the effects and differences of the practices noted. The five age...