Financial institutions (71 - 80 of 95 items)
Deposit Insurance: A Strategy for Reform
GGD-91-26: Published: Mar 4, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed issues associated with reforming the federal deposit insurance system, focusing on whether such reforms will result in a more safe, sound, and stable banking industry.GAO presented a comprehensive three-part reform program that could change the way banks are regulated and supervised, as well as the way the deposit insurance system functions, focu...
Obligations Limitation: Resolution Trust Corporation's Compliance as of June 30, 1990
AFMD-91-41: Published: Dec 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) compliance with the maximum RTC obligation limit that the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) set forth.GAO found that: (1) RTC did not omit any of the FIRREA-required formulas from its calculations; (2) RTC was working to correct several minor errors and miscalculat...
Keeping an Eye on Government-Sponsored Enterprises
144267: Jan 1, 1991
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 12, Spring 1991, discusses the type of oversight and regulation needed for government-sponsored enterprises (GSE), noting that: (1) GSE stand behind a huge amount of private debt, with 3 GSE guaranteeing over half a trillion dollars; (2) assessments of GSE financial condition typically assume that the government will bail out failing GSE, even t...
[Comments on Bank Insurance Fund Recapitalization Plan]
142769: Dec 7, 1990
GAO commented on plans to recapitalize the Bank Insurance Fund by requiring banks to purchase preferred stock from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). GAO expressed concern that proper accounting should be used by both FDIC and the banks if the stock was issued...
Comments on H.R. 5590: A Bill to Recapitalize the Bank Insurance Fund
T-GGD-90-64: Published: Sep 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1990.
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would recapitalize the Bank Insurance Fund (BIF) by requiring banks to contribute 1 percent of their total deposits. GAO found that: (1) in the past 2 years, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Fund lost about $5.1 billion and as a result, the ratio of insurance reserves to insured deposits fell to 0.7 percent, an all time low; (2) additional BI...
Immediate Measures That Can Be Taken to Strengthen the Bank Insurance Fund
T-AFMD-90-33: Published: Sep 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1990.
GAO discussed a legislative proposal that would allow the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) flexibility in setting deposit insurance premiums. GAO noted that: (1) the Bank Insurance Fund balance and FDIC projections showed that the current restrictions on setting assessment rates would prevent the achievement of the designated minimum reserve ratio of 1.25 percent by 1995; (2) financial...
Deposit Insurance and Related Reforms
T-GGD-90-46: Published: Sep 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1990.
GAO discussed deposit insurance reform. GAO noted that the current deposit insurance system is not the relatively and inexpensive proposition it appeared to be in the past because most of the characteristics which deflected risk away from the banks have been stripped away or significantly diminished due to advances in technology and other factors. GAO also noted that actions that could align the d...
Resolving Failed Savings and Loan Institutions: Estimated Costs and Additional Funding Needs
T-AFMD-90-32: Published: Sep 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1990.
GAO discussed: (1) the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) funding needs; and (2) RTC, its Oversight Board's, and the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) cost estimates for resolving failed and troubled savings institutions. GAO noted that: (1) the Office of Thrift Supervision developed a rating system to measure the relative health of individual institution's financial conditions, compliance wit...
Savings and Loan Crisis: Federal Response to Fraud in Financial Institutions
T-GGD-90-61: Published: Aug 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1990.
GAO discussed the federal response to fraud in depository institutions. GAO noted that: (1) in the past 4.5 years, 831 banks and 515 thrifts have failed and have been resolved; (2) of the 7,097 financial institution fraud investigations underway, 3,027 were major investigations involving banks', thrifts', and credit unions' potential losses of $100,000 or more; (3) the full cost of insured thrift...
Failed Thrifts: Better Controls Needed Over Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment
GGD-90-87: Published: May 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC): (1) efficiently and effectively disposed of furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) for thrift receiverships under its Southwest Plan; and (2) appropriately took various receiverships' FF&E to furnish a regional FSLIC office.GAO found that: (1) after deducting expenses, FSLIC r...