Financial management (41 - 50 of 61 items)
[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...
Resolution Trust Corporation: Status of Selected Management Issues
T-GGD-91-4: Published: Dec 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1990.
GAO discussed selected management issues regarding the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), focusing on its: (1) established organizational structure; (2) management of its conservatorships; (3) resolution of failed thrifts; and (4) disposal of financial and real estate assets. GAO noted that: (1) from August 1989 through September 1990, RTC resolved 287 thrifts; (2) as of September 30, 1990, RTC m...
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...
Bank Insurance Fund: Additional Reserves and Reforms Needed to Strengthen the Fund
AFMD-90-100: Published: Sep 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1990.
GAO: (1) audited the Bank Insurance Fund's financial statements for the years ended December 31, 1989, and 1988; and (2) discussed serious problems facing the banking industry, the Fund's ability to deal with those problems, and reforms to strengthen the Fund.GAO found that: (1) although the Fund had the resources to handle anticipated bank failures in 1990, its low level of reserves, coupled with...
Resolving the Savings and Loan Crisis: Billions More and Additional Reforms Needed
T-AFMD-90-15: Published: Apr 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1990.
GAO discussed the Federal Savings and Loan Corporation's (FSLIC) financial statements as of August, 1989, focusing on how much money would be needed to resolve the savings and loan crisis. GAO found that: (1) FSLIC needed $325 billion to pay off its obligations, resolve the problems of institutions awaiting resolution, pay interest on $30 billion in bonds, and pay some administrative expenses; (2)...
Failed Thrifts: Resolution Trust Corporation and 1988 Bank Board Resolution Actions
T-GGD-90-29: Published: Apr 2, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1990.
GAO discussed the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) resolution of insolvent thrifts. GAO noted that: (1) RTC had either sold or liquidated 52 thrifts and placed 350 thrifts in its conservatorship program as of March 21, 1990; (2) RTC expected to become responsible for resolving 558 to 628 institutions; (3) the pace and structure of RTC resolutions and its marketing and selection process represe...
Minimum Capital Requirements for Banks Under Risk-Based Capital Standards
T-GGD-90-5: Published: Oct 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1989.
GAO discussed the proposed minimum capital requirements for the banking industry. GAO found that: (1) three bank regulatory agencies adopted final risk-based capital holding standards; (2) although the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) proposed a 3-percent floor, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) maintained that a risk-based capital, even with the proposed floor, could...
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...
Budget Issues: Information on FDIC and FSLIC Notes Payable
AFMD-88-71FS: Published: Aug 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the dollar value of interest-paying notes the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC) issued to assist: (1) failing banks to continue operations; and (2) acquirers to purchase failing banks.GAO found that FDIC: (1) issued $466 million in notes during fiscal ye...
[Stability of Financial Markets: Federal Reserve Responsibility?]
135777: May 11, 1988
GAO discussed the Federal Reserve System's responsibilities for financial market stability in a changing economic environment. GAO found that: (1) the Federal Reserve shared the responsibility for financial stability with the commercial banking system through deposit insurance; (2) commercial banks were responsible for redeeming the insured deposits they issued on demand at 100 cents on the dollar...