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Industrial Loan Corporations: Recent Asset Growth and Commercial Interest Highlight Differences in Regulatory Authority
GAO-06-961T: Published: Jul 12, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 2006.
Since their origin in the early 1900s, industrial loan corporations (ILCs) have grown significantly in size, and some have expressed concern that ILCs may have expanded beyond the original scope and purpose intended by Congress. Others have questioned whether the current regulatory structure for overseeing ILCs is adequate. This testimony is based on our September 2005 report that, among other thi...
Banking and Commerce
OCE-97-3R: Published: Jun 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to questions concerning the issue of mixing banking and commerce.GAO noted that: (1) it found no mention of any economic efficiencies that are unique to maintaining the separation of banking and commerce; (2) however, GAO found frequent references in the literature to the likelihood that maintaining the existing separation could be beneficial beca...
World Bank: U.S. Interests Supported, but Oversight Needed to Help Ensure Improved Performance
NSIAD-96-212: Published: Sep 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the World Bank, focusing on the: (1) Bank's role in enhancing the flow of private investment capital into developing countries; (2) extent to which Bank projects achieve their development objectives; (3) Bank's progress in reforming its operations to improve effectiveness; and (4) extent to which the Bank supports U.S. foreign policy goals.GAO fou...
Bank Oversight: Fundamental Principles for Modernizing the U.S. Structure
T-GGD-96-117: Published: May 2, 1996. Publicly Released: May 2, 1996.
GAO discussed efforts to modernize the U.S. federal bank oversight structure, focusing on: (1) how the U.S. oversight structure compares with five other industrialized countries; and (2) whether these countries' structures can be used to assist U.S. reform. GAO noted that: (1) U.S. structural reform should include a more consolidated and comprehensive oversight of companies owning federally insure...
Differences in Screening Bank Executives
GGD-95-181R: Published: Aug 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1995.
GAO examined federal financial regulators' practices for screening applicants for director and senior bank executive positions under section 32 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) requires applicants to fill out a 3-page questionnaire, while the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) requires applicants to submit a 15-page biographical...
National Consumer Cooperative Bank: Oversight Adequate But Federal Loan Repayment Needs Monitoring
GGD-95-63: Published: Feb 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the safety and soundness of the National Consumer Cooperative Bank (NCB), focusing on whether NCB is: (1) fiscally sound; and (2) able to repay its debt to the Department of the Treasury.GAO found that: (1) NCB is a private, cooperatively-owned financial institution with limited ties to the government; (2) although NCB is overseen by the Farm Credi...
Interstate Banking: Experiences in Three Western States
GGD-95-35: Published: Dec 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed three states' experiences with interstate banking deregulation.GAO found that: (1) geographic banking deregulation has not resulted in significant consolidation in the banking industry; (2) the banking industry in the three states reviewed is already highly concentrated; (3) the large banks' experiences with geographic deregulation have been mixed;...
Bank Insider Activities: Insider Problems and Violations Indicate Broader Management Deficiencies
GGD-94-88: Published: Mar 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) insider activities at failed and open banks; (2) the underlying reasons for insider problems, such as insider fraud, insider abuse, and loan losses to insiders; (3) federal bank regulators' oversight of such activities; and (4) the overall amount of insider lending in the U.S. banking industry.GAO found that: (1) insider fraud and loan losses...
Bank and Thrift Regulation: FDICIA Safety and Soundness Reforms Need to Be Maintained
T-AIMD-93-5: Published: Sep 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1993.
GAO discussed H.R. 962, the Economic Growth and Financial Institutions Regulatory Paperwork Act of 1993, focusing on the effect this bill would have on credit availability and the safety and soundness of the industry. GAO noted that: (1) H.R. 962 proposes eliminating or altering several of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991 (FDICIA) safety and soundness reforms conce...
Credit Availability Guidance
GGD-93-15R: Published: Mar 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed regulatory policy initiatives that address the continued decline in credit availability. GAO found that: (1) regulators have issued financial guidance to clarify existing policies relating to financial institutions' assets and capital requirements; (2) uniform regulatory guidance ensures that bank examiners consistently evaluate the safety and soun...