Securities (21 - 30 of 52 items)
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...
Government-Sponsored Enterprises: Federal Oversight Needed for Nonmortgage Investments
GGD-98-48: Published: Mar 11, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the nonmortgage investment activities at 3 government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs)--the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), and the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac)--focusing on the: (1) enterprises' legal authority for making nonmortgage investments and...
Financial Regulation: Modernization of the Financial Services Regulatory System
T-GGD-95-121: Published: Mar 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1995.
GAO discussed the modernization of the financial services regulatory system. GAO noted that: (1) although the banking industry appears to have recovered from its recent crisis, it is premature to assume that fundamental concerns about risk management and regulatory supervision have been resolved; (2) while the regulatory system has adapted to the financial industry's movements on an ad hoc basis,...
Resolution Trust Corporation: Performance Assessment for 1991
T-GGD-92-18: Published: Mar 5, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1992.
GAO discussed the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC): (1) progress in resolving failed or problem thrifts; and (2) funding needs. GAO noted that RTC: (1) continues to make good progress in resolving thrifts and selling certain assets, and by the end of 1991, had resolved 584 thrifts at a cost of $77 billion, but during 1991, economic and funding disruptions caused RTC to resolve only 232 thrifts...
Leveraged Buyouts: Case Studies of Selected Leveraged Buyouts
GGD-91-107: Published: Sep 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the effects of leveraged buyouts (LBO) and hostile business takeovers, focusing on: (1) what happened to companies that had been taken over through LBO; (2) how those companies have performed since the takeover; and (3) the effect on communities.GAO found that: (1) in five LBO that GAO reviewed, purchasers bought out the target compa...
Resolution Trust Corporation: Performance Assessment to Date
T-GGD-91-7: Published: Feb 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1991.
GAO discussed the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) operations since August 1989. GAO noted that: (1) as of December 31, 1990, RTC used about $101 billion of the $106 billion it received from Congress to begin cleaning up the savings and loan crisis, using $37 billion to fund losses and the remaining for working capital; (2) Congress was considering alternative methods of funding RTC to avoid a...
[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...
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...