Banking regulation (11 - 20 of 84 items)
Enterprise Resource Bank Act
GGD-96-140R: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed proposed legislation that would amend the Federal Home Loan Bank Act and expand the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) System's mission. GAO found that: (1) the proposed legislation's potential improvements include changing the current method by which Resolution Funding Corporation obligations are allocated, making the basis for system membership volunt...
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...
Housing Finance: Improving the Federal Home Loan Bank System's Affordable Housing Program
RCED-95-82: Published: Jun 9, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Home Loan (FHL) Bank System's implementation of the Affordable Housing Program (AHP), focusing on: (1) how the program's funds have been used to support affordable housing initiatives; (2) how the program has been administered; and (3) what opportunities exist for program improvement.GAO found that: (1) the FHL Bank System provided ne...
Trust Assets: Investment of Trust Assets in Bank Proprietary Mutual Funds
GGD-95-21: Published: Mar 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which banks have invested trust assets into proprietary mutual funds, focusing on: (1) the disclosure and consent requirements that apply when trust assets are invested into these funds; (2) whether double fees on invested trust assets are legal; and (3) the regulatory controls that prevent banks from acting in their ow...
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,...
Community Reinvestment Act: Preliminary Results of GAO's Study on CRA Problems and Proposed Reforms
T-GGD-95-113: Published: Mar 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the implementation of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). GAO noted that: (1) CRA requires bank regulators to assess banks' community lending performance during examinations; (2) community groups urged the passage of CRA to curb what they believed to be a lack of adequate investment in low- and moderate-income areas; (3) community groups have ra...
Corporate Credit Unions: Condition, Issues, and Concerns
T-GGD-95-15: Published: Oct 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed issues concerning the financial condition and investment practices of corporate credit unions and the U.S. Central Credit Union. GAO noted that: (1) many small insured credit unions have placed a substantial part of their unloaned deposits in corporate credit unions for investment purposes; (2) the operation and investments of corporates must be f...
Credit Unions: Both Industry and Insurance Fund Appear Financially Sound
T-GGD-94-142: Published: Sep 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1994.
GAO discussed the financial condition of federally insured credit unions and the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. GAO noted that: (1) credit unions fared better in the 1980s than did banks and thrifts; (2) since 1990, credit union assets have increased 46 percent and credit union capital has increased from 7.6 percent to 9.1 percent of assets; (3) loan delinquencies and losses are lower...
FDIC Equity Investments
GGD-94-196R: Published: Aug 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's (FDIC) use of equity investments to facilitate the resolution of failed banks. GAO noted that: (1) although FDIC equity investments can reduce insurance fund losses and even generate profits, they can also increase potential losses and create conflicts of interest with FDIC roles as bank regulator and insurer; (2) FDIC does not have formal p...
Bank Regulatory Structure: The Federal Republic of Germany
GGD-94-134BR: Published: May 9, 1994. Publicly Released: May 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the German bank regulatory structure and its key participants, focusing on: (1) how the German bank structure functions; and (2) central bank responsibilities that affect the German banking industry.GAO found that: (1) the German bank regulatory structure consists of both public and private participants; (2) two German federal agencies share certai...