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Federal Deposit Insurance Act: Regulators' Use of Systemic Risk Exception Raises Moral Hazard Concerns and Opportunities Exist to Clarify the Provision
GAO-10-100: Published: Apr 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2010.
In 2008 and 2009, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) provided emergency assistance that required the Secretary of the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) to make a determination of systemic risk under the systemic risk exception of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDI Act). The FDI Act requires GAO to review each determination made. For the three determinations made to date, this...
Financial Audit: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Funds' 2008 and 2007 Financial Statements
GAO-09-535: Published: May 28, 2009. Publicly Released: May 28, 2009.
GAO is required to annually audit the financial statements of the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) and FSLIC Resolution Fund (FRF), which are administered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). GAO is responsible for obtaining reasonable assurance about whether FDIC's financial statements for DIF and FRF are presented fairly in all material respects, in conformity with U.S. generally acc...
Capital Structure of the Federal Home Loan Bank System
GGD-99-177R: Published: Aug 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the capital structure of the Federal Home Loan Bank System.GAO noted that: (1) GAO has consistently supported the establishment of risk-based capital standards applied in combination with a leverage ratio that requires a minimum capital-to-asset ratio for the System; (2) a risk-based capital standard offers a number of benefits that...
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...
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...
Deposit Insurance Funds: Analysis of Insurance Premium Disparity Between Banks and Thrifts
T-AIMD-95-206: Published: Jul 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1995.
GAO discussed issues relating to the potential premium rate disparity between banks and thrifts. GAO noted that: (1) if the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) reduces bank deposit insurance premiums when the Bank Insurance Fund (BIF) is recapitalized, a premium rate disparity of 19.5 basis points will develop between banks and thrifts in the latter part of 1995; (2) the Savings Associat...
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...
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...
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...