Regulatory agencies (101 - 110 of 197 items)
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...
Financial Derivatives: Actions Needed to Protect the Financial System
T-GGD-94-170: Published: Jun 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1994.
GAO discussed federal oversight of derivatives activities. GAO noted that: (1) most of the over-the-counter derivatives activity in the United States is concentrated among 15 major U.S. dealers who are extensively linked with each other, end-users, and exchange-traded markets; (2) these dealers' sudden failure or abrupt withdrawal from trading could cause significant problems and prompt the federa...
Bank and Thrift Regulation: Better Guidance Is Needed for Real Estate Evaluations
GGD-94-144: Published: May 24, 1994. Publicly Released: May 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the de minimis appraisal threshold set by federal financial regulators and the regulatory guidance provided to financial institutions on real estate evaluation practices and examination procedures.GAO found that: (1) financial regulators do not provide adequate guidance to financial institutions for establishing minimum evaluation standards or sp...
Bank Regulation: Consolidation of the Regulatory Agencies
T-GGD-94-106: Published: Mar 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1994.
GAO discussed proposed legislation to consolidate the regulatory activities of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Federal Reserve, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and create a Federal Banking Commission. GAO noted that: (1) problems arising from four agencies' regulation of banks and thrifts include limited bank safety and soun...
Bank and Thrift Regulation: Observations on Proposed Changes to Appraisal Requirement
T-GGD-94-102: Published: Mar 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1994.
GAO discussed the threshold for exempting federally insured financial institutions' real estate transactions from appraisal requirements, focusing on the proposed change in the threshold and its effect on real estate valuation, deposit insurance funds, and consumers. GAO noted that: (1) current law requires appraisals for all financial institutions' real estate transactions and that states impleme...
Federal Home Loan Bank System: Reforms Needed to Promote Its Safety, Soundness, and Effectiveness
GGD-94-38: Published: Dec 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed various aspects of the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) System, focusing on: (1) whether the FHLBank System can pay its assessments for affordable housing and help finance the savings and loan cleanup while carrying out its mission; (2) appropriate capital standards for the FHLBank System; (3) whether the terms of FHLBank membership should be chang...
Minority-Owned Financial Institutions: Status of Federal Efforts to Preserve Minority Ownership
GGD-94-1: Published: Nov 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of legislation that is designed to preserve minority ownership of financial institutions and assist minority-owned institutions and minority investors in acquiring failed institutions, focusing on: (1) Department of the Treasury, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), and Resolution Trus...
Interstate Banking: Benefits and Risks of Removing Regulatory Restrictions
GGD-94-26: Published: Nov 2, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the proposed changes in interstate banking and branching laws, focusing on the: (1) impact of interstate banking on the banking industry; (2) implications of removing interstate banking and branching laws on the safety and soundness of the banking industry, the Bank Insurance Fund, and the economy; and (3) risks associated with removing interstate...
Bank Regulation: Regulatory Impediments to Small Business Lending Should Be Removed
GGD-93-121: Published: Sep 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1993.
GAO provided information on small business bank credit and the impact that regulations have on its availability, focusing on whether regulations on small business lending can be safely reduced.GAO found that: (1) bankers have become more conservative in small business lending because of economic considerations; (2) regulatory burdens related to real estate collateral and appraisal requirements hav...