Bank examination (21 - 30 of 52 items)
Bank Oversight Structure: U.S. and Foreign Experience May Offer Lessons for Modernizing U.S. Structure
GGD-97-23: Published: Nov 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed its previous work on the structure and operations of bank oversight in five countries, focusing on: (1) aspects of those systems that may be useful for Congress to consider in any future modernization efforts; (2) perceived problems with federal bank oversight in the United States; and (3) principles for modernizing the U.S. federal bank oversight...
Banks' Securities Activities: Oversight Differs Depending on Activity and Regulator
GGD-95-214: Published: Sep 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal bank regulators' oversight of banks' securities activities, focusing on the: (1) extent to which banks provide securities brokerage services; (2) how those services are regulated; (3) results of Federal Reserve inspections of bank holding company subsidiaries authorized to underwrite and deal in securities; and (4) Federal Deposit Insurance...
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 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...
Funding Foreign Bank Examinations
GGD-93-35R: Published: May 4, 1993. Publicly Released: May 4, 1993.
GAO reviewed the implementation of the Foreign Bank Supervision Enhancement Act of 1991 (FBSEA). GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Reserve is planning to hire additional staff to meet its new responsibilities; (2) although the Federal Reserve has completed many examinations pursuant to its responsibilities under FBSEA, it has not charged foreign banks for any examination costs; and (3) if the Federa...
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...
Financial Services Industry Issues
OCG-93-10TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues relating to the federal government's regulation of and relationship with the financial services industry, focusing on: (1) federal regulation of financial institutions; (2) rapidly changing financial markets; and (3) federal regulation of insurance industry solvency.GAO noted that the: (1) federal government's many legislative and administ...
Banks: Call Report Automation
IMTEC-92-60R: Published: May 28, 1992. Publicly Released: May 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined banks' call-report systems to determine whether they were using automation to make call reports available to bank regulators and the public. GAO found that: (1) by reducing call report processing time with electronic systems, federal regulators could obtain vital financial indicator information quickly, which would help to minimize Bank Insurance F...
Corporate Accountability: A Time for Reform
147444: Jan 23, 1992
GAO discussed legislation Congress passed providing $70 billion in loans to shore up the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's Bank Insurance Fund. GAO noted that: (1) the legislation requires federal bank regulators to more timely deal with problem banks before they deplete bank capital; (2) real corporate accountability is impossible without a board of directors that is independent of manageme...