Banking regulation (21 - 30 of 68 items)
Bank Secrecy Act: Opportunities Exist for FinCEN and the Banking Regulators to Further Strengthen the Framework for Consistent BSA Oversight
GAO-06-386: Published: Apr 28, 2006. Publicly Released: May 30, 2006.
The U.S. government's framework for preventing, detecting, and prosecuting money laundering has been expanding through additional pieces of legislation since the passage of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) in 1970. In recent years, noncompliance with BSA requirements has raised concerns in Congress about the ability of federal banking regulators to oversee compliance at depository institutions and ensur...
Financial Institutions: Issues Regarding the Tax-Exempt Status of Credit Unions
GAO-06-220T: Published: Nov 3, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 2005.
Unlike other depository institutions, credit unions are exempt from federal corporate income taxes. Recent legislative and regulatory changes to credit union membership restrictions and allowable products and services have blurred some of the historical distinctions between credit unions and other depository institutions. As a result, some observers have raised questions about whether tax exemptio...
Large Bank Mergers: Fair Lending Review Could be Enhanced With Better Coordination
GGD-00-16: Published: Nov 3, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed large bank holding company mergers and regulatory enforcement of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, focusing on the: (1) fair lending issues raid by consumer and community groups during the application process for six large bank holding company mergers; and (2) Federal Reserve Board's (FRB) consideration of those issues.GAO...
Foreign Banks: Opportunities Exist to Enhance Supervision Program as Implementation Proceeds
GGD-97-80: Published: May 9, 1997. Publicly Released: May 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the oversight of the U.S. operations of foreign banking organizations (FBO), focusing on the: (1) FBO program; and (2) banking supervisors' progress in implementing this program.GAO noted that: (1) the FBO Program focuses on integrating into supervisory procedures a common understanding of a given FBO in its entirety, including polic...
Bank Data: Material Loss of Oversight Information From Interstate Banking Is Unlikely
GGD-97-49: Published: Mar 26, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed how the interstate branching provisions of the Riegle-Neal Interstate Banking and Branching Efficiency Act of 1994 are likely to affect the usefulness of the deposit and loan data collected and reported to federal regulators by the banking industry under statutory and regulatory requirements, focusing on whether modifications to such data require...
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...
Financial Derivatives: Actions Taken or Proposed Since May 1994
GGD/AIMD-97-8: Published: Nov 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1996.
GAO conducted a follow-up review of the regulation of financial derivative products, focusing on actions taken or proposed since May 1994 to: (1) strengthen corporate governance and internal controls for derivatives dealers and major end-users; (2) improve regulation of major U.S. derivatives dealers; (3) provide federal oversight of major derivatives dealers that are unregulated affiliates of sec...
Bank Regulatory Structure: Canada
GGD-95-223: Published: Sep 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Canadian bank regulatory structure and its key participants.GAO found that: (1) the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is the primary supervisor of Canadian financial institutions and is responsible for incorporating financial institutions, issuing regulations and guidelines, taking enforcement actions, and resolving...
Bank Regulatory Structure: France
GGD-95-152: Published: Aug 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the French bank regulatory structure and its key participants.GAO found that: (1) three independent committees oversee bank authorization, regulation, and supervision in France; (2) the Credit Institutions Committee (CEC) is responsible for authorizing and licensing credit institutions, approving any significant changes to a credit institution's st...
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...