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Nonprime Mortgages: Analysis of Loan Performance, Factors Associated with Defaults, and Data Sources
GAO-10-805: Published: Aug 24, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2010.
The surge in mortgage foreclosures that began in late 2006 and continues today was initially driven by deterioration in the performance of nonprime (subprime and Alt-A) loans. Nonprime mortgage originations increased dramatically from 2000 through 2006, rising from about 12 percent ($125 billion) of all mortgage originations to about 34 percent ($1 trillion). The nonprime market contracted sharply...
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Analysis of Options for Revising the Housing Enterprises' Long-term Structures
GAO-10-144T: Published: Oct 8, 2009. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 2009.
This testimony discusses the results of our recently issued report on options for restructuring two government-sponsored enterprises (GSE): Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (enterprises). On September 6, 2008, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) placed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in conservatorship out of concern that their deteriorating financial condition and potential default on $5.4 trillion in...
High-Loan-to-Value Lending: Information on Loans Exceeding Home Value
GGD-98-169: Published: Aug 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on high-loan-to-value (HLTV) loans, focusing on the: (1) characteristics of HLTV loans; (2) major organizations that provided HLTV lending; (3) volume of HLTV lending in 1995, 1996, and 1997, and the expected volume in 1998; and (4) benefits and risks of HLTV lending for borrowers, lenders, investors, and regulated depository institutio...
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...
Financial Institutions and Markets Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-98
IAP-96-11: Published: May 1, 1996. Publicly Released: May 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Financial Institutions and Markets issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 through 1998.GAO plans to: (1) identify how financial institutions, markets, and regulatory agencies respond to the changing demands and technological advances of the global marketplace; (2) evaluate existing laws' impact on market efficiency, competition, and U.S. financial institutions; (3) improve the reg...
High Yield Bond Market
T-GGD-89-9: Published: Mar 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1989.
GAO discussed: (1) the use of high-yield bonds in corporate takeovers; and (2) federally insured thrift institutions' high-yield bond investments. GAO noted that: (1) high-yield bonds provided 12 percent of financing for hostile corporate takeovers, although some initial financing sources were refinanced using high-yield bonds; (2) the high-yield bond market grew from about $9 billion in 1977 to $...
Regulatory Agencies: Administrative Expenses at FHLBB and FRB for 1985 and 1986
AFMD-88-33: Published: Jun 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB) and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) to determine: (1) the policies and procedures governing their administrative expenses and their compliance with them; (2) applicable laws and regulations; and (3) their budget and related disclosure processes.GAO found that FHLBB: (1) illegally augmented its budget auth...
High Yield Bonds: Nature of the Market and Effect on Federally Insured Institutions
GGD-88-75: Published: May 1, 1988. Publicly Released: May 1, 1988.
In compliance with a legislative requirement, GAO held a joint public hearing with the Security and Exchange Commission, Federal Home Loan Bank Board, Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve System, Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Department of the Treasury, and Department of Labor concerning the nature of the high yield bond market and i...
Federal Pay: Executive Salaries in Government-Related Banking Organizations
GGD-87-68FS: Published: Apr 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on executive salaries at certain quasi-governmental agencies, including the Federal Home Loan Banks, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board's Office of Finance and Office of Regulatory Policy, Oversight, and Supervision, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, the Federal Asset Disposition Association, and the Federal Reserve System.GAO f...
U.S. Government Securities: Questions About the Federal Reserve's Securities Transfer System
GGD-87-15BR: Published: Oct 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the validity of comments received from primary dealers alleging that variations between the Federal Reserve System districts' operation of the securities transfer network created disadvantages for dealers in certain districts.GAO found that the System: (1) has separate securities transfer systems; (2) is investigating depository institutions' ne...