GAO Reports FDIC Vulnerable to ‘Regulatory Capture’—A Charge Often Leveled at NCUA

Bankers have long complained that the National Credit Union Administration is a cheerleader for the industry, but now one of their banking regulators is being accused of so-called “regulatory capture.”

In a new report, the Government Accountability Office said that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation failed to provide documentation necessary to demonstrate the objectivity of examiners.

NCUA, Regulators Pledge Flexibility in Regulation of Institutions Affected by Hurricane, Wildfires

The National Credit Union Administration and the other banking regulators said Monday that they will be flexible in their regulation and supervision of financial institutions affected by the California wildfires and Hurricane Laura. In a joint statement, the agencies said they want to encourage institutions “operating in the affected areas to meet the financial services needs of their communities.” In the statement, the regulators said that financial institutions should work “constructively” with borrowers and pledged that prudent efforts to adjust or alter terms of loans will not be subject to examiner criticism. They added that “the agencies recognize that efforts