Raiders of the loss arc

Regulators are looking at ways to remove pro-cyclicality from accounting standards, with some advocating the scrapping of incurred loss models in favour of dynamic provisioning


The Iberian lynx, the Caspian seal, the grey-faced sengi and the incurred loss model of loan provisioning - all are critically endangered, but it could be the last that is wiped from the face of the planet soonest. According to politicians and regulators, the current accounting standard is a dangerous pest that has added to the strain on banks during the worst crisis in living memory. It is now being hunted mercilessly, and its days appear to be numbered. But there are fears among accountants

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected] or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: