Loan loss calculation conundrum

sylvie-matherat

The move to replace the incurred loss model for loan loss provisioning has created plenty of friction between accountants and regulators over the past year. Accounting standard-setters were pushed to draw up alternatives to a model that politicians and regulators accused of exacerbating swings in the economic cycle through late recognition of credit losses. Accountants insisted any new model should only reflect the financial position of a bank at a single point in time and should not be skewed

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