Expected loss (EL)

No accounting for tastes

The Financial Accounting Standards Board has been robust in its defence of fair-value accounting, and is now set to ruffle regulatory feathers by proposing the approach be expanded to cover all financial instruments. Risk speaks to the standard-setter’s…

Loan loss calculation conundrum

Replacing the incurred loss provisioning model remains high on the agenda of accountants, bankers and regulators. The challenge is to find a way to calculate expected loss that satisfies the diverse objectives of all three camps. Can a compromise be…

Loan loss dynamics

The International Accounting Standards Board unveiled a new expected loss approach in November, following criticisms of the current incurred loss model. But European regulators have declared their preference for dynamic provisioning – and have even…

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