Tag Archives: CECL

House Lawmakers Seek Delay, Closer Examination of CECL

A group of House lawmakers yesterday wrote to the heads of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Accounting Standards board urging them to more closely examine the effects of FASB’s Current Expected Credit Loss Standard on credit availability and calling for a delay to CECL’s effective date until such a study can be carried out.

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ABA Cautions PCAOB, IAASB on New Auditing Standards Proposals

With changes to bank accounting on the horizon, including the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Current Expected Credit Loss accounting standard and upcoming requirements to disclose bank loans at their so-called “exit price,” ABA noted that many auditing firms will need to employ experts and pricing specialists and that banks will need to greatly expand the documentation supporting their estimates.

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ABA: Five-Year CECL Capital Transition Needed

Citing potential high volatility in credit loss allowances under the CECL accounting standard, ABA recently called on the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision to allow banks a minimum of five years to phase into regulatory capital the incremental allowances for credit losses under the CECL standard at the time of initial implementation.

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