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The implementation of IFRS 9 impairment requirements by banks

Global Public Policy Committee

The Global Public Policy Committee (GPPC) has issued its report “The implementation of IFRS 9 impairment requirements by banks”, which aims to promote the implementation of accounting for expected credit losses to a high standard.

The report intends to assist the two key groups within a bank that will be instrumental in ensuring a high-quality implementation of IFRS 9:

  • Those charged with governance, who will oversee implementation. Section 1 of the paper addresses the key areas of focus for this group, such as governance and controls, sophistication and proportionality and transition issues.
  • Those finance, risk management, IT and other executives who are charged with implementing the new requirements. Section 2 of the paper discusses key components of implementing expected credit loss accounting, including expected credit loss methodology, default, probability of default, exposure, loss given default, discounting, staging assessment, macro-economic forecasts and forward-looking information.

1 The Global Public Policy Committee (GPPC) of the six largest international accounting networks comprises representatives of BDO, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG and PwC, and focuses on public policy issues for the profession.

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