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The Bank Statement – Q3 2016

The Bank Statement – Q3 2016

This newsletter looks at IFRS and regulatory matters affecting accounting for banks.


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The Bank Statement is KPMG’s IFRS newsletter for the banking sector, updated each quarter

The Bank Statement is KPMG’s quarterly banking newsletter.

It provides updates on IFRS developments that directly impact banks, and considers the potential accounting implications of regulatory requirements.

Download the latest issue to read about the developments in Q3 2016. Previous issues can be found on our IFRS Newsletters web page.

And visit our IFRS for Banks and IFRS – Financial instruments hot topics pages for more on these and other related developments.

Impairment: IFRS 9 vs US GAAP

Over the next few years, entities that report under IFRS or US GAAP (or both) will adopt new requirements on the accounting for credit losses. 

The two sets of requirements are quite different, which is likely to prove a challenge for dual reporters. The impact of different effective dates for both new standards will also have to be managed.


“The two impairment models are conceptually similar in that they are both ‘expected’ rather than ‘incurred’ loss models. However, the measurement objectives, details of the calculation and the scope of the requirements differ.”

Ewa Bialkowska, KPMG in the UK, and Mahesh Narayanasami, KPMG in the US


We compare and contrast some key aspects of the two models.

EBA consults on credit risk and accounting for ECL

You have until 26 October 2016 to respond to the EBA’s consultation paper on credit institutions’ credit risk management practices and accounting for expected credit losses (ECL).

The proposals have been drafted in response to guidance on the same topic issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in December 2015.

The proposed guidelines aim to ensure sound credit risk management practices associated with the implementation and ongoing application of the accounting for ECL.The proposed guidelines would affect all credit institutions in the EU, regardless of size or complexity. Typically, it is larger credit institutions that respond to EBA consultations. However, in this instance those larger credit institutions will already be focusing on complying with the full Basel Committee guidance. We encourage all affected credit institutions to carefully consider the appropriateness of the proposals in relation to the nature of their operations and respond to the consultation

Disclosures on the impact of Brexit

The UK’s decision to leave the EU may have an impact on many European entities – and, potentially, entities based in other countries. We have looked at 13 large European banks’ 30 June 2016 interim reports to compare their disclosures about the impact of Brexit.

IFRS 9 developments and IASB projects

There’s more news in our regular sections on IFRS 9 Financial Instruments and the IASB’s activities.

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