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Significant Increase in Credit Risk According to IFRS 9: Implications for Financial Institutions

Beerbaum D*
Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Abstract :

This study explores the literature about definitions and concepts when a significant increase in credit risk is achieved. In response to the financial crisis the IASB has introduced a new standard (IFRS 9) on impairment, which requires a three-step approach, which in general replaces the current incurred impairment model with a new expected loss model. This research paper summarizes alternative impairment models and particuarly focus on the significant detreortaion criteria, which is a corner stone of the new IFRS 9 impiamrnet model. The expected loss model is not completely new within the accounting literature. The study provides early insights into implemention of IFRS 9 on impairment, as IFRS 9 will become applicable 2018. It is also relevant for regulators, as it becomes obvious due to the non-existance of a dominant approach; the question arises if the regulator should provide more guidance to avoid that all companies purse completely different model resulting in decreasing comparability for investors

Keywords :
IFRS 9; Impairment; Credit risk; Accounting literature

Date Deposited : 22 Apr 2016 15:56

Last Modified : 22 Apr 2016 15:56

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Volume 4, Number 9, November 2015 , ISSN 2162-6359

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