The board plans to discuss remaining issues at the November 23rd meeting and the final guidelines on CECL are expected to be published in early 2016.
Ardmore and Fintellix have been working behind the scenes to help Community Banks prepare for CECL, undertaking projects such as "Cost impact of CECL study" at the Bank of Lancaster, VA.
Following the study, Deb Evans, CFO of Bank of Lancaster, Kilmarnock, VA said, "The Ardmore Fintellix team really knows their CECL stuff.
The best way to prepare for CECL
is to proactively gather loan level data for the portfolio.
For example, a perfect pay, 95 percent loan-to-value ratio (LTV), 620 FICO[R] score, interest-only, balloon loan on an investment condo in Atlantic City might incur no loss reserve under the Incurred Loss Method, but may very well incur a loss under CECL.
Clearly, the secondary markets are already taking into consideration the CECL approach of looking at probability of payback.
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The Basel Committee's current guidance, if finalized as proposed, could hasten the adoption of FASB's CECL guidelines, Edwards said.
The guidance does not say that an institution should adopt any particular set of expected credit loss rules, but CECL is the only expected credit loss approach proposed under U.
CECL requires that an institution foregoes the worst-case or bestcase scenario and instead evaluates the possibility that a loss exists or that it does not.
The credit deterioration model would likely cause allowance levels to rise, albeit less than the CECL model.
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