General approach

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Under the general approach, at each reporting date, an entity recognises a loss allowance based on either 12-month ECLs or lifetime ECLs, depending on whether there has been a significant increase in credit risk on the financial instrument since initial recognition. The changes in the loss allowance balance are recognised in profit or loss as an impairment gain or loss.

Essentially, an entity must make the following assessment at each reporting date:

  • For credit exposures where there have not been significant increases in credit risk since initial recognition, an entity is required to provide for 12-month ECLs, i.e., the portion of lifetime ECLs that represent the ECLs that result from default events that are possible within the 12-months after
    the reporting date (Stage 1).
  • For credit exposures where there have been significant increases in credit risk since initial recognition on an individual or collective basis, a loss allowance is required for lifetime ECLs, i.e., ECLs that result from all possible default events over the expected life of a financial instrument (Stages 2 and 3).

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General approach

IFRS Synonyms:
General approach ECL, General approach expected credit losses