Global Credit Data’s Richard Crecel and Daniela Thakkar discuss IFRS 9 benchmarking in Trade Finance Global Q&A

Speaking with Trade Finance Global, Global Credit Data’s (GCD) Executive Director, Richard Crecel and Membership and Methodology Executive, Daniela Thakkar, discuss IFRS 9 implementation, benchmarking, and how they collaborate and engage with regulators to ensure GCD’s data can be put to best use .

The IFRS 9 accounting standard, implemented following the financial crisis, requires a shift in the manner of assessing provisions by requiring that banks estimate their historic, current and projected losses – including a one-year and a life-time expected credit loss (ECL).

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Global Credit Data’s Richard Crecel quoted in article on IFRS 9 benchmarking, variability in credit loss estimates

Speaking with, Richard Crecel, Global Credit Data’s Executive Director, discusses variability in credit loss estimates for IFRS 9, following the release of their latest benchmarking study.

Crecel notes that, “when you test models against the same reference portfolio, you find a large distribution of outcomes – meaning two different institutions would treat expected losses differently on the same defaulted loan.”

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Global Credit Data releases IFRS 9 benchmarking report, covered by the specialist press

Global Credit Data, a not-for-profit data-collection initiative jointly owned by more than 50 leading global banks, has released its second IFRS 9 benchmarking report. Results from the study highlight a significant degree of variability in banks’ expected credit loss estimates of around factor 4, suggesting the IFRS 9 framework has yet to stabilise.

“We remain in the early stages, however, the high level of variability in ECL figures under IFRS 9 is something the industry will need to analyse and address,” says Richard Crecel, Executive Director of Global Credit Data. “If banks don’t act, they may find the regulator acts for them – and imposes more restrictive standards than many would like.”

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The news was covered by The Global Treasurer, Trade Finance Global, Business Money, Fintech Finance.

Global Credit Data welcomes Standard Chartered as its 55th member bank, covered by the specialist press

Global Credit Data (GCD) has welcomed its newest member, Standard Chartered, bringing its total number of member banks to 55 and expanding its international data coverage.

“We are pleased to welcome Standard Chartered to our growing membership base,” says Richard Crecel, Executive Director at GCD. “Increasing the geographical scope of our data is a primary objective of ours and banks such as Standard Chartered represent important buildings block in our international coverage.”

Fully onboarded, Standard Chartered is able to share its own data and leverage that of other member banks, allowing for instant comparisons across a range of model estimates, including probability of default (PD), exposure at default (EAD) and loss given default (LGD)

The news was covered by Treasury Today, Trade Finance Global, Fintech Finance, FinFeeds, FC Legal, Datamakery.

Global Credit Data’s Richard Crecel explains that banks are well positioned to manage corporate defaults in Global Treasurer article

Writing for The Global Treasurer, Global Credit Data’s (GCD) Executive Director, Richard Crecel, explains that banks, in general, have adequate recovery strategies in place to deal with corporate defaults.

GCD data shows that banks recover, on average, 76% of debts owed by large corporate borrowers after default. What’s more, in most cases, banks will recover nearly all of the outstanding amount on a defaulted loan.

In turn, the article explores the reasons behind such high recovery rates and sheds some light on how long it actually takes for banks to recover defaulted loans.

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