Benchmarking CECL models

CECL will have the most significant impact on American banking since the Dodd-Frank Act was adopted. Models currently being developed indicate that bank profitability—and bank department profitability—will be affected as institutions charge for credit loss provisions on new loans and credit downgrades on existing loans.

GCD is working with Accenture and the IIF to help U.S. financial institutions benchmark their CECL models as they are developed. 

Step 1 was a deep CECL Methodology survey sponsored by Global Credit Data, the IIF and Accenture. The survey provided comparative information on bank’s planned methodologies for implementation of CECL. The questions focused on credit data and modeling for the C&I, CRE and Consumer portfolios. A public version of the survey results is available here

Step 2 is a benchmarking study, similar to the highly successfull benchmarking study GCD has run for IFRS 9. The study will be launched in Q1/2019. 

For more information, please watch/listen into our kick-off webinar and/or download the material here.  

Interested participants in the study can download the TEMPLATE from our website. (registration and login required - see upper right corner), a FAQ document is available for further information. 



GCD has the world largest database collecting data related to credit failures (default) and their recoveries. The data dates back to 1998, allowing for meaningful statistics in terms of type of borrower, time and size of exposure at default and collateral recovery rates.

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