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Risk & Compliance CECL for Auto Finance – How to Get Set for CECL?

How to get set for CECL

How to get set for CECL In my last blog post, I started to outline my “10 Requirements for an Effective CECL Software Solution,” where I focused on three requirements your organization needs to do to get ready for CECL implementation. This post will address four requirements for getting set for CECL, i.e. what capabilities your solution must have to provide a stable platform for CECL execution and analysis. 4) How to get set for CECL – Seamless process orchestration A robust CECL software solution will orchestrate all end-to-end expected credit loss (ECL) calculations from data input to component model calculations to final reporting and detailed outputs. It will automate processes wherever possible but will also allow manual intervention where required to incorporate management overrides. This orchestration will occur “behind the scenes” but the effects still need to be transparent to the user. All inputs, models, calculations, parameters and key outputs... [Read More]

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Risk & Compliance Chartis Names FICO a Category Leader for CECL

Leader in CECL

Leader in CECL, FICO says it can ‘deliver a competitive business advantage’ FICO has been recognized as a “Category Leader” by Chartis Research in its report on CECL (Current Expected Credit Loss) technology solutions. The May 2018 report from Chartis compares the CECL solutions of 17 technology vendors, based on both ‘market potential’ and ‘completeness of offering’. Read our release on the report. Leader in CECL: Chartis FinTech Quadrant™ Chartis explains in the report, CECL Technology Solutions 2018, that because most financial institutions in the US outsource almost all of their systems, they won’t be ready to comply until vendors are ready with solutions that match their technology and process requirements. Chartis also observes that vendors with a SaaS and data focus are best placed to deliver the “ideal” CECL offering: a flexible solution with support for core business operations. “Our position in the Chartis FinTech Quadrant for CECL technology solutions... [Read More]

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Risk & Compliance CECL for Auto Finance – Where Do I Start?

CECL for Auto - 21 Months to Go

Countdown to Competitive Advantage If you are working in auto finance, you are no doubt aware that new accounting rules are being introduced to improve the forward-looking estimate of expected credit losses on loans and leases. CECL, or the Current Expected Credit Loss model, has been designed to ensure earlier recognition of credit losses to do all we can to avoid a repeat of the GFC experience. Having a canary in the coalmine is something we should all embrace. The main challenge with CECL is that it will require higher levels of capital to be kept in reserve and lead to changes in lending practices and portfolio and product management. It will also require a significant amount of work to meet the implementation deadline of 15 December 2019, which is now less than 21 months away. Based on our experience with global clients working to comply with IFRS 9, this... [Read More]

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