Loan Loss Provision

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Loan Loss Provision

A non-cash expense for banks to account for future losses on loan defaults. Banks assume that a certain percentage of loans will default or become slow-paying. Banks enter a percentage as an expense when calculating their pre-tax incomes. This guarantees a bank's solvency and capitalization if and when the defaults occur. The loan loss provision allocated each year increases with the riskiness of the loans a given bank makes. A bank making a small number of risky loans will have a low loan loss provision compared to a bank taking higher risks.
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2% of all credit union loans, but nearly 6% of loan loss provisions in the third quarter.
The increased recaptures of loan loss provisions of USD 400 thousand was primarily because of higher loan recoveries.
Other Operating Income was higher by circa Dh16 million, primarily on account of robust recoveries in the commercial lending portfolio against which loan loss provisions were held.
Excluding the after- tax impact of the negative loan loss provisions, net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, would have been USD2.
This was due above all to the improved revenues before loan loss provisions (plus 5% or plus EUR 125 million to EUR 2.
The positive news for the UAE banking sector comes despite an increase in banks' loan loss provisions (LLPs) - the latter increased by four per cent in 2011.
Summary: Raiffeisen Bank Aval (BAVL) reported tiny earnings of US$ 2mn in 2Q11 as heightened loan loss provisions continued to weigh on financials.
and loan loss provisions based on incurred losses or on short-horizon expected losses, increase procyclicality in the banking system.
The bank said that its net profits for 2010 had dropped by 27 percent because of higher loan loss provisions.
Key words: loan loss provisions, banking capital management, regulatory regime, IFRS
2 million towards non-specific loan loss provisions as per the requirement of Central Bank of Oman.
Bank Loan Loss Provisions and the Income Smoothing Hypothesis: An Empirical Analysis, 1976-1984," Journal of Financial Services Research, 1, pp.