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									                             Week 07-7
                           CREDIT RISK

        •     Lending Process: Duties of Due Diligence Include
              Calculating The Cost of Providing Risk Support
        •     Use of Scoring Software
        •     Credit-Risk Issues: Pricing Quality in a Portfolio
        •     Book-Cooking Opportunities in Loan Accounting

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   1st Topic: Duty of Due Diligence
Lending is Banks’ Principal Product-Management
 Chain and Counterparties are Looking for Weak

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Important Slide: All forms of dealmaking have to be funded
  in part by an appropriate allocation of FSF capital. To
   Assure Due Diligence at the staff level, a Loan-Review
 Committee Should Ask Deal-Making Staff to Report Four
                  Features of Every Deal

     1. What are the risks?
     2. What are the costs of capital and loss reserves that must be
        allocated to cover the portfolio risks the loan entails.
     3. What explicit and implicit returns does the proposed
        contract offer the firm for bearing the costs of supporting
        these risks?
     4. Allowing for differences in risk, how does the risk-
        adjusted return line up with other deals that we are or
        might be making?
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 Modern FSFs Can Outsource Some of
          These Questions

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 Each Lender Employs Multiple Technologies of
    Lending: Deal Formats Must Adapt to the
Informational and Regulatory Environments in
     Which FSF and the Borrower Operate

   Three Mutually Reinforcing Components Define the
       Technology Used in a Particular “Lending
   1. Screening Mechanisms
   2. Contract Structure (e.g., covenants, collateral
       rights, enhancements, amortization schedule,
       reporting requirements)
   3. Monitoring Strategy
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                   LOAN COVENANTS
Definition: Loan covenants are forms of implicit interest that
restrict a borrower’s future activities in ways designed to
lessen conflicts of interest between the borrower and lender. If
not waived, any violation of the covenant package results in
so-called “technical default.”
         1. “Negative Covenants”- restrict future production,
             investment, or financing decisions: especially
             limitations on dividend payouts and on future debt.

           2. “Affirmative Covenants”- impose contractual
               obligations to submit financial statements and to
               report other material issues.
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       Some Different Business Lending
   • Financial-Statement Lending
   • Relationship Lending
   • Business Credit Scoring
   • Asset-Based Lending (Collateralization &
   • Trade Credit
   • Factoring (Purchase of Receivables)
   • Credit “Insurance” (enhancements)
   Classroom Exercise: What are the Strengths and
     Weaknesses of each?
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                       Asset-Based Lending
Many Business Loans and All Household Mortgage
  and Auto Loans pledge property to lender as
             “security” for a loan.
• What is a mortgage loan? Who is the Mortgagor?
  ANS. The borrower. Who is the Mortgagee?
• First Mortgages vs. Second Mortgages
• Lender must assess prospects of borrower default and
  the possible correlation of “default events” with
  changes in collateral value
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  In All Technologies, Loan Officers Must
Efficiently Collect Appropriate Information to
Make Optimally Four Decisions About Each

    1. How much to lend?
    2. In what form: i.e., with what safeguards?
          –      Covenants
          –      Monitoring Rights
          –      Default Remedies
    3. At what price? implicit & explicit compensation
    4. On what repayment schedule?

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                          Vocabulary Lesson
   Holism is the belief that once an entity has
     existence its parts do not. The idea is that
     the parts stick together in an inseparable
     way (e.g., life-force of a person vs. mortar
     in a brick wall).
   Test is reversibility.

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   Historically, lending was an holistic process.
Modern Lending Deconstructs the Steps Traversed in
                   Making a Loan

     Allows FSFs either to specialize in-house or to
       “outsource” the subset of risks and skills
       needed at each particular stage.
           1. Applications Generation
           2. Processing
           3. Underwriting                     Origination
           4. Closing
           5. Servicing/Collection
           [6. Insuring risk of shortfalls in payments due]
           7. Funding (temporary vs. permanent risk support)
           8. Postloan monitoring and risk support or transfer

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        Unbundled Parts of Lending Process are
        Automating, Digitizing, and Globalizing
• Outsourcing may slow some decisions intensifies
  “Ethical Risk”: the problem of assuring “due diligence”
  is performed in individual functions
     – with holistic loan-officer model, a continuous double-checking
       role is played by high-level committees who are subject to legal
       penalties for negligence and malfeasance. [“Good judgment
       comes from experience. Experience comes from exercising poor
       judgment” = error-learning.]
     – with outsourcing model, loan committee must rely on reputations,
       bonding agreements, and fraud & negligence laws
• We explore these Issues in the last 2 Weeks of the

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   Even Flexible
      must be
   Supported by
 “Due Diligence”
  in Prospecting,
  Gathering, and
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                 First Link in Chain =
                Generating Applications

• Referrals, Prospecting, and Prequalifications
  [Computer “cross-sell triggers]
• Product Selection
• Application Completion
• Document Collection

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      Due Diligence in Information
     Gathering uses 3d- Party sources
   • Application Verification (must guard
     against identity theft; false data)
   • Credit Investigation
   • Collateral Valuation
         – Blue-Book Values for Autos
         – Repeat-Sales Data Base (Automated Appraisal)
           vs. Custom Appraisal for Houses
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    Underwriting: What Constitutes
      Due Diligence in Analysis?
   • Credit Analysis: standards, guidelines vs.
     credit scoring
   • Pricing
   • Mortgage Insurance Decision
         – Single payment vs. cancelable
   • Commitment Issuance

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      Operational Links: Closing and
          Postclosing Activities
   1. Closing
         –      Document Preparation
         –      Compliance with Commitment Conditions
         –      Packaging and Delivery
   2. Post-Loan
         –      Postclosing Document Tracking
         –      Set up Servicing System
         –      Collections/Monitoring/Dunning
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      “Fin”al Link: Funding Decision
•     Temporary “warehousing” prior to choosing
      how to permanently finance the deal.
•     Three main alternatives for permanent
    1. Own debt and capital (=intermediation)
    2. Loan sales
         •      whole
         •      partial (syndication)
    3. Securitization (pooling & pricing loan packages)

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      The Funding Decision Also Affects the
  Allocation Across the Bank’s Counterparties of
        the Risks That Are Left Unhedged

• Self-Insurance = supporting with Loan-Loss reserves
  and Ownership Capital
• External Credit Enhancement (partial recourse vs.
  complete risk transfer to borrower or third parties)
    –   Collateral (puts some risk back on borrower)
    –   Recourse to borrower or corporate officers (ditto)
    –   Personal or Corporate Cosignors or Guarantors
    –   Private Mortgage Insurance (Mort. Guaranty Ins. Corp.; GE
        Capital Mort. Ins. Corp.; United Guaranty Corp.)
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2nd Topic: Automation of Due-Diligence
 and Pricing Activity: Computer Scoring
• Theme: Scoring is Driving Automation of all links
  in the lending chain
• Value of scores depends on size of underlying sample and
    representativeness of its relevant subsample cells.
•   Mines or Tortures Data to make them “sing” = Uncover
    Recognizable Patterns and Convert them into Point scores that
    classify customers in terms of probability of some targeted form of
•   Credit scores can be fed directly into an implicit and explicit loan
    pricing matrix.
•   Targeted behavior can be anything. “AI” Expert Systems can
    identify loan leads, slow payers, deadbeats, profitable customers,
    volatility of collateral value, etc.
•   In use at all large U.S. banks & most small ones. 33% of small banks
    by early 2001.                                                      20
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                            Table 1
Survey Results for Large U.S. Banks Using Small Business Credit
              Scoring Data as of January 31, 1998

                                                     Number   % of Scoring Banks
             Loan Sizes Scored:
             Under $100,000                          62       100.0
             $100,000-$250,000                       46       74.2
             $250,000-$1,000,000                     13       21.0

             Automatic Approval/Rejection            26       41.9
             Setting Loan Terms                      20       32.3
             Use Proprietary Models                  8        12.9
             Average Number of Month                 24       ---

     Source: Frame, Srinivasan, and Woosley (2001)
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   When Automated Lending Works

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      Use of Scoring Presupposes and Shapes the
      Collection and Verification of Databases
   • Individual Application input
   • External Credit Bureau Input (will score for
     and sell credit directly to customers)
   • and Lexis-Nexus: input data on
     arrests, scandals
   • Internal Credit Information File (CIF) from
     “data warehouse” (FSF base of information by
     which it manages)
         – Lenders must address customer and legal
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                    Intuitive Basis for Scoring
Computer credit-scoring models objectify credit standards.
They input multiple “proxies” for ageold Five C’s of Credit.
  • The 5 C’s of Credit: a checklist of informational items that
    track a customer’s unobservable repayment speed and
    repayment probability. Scores should be tracked both before
    and after making a loan. Why?
  • Scores on proxy items can be used also to size and price a
    customer’s serviceable demand for borrowed funds.
  • Increasingly, computer credit-scoring models re-estimate the
    rate outstanding loan portfolios should carry and business
    loan contracts reset the loan rate when and as a borrower’s
    score changes.

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Character: customer’s reputation for probity and fairness (past
  willingness to pay bills can be checked with credit agencies)
Capacity: projected future income of customer; “payment-
  coverage ratio.”
Capital: strength of customer’s balance sheet
Collateral: any credit enhancement offered --consists of implicit
  and explicit guarantees, including right of “recourse”
Conditions re economic “cycles”: how changing economic
  environment affects the customer’s other Cs; measures of
  vulnerability or fragility.
[Modern financial economists add 4 more C’s: Regulatory
  Compliance Costs, Customer Relationships, Correlation,
  and “Costs of a borrower’s opportunities for hidden actions and
  hidden information disadvantage a lender.”]

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             Major External Vendors of
              Online Scoring Services
   • Fair Isaac (Grandaddy of scoring)
   • Fiserv
   • Credit Bureaus
         – Global & national (Transunion, Experian, Equifax)
         – Local
   • Mark-It Partners credit database (shareholders are
     an evolving member of European and US
     megabanks): “Partner” banks supply price
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                          About Fair Isaac’s Scores
    The formula for the Fair Isaac creditworthiness score deals only
   with financial information about a borrower and doesn’t consider
     such factors as place of residence, age, race, sex, or nationality.

  • Factors in determining the credit score and the weight they are given:

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   How the Fair Isaac Score Works:
    Fair Isaac licenses its software to credit bureaus.
    Based on the credit information on file, the credit bureau uses
     Fair Isaac’s formula to generate a credit score, also known as
     a FICO score. Scores are on a 900-point scale. Generally, a
     score of 640 or higher results in a mortgage on favorable
     terms: subprime (<640), prime, superprime ratings (>720)
    Lenders acquire from a credit bureau a borrower’s credit
     report and FICO score to evaluate the applicant’s
     creditworthiness and price loans.
    High Score = High Probability of complete and timely
     performance by borrower.
    Fair Isaac traditionally limited the information passed to
     borrower. Now, loan applicants can purchase their scores and
     use experts to improve their score to a lender’s threshold.
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  Please indicate in one paragraph whether you agree or
     disagree with the following statements and why:
   1. Credit-scoring software is making human loan
     officers obsolete. Software can identify several
     times as many potential losses as most
     institutions’ best human underwriters can.
   2. Credit-scoring is a new and untested idea.
   3. Scoring software is useful only in originating and
     pricing loans.
   4. Once an institution switches to credit-scoring
     software, its approval rates usually decrease.

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   5. Credit-scoring software can be used only on loan
      applicants that have a prior credit history.
   6. Is scoring fair to immigrants and low-income households?
   7. Mortgage-Loan automation can consolidate the many steps
      on mortgage lending into a single virtual “back office” that
      can bid on (but not seal) a deal in a matter of minutes.
   8. It is good practice to explain and doctor credit scores for
      rejected customers.
   9. It should be a source of pride to some bankers that they
      don’t use credit scoring.

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        Course Theme: Reshaping of Job
     Opportunities and Branch Architecture by
           New Lending Technologies

   1. Calling Officers (Salespersons or
   2. Credit Analysts
   3. Loan Review Committee
   4. Workout Specialists

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Business-Loan Officers: Going the Way of the Dodo?

    On Morphing
     of Firms &

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         3rd Topic: Credit-Risk Issues
• What is risk? The downside of a deal caused by
  its negatives.
• What is a loan’s credit risk? Obverse* of “Asset
    – Danger that an individual counterparty won’t perform as
      promised in a contract = a priceable chance of suffering
      default losses - e.g., in loans to customers who go bankrupt.
    – Delinquent vs. truly “nonperforming” loans
    – workouts on partial vs. complete defaults show some
      “chargeoff” against bank loan reserves or net worth

* An obverse is the positive quality that can be obtained from a
negative or the negative quality corresponding to a positive.      34
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Risk Management  Risk Avoidance. Ways an institution
     can price, support, diversify or transfer credit risk
      introduce the concept of financial engineering.

    •   Develop and maintain an accurate and consistent risk-grading system.
    •   Establish a credit culture that reflects the risk appetite of your institution.
    •   Use a loan approval process, by committee or otherwise, that provides a
        formal, systematic review of total exposure to a borrower in different products.
    •   Implement credit scoring, though it need not be the sole factor in lending
    •   Establish a credit database with heavy emphasis on the collection and retention
        of risk ratings.
    •   Develop a process to review and control exceptions to credit policy.
    •   Introduce a pricing model, even a rudimentary one, to bring disciplined risk-
        based pricing into the underwriting and review process. Even better, use a
        pricing model, either internally or vendor purchased, to price your credits to
        reflect risk, relationship, and capital allocation.
    •   Manage your loans as portfolio investments. Quantify the return relative to the
        risk and manage portfolio diversification.

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   Managing Risk in Loan Origination
   • Adage: Every debt is paid, if not by the
     borrower, by the lender.
         – How does a lender pay for borrower defaults?
         – Lending officers may be disciplined for defaults or
           credit deterioration on loans they originate.
         – Computer scoring cannot capture every negative:
           Jürgen Schneider Warning Signal: Wasteful excess
           shown in personal life by CEO’s gilding an iron fence
           in 1994 was used by a smart lender to be an indication
           of bad character.
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                  Recognizing Loan Scamsters
                   “Top Ten” Warning Signs
          (Paul Nadler, American Banker, March 1996)
                     Beware of Customers who:
     10. Soft-soap you.
     9. Seem too dumb to fool you.
     8. Pride themselves on breaking rules.
     7. Focus on what your firm will do in the event of delinquency.
     6. Seem unusually charming.
     5. Seem unusually optimistic.
     4. Challenge your policy on overdrafts or on the use of uncollected funds.
     3. Always want to meet you on your premises.
     2. Whose buildings and equipment show signs of neglect.
     1. Who appeal to your greed.
     [0. Seem unconcerned about payments Schedules and Interest Costs.]
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              Concept of Pricing a Loan
•        Concept of a loan’s price as an opportunity cost = value
         of all implicit and explicit compensation received for
         extending this credit.
     –      Every contractual requirement is a potential burden. “Nonprice
            terms” is an oxymoron.
•        Benchmark-plus Pricing: In practice, rates are set as
         “spreads” above a low-risk “benchmark” interest rate.
     a. Libor
     b. Treasury yields
     c. Own CD or prime rate
     *Etymology of “benchmark” – known height of a prominent
         landmark or some kind

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Explicit Interest is Not the Full Price of a
     Why do the following items Constitute Implicit
             Interest on a Business Loan?
1. Compensating-Balance Requirements (a legal “tying” of
   use of deposit and loan products).
[Does it ever make sense to pay interest on one’s own
   money? Credit repairs/ money laundering]
2. Collateral Requirements.
3. Covenant Rights.
4. Monitoring requirements.
5. Coercive tie-in arrangements (mostly unwritten): though
   illegal, these are alleged to exist
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        The “credit risk” bankers must
        Price and Manage is a Portfolio
• Measures of this risk must identify and account for:
  1. Correlations in underlying “risk factors” that cause
      individual-customer “default events”
  2. Correlations in the size of the losses driven by
      different events and risk factors
  [3. Last half of course will introduce the effects of
  “hedging transactions” that mitigate or transfer particular
  categories of loss exposures (hedging will be the focus of
  the middle weeks of this course).]
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                        GOOD AND BAD
                      LOANS CAN BE SOLD

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 Memory Device: A Financial-Company Portfolio
Garages a Fleet of Investment and Funding Vehicles
    • With tangible long positions in, e.g.,
          – Loans
          – Marketable Securities
          – Real Estate and Equipment
    • With tangible short positions in
          – Deposit-like accounts
          – Debt
          – Explicit commitments (insurance obligations; securities
            held in street names)
    • With numerous harder-to-monitor derivative and
      intangible positions
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 To Manage the Risk of Operating This Fleet, One Must
 Understand the Dangers the Fleet Faces: Its Exposure to
Deterioration in Net Value from Various Kinds of Adversity

               •   Unexpected market moves.
               •   Model risk: a source of hedging errors.
               •   Insufficient management oversight.
               •   Carrying too much risk relative to capital.
               •   Internal & external fraud
               •   Counterparty lawsuits.
               •   Unsupportable Debts.

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                               Risk Landscape for Banks
                                                                  Institutional      Systemic Risk
              Event Risk                      Market Risk         Risk
              (Devaluation Risk               (FX., interest
              Large moves in Asset Prices)    rate)

                                                                                     Liquidity Risk
                                                                                     (Inability to
                                                                                     unwind a
Credit Risk                                                                          position without
                                                                                     loss of value)
(Default counterparty
Potential loss due to change                  Bank
in credit quality)
                                                                                   Reputational Risk

Legal Risk
(contracts are not
                                                                                  Settlement Risk
                                 E-business                                       (not receiving funds)
correctly or cannot                            Operational Risk
be enforced)                                   (loss due to
                                               execution error)                             44
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             Focus on Correlations is the
             Element in Portfolio Analysis
   • Definition: Correlated items undergo mutual or
     reciprocal movements
   • Why are correlations in default and collateral
     value relevant? ANS. In Bivariate Models of
     Repayment, Expected Loss = Product of
     (Probability of Default) and (Loss Given Default).
     When collateral value falls whenever probability
     of default rises, loss exposure worsens on both
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    4th Topic: Introduction to the Discipline
          and Art of Loan Accounting
• GAAP Allows Considerable Leeway for timing reported
  changes in economic value: Example of deferred interest (i.e.,
  “negative amortization”) on option ARM loans at Golden West
• TRANSPARENCY of Accounting Reports of Bank Income and
  Net Worth is deliberately weak (opacity)
   – Book Value (usually par) and Market Value (=PDV of future cash
     flows) of Loans can Diverge Greatly after a loan is made
       • late payments
       • changes in credit quality of borrowers
       • changes in market risk premia
       • changes in level of “riskless” rate
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   Parable can Illustrate Value to
  Owners and Regulators of the
   Transparency (=accuracy plus
 meaningfulness) created by Prompt
    and Accurate Provisioning:
In Sept. 2000, a convenience store clerk taped
    up the store’s security camera prior to
 emptying the cash drawer and claiming that
 he was held up. Critical flaw in his plan: he
            used transparent tape.        47
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     Age-Old Conflict Between Regulators of
       FSFs and Watchdogs Who Regulate
     Securities Markets and Auditing Activity
1. FSF regulators adopt rules and enforcement systems to assure
   “safe and sound” operation of firms in their client industry.
         These regulators want to entertain forward-looking
          industrywide reasons to justify “unallocated LLR.”
2. Those whose set auditing standards are concerned with how to
   document occurrences of revenues and expenses in an objective
   and reproducible manner.
         Prefer to emphasize historical loss experience or
          observable changes in activities or skillsets of each
          individual client.

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   •      On average, borrowers are slow. Why?
         – Expect to extract leniency
         – Many plan to move in and out of delinquency
   •      Exercise In Booking Accruals, Provisions, and
          Charges stresses two kinds of nontransparency:
         1. Banks employ accrual accounting rather than cash
            accounting for yet-to-be-received receipts on slow,
            but “performing” loans. “Nonperforming Loans” are
            shifted to a “nonaccrual status.”
         2. They are obliged by rules to shift to cash accounting
            only for loans on which payments are so far overdue
            that they must be classified as “nonperforming”
            (threshold varies across countries: 90 days in U.S.).

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In U.S., Lightly Disciplined “Judgments” Shape Loan-
 Loss Reserves (LLR) and Allowances for Loan and
                 Lease Losses (ALLL)
  • Bathtub Analogy for LLR: ALLL is spigot; Chargeoffs are the
  • Dedicated LLR are a contra-asset deducted promptly from a
    loan’s principal (and therefore NW) to get the book value of
    net loans (BVL).
  • Assigning loss reserves when loans are made and adjusting
    them as circumstances change is called prompt
  • Chargeoffs: When losses on uncollected loans are recognized,
    they are usually “charged” against the LLR until LLR is
    exhausted, then against income or capital.
  • Notation: It is instructive to designate the level of LLR that
    insiders would understand to be a fair and accurate measure
    of expected loss exposure as LLR*.
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Examiner Criticism May Sometimes
Force a Loan into Nonaccrual Status

 • A four-way categorization of
   “criticized loans” is used by
   examiners: special mention,
   substandard, doubtful, loss.

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1.        Definitions of Examiner categories of troubled loans:
      −      “Substandard” loans have one or more well defined weaknesses that
             jeopardize full collection of that loan, and have a high probability of
             payment default.
      −      “Doubtful” loans have all the weaknesses inherent in those classified as
             substandard with the added characteristic that the weaknesses make
             collection or liquidation in full, on the basis of currently existing facts,
             conditions, and values, highly questionable and improbable.
      −      “Loss” loans are considered uncollectible and of such little value that
             their continuance as bank assets is not warranted. Any recovery is
             likely to occur only after lengthy recovery efforts such as litigation.
      −      “Special Mention” loans show distinct weaknesses, but collectibility
             still seems likely.
      −      Substandard, doubtful, and loss loans are collectively referred to as
             “adversely classified assets.”
2.        Resemble categories in weekly NFL “injury reports:”
          probable, questionable, doubtful, out.
 3.       “Loss” and “out” are the most-reliable categories.
[4.       Regulators just postponed an effort to adopt a new
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      Workout Personnel Use a Different
        Vocabulary From Examiners
A “slow” loan is one whose payments are noticeably or habitually
  in arrears (in practice, late or past due by 30 days or more).
  Bank Accountants accrue (I.e., credit) interest on these loans
  when earned rather than when payment is received.
A nonperforming loan is one whose payments are overdue
  enough (90 to 180 days or more) to be deemed severely
  delinquent. Interest income on these loans is shifted from
  accrual to a cash basis. Interest can no longer be credited until it
  is actually received by the bank.
An impaired loan is one whose principal value has come into
  serious question. FAS 114 defines a loan as impaired “when,
  based on current information and events,” the loan is “judged
  less than fully collectable.”
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     Chart 1: Aversely Rated Credits Over Two Business Cycles

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Cross-Country Variation in the Timing and LLR Impact of NPL’s Status
        Country             Days to NPL status   Min. initial provision Ranking

        Argentina           90                   25%                    4
        Hong Kong           180                  n.a.                   9
        Peru                60/90                50-60%                 2
        Singapore           sub. risk            L-8C (50% min.)        6
        Brazil              60                   100                    3
        Malaysia            180                  0/1% gen. provisions   9
        Colombia            90                   50%                    4
        Chile               30/90                60%/n.a.               1
        Philippines         sub. risk            25%                    6
        Korea               180                  20%                    9
        Thailand            360                  15%                    11
        Indonesia           90                   10%                    8
 Source: World Bank
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 Exercise in Booking Accruals, Provisions, and
1. Eagle Bank lends $200,000 to BC Company on January 1 at 7 percent simple interest to be paid
quarterly on the unpaid balance. Payments of $50,000 plus quarterly interest are due on March 30,
June 30, September 29, and December 30.
a. Calculate the payments due at each payment date (in $ thousands).

                March 30:                         50 
                                                              200  53.5

                June 30:                          50 
                                                           150  52.625

                September 29:                     50 
                                                             100  51.75

                December 30:                      50 
                                                             50  50.875
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   b. Suppose the first payment is made on time and no further
   payments are received until the following year.
   Assuming a 180-day threshold for putting a slow loan into
   nonaccrual status, what would the bank initially report as
   current revenue on the loan in each quarter of the current
   year ($ thousands)?
                          1Q:      3.5
                          2Q:   2.625 (Credited but not received)
                          3Q:    152.625(.07/4)=2.671 (Credited
                                          but not received)
                          4Q:   -5.296 (2Q & 3Q Accruals must
                                  be reversed at year end and
                                $2.718 in unpaid interest added
                                   to the outstanding balance
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2. Suppose Eagle Bank set up a $1,000 loss reserve on this loan at its inception. How
   would the first quarter and fourth quarter revenues on the loan change if the loss
   reserve was made to absorb the first $1,000 in accounting losses that might be
   recorded on the loan?

                      1Q:    3.5 - 1 (in provisioned funds on Jan. 1) = 2.5

                      4Q: -5.296 + 1 (in chargeoffs) = -4.296

  Edward J. Kane, BC 07-7
3. Suppose on February 1 of year 2 federal bank examiners forced
Eagle Bank to restructure the loan and write off 10 percent of the
principal [including unpaid interest to this date] still due on the loan
against its net worth account. Suppose also that the new contract
structure required the BC Company to make only a single payment of
$155,000 on June 15 of year two. How would these events affect the
bank’s income in the first quarter and how would the timely receipt of
the settlement payment affect the income in the second quarter of year
       Year 2, 1Q:                                  -15.893
        [end-of-year principal + accrued interest = 158.934]
        Year 2, 2Q:               155 – [158.934 - 15.893] = 11.959

 Edward J. Kane, BC 07-7
Edward J. Kane, BC 07-7
Edward J. Kane, BC 07-7

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