Thursday February 20, 2020

The problems with mapping the crisis

PwC makes a number of important points in its “executive summary” about the problems facing it trying to work out just what is going on inside Irish banks.

14th March, 2015
14% state-owned bank will charge 0.1% on some deposits Pic: RollingNews.ie

One of the key problems for Irish banks, it believes, are International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) rules which govern Irish banks’ accounts.

This is now well recognised as one of the main reasons (with others being things like herd mentality, mass delusion, individual self-interest and so on) why Irish banks got it so wrong when it came to predicting their losses.

PwC notes on this matter: “The assessment of loan loss provisions is difficult...

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