Featured Product

    BoM Updates Guideline for Write-Off of Non-Performing Assets

    June 28, 2019

    BoM updated the guideline for write-off of non-performing assets for banks and non-bank deposit-taking institutions in Mauritius. In the initial release of the guideline on November 14, 2019, it was mentioned that, from July 01, 2019, the scope of application of the guideline will be extended to include non-bank deposit-taking institutions. The updated guideline applies to both banks and non-bank deposit-taking institutions that are licensed under the Banking Act 2004. Non-bank deposit-taking institutions will be given a timeframe of one year, as from July 01, 2019, to be in full compliance with the guideline.

    The guideline aims to provide a broad framework for the write-off of non-performing assets on the books of financial institutions if the prospects of recovery are weak. It also introduces an element of prudence by requiring financial institutions to write-off non-performing assets in a timely manner. The guideline requires all banks and non-bank deposit taking institutions to have a board-approved policy with respect to write-off of non-performing assets. It further enunciates the broad write-off principles while emphasizing that a write-off by a financial institution does not signify the forfeiture of its legal right to claim its dues. The guideline requires that the write-off policy should set forth suitable time periods for the write-off of different categories of non-performing assets, based on the individual recovery experience of a financial institution. However, the maximum time for the full write-off of exposures toward corporate and retail (including mortgages) should not exceed 7 years and 5 years, respectively.


    Related Links

    Effective Date: July 01, 2019 (Non-Bank Deposit Takers)

    Keywords: Middle East and Africa, Mauritius, Banking, Non-Bank Deposit-Taking Institutions, Credit Risk, NPLs, NPA, BoM

    Featured Experts
    Related Articles
    News

    EBA Analyzes Impact of Unwind Mechanism of Liquidity Coverage Ratio

    EBA published a report analyzing the impact of the unwind mechanism of the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) for a sample of European banks over a three-year period, from the end of 2016 to the first quarter of 2020.

    November 19, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    ECB Outlines Views on Possible Changes to AnaCredit Rule and TLTROs

    In response to questions from a member of the European Parliament, the ECB President Christine Lagarde issued a letter clarifying the possibility of amending the AnaCredit Regulation and making targeted longer-term refinancing operations (TLTROs) dependent on the climate-related impact of bank loans.

    November 19, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    IASB Begins First Phase of Post-Implementation Review of IFRS 9

    IASB started the post-implementation review of the classification and measurement requirements in IFRS 9 on financial instruments and added the review as a project to its work plan.

    November 18, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    FSB Report Examines Progress in Resolvability of Systemic Institutions

    FSB published a report that examines progress in implementing policy measures to enhance the resolvability of systemically important financial institutions.

    November 18, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EBA Benchmarks National Insolvency Frameworks Across EU

    EBA published a report on the benchmarking of national loan enforcement frameworks across 27 EU member states, in response to the call for advice from EC.

    November 18, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    FSB Reports Assess Impact of Pandemic on Financial Stability

    FSB published a letter from its Chair Randal K. Quarles, along with two reports exploring various aspects of the market turmoil resulting from the COVID-19 event.

    November 17, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    RBNZ Consults on Implementation of Capital Review Changes

    RBNZ launched a consultation on the details for implementing the final Capital Review decisions announced in December 2019.

    November 17, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    IASB Announces Andreas Barckow as the New Chair from July 2021

    The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation, which are responsible for the governance and oversight of IASB, have announced the appointment of Dr. Andreas Barckow as the IASB Chair, effective July 2021.

    November 17, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    HKMA Consults on Capital Rules for Bank Equity Investments in Funds

    HKMA issued a letter to consult the banking industry on a full set of proposed draft amendments to the Banking (Capital) Rules for implementing the Basel standard on capital requirements for banks’ equity investments in funds in Hong Kong.

    November 17, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    ESRB Supports Extension of Macro-Prudential Measure by Swedish FSA

    ESRB published an opinion assessing the decision of Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) to extend the application period of a stricter measure for residential mortgage lending, in accordance with Article 458 of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR).

    November 17, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 6153