Loan Provisioning Criteria

A Loan provisioning is an expense that is reserved for default/bad performing loans/credits. It is an amount that is set aside as an allowance for bad loans or credits.

Loan loss provision is also known as the "Valuation Allowance" or "Valuation Reserve". It is also known as "Allowance for Loan Loss"

In any group of loans, banks (used to refer to all financial institutions) expect that there can be some loans that do not perform as expected. These loans may be delinquent on their repayments or default the entire loan. This can create a loss to the bank on expected income. Therefore, banks can set aside a portion of the expected repayments from all loans in its portfolio to cover all or a portion of the loss. In the event of loss or in critical situations, banks can use that amount set aside to cover the loss instead of taking a loss in its cash flow. This loan loss reserve acts as an internal insurance fund.

From the main screen, click on Admin then Organization from the drop down list.This will launch the Organization menu.

Then Select Create Provisioning Criteria.

This will launch the Provisioning Criteria page that displays the name of the loan provision and who created it.

Create Provisioning Criteria

Complete the fields provided:

  1. Provisioning Criteria:- Choose an appropriate name for the Provisioning criteria.

3. For each of the categories in the next section, provide;

  • Min Age - Provide minimum number of days, example: 1

  • Max Age - Provide maximum number of days, example: 30

  • Percentage - Provide percentage value.

  • Liability Account - Select respective liability account.

  • Expense Account - Select respective expense account.

Check to confirm your input and then click the Submit button.

Tip:- You could go to Provisioning Entries for the creation of provisioning entries.

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