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September 19, 2012 FASB Board Meeting
Accounting for financial instruments: impairment. The Board discussed the scope of assets that should apply the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) model. The Board tentatively decided that the CECL model should apply to receivables that result from revenue transactions within the scope of Topic 605 (and revenue transactions within the scope of the ongoing Revenue Recognition project), lease receivables recognized by a lessor in accordance with Topic 840 (and lease receivables recognized as a result of the ongoing Leases project), and loan commitments that are not measured at fair value with qualifying changes in fair value recognized in net income (FV-NI). Subject to future discussions in the Insurance project on whether certain guarantees should follow an insurance accounting model, the Board tentatively decided that the CECL model also should apply to financial guarantees that are not remeasured at FV-NI and are not accounted for as insurance.