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On June 16, 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-13, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326). This update requires immediate recognition of management estimates of Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) for assets held at amortized cost. Although the CECL model does not directly apply to securities held as Available-for-Sale (AFS), updates have been made to the AFS impairment standard such as requiring that credit losses be recognized as an allowance instead of a write-down.Read More