New York - November 12, 2020 – The New York Credit Union Association (NYCUA) has endorsed Abrigo’s Portfolio Risk and CECL software solutions to help New York credit unions meet the upcoming deadline for Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) implementation as well as streamline their portfolio risk management. The Abrigo suite of portfolio risk and CECL solutions offers credit unions powerful choices for the automation of data-heavy tasks like stress testing, portfolio analysis, and CECL calculations.
CECL represents the biggest accounting change in banking history. The new standard requires financial institutions to record credit losses at loan origination based on a “life of loan loss” expectation. Under CECL, financial institutions will need new processes for collecting and storing loan level data, forecasting future economic conditions, and incorporating those forecasts into the CECL estimate.
The combined suite of products not only offer efficiency and valuable time-saving automation, but data and calculations can also be shared between solutions easily, creating a streamlined and consistent flow in reporting.
"We've heard it repeatedly from credit unions across New York: CECL is one of the most significant operational challenges they will face in the coming years," said NYCUA President/CEO William J. Mellin. "There's no question that calculating allowance for credit losses will be more complex under CECL. But Abrigo’s Portfolio Risk and CECL software is a vetted, innovative, and intuitive solution that will help credit unions transition to this new accounting standard."
“It is meaningful to us as a software company to gain the acknowledgment and trust of industry leaders like the NYCUA. Ultimately, our goal is to serve community financial institutions by providing the best tools we can to help them succeed, a goal I know we share with the NYCUA,” said Jay Blandford, President of Abrigo.