Financial Services

FATCA and CRS audits: Time to be prepared

Why should you be prepared for FATCA and CRS more than ever? The new Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) and Common Reporting Standard (“CRS”) law ratified on 18 June 2020 has not only increased compliance requirements once again but, at the same time, it has reinforced the power of the Luxembourg tax authorities to carry out an audit within a […]

Fair valuation of investment property in uncertain times

It’s no secret that measuring a fair value of investment property has always been a challenging task...and, needless to say, the current pandemic has not made it any easier. The valuation of investment property following the principles of IFRS 13 is usually dependent on several assumptions and unobservable inputs. The current market situation may very likel […]
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What to consider when granting payment holidays under IFRS 9 — impact on ECL

In my previous article, I discussed the accounting considerations when assessing whether or not a substantial modification exists regarding COVID-19 measures taken by lenders, such as payment holidays or moratoria. As promised, in this article I will explore the impact of these measures on the expected credit loss (ECL) model in more detail. As communicate […]
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CSSF Circular 20/750 implements EBA Guidelines on ICT and security risk management in Luxembourg

On 25 August 2020, the CSSF published Circular 20/750 implementing the EBA Guidelines on ICT and security risk management in Luxembourg. These guidelines establish a consistent approach to the mitigation and management of these risks in all EU countries. Are you ready for the Circular? Download our self-assessment to assess your preparedness and define a resp […]

Granting payment holidays under IFRS 9 — substantial modification or not?

To mitigate the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in recognition of the financial stress that borrowers are facing, lenders have started providing measures to borrowers under their own pre-existing or new programs. These include debt renegotiations or cash flow rescheduling of the interest or principal. Additionally, governments and central […]

Can fintech lead innovation post Covid-19?

The article was originally published on kpmg.com by Anton Ruddenklau, Global Co-Leader of Fintech for KPMG International, and a Partner and the Head of Digital & Innovation for Financial Services in KPMG in the UK. The dotcom crash of the early 2000’s led to the creation of tech giants like Google; the global financial crisis of 2008/09 saw the emergenc […]