loan-loss allowance


loan-loss allowance
loan-loss allowance loan-loss allowance allowance

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loan-loss allowance UK US noun [C] (also loan-loss provision [C], loan-loss reserves [plural])
ACCOUNTING, BANKING in a bank’s accounts, an amount showing what it expects to lose from loans that may not be paid back: »

The loan-loss allowance allocated to foreign loans was the highest on the bank's books.

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Despite a 26% improvement in its net income, the bank failed to meet Wall Street's expectations because it had to double its loan loss provision.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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