CUNA Releases Statement on CECL Standard Following FASB Meeting

October 16, 2019


October 16, 2019   

Washington, DC    


Lauren Williams        
CUNA Communications        

 Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Official Statement Following FASB Board Meeting   

While a formal Board vote is still to come, based on unanimous support at today’s meeting, a final standard delaying the CECL effective date until 2023 will become official in the coming weeks. The CECL standard continues to be one of the biggest compliance challenges for credit unions, and CUNA has long called for additional time for credit unions to meet the standard. We appreciate the Board’s recognition of those challenges and we continue to advocate for sufficient compliance resources on behalf of credit unions.” – Elizabeth Eurgubian, Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer & Senior Counsel


The FASB Board held a meeting today addressing delay of the current expected credit loss (CECL) standard effective date. The Board agreed to delay CECL as proposed. The CECL standard was discussed as part of a board meeting on multiple topics including insurance and hedging.

CECL is a new accounting standard that uses an “expected loss” measurement for the recognition of credit losses. CUNA believes implementation of the new standard will create compliance challenges, as well as alter the financial standing of credit unions.


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Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 115 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit To find your nearest credit union, visit