To provide CECL Solution Equifax partner with Wolters Kluwer

Equifax partner Wolters Kluwer

Equifax and Wolters Kluwer are teaming up to provide an end-to-end Current Expected Credit Losses solution.

The companies are combining their respective CECL offerings and capabilities to help financial institutions comply with new standards instituted by the Financial Accounting Standards Board for a complete solution that ensures an integrated and supportable framework.

The OneSumX CECL solution leverages Wolters Kluwer’s integrated finance, risk and reporting platform, enabling compliance with all CECL requirements, from data management and governance, to credit risk models, expected credit loss calculations, accounting and disclosures. OneSumX CECL, which will now house Equifax’s SmartReserve™ models, also leverages its state of the art accounting framework with Wolters Kluwer’s Regulatory Update Service to apply and maintain all required allowance accounting, producing all FASB mandated disclosures.

Equifax’s SmartReserve™ offering helps SEC-registered financial institutions comply with CECL requirements by obtaining the necessary historical loan performance data and insights for compliance with the standard. The models within SmartReserve use robust historical data, producing a reliable life of loan loss estimates.

End-to-End CECL solution

Todd Lawrence, General Manager of Wolters Kluwer FRR Americas, stated, “All firms impacted by CECL need to ensure they are firmly on the road to compliance. Equifax brings credit content and methodologies to this exciting partnership, which draws on our award winning OneSumX suite of technology solutions and expertise in integrated finance, risk and reporting. The combined offering uniquely facilitates a successful CECL process in the eyes of regulators, auditors and boards of directors.”

Amy Graybill, Vice President, Enterprise Insights & Core Data Products of Equifax stated, “This is new territory for many lenders as they may not have the infrastructure to support these large amounts of data, and mid-tier and smaller banks and credit unions and lenders may not have the capacity to perform the modeling in-house. Our SmartReserve provides the assistance lenders need to help protect their business against non-compliance with new CECL standards, along with historical pre and post-recession data that is needed to accurately forecast future credit losses and calculate required reserves.”