Achieving IFRS Off-Balance-Sheet Treatment in Trade Receivables Securitizations

Abstract

Changes in accounting requirements made in response to the financial crisis of 2007-2008 have made achieving off-balance-sheet treatment for trade receivables securitizations more challenging, particularly under IFRS. Fortunately, a cost-efficient solution has emerged and is proving practical and efficient. Despite the need to transfer a significant portion of variability of cash flows to a third party, this solution makes it possible to satisfy this requirement in a cost-efficient manner by adding a small, carefully sized and positioned subordinated note. We present techniques to maximize transfer of variability of cash flow while keeping costs associated with this additional tranche down. Ongoing monitoring and occasional resizing ensure that off-balance-sheet treatment is maintained over the entire life of the securitization. In contrast, derecognition under U.S. GAAP is more readily achieved without the need for a subordinated tranche because the requirement to transfer control can be satisfied more directly by transferring ownership of the receivables all the way through to the investor.

This publication was originally posted here.

Latest News

Press Release

Sep 2022

Finacity and ING Belgium NV Facilitate Increase of Accounts Receivable Securitization Program to $200 Million for Cushman & Wakefield

Finacity Corporation (“Finacity”), a White Oak Company, and ING Belgium SA/NV announce that they have facilitated an increase from $125 million to $200 million of the commitment capacity for the Accounts Receivables Securitization Program for Cushman & Wakefield Inc. (“C&W”), a leading global real estate services firm headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Press Release

Jul 2022

Finacity Facilitates Increase and Renewal of Accounts Receivable Securitization Program to EUR 300 million for the Greek State-Controlled Public Power Corporation S.A.

Finacity Corporation (“Finacity”), a White Oak Company, today announced that it has facilitated an increase from EUR 200 million to EUR 300 million of the commitment capacity for the accounts receivable securitization program for Public Power Corporation S.A. [ATHEX: PPC] (“PPC”), the largest Greek electricity generator and the principal supplier of electricity in the country. The securitization program finances consumer and corporate receivables originated by PPC in Greece.

Press Release

Jul 2022

Finacity Facilitates a $70 Million Receivables Securitization Program for American Airlines, Inc.

Finacity Corporation (“Finacity”), a White Oak Company, has successfully facilitated a $70 million receivables securitization program for American Airlines, Inc., headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. The program focuses on a multi-country, multi-currency portfolio of cargo receivables from certain countries where the airline operates. Finacity provided origination, analytic and structuring support. Finacity serves as the ongoing Administrator for the program.