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PROVISION FOR CREDIT LOSSES Definition
PROVISION FOR CREDIT LOSSES, in lending institutions, is a charge to income which represents an expense deemed adequate by management given the composition of a bank's credit portfolios, their probability of default, the economic environment and the allowance for credit losses already established. Specific provisions are established to reduce the book value of specific assets (primarily loans) to establish the amount expected to be recovered on the loans. See also PROVISION.
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TREND is the general direction in which something tends to move.
OVERAGE is that amount, as in money or goods, that is actually on hand and exceeds the desired or listed amount in records or books. Also known as SURPLUS.