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When transitioning to IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts and IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, significant accounting mismatches may arise between financial assets and insurance contract liabilities in the comparative information.

The International Accounting Standards Board (the Board) is proposing a narrow-scope amendment to IFRS 17 to alleviate the potential mismatches. This would provide an option to present comparative information about financial assets on a basis that is more consistent with how IFRS 9 will be applied in future reporting periods using a classification overlay approach, without unnecessarily disturbing the implementation processes for both IFRS 17 and IFRS 9.

The Board will shortly publish an exposure draft with a 60-day comment period.

Read our web article and prepare to submit a comment letter to the exposure draft. 

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For further information on IFRS 17 implementation, please contact Brian Morrissey or Niall Naughton of our Insurance team. We'd be delighted to hear from you.