|4.b. Valuation of loans and deposits; Write-off and interest accrual on impaired loans|
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The valuation of loan positions and deposits are subject to alternative perspectives. Nominal or face value valuation might be misleading because of the risk of default and/or changes in interest rates. This difference becomes apparent when the loans are traded. However, these valuation issues are equally applicable to non-traded loans. Business accounting standards are considering using the concept of "fair value" for the valuation of loans as if they were traded. Should the SNA introduce a valuation other than nominal for deposits and loans?
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