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AASB 7 - Financial Instruments: Disclosures - August 2005

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AASB 7 Standards/Accounting & Auditing as amended, taking into account amendments up to AASB 2008-10 - Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards - Reclassification of Financial Assets
This Standard requires disclosure of the significance of financial instruments for an entity's financial position and performance and qualitative and quantitative informationabout exposure to risks arising from financial instruments, including specified minimum disclosures about credit risk, liquidity risk and market risk.
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 13 Jan 2009
Start Date 01 Jul 2008
End Date 27 Mar 2009
To be repealed 31 Dec 2017
Repealed by AASB 7 - Financial Instruments: Disclosures - August 2015

Compiled Accounting Standard

AASB 7

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Instruments: Disclosures

 

 

This compiled Standard applies to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 July 2007 but before 1 January 2009 that end on or after 1 July 2008.  Early application is not permitted.  It incorporates relevant amendments made up to and including 22 October 2008.

 

Prepared on 7 November 2008 by the staff of the Australian Accounting Standards Board.

 

 



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CONTENTS

COMPILATION DETAILS

Comparison With IFRS 7

Accounting Standard

AASB 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures

Paragraphs

Objective                                                                                                                 1 – 2

Application                                                                                        Aus2.1 – Aus2.8

Scope                                                                                                                       3 – 5

Classes of Financial Instruments and Level of Disclosure                                    6

Significance of Financial Instruments for Financial Position
and Performance                                                                                                       7

Balance sheet

Categories of financial assets and financial liabilities                             8

Financial assets or financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss   9 – 11

Reclassification                                                                                12 – 12A

Derecognition                                                                                              13

Collateral                                                                                               14 – 15

Allowance account for credit losses                                                        16

Compound financial instruments with multiple embedded derivatives 17

Defaults and breaches                                                                        18 – 19

Income statement and equity

Items of income, expense, gains or losses                                               20

Other disclosures

Accounting policies                                                                                    21

Hedge accounting                                                                               22 – 24

Fair value                                                                                              25 – 30

Nature and Extent of Risks Arising from Financial Instruments                 31 – 32

Qualitative disclosures                                                                                      33

Quantitative disclosures                                                                           34 – 35

Credit risk                                                                                                      36

Financial assets that are either past due or impaired                     37

Collateral and other credit enhancements obtained                       38

Liquidity risk                                                                                                39

Market risk

Sensitivity analysis                                                                     40 – 41

Other market risk disclosures                                                             42

 

Appendices:

A.  Defined terms                                                                                             Page 25

B.  Application guidance                                                                                Page 27

C.  Amendments to other Australian Accounting Standards                  Page 37

D.  Amendments to AASB 7 if AASB 2005-4 Amendments
   to Australian Accounting Standards
(relating to the fair
   value option) has not been applied                                                       Page 45

 

DELETED IFRS 7 TEXT                                                                                 Page 47

 

IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE
(available on the AASB website)

 

BASIS FOR CONCLUSIONS ON IFRS 7
(available on the AASB website)

 

 

Australian Accounting Standard AASB 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures (as amended) is set out in paragraphs 1 – 42 and Appendices A, B and D.  All the paragraphs have equal authority.  Paragraphs in bold type state the main principles.  Terms defined in this Standard are in italics the first time they appear in the Standard.  AASB 7 is to be read in the context of other Australian Accounting Standards, including AASB 1048 Interpretation and Application of Standards, which identifies the Australian Accounting Interpretations.  In the absence of explicit guidance, AASB 108 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors provides a basis for selecting and applying accounting policies.

 

 


compilation details

Accounting Standard AASB 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures as amended

This compiled Standard applies to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 July 2007 but before 1 January 2009 that end on or after 1 July 2008.  It takes into account amendments up to and including 22 October 2008 and was prepared on 7 November 2008 by the staff of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB).

This compilation is not a separate Accounting Standard made by the AASB.  Instead, it is a representation of AASB 7 (August 2005) as amended by other Accounting Standards, which are listed in the Table below.

Table of Standards

Standard

Date made

Application date
(annual reporting periods … on or after …)

Application, saving or transitional provisions

AASB 7

31 Aug 2005

(beginning) 1 Jan 2007

 

AASB 2007-4

30 Apr 2007

(beginning) 1 Jul 2007

see (a) below

AASB 2007-8

24 Sep 2007

(beginning) 1 Jan 2009

not compiled*

AASB 2007-10

13 Dec 2007

(beginning) 1 Jan 2009

not compiled*

AASB 2008-2

5 Mar 2008

(beginning) 1 Jan 2009

not compiled*

AASB 2008-3

6 Mar 2008

(beginning) 1 Jul 2009

not compiled*

AASB 2008-5

24 Jul 2008

(beginning) 1 Jan 2009

not compiled*

AASB 2008-10

22 Oct 2008

(ending) 1 Jul 2008

see (b) below

 

*         The amendments made by this Standard are not included in this compilation, which presents the principal Standard as applicable to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 July 2007 but before 1 January 2009 that end on or after 1 July 2008.

(a)       Entities may elect to apply this Standard to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2005 but before 1 July 2007.

(b)       Entities are not permitted to apply this Standard to earlier annual reporting periods.


Table of Amendments to Standard

Paragraph affected

How affected

By … [paragraph]

12

amended

AASB 2008-10 [9]

12A

added

AASB 2008-10 [10]

Heading above 43

amended

AASB 2007-4 [24]

B26

amended

AASB 2007-4 [24]

D1

amended

AASB 2007-4 [24]

 

 


Comparison with IFRS 7

AASB 7 and IFRS 7

AASB 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures as amended incorporates IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures as issued and amended by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).  Paragraphs that have been added to this Standard (and do not appear in the text of IFRS 7) are identified with the prefix “Aus”, followed by the number of the preceding IASB paragraph and decimal numbering.

Compliance with IFRS 7

Entities that comply with AASB 7 as amended will simultaneously be in compliance with IFRS 7 as amended.

 

 


aCCOUNTING STANDARD AASB 7

The Australian Accounting Standards Board made Accounting Standard AASB 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures under section 334 of the Corporations Act 2001 on 31 August 2005.

 

This compiled version of AASB 7 applies to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 July 2007 but before 1 January 2009 that end on or after 1 July 2008.  It incorporates relevant amendments contained in other AASB Standards made by the AASB up to and including 22 October 2008 (see Compilation Details).

 

 

 

aCCOUNTING STANDARD AASB 7

Financial Instruments: Disclosures

Objective

1         The objective of this Standard is to require entities to provide disclosures in their financial report that enable users to evaluate: 

(a)       the significance of financial instruments for the entity’s financial position and performance; and

(b)      the nature and extent of risks arising from financial instruments to which the entity is exposed during the period and at the reporting date, and how the entity manages those risks.

2         The principles in this Standard complement the principles for recognising, measuring and presenting financial assets and financial liabilities in AASB 132 Financial Instruments: Presentation and AASB 139 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement.

Application

Aus2.1          This Standard applies to: 

(a)       each entity that is required to prepare financial reports in accordance with Part 2M.3 of the Corporations Act and that is a reporting entity;

(b)       general purpose financial reports of each other reporting entity; and

(c)       financial reports that are, or are held out to be, general purpose financial reports.

Aus2.2          This Standard applies to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2007.
[Note:  For application dates of paragraphs changed or added by an amending Standard, see Compilation Details.]

Aus2.3          This Standard may be applied to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2005 but before 1 January 2007.  An entity that is required to prepare financial reports in accordance with Part 2M.3 of the Corporations Act may apply this Standard to such annual reporting periods, when an election has been made in accordance with subsection 334(5) of the Corporations Act.  When an entity applies this Standard to such an annual reporting period, it shall disclose that fact.

Aus2.4          The requirements specified in this Standard apply to the financial report where information resulting from their application is material in accordance with AASB 1031 Materiality.

Aus2.5          When applied or operative, this Standard supersedes:

(a)       AASB 130 Disclosures in the Financial Statements of Banks and Similar Financial Institutions as notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No S 204, 22 July 2004; and

(b)       paragraphs 51-95 of AASB 132 Financial Instruments: Disclosure and Presentation as notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No S 204, 22 July 2004.

Aus2.6          Both AASB 130 and the disclosure requirements of AASB 132 remain applicable until superseded by this Standard.

Aus2.7          This Standard will be registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments in accordance with the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

Aus2.8          Notwithstanding paragraph Aus2.3, if an entity applies this Standard to annual reporting periods beginning before 1 January 2006 and it does not apply AASB 139 as amended by AASB 2005-4 it shall for that period apply this Standard as amended by Appendix D to this Standard.

Scope

3         This Standard shall be applied by all entities to all types of financial instruments, except: 

(a)       those interests in subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures that are accounted for in accordance with AASB 127 Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements, AASB 128 Investments in Associates or AASB 131 Interests in Joint Ventures.  However, in some cases, AASB 127, AASB 128 or AASB 131 permits an entity to account for an interest in a subsidiary, associate or joint venture using AASB 139; in those cases, entities shall apply the disclosure requirements in AASB 127, AASB 128 or AASB 131 in addition to those in this Standard.  Entities shall also apply this Standard to all derivatives linked to interests in subsidiaries, associates or joint ventures unless the derivative meets the definition of an equity instrument in AASB 132;

(b)       employers’ rights and obligations arising from employee benefit plans, to which AASB 119 Employee Benefits applies;

(c)       contracts for contingent consideration in a business combination (see AASB 3 Business Combinations).  This exemption applies only to the acquirer;

(d)       insurance contracts as defined in AASB 4 Insurance ContractsHowever, this Standard applies to derivatives that are embedded in insurance contracts if AASB 139 Financial Instruments: Measurement and Recognition requires the entity to account for them separately.  Moreover, an issuer shall apply this Standard to financial guarantee contracts if the issuer applies AASB 139 in recognising and measuring the contracts, but shall apply AASB 1023 General Insurance Contracts if the issuer elects, in accordance with paragraph 2.2(f) of AASB 1023, to apply AASB 1023 in recognising and measuring them; and

(e)       financial instruments, contracts and obligations under share-based payment transactions to which AASB 2 Share-based Payment applies, except that this Standard applies to contracts within the scope of paragraphs 5-7 of AASB 139.

4         This Standard applies to recognised and unrecognised financial instruments.  Recognised financial instruments include financial assets and financial liabilities that are within the scope of AASB 139.  Unrecognised financial instruments include some financial instruments that, although outside the scope of AASB 139, are within the scope of this Standard (such as some loan commitments).

5         This Standard applies to contracts to buy or sell a non-financial item that are within the scope of AASB 139 (see paragraphs 5-7 of AASB 139).

Classes of Financial Instruments and Level of Disclosure

6         When this Standard requires disclosures by class of financial instrument, an entity shall group financial instruments into classes that are appropriate to the nature of the information disclosed and that take into account the characteristics of those financial instruments.  An entity shall provide sufficient information to permit reconciliation to the line items presented in the balance sheet.

Significance of Financial Instruments for Financial Position and Performance

7         An entity shall disclose information that enables users of its financial report to evaluate the significance of financial instruments for its financial position and performance.

Balance sheet

Categories of financial assets and financial liabilities

8         The carrying amounts of each of the following categories, as defined in AASB 139, shall be disclosed either on the face of the balance sheet or in the notes:

(a)       financial assets at fair value through profit or loss, showing separately (i) those designated as such upon initial recognition and (ii) those classified as held for trading in accordance with AASB 139;

(b)      held-to-maturity investments;

(c)       loans and receivables;

(d)      available-for-sale financial assets;

(e)       financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss, showing separately (i) those designated as such upon initial recognition and (ii) those classified as held for trading in accordance with AASB 139; and

(f)       financial liabilities measured at amortised cost.

Financial assets or financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss

9         If the entity has designated a loan or receivable (or group of loans or receivables) as at fair value through profit or loss, it shall disclose: 

(a)       the maximum exposure to credit risk (see paragraph 36(a)) of the loan or receivable (or group of loans or receivables) at the reporting date;

(b)      the amount by which any related credit derivatives or similar instruments mitigate that maximum exposure to credit risk;

(c)       the amount of change, during the period and cumulatively, in the fair value of the loan or receivable (or group of loans or receivables) that is attributable to changes in the credit risk of the financial asset determined either:

(i)        as the amount of change in its fair value that is not attributable to changes in market conditions that give rise to market risk; or

(ii)       using an alternative method the entity believes more faithfully represents the amount of change in its fair value that is attributable to changes in the credit risk of the asset.

Changes in market conditions that give rise to market risk include changes in an observed (benchmark) interest rate, commodity price, foreign exchange rate or index of prices or rates; and

(d)      the amount of the change in the fair value of any related credit derivatives or similar instruments that has occurred during the period and cumulatively since the loan or receivable was designated.

10       If the entity has designated a financial liability as at fair value through profit or loss in accordance with paragraph 9 of AASB 139, it shall disclose:

(a)       the amount of change, during the period and cumulatively, in the fair value of the financial liability that is attributable to changes in the credit risk of that liability determined either:

(i)        as the amount of change in its fair value that is not attributable to changes in market conditions that give rise to market risk (see Appendix B, paragraph B4); or

(ii)       using an alternative method the entity believes more faithfully represents the amount of change in its fair value that is attributable to changes in the credit risk of the liability.

Changes in market conditions that give rise to market risk include changes in a benchmark interest rate, the price of another entity’s financial instrument, a commodity price, a foreign exchange rate or an index of prices or rates.  For contracts that include a unit-linking feature, changes in market conditions include changes in the performance of the related internal or external investment fund; and

(b)      the difference between the financial liability’s carrying amount and the amount the entity would be contractually required to pay at maturity to the holder of the obligation.

11       The entity shall disclose:

(a)       the methods used to comply with the requirements in paragraphs 9(c) and 10(a); and

(b)      if the entity believes that the disclosure it has given to comply with the requirements in paragraph 9(c) or 10(a) does not faithfully represent the change in the fair value of the financial asset or financial liability attributable to changes in its credit risk, the reasons for reaching this conclusion and the factors it believes are relevant.

Reclassification

12       If the entity has reclassified a financial asset (in accordance with paragraphs 51-54 of AASB 139) as one measured:

(a)       at cost or amortised cost, rather than at fair value; or

(b)      at fair value, rather than at cost or amortised cost,

it shall disclose the amount reclassified into and out of each category and the reason for that reclassification.

12A    If the entity has reclassified a financial asset out of the fair value through profit or loss category in accordance with paragraph 50B or 50D of AASB 139 or out of the available-for-sale category in accordance with paragraph 50E of AASB 139, it shall disclose:

(a)       the amount reclassified into and out of each category;

(b)      for each reporting period until derecognition, the carrying amounts and fair values of all financial assets that have been reclassified in the current and previous reporting periods;

(c)       if a financial asset was reclassified in accordance with paragraph 50B, the rare situation, and the facts and circumstances indicating that the situation was rare;

(d)      for the reporting period when the financial asset was reclassified, the fair value gain or loss on the financial asset recognised in profit or loss or other comprehensive income in that reporting period and in the previous reporting period;

(e)       for each reporting period following the reclassification (including the reporting period in which the financial asset was reclassified) until derecognition of the financial asset, the fair value gain or loss that would have been recognised in profit or loss or other comprehensive income if the financial asset had not been reclassified, and the gain, loss, income and expense recognised in profit or loss; and

(f)       the effective interest rate and estimated amounts of cash flows the entity expects to recover, as at the date of reclassification of the financial asset.

Derecognition

13       An entity may have transferred financial assets in such a way that part or all of the financial assets do not qualify for derecognition (see paragraphs 15-37 of AASB 139).  The entity shall disclose for each class of such financial assets:

(a)       the nature of the assets;

(b)      the nature of the risks and rewards of ownership to which the entity remains exposed;

(c)       when the entity continues to recognise all of the assets, the carrying amounts of the assets and of the associated liabilities; and

(d)      when the entity continues to recognise the assets to the extent of its continuing involvement, the total carrying amount of the original assets, the amount of the assets that the entity continues to recognise, and the carrying amount of the associated liabilities.

Collateral

14       An entity shall disclose:

(a)       the carrying amount of financial assets it has pledged as collateral for liabilities or contingent liabilities, including amounts that have been reclassified in accordance with paragraph 37(a) of AASB 139; and

(b)      the terms and conditions relating to its pledge.

15       When an entity holds collateral (of financial or non-financial assets) and is permitted to sell or repledge the collateral in the absence of default by the owner of the collateral, it shall disclose:

(a)       the fair value of the collateral held;

(b)      the fair value of any such collateral sold or repledged, and whether the entity has an obligation to return it; and

(c)       the terms and conditions associated with its use of the collateral.

Allowance account for credit losses

16       When financial assets are impaired by credit losses and the entity records the impairment in a separate account (e.g. an allowance account used to record individual impairments or a similar account used to record a collective impairment of assets) rather than directly reducing the carrying amount of the asset, it shall disclose a reconciliation of changes in that account during the period for each class of financial assets.

Compound financial instruments with multiple embedded derivatives

17       If an entity has issued an instrument that contains both a liability and an equity component (see paragraph 28 of AASB 132) and the instrument has multiple embedded derivatives whose values are interdependent (such as a callable convertible debt instrument), it shall disclose the existence of those features.

Defaults and breaches

18       For loans payable recognised at the reporting date, an entity shall disclose:

(a)       details of any defaults during the period of principal, interest, sinking fund, or redemption terms of those loans payable;

(b)      the carrying amount of the loans payable in default at the reporting date; and

(c)       whether the default was remedied, or the terms of the loans payable were renegotiated, before the financial report was authorised for issue.

19       If, during the period, there were breaches of loan agreement terms other than those described in paragraph 18, an entity shall disclose the same information as required by paragraph 18 if those breaches permitted the lender to demand accelerated repayment (unless the breaches were remedied, or the terms of the loan were renegotiated, on or before the reporting date).

Income statement and equity

Items of income, expense, gains or losses

20       An entity shall disclose the following items of income, expense, gains or losses either on the face of the financial report or in the notes:

(a)       net gains or net losses on:

(i)        financial assets or financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss, showing separately those on financial assets or financial liabilities designated as such upon initial recognition, and those on financial assets or financial liabilities that are classified as held for trading in accordance with AASB 139;

(ii)       available-for-sale financial assets, showing separately the amount of gain or loss recognised directly in equity during the period and the amount removed from equity and recognised in profit or loss for the period;

(iii)      held-to-maturity investments;

(iv)     loans and receivables; and

(v)      financial liabilities measured at amortised cost;

(b)      total interest income and total interest expense (calculated using the effective interest method) for financial assets or financial liabilities that are not at fair value through profit or loss;

(c)       fee income and expense (other than amounts included in determining the effective interest rate) arising from:

(i)        financial assets or financial liabilities that are not at fair value through profit or loss; and

(ii)       trust and other fiduciary activities that result in the holding or investing of assets on behalf of individuals, trusts, retirement benefit plans, and other institutions;

(d)      interest income on impaired financial assets accrued in accordance with paragraph AG93 of AASB 139; and

(e)       the amount of any impairment loss for each class of financial asset.

Other disclosures

Accounting policies

21       In accordance with paragraph 108 of AASB 101 Presentation of Financial Statements, an entity discloses, in the summary of significant accounting policies, the measurement basis (or bases) used in preparing the financial report and the other accounting policies used that are relevant to an understanding of the financial report.

Hedge accounting

22       An entity shall disclose the following separately for each type of hedge described in AASB 139 (i.e. fair value hedges, cash flow hedges, and hedges of net investments in foreign operations):

(a)       a description of each type of hedge;

(b)      a description of the financial instruments designated as hedging instruments and their fair values at the reporting date; and

(c)       the nature of the risks being hedged.

23       For cash flow hedges, an entity shall disclose:

(a)       the periods when the cash flows are expected to occur and when they are expected to affect profit or loss;

(b)      a description of any forecast transaction for which hedge accounting had previously been used, but which is no longer expected to occur;

(c)       the amount that was recognised in equity during the period;

(d)      the amount that was removed from equity and included in profit or loss for the period, showing the amount included in each line item in the income statement; and

(e)       the amount that was removed from equity during the period and included in the initial cost or other carrying amount of a non-financial asset or non-financial liability whose acquisition or incurrence was a hedged highly probable forecast transaction.

24       An entity shall disclose separately:

(a)       in fair value hedges, gains or losses:

(i)        on the hedging instrument; and

(ii)       on the hedged item attributable to the hedged risk;

(b)      the ineffectiveness recognised in profit or loss that arises from cash flow hedges; and

(c)       the ineffectiveness recognised in profit or loss that arises from hedges of net investments in foreign operations.

Fair value

25       Except as set out in paragraph 29, for each class of financial assets and financial liabilities (see paragraph 6), an entity shall disclose the fair value of that class of assets and liabilities in a way that permits it to be compared with its carrying amount.

26       In disclosing fair values, an entity shall group financial assets and financial liabilities into classes, but shall offset them only to the extent that their carrying amounts are offset in the balance sheet.

27       An entity shall disclose:

(a)       the methods and, when a valuation technique is used, the assumptions applied in determining fair values of each class of financial assets or financial liabilities.  For example, if applicable, an entity discloses information about the assumptions relating to prepayment rates, rates of estimated credit losses, and interest rates or discount rates;

(b)      whether fair values are determined, in whole or in part, directly by reference to published price quotations in an active market or are estimated using a valuation technique (see paragraphs AG71-AG79 of AASB 139);

(c)       whether the fair values recognised or disclosed in the financial report are determined in whole or in part using a valuation technique based on assumptions that are not supported by prices from observable current market transactions in the same instrument (i.e. without modification or repackaging) and not based on available observable market data.  For fair values that are recognised in the financial report, if changing one or more of those assumptions to reasonably possible alternative assumptions would change fair value significantly, the entity shall state this fact and disclose the effect of those changes.  For this purpose, significance shall be judged with respect to profit or loss, and total assets or total liabilities, or, when changes in fair value are recognised in equity, total equity; and

(d)      if (c) applies, the total amount of the change in fair value estimated using such a valuation technique that was recognised in profit or loss during the period.

28       If the market for a financial instrument is not active, an entity establishes its fair value using a valuation technique (see paragraphs AG74-AG79 of AASB 139).  Nevertheless, the best evidence of fair value at initial recognition is the transaction price (i.e. the fair value of the consideration given or received), unless conditions described in paragraph AG76 of AASB 139 are met.  It follows that there could be a difference between the fair value at initial recognition and the amount that would be determined at that date using the valuation technique.  If such a difference exists, an entity shall disclose, by class of financial instrument:

(a)       its accounting policy for recognising that difference in profit or loss to reflect a change in factors (including time) that market participants would consider in setting a price (see paragraph AG76A of AASB 139); and

(b)      the aggregate difference yet to be recognised in profit or loss at the beginning and end of the period and a reconciliation of changes in the balance of this difference.

29       Disclosures of fair value are not required:

(a)       when the carrying amount is a reasonable approximation of fair value, for example, for financial instruments such as short-term trade receivables and payables;

(b)      for an investment in equity instruments that do not have a quoted market price in an active market, or derivatives linked to such equity instruments, that is measured at cost in accordance with AASB 139 because its fair value cannot be measured reliably; or

(c)       for a contract containing a discretionary participation feature (as described in AASB 4) if the fair value of that feature cannot be measured reliably.

30       In the cases described in paragraph 29(b) and (c), an entity shall disclose information to help users of the financial report make their own judgements about the extent of possible differences between the carrying amount of those financial assets or financial liabilities and their fair value, including:

(a)       the fact that fair value information has not been disclosed for these instruments because their fair value cannot be measured reliably;

(b)      a description of the financial instruments, their carrying amount, and an explanation of why fair value cannot be measured reliably;

(c)       information about the market for the instruments;

(d)      information about whether and how the entity intends to dispose of the financial instruments; and

(e)       if financial instruments whose fair value previously could not be reliably measured are derecognised, that fact, their carrying amount at the time of derecognition, and the amount of gain or loss recognised.

Nature and Extent of Risks Arising from Financial Instruments

31       An entity shall disclose information that enables users of its financial report to evaluate the nature and extent of risks arising from financial instruments to which the entity is exposed at the reporting date.

32       The disclosures required by paragraphs 33-42 focus on the risks that arise from financial instruments and how they have been managed.  These risks typically include, but are not limited to, credit risk, liquidity risk and market risk.

Qualitative disclosures

33       For each type of risk arising from financial instruments, an entity shall disclose: 

(a)       the exposures to risk and how they arise;

(b)      its objectives, policies and processes for managing the risk and the methods used to measure the risk; and

(c)       any changes in (a) or (b) from the previous period.

Quantitative disclosures

34       For each type of risk arising from financial instruments, an entity shall disclose: 

(a)       summary quantitative data about its exposure to that risk at the reporting date.  This disclosure shall be based on the information provided internally to key management personnel of the entity (as defined in AASB 124 Related Party Disclosures), for example the entity’s board of directors or chief executive officer;

(b)      the disclosures required by paragraphs 36-42, to the extent not provided in (a), unless the risk is not material (see paragraphs 29-31 of AASB 101 for a discussion of materiality); and

(c)       concentrations of risk if not apparent from (a) and (b).

35       If the quantitative data disclosed as at the reporting date are unrepresentative of an entity’s exposure to risk during the period, an entity shall provide further information that is representative.

Credit risk

36       An entity shall disclose by class of financial instrument:

(a)       the amount that best represents its maximum exposure to credit risk at the reporting date without taking account of any collateral held or other credit enhancements (e.g. netting agreements that do not qualify for offset in accordance with AASB 132);

(b)      in respect of the amount disclosed in (a), a description of collateral held as security and other credit enhancements;

(c)       information about the credit quality of financial assets that are neither past due nor impaired; and

(d)      the carrying amount of financial assets that would otherwise be past due or impaired whose terms have been renegotiated.

Financial assets that are either past due or impaired

37       An entity shall disclose by class of financial asset:

(a)       an analysis of the age of financial assets that are past due as at the reporting date but not impaired;

(b)      an analysis of financial assets that are individually determined to be impaired as at the reporting date, including the factors the entity considered in determining that they are impaired; and

(c)       for the amounts disclosed in (a) and (b), a description of collateral held by the entity as security and other credit enhancements and, unless impracticable, an estimate of their fair value.

Collateral and other credit enhancements obtained

38       When an entity obtains financial or non-financial assets during the period by taking possession of collateral it holds as security or calling on other credit enhancements (e.g. guarantees), and such assets meet the recognition criteria in other Australian Accounting Standards, an entity shall disclose:

(a)       the nature and carrying amount of the assets obtained; and

(b)      when the assets are not readily convertible into cash, its policies for disposing of such assets or for using them in its operations.

Liquidity risk

39       An entity shall disclose: 

(a)       a maturity analysis for financial liabilities that shows the remaining contractual maturities; and

(b)      a description of how it manages the liquidity risk inherent in (a).

Market risk

Sensitivity analysis

40       Unless an entity complies with paragraph 41, it shall disclose:

(a)       a sensitivity analysis for each type of market risk to which the entity is exposed at the reporting date, showing how profit or loss and equity would have been affected by changes in the relevant risk variable that were reasonably possible at that date;

(b)      the methods and assumptions used in preparing the sensitivity analysis; and

(c)       changes from the previous period in the methods and assumptions used, and the reasons for such changes.

41       If an entity prepares a sensitivity analysis, such as value-at-risk, that reflects interdependencies between risk variables (e.g. interest rates and exchange rates) and uses it to manage financial risks, it may use that sensitivity analysis in place of the analysis specified in paragraph 40.  The entity shall also disclose:

(a)       an explanation of the method used in preparing such a sensitivity analysis, and of the main parameters and assumptions underlying the data provided; and

(b)      an explanation of the objective of the method used and of limitations that may result in the information not fully reflecting the fair value of the assets and liabilities involved.

Other market risk disclosures

42       When the sensitivity analyses disclosed in accordance with paragraph 40 or 41 are unrepresentative of a risk inherent in a financial instrument (e.g. because the year-end exposure does not reflect the exposure during the year), the entity shall disclose that fact and the reason it believes the sensitivity analyses are unrepresentative.

Effective Date of IFRS 7

43       [Deleted by the AASB]

44       [Deleted by the AASB]

Withdrawal of IAS 30

45       [Deleted by the AASB]

 


APPENDIX A

Defined Terms

This appendix is an integral part of AASB 7.

credit risk

The risk that one party to a financial instrument will cause a financial loss for the other party by failing to discharge an obligation.

currency risk

The risk that the fair value or future cash flows of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of changes in foreign exchange rates.

interest rate risk

The risk that the fair value or future cash flows of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of changes in market interest rates.

liquidity risk

The risk that an entity will encounter difficulty in meeting obligations associated with financial liabilities.

loans payable

Loans payable are financial liabilities, other than short-term trade payables on normal credit terms.

market risk

The risk that the fair value or future cash flows of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of changes in market prices.  Market risk comprises three types of risk:  currency risk, interest rate risk and other price risk.

other price risk

The risk that the fair value or future cash flows of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of changes in market prices (other than those arising from interest rate risk or currency risk), whether those changes are caused by factors specific to the individual financial instrument or its issuer, or factors affecting all similar financial instruments traded in the market.

past due

A financial asset is past due when a counterparty has failed to make a payment when contractually due.

 

The following terms are defined in paragraph 11 of AASB 132 or
paragraph 9 of AASB 139 and are used in this Standard with the meaning specified in AASB 132 and AASB 139:

(a)     amortised cost of a financial asset or financial liability;

(b)     available-for-sale financial assets;

(c)     derecognition;

(d)     derivative;

(e)     effective interest method;

(f)      equity instrument;

(g)     fair value;

(h)     financial asset;

(i)       financial instrument;

(j)       financial liability;

(k)     financial asset or financial liability at fair value through profit or loss;

(l)       financial guarantee contract;

(m)    financial asset or financial liability held for trading;

(n)     forecast transaction;

(o)     hedging instrument;

(p)     held-to-maturity instruments;

(q)     loans and receivables; and

(r)      regular way purchase or sale.

 


APPENDIX B

Application guidance

This appendix is an integral part of AASB 7. 

Classes of Financial Instruments and Level of Disclosure (paragraph 6)

B1       Paragraph 6 requires an entity to group financial instruments into classes that are appropriate to the nature of the information disclosed and that take into account the characteristics of those financial instruments.  The classes described in paragraph 6 are determined by the entity and are, thus, distinct from the categories of financial instruments specified in AASB 139 (which determine how financial instruments are measured and where changes in fair value are recognised).

B2       In determining classes of financial instrument, an entity shall, at a minimum: 

(a)       distinguish instruments measured at amortised cost from those measured at fair value; and

(b)      treat as a separate class or classes those financial instruments outside the scope of this Standard.

B3       An entity decides, in the light of its circumstances, how much detail it provides to satisfy the requirements of this Standard, how much emphasis it places on different aspects of the requirements and how it aggregates information to display the overall picture without combining information with different characteristics.  It is necessary to strike a balance between overburdening the financial report with excessive detail that may not assist users of the financial report and obscuring important information as a result of too much aggregation.  For example, an entity shall not obscure important information by including it among a large amount of insignificant detail.  Similarly, an entity shall not disclose information that is so aggregated that it obscures important differences between individual transactions or associated risks.

Significance of Financial Instruments for Financial Position and Performance

Financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss (paragraphs 10 and 11)

B4       If an entity designates a financial liability as at fair value through profit or loss, paragraph 10(a) requires it to disclose the amount of change in the fair value of the financial liability that is attributable to changes in the liability’s credit risk.  Paragraph 10(a)(i) permits an entity to determine this amount as the amount of change in the liability’s fair value that is not attributable to changes in market conditions that give rise to market risk.  If the only relevant changes in market conditions for a liability are changes in an observed (benchmark) interest rate, this amount can be estimated as follows:

(a)       first, the entity computes the liability’s internal rate of return at the start of the period using the observed market price of the liability and the liability’s contractual cash flows at the start of the period.  It deducts from this rate of return the observed (benchmark) interest rate at the start of the period, to arrive at an instrument-specific component of the internal rate of return;

(b)      next, the entity calculates the present value of the cash flows associated with the liability using the liability’s contractual cash flows at the end of the period and a discount rate equal to the sum of (i) the observed (benchmark) interest rate at the end of the period and (ii) the instrument-specific component of the internal rate of return as determined in (a); and

(c)       the difference between the observed market price of the liability at the end of the period and the amount determined in (b) is the change in fair value that is not attributable to changes in the observed (benchmark) interest rate.  This is the amount to be disclosed.

This example assumes that changes in fair value arising from factors other than changes in the instrument’s credit risk or changes in interest rates are not significant.  If the instrument in the example contains an embedded derivative, the change in fair value of the embedded derivative is excluded in determining the amount to be disclosed in accordance with paragraph 10(a).

Other disclosure – accounting policies (paragraph 21)

B5       Paragraph 21 requires disclosure of the measurement basis (or bases) used in preparing the financial report and the other accounting policies used that are relevant to an understanding of the financial report.  For financial instruments, such disclosure may include:

(a)       for financial assets or financial liabilities designated as at fair value through profit or loss:

(i)        the nature of the financial assets or financial liabilities the entity has designated as at fair value through profit or loss;

(ii)       the criteria for so designating such financial assets or financial liabilities on initial recognition; and

(iii)      how the entity has satisfied the conditions in paragraph 9, 11A or 12 of AASB 139 for such designation.  For instruments designated in accordance with paragraph (b)(i) of the definition of a financial asset or financial liability at fair value through profit or loss in AASB 139, that disclosure includes a narrative description of the circumstances underlying the measurement or recognition inconsistency that would otherwise arise.  For instruments designated in accordance with paragraph (b)(ii) of the definition of a financial asset or financial liability at fair value through profit or loss in AASB 139, that disclosure includes a narrative description of how designation at fair value through profit or loss is consistent with the entity’s documented risk management or investment strategy;

(b)      the criteria for designating financial assets as available for sale;

(c)       whether regular way purchases and sales of financial assets are accounted for at trade date or at settlement date (see paragraph 38 of AASB 139);

(d)      when an allowance account is used to reduce the carrying amount of financial assets impaired by credit losses: 

(i)        the criteria for determining when the carrying amount of impaired financial assets is reduced directly (or, in the case of a reversal of a write-down, increased directly) and when the allowance account is used; and

(ii)       the criteria for writing off amounts charged to the allowance account against the carrying amount of impaired financial assets (see paragraph 16);

(e)       how net gains or net losses on each category of financial instrument are determined (see paragraph 20(a)), for example, whether the net gains or net losses on items at fair value through profit or loss include interest or dividend income;

(f)       the criteria the entity uses to determine that there is objective evidence that an impairment loss has occurred (see paragraph 20(e)); and

(g)      when the terms of financial assets that would otherwise be past due or impaired have been renegotiated, the accounting policy for financial assets that are the subject of renegotiated terms (see paragraph 36(d)).

Paragraph 113 of AASB 101 also requires entities to disclose, in the summary of significant accounting policies or other notes, the judgements, apart from those involving estimations, that management has made in the process of applying the entity’s accounting policies and that have the most significant effect on the amounts recognised in the financial report.

Nature and Extent of Risks Arising from Financial Instruments (paragraphs 31-42)

B6       [Deleted by the AASB]

Quantitative disclosures (paragraph 34)

B7       Paragraph 34(a) requires disclosures of summary quantitative data about an entity’s exposure to risks based on the information provided internally to key management personnel of the entity.  When an entity uses several methods to manage a risk exposure, the entity shall disclose information using the method or methods that provide the most relevant and reliable information.  AASB 108 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors discusses relevance and reliability.

B8       Paragraph 34(c) requires disclosures about concentrations of risk.  Concentrations of risk arise from financial instruments that have similar characteristics and are affected similarly by changes in economic or other conditions.  The identification of concentrations of risk requires judgement taking into account the circumstances of the entity.  Disclosure of concentrations of risk shall include:

(a)       a description of how management determines concentrations;

(b)      a description of the shared characteristic that identifies each concentration (e.g. counterparty, geographical area, currency or market); and

(c)       the amount of the risk exposure associated with all financial instruments sharing that characteristic.

Maximum credit risk exposure (paragraph 36(a))

B9       Paragraph 36(a) requires disclosure of the amount that best represents the entity’s maximum exposure to credit risk.  For a financial asset, this is typically the gross carrying amount, net of:

(a)       any amounts offset in accordance with AASB 132; and

(b)      any impairment losses recognised in accordance with AASB 139.

B10     Activities that give rise to credit risk and the associated maximum exposure to credit risk include, but are not limited to:

(a)       granting loans and receivables to customers and placing deposits with other entities.  In these cases, the maximum exposure to credit risk is the carrying amount of the related financial assets;

(b)      entering into derivative contracts, for example, foreign exchange contracts, interest rate swaps and credit derivatives.  When the resulting asset is measured at fair value, the maximum exposure to credit risk at the reporting date will equal the carrying amount;

(c)       granting financial guarantees.  In this case, the maximum exposure to credit risk is the maximum amount the entity could have to pay if the guarantee is called on, which may be significantly greater than the amount recognised as a liability; and

(d)      making a loan commitment that is irrevocable over the life of the facility or is revocable only in response to a material adverse change.  If the issuer cannot settle the loan commitment net in cash or another financial instrument, the maximum credit exposure is the full amount of the commitment.  This is because it is uncertain whether the amount of any undrawn portion may be drawn upon in the future.  This may be significantly greater than the amount recognised as a liability.

Contractual maturity analysis (paragraph 39(a))

B11     In preparing the contractual maturity analysis for financial liabilities required by paragraph 39(a), an entity uses its judgement to determine an appropriate number of time bands.  For example, an entity might determine that the following time bands are appropriate:

(a)       not later than one month;

(b)      later than one month and not later than three months;

(c)       later than three months and not later than one year; and

(d)      later than one year and not later than five years.

B12     When a counterparty has a choice of when an amount is paid, the liability is included on the basis of the earliest date on which the entity can be required to pay.  For example, financial liabilities that an entity can be required to repay on demand (e.g. demand deposits) are included in the earliest time band.

B13     When an entity is committed to make amounts available in instalments, each instalment is allocated to the earliest period in which the entity can be required to pay.  For example, an undrawn loan commitment is included in the time band containing the earliest date it can be drawn down.

B14     The amounts disclosed in the maturity analysis are the contractual undiscounted cash flows, for example:

(a)       gross finance lease obligations (before deducting finance charges);

(b)      prices specified in forward agreements to purchase financial assets for cash;

(c)       net amounts for pay-floating/receive-fixed interest rate swaps for which net cash flows are exchanged;

(d)      contractual amounts to be exchanged in a derivative financial instrument (e.g. a currency swap) for which gross cash flows are exchanged; and

(e)       gross loan commitments.

Such undiscounted cash flows differ from the amount included in the balance sheet because the balance sheet amount is based on discounted cash flows.

B15     If appropriate, an entity shall disclose the analysis of derivative financial instruments separately from that of non-derivative financial instruments in the contractual maturity analysis for financial liabilities required by paragraph 39(a).  For example, it would be appropriate to distinguish cash flows from derivative financial instruments and non-derivative financial instruments if the cash flows arising from the derivative financial instruments are settled gross.  This is because the gross cash outflow may be accompanied by a related inflow.

B16     When the amount payable is not fixed, the amount disclosed is determined by reference to the conditions existing at the reporting date.  For example, when the amount payable varies with changes in an index, the amount disclosed may be based on the level of the index at the reporting date.

Market risk – sensitivity analysis (paragraphs 40 and 41)

B17     Paragraph 40(a) requires a sensitivity analysis for each type of market risk to which the entity is exposed.  In accordance with paragraph B3, an entity decides how it aggregates information to display the overall picture without combining information with different characteristics about exposures to risks from significantly different economic environments.  For example:

(a)       an entity that trades financial instruments might disclose this information separately for financial instruments held for trading and those not held for trading; and

(b)      an entity would not aggregate its exposure to market risks from areas of hyperinflation with its exposure to the same market risks from areas of very low inflation.

If an entity has exposure to only one type of market risk in only one economic environment, it would not show disaggregated information.

B18     Paragraph 40(a) requires the sensitivity analysis to show the effect on profit or loss and equity of reasonably possible changes in the relevant risk variable (e.g. prevailing market interest rates, currency rates, equity prices or commodity prices).  For this purpose:

(a)       entities are not required to determine what the profit or loss for the period would have been if relevant risk variables had been different.  Instead, entities disclose the effect on profit or loss and equity at the reporting date assuming that a reasonably possible change in the relevant risk variable had occurred at the reporting date and had been applied to the risk exposures in existence at that date.  For example, if an entity has a floating rate liability at the end of the year, the entity would disclose the effect on profit or loss (i.e. interest expense) for the current year if interest rates had varied by reasonably possible amounts; and

(b)      entities are not required to disclose the effect on profit or loss and equity for each change within a range of reasonably possible changes of the relevant risk variable.  Disclosure of the effects of the changes at the limits of the reasonably possible range would be sufficient.

B19     In determining what a reasonably possible change in the relevant risk variable is, an entity should consider:

(a)       the economic environments in which it operates.  A reasonably possible change should not include remote or ‘worst case’ scenarios or ‘stress tests’.  Moreover, if the rate of change in the underlying risk variable is stable, the entity need not alter the chosen reasonably possible change in the risk variable.  For example, assume that interest rates are 5 per cent and an entity determines that a fluctuation in interest rates of ±50 basis points is reasonably possible.  It would disclose the effect on profit or loss and equity if interest rates were to change to 4.5 per cent or 5.5 per cent.  In the next period, interest rates have increased to 5.5 per cent.  The entity continues to believe that interest rates may fluctuate by ±50 basis points (i.e. that the rate of change in interest rates is stable).  The entity would disclose the effect on profit or loss and equity if interest rates were to change to 5 per cent or 6 per cent.  The entity would not be required to revise its assessment that interest rates might reasonably fluctuate by ±50 basis points, unless there is evidence that interest rates have become significantly more volatile; and

(b)      the time frame over which it is making the assessment.  The sensitivity analysis shall show the effects of changes that are considered to be reasonably possible over the period until the entity will next present these disclosures, which is usually its next annual reporting period.

B20     Paragraph 41 permits an entity to use a sensitivity analysis that reflects interdependencies between risk variables, such as a value-at-risk methodology, if it uses this analysis to manage its exposure to financial risks.  This applies even if such a methodology measures only the potential for loss and does not measure the potential for gain.  Such an entity might comply with paragraph 41(a) by disclosing the type of value-at-risk model used (e.g. whether the model relies on Monte Carlo simulations), an explanation about how the model works and the main assumptions (e.g. the holding period and confidence level).  Entities might also disclose the historical observation period and weightings applied to observations within that period, an explanation of how options are dealt with in the calculations, and which volatilities and correlations (or, alternatively, Monte Carlo probability distribution simulations) are used.

B21     An entity shall provide sensitivity analyses for the whole of its business, but may provide different types of sensitivity analysis for different classes of financial instruments.

Interest rate risk

B22     Interest rate risk arises on interest-bearing financial instruments recognised in the balance sheet (e.g. loans and receivables and debt instruments issued) and on some financial instruments not recognised in the balance sheet (e.g. some loan commitments).

Currency risk

B23     Currency risk (or foreign exchange risk) arises on financial instruments that are denominated in a foreign currency, that is in a currency other than the functional currency in which they are measured.  For the purpose of this Standard, currency risk does not arise from financial instruments that are non-monetary items or from financial instruments denominated in the functional currency.

B24     A sensitivity analysis is disclosed for each currency to which an entity has significant exposure.

Other price risk

B25     Other price risk arises on financial instruments because of changes in, for example, commodity prices or equity prices.  To comply with paragraph 40, an entity might disclose the effect of a decrease in a specified stock market index, commodity price, or other risk variable.  For example, if an entity gives residual value guarantees that are financial instruments, the entity discloses an increase or decrease in the value of the assets to which the guarantee applies.

B26     Two examples of financial instruments that give rise to equity price risk are (a) a holding of equities in another entity and (b) an investment in a trust that in turn holds investments in equity instruments.  Other examples include forward contracts and options to buy or sell specified quantities of an equity instrument and swaps that are indexed to equity prices.  The fair values of such financial instruments are affected by changes in the market price of the underlying equity instruments.

B27     In accordance with paragraph 40(a), the sensitivity of profit or loss (that arises, e.g. from instruments classified as at fair value through profit or loss and impairments of available-for-sale financial assets) is disclosed separately from the sensitivity of equity (that arises, e.g. from instruments classified as available for sale).

B28     Financial instruments that an entity classifies as equity instruments are not remeasured.  Neither profit or loss nor equity will be affected by the equity price risk of those instruments.  Accordingly, no sensitivity analysis is required.

 


Appendix C

Amendments to other Australian Accounting Standards

This appendix is for information purposes.

The following amendments are made by AASB 2005-10 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards.  The amendments in this appendix are to be applied for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2007.  If an entity applies the Standard for an earlier period, these amendments would be applied for that earlier period.  In this appendix, new text is underlined and deleted text is struck through.

C1       In Australian Accounting Standards and Interpretations, references to AASB 132 Financial Instruments: Disclosure and Presentation are replaced by references to AASB 132 Financial Instruments: Presentation, unless otherwise stated below.

C2       AASB 132 Financial Instruments: Disclosure and Presentation is amended as described below.

The title is amended to ‘AASB 132 Financial Instruments: Presentation’.

Paragraph 1 is deleted and paragraphs 2-4(a) are amended as follows:

2.        This Standard contains requirements for the presentation of financial instruments and identifies the information that should be disclosed about them.  The presentation requirements apply The objective of this Standard is to establish principles for presenting financial instruments as liabilities or equity and for offsetting financial assets and financial liabilities.  It applies to the classification of financial instruments, from the perspective of the issuer, into financial assets, financial liabilities and equity instruments; the classification of related interest, dividends, losses and gains; and the circumstances in which financial assets and financial liabilities should be offset.  The Standard requires disclosure of information about factors that affect the amount, timing and certainty of an entity’s future cash flows relating to financial instruments and the accounting policies applied to those instruments.  This Standard also requires disclosure of information about the nature and extent of an entity’s use of financial instruments, the business purposes they serve, the risks associated with them, and management’s policies for controlling those risks.

3.        The principles in this Standard complement the principles for recognising and measuring financial assets and financial liabilities in AASB 139 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement, and for disclosing information about them in AASB 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures.

Scope

4.        This Standard shall be applied by all entities to all types of financial instruments except: 

(a)       those interests in subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures that are accounted for in accordance with under AASB 127 Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements, AASB 128 Investments in Associates or AASB 131 Interests in Joint Ventures.  However, in some cases, AASB 127, AASB 128 or AASB 131 permits an entity to account for entities shall apply this Standard to an interest in a subsidiary, associate or joint venture that according to AASB 127, AASB 128 or AASB 131 is accounted for under using AASB 139 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement.; in those  In these cases, entities shall apply the disclosure requirements in AASB 127, AASB 128 and or AASB 131 in addition to those in this Standard.  Entities shall also apply this Standard to all derivatives on linked to interests in subsidiaries, associates or joint ventures.

Paragraphs 5 and 7 are deleted.

The second sentence of paragraph 40 is amended as follows:

40.      … In addition to the requirements of this Standard, disclosure of interest and dividends is subject to the requirements of AASB 101 and AASB 7.  AASB 130 Disclosures in the Financial Statements of Banks and Similar Financial Institutions.  …

The last sentence of paragraph 47 is amended as follows:

47.      … When an entity has a right of set-off, but does not intend to settle net or to realise the asset and settle the liability simultaneously, the effect of the right on the entity’s credit risk exposure is disclosed in accordance with paragraph 76 36 of AASB 7.

The last sentence of paragraph 50 is amended as follows:

50.      … When financial assets and financial liabilities subject to a master netting arrangement are not offset, the effect of the arrangement on an entity’s exposure to credit risk is disclosed in accordance with paragraph 76 36 of AASB 7.

Paragraphs 51-95 are deleted.

In the Appendix (Application Guidance), paragraphs AG24 and AG40 and the last sentence of paragraph AG39 are deleted.

C3       AASB 101 Presentation of Financial Statements is amended as described below.

Paragraph 4 is deleted.

In paragraph 56, ‘AASB 132’ is replaced by ‘AASB 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures’, and in paragraphs 105(d)(ii) and 124, ‘AASB 132’ is replaced by ‘AASB 7’.

The last sentence of paragraph 71(b) is amended as follows:

71(b)  … For example, a bank financial institution may amends the above descriptions to provide information that is relevant to the operations of a financial institution apply the more specific requirements in AASB 130.

The fourth sentence of paragraph 84 is amended as follows:

84.      … For example, a bank financial institution may amends the descriptions to provide information that is relevant to the operations of a financial institution. apply the more specific requirements in AASB 130.

C4       AASB 114 Segment Reporting is amended as described below.

In paragraphs 27(a) and (b), 31, 32, 46 and 74, the phrase ‘the board of directors and [to] [the] chief executive officer’ is replaced by ‘key management personnel’.

In paragraphs 27(b), 30 and 32 the phrase ‘the directors and management’ is replaced by ‘key management personnel’.

The first sentence of paragraph 27 is amended as follows:

27.      An entity’s internal organisational and management structure and its system of internal financial reporting to key management personnel (e.g. the board of directors and the chief executive officer) shall normally be the basis for identifying the predominant source and nature of risks and differing rates of return facing the entity and, therefore, for determining which reporting format is primary and which is secondary, except as provided in subparagraphs (a) and (b) below:  …

The third sentence of paragraph 28 is amended as follows:

28.      … Therefore, except in rare circumstances, an entity will report segment information in its financial report on the same basis as it reports internally to key management personnel top management.  …

The first sentence of paragraph 33 is amended as follows:

33.      Under this Standard, most entities will identify their business and geographical segments as the organisational units for which information is reported to key management personnel the board of directors (particularly the supervisory non-management directors, if any) and to the chief executive officer (, or the senior operating decision maker, which in some cases may be a group of several people,) for the purpose of evaluating each unit’s past performance and for making decisions about future allocations of resources.  …

C5       In paragraph 31 of AASB 117 Leases, ‘AASB 132 Financial Instruments: Disclosure and Presentation’ is replaced by ‘AASB 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures’, and in paragraphs 35, 47 and 56, ‘AASB 132’ is replaced by ‘AASB 7’.

C6       In paragraph 72 of AASB 133 Earnings per Share, ‘AASB 132’ is replaced by ‘AASB 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures’.

C7       AASB 139 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement is amended as described below.

Paragraph 1 is amended as follows: 

1.        The objective of this Standard is to establish principles for recognising and measuring financial assets, financial liabilities and some contracts to buy or sell non-financial items.   Requirements for presenting and disclosing information about financial instruments are set out in AASB 132 Financial Instruments: Disclosure and PresentationRequirements for disclosing information about financial instruments are in AASB 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures.

In paragraph 45, ‘AASB 132’ is replaced by ‘AASB 7’.

Paragraph 48 is amended as follows:

48.      In determining the fair value of a financial asset or a financial liability for the purpose of applying this Standard, or AASB 132 or AASB 7, an entity shall apply paragraphs AG69-AG82 of Appendix A.

C8       AASB 139 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement is amended as described below.

In paragraph 9, the definition of a financial asset or financial liability at fair value through profit or loss is amended as follows:

9.        … In AASB 132, paragraphs 66, 94 and AG40 AASB 7,
paragraphs 9-11 and B4
require the entity to provide disclosures about financial assets and financial liabilities it has designated as at fair value through profit or loss, …

C9       In AASB 1 First-time Adoption of Australian Equivalents to International Financial Reporting Standards, paragraph 36A is amended, and a heading and paragraph 36C are added as follows:

36A    In its first Australian-equivalents-to-IFRSs financial report, an entity that adopts Australian equivalents to IFRSs before
1 January 2006 shall present at least one year of comparative information, but this comparative information need not comply with AASB 132, AASB 139, AASB 4, AASB 1023 and or AASB 1038.  An entity that chooses to present comparative information that does not comply with AASB 132, AASB 139, AASB 4, AASB 1023 and or AASB 1038 in its first year of transition shall:

(a)       apply the recognition and measurement requirements of its previous GAAP in the comparative information to for financial instruments within the scope of AASB 132 and AASB 139 and to for insurance contracts within the scope of AASB 4, AASB 1023 and AASB 1038;

In the case of an entity that chooses to present comparative information that does not comply with AASB 132, AASB 139, AASB 4, AASB 1023 and AASB 1038, references to the ‘date of transition to Australian equivalents to IFRSs’ shall mean, in the case of those Standards only, the beginning of the first Australian-equivalents-to-IFRSs reporting period.  Such entities are required to comply with paragraph 15(c) of AASB 101 to provide additional disclosures when compliance with the specific requirements in Australian-equivalents-to-IFRSs is insufficient to enable users to understand the impact of particular transactions, other events and conditions on the entity’s financial position and financial performance.

Exemption from the requirement to provide comparative disclosures for AASB 7

36C     An entity that adopts Australian-equivalents-to-IFRSs before
1 January 2006 and chooses to adopt AASB 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures in its first Australian-equivalents-to-IFRSs financial report need not present the comparative disclosures required by AASB 7 in that financial report.

C10     AASB 4 Insurance Contracts is amended as described below.

Paragraph 2(b) is amended as follows:

2(b)    financial instruments that it issues with a discretionary participation feature (see paragraph 35).  AASB 132 Financial Instruments: Disclosure and Presentation AASB 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures requires disclosure about financial instruments, including financial instruments that contain such features.

Paragraph 35(d) is added as follows:

35(d)  although these contracts are financial instruments, an issuer applying paragraph 19(b) of AASB 7 to contracts with a discretionary participation feature shall disclose the total interest expense recognised in profit or loss, but need not calculate such interest expense using the effective interest method.

After paragraph 37, the heading and paragraphs 38 and 39 are amended and paragraph 39A is added as follows:

Amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows Nature and extent of risks arising from insurance contracts

38       An insurer shall disclose information that helps enables users of its financial report to understand evaluate the amount, timing and uncertainty of future cash flows nature and extent of risks arising from insurance contracts.

39       To comply with paragraph 38, an insurer shall disclose:

(a)       its objectives, policies and processes for in managing risks arising from insurance contracts and the methods used to manage and its policies for mitigating those risks;

(b)      those terms and conditions of insurance contracts that have a material effect on the amount, timing and uncertainty of the insurer’s future cash flows.  [Deleted by the IASB];

(c)       information about insurance risk (both before and after risk mitigation by reinsurance), including information about:

(i)        the sensitivity to insurance risk (see paragraph 39A) of profit or loss and equity to changes in variables that have a material effect on them;

(ii)       concentrations of insurance risk, including a description of how management determines concentrations and a description of the shared characteristic that identifies each concentration (e.g. type of insured event, geographical area, or currency); and

(iii)      actual claims compared with previous estimates (i.e. claims development).  The disclosure about claims development shall go back to the period when the earliest material claim arose for which there is still uncertainty about the amount and timing of the claims payments, but need not go back more than ten years.  An insurer need not disclose this information for claims for which uncertainty about the amount and timing of claims payments is typically resolved within one year;

(d)      the information about interest rate risk and credit risk, liquidity risk and market risk that AASB 132 paragraphs 31-42 of AASB 7 would require if the insurance contracts were within the scope of AASB 132 AASB 7However:

(i)      an insurer need not provide the maturity analysis required by paragraph 39(a) of AASB 7 if it discloses information about the estimated timing of the net cash outflows resulting from recognised insurance liabilities instead.  This may take the form of an analysis, by estimated timing, of the amounts recognised in the balance sheet;

(ii)     if an insurer uses an alternative method to manage sensitivity to market conditions, such as an embedded value analysis, it may use that sensitivity analysis to meet the requirement in paragraph 40(a) of AASB 7.  Such an insurer shall also provide the disclosures required by paragraph 41 of AASB 7; and

(e)       information about exposures to interest rate risk or market risk under arising from embedded derivatives contained in a host insurance contract if the insurer is not required to, and does not, measure the embedded derivatives at fair value.

39A    To comply with paragraph 39(c)(i), an insurer shall disclose either (a) or (b) as follows:

(a)       a sensitivity analysis that shows how profit or loss and equity would have been affected had changes in the relevant risk variable that were reasonably possible at the reporting date occurred; the methods and assumptions used in preparing the sensitivity analysis; and any changes from the previous period in the methods and assumptions used.  However, if an insurer uses an alternative method to manage sensitivity to market conditions, such as an embedded value analysis, it may meet this requirement by disclosing that alternative sensitivity analysis and the disclosures required by paragraph 41 of AASB 7; and

(b)      qualitative information about sensitivity, and information about those terms and conditions of insurance contracts that have a material effect on the amount, timing and uncertainty of the insurer’s future cash flows.


Appendix D

Amendments to AASB 7 if AASB 2005-4 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards (relating to the fair value option) has not been applied

This Appendix is an integral part of AASB 7.

In June 2005 the AASB amended AASB 139 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement by the issue of AASB 2005-4 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards in order to replicate the IASB’s Amendments to IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement.  The amendments to AASB 139 by AASB 2005-4 apply to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2006.  If an entity applies AASB 7 for annual periods beginning before 1 January 2006 and it does not apply AASB 139 as amended by AASB 2005-4, it shall use AASB 7 for that period amended as follows.  In the amended paragraphs, new text is underlined and deleted text is struck through.

D1      The heading above paragraph 9 and paragraph 11 are amended as follows, and paragraph 9 is deleted.

Financial assets or financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss

11       The entity shall disclose:

(a)       the methods used to comply with the requirements in paragraphs 9(c) and paragraph 10(a); and

(b)      if the entity believes that the disclosure it has given to comply with the requirements in paragraphs 9(c) or paragraph 10(a) does not faithfully represent the change in the fair value of the financial asset or financial liability attributable to changes in its credit risk, the reasons for reaching this conclusion and the factors it believes are relevant.

Paragraph B5(a) is amended as follows:

(a)       the criteria for designating, on initial recognition, for financial assets or financial liabilities designated as at fair value through profit or loss:;

(i)        the nature of the financial assets or financial liabilities the entity has designated as at fair value through profit or loss;

(ii)       the criteria for so designating such financial assets or financial liabilities on initial recognition; and

(iii)      how the entity has satisfied the conditions in paragraph 9, 11A or 12 of IAS 39 for such designation.  For instruments designated in accordance with paragraph (b)(i) of the definition of a financial asset or financial liability at fair value through profit or loss in IAS 39, that disclosure includes a narrative description of the circumstances underlying the measurement or recognition inconsistency that would otherwise arise.  For instruments designated in accordance with paragraph (b)(ii) of the definition of a financial asset or financial liability at fair value through profit or loss in IAS 39, that disclosure includes a narrative description of how designation at fair value through profit or loss is consistent with the entity’s documented risk management or investment strategy;

 


deleted ifrs 7 text

Deleted IFRS 7 text is not part of AASB 7.

Paragraph 44E

Reclassification of Financial Assets (Amendments to IAS 39 and IFRS 7), issued in October 2008, amended paragraph 12 and added paragraph 12A.  An entity shall apply those amendments from 1 July 2008.